Hi everybody! I am a registered nurse from Portugal, that want to apply for the Credential Verification Service for NY state. As an emmigrant my situation here is OK, since I have green card and SS#.
So what I need is apply for CGFNS and pass the exams!
When I first started filling the Credential Verification Service form, some doubts popped up, therefore, I really appreciate if you guys can help me!
This is the link of the applicant handbook: http://www.cgfns.org/files/pdf/apps/2008%20CVS%20Handbook.pdf
In the item #1 (Preliminary Information) of the application form itself, what should I put in the item d.? I am a new grad, so I just have internships experience... Should I put N/A?
#10 (Education/Institutions Attended) - What is the primary and secondary school here in US? In Portugal I attended primary school (1-4 grade), then middle/elementary school (5-9 grade) and finally secondary school (10-12 grade). So, I attended 3 different schools, but in the form I just have space for two schools. How can I fill this?
Related to the professional education, I suppose that is the name of the school where I attended nursing...
#11 (Registration/License) - In the Legal Professional Title box, should I filled with my native Professional Title, in other words, should I write the title in Portuguese or should I translate it to English?
I am also very confused with the Authorization for Validation of Registration/License and Authorization for Academic Records (transcripts)... Who will send this to my school and Nursing Board... It is me or CGFNS? Should I contact these two entities to advise them? I am very concerned and I am not sure what is the correct procedure.
Thank you so much! I will really appreciate all help you guys can give me!!! Thanks again!