Thanks for your inputs. Just to clarify, I am planning to apply to Washington State and not Washington, DC.
My main concern right now is to figure out if there's a way to make the process a bit faster on my end. I'm thinking that if I start with my CGFNS application now, will it help to expedite the process or just makes things complicated for me.
My original plan: once my Bridging program is done in December, I'm eligible to write the NCLEX right away then I'll become a Canadian RN. Next, I'll start with my CGFNS application for CES, Washington State BON, Canadian RN Endorsement, and Visa Screen. The whole process of gathering documents from the Philippines and Canada will definitely take a long time.
If I proceed with CES now, I can ask my relatives to start gathering documents from my university and the RN licensing body in the Philippines. I believe the Philippines BSN is considered equivalent to the US BSN. Once CES report is issued using my PH education and license, I can apply for Washington State BON and wait for my ATT then take NCLEX. Or if I receive my ATT from BCCNP first then I can schedule for the NCLEX, whichever comes first. I believe that if I use the Washington State BON ATT for NCLEX, I can endorse it to BCCNP with no issue.
Now here's my dilemma, if I apply for a Visa Screen once I'm done with my Bridging program and NCLEX, will CGFNS ask me to submit another set of documents from the Philippines? Or can they use the same documents I have submitted for CES and then I can just add my credentials for Canadian BSN?
Another thing is, once I apply for a TN visa, I believe I need to provide my CES report and Visa Screen. Will it be a problem that my CES report does not include my Canadian BSN? Or is there another set of CES report included in the Visa Screen? (I've read somewhere that there is a CES report included in the Visa Screen, if that's the case then I'll have an updated CES which includes my Canadian BSN)
* I will contact Washington State to verify the process for Canadian RN Endorsement. But it's hard to get a hold of someone from CGFNS. 😞
* I'll definitely read more on the requirements for TN visa.