Claire Speaks

RN, internationally-trained Nurses consultant

French Nurse since 2009. American RN since 2018. Consultant for internationally trained nurses seeking to get their license in the US since 2017.

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Claire Speaks has 14 years experience and specializes in RN, internationally-trained Nurses consultant.

In 2009, I graduated nursing school in France. I met my now husband online the same year and moved to the USA in 2014. Early 2013, I started the process of getting my license in the USA. In the meantime, I was writing a (french) blog to explain the process step by step. Many french nurses came to me for help and in 2017 I decided to make it my job. I started my consulting agency "American Career Horizons" (formal named "Claire Speaks - Consulting & Coaching Services") and I am now a consultant for internationally-trained nurses, other professionals and students from all around the world. My goal by starting this business was to help nurses as much as I possibly can to make their process easier and smoother, as everyone knows it can be very frustrating and challenging. 

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    Did you get any information? What are the requirement for licensure by endorsement in NJ? thanks!
  2. For a foreign educated nurse, going through the CGFNS's Credential Evaluation, Certification Program or Credential Verification services, can be quite a hassle. It is indeed often the most dreaded step of the process when it comes to getting licensed...
  3. My DreamMy name is Claire and I am a french trained nurse. From as far as I remember, I have always wanted to become a nurse. Is it because my mom was one, or because of the hours I spent watching ER on TV? I don't know, but I've never really asked m...
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    CGFNS waiting for approval help!

    I applied for the state of Arkansas and I graduated in 2009. You're welcome! good luck!
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    CGFNS waiting for approval help!

    I did. I decided to purchase it a few days after I posted here. My report was sent to the board last week and now I am waiting for my ATT... Hopefully I will get it any days now...
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    CGFNS waiting for approval help!

    Hi Nikuy, the CGFNS got all my documents today... I am thinking of paying for the expedited review... How did it end up going for you?
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    Hi, My school received a letter from the CGFNS telling them that they received my transcripts but that they had the following problem: A signature wasn't provided or couldn't be authenticated. They just asked them to verify these information with th...
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    Arkansas application by examination

    Hi, I am a french trained nurse and I sent my application for licensure by examination to the Arkansas BON last week. They got it on Wednesday. I would like to know if any of you have an idea of a timeframe for them to get back to me ? (regardless o...
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    licensure by examination in Colorado

    Hi! My name is Claire. I am a french nurse and I applied on CGFNS in Febuary. I have chosen the expedited service review and my report is already issued. It says that my nursing education and my diploma are both comparable to those of a first-level (...
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    I PASSED NCLEX-RN! so thank to

    Hi! Could you please send me the pdf? My email is [email protected] thank you so much in advance!
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    How to: Applying for the CGFNS CES

    Hi! My name is Claire. I am a french nurse and I applied on CGFNS in Febuary. They received all the documents a few days ago and now my status is "ready for reviews". I chose the expedited service review so it shouldn't be too long until the report ...
  12. Hi! I have an important question. My school asked me to do the translations and to send them back the documents so they can send everything directly to the CGFNS. But can I do that without having any trouble since I am going to use my translator who ...
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    How to: Applying for the CGFNS CES

    Hi everybody. I am currently appliyng on CGFNS for a CES professional report. On the step 6, I have to indicate which primary, secondary and professionnal schools I went to. I went to two different high schools. 4 years on the first one where I wasn...
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    Credential review problem with IERF

    Hi Fred! I am a nurse and I would like to submit my application for licensure in the USA. In Arkansas. After reading about the CGFNS and the IERF, the second one seems to be easier to me. I saw that you did your CES with them to and that's why I wou...
  15. Hi! I am about to submit my application for licensure in the USA. But I don't know which credentialing agency evaluator to choose : the CGFNS or the IERF? The IERF seems to be the easiest way to me because apparently it's less expensive and there is ...

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