Q&A: Forms for IL & NY, Paying PearsonVue without Eligibility and more…

JOEL

Sori po kay kyra pala sa 2012 din po expiration ng license ko sa california. panu po ba mag apply ng CES? and maganu po ba fee  para d2? tnx alot

First, you need to download the application at the CGFNS Website. The application form consists of a handbook describing what CES is and what needs to be done prior to submitting your forms. Fee for the said application is $335. CGFNS now only accepts application via the Internet.

CRISTINA

hi guys.  I am also needing your help.  I just passed the Local board examination here in the Phil. this july and we are already working on my husband’s petition for me.  My mother in law told me to apply for NCLEX online for the state of Illinois as soon as possible so that by the time i get there everything is ok for me to take NCLEX in Chicago.  How can i apply online for NCLEX in Illinois while i am here in the Philippines.  And what are the step by step process that i have to do.  Is it possible if i will apply online by myself or do i need to apply through an agency do i have to register first here  https://www.continentaltesting.net/application/applicationForm.aspx?iProfessionID=10 ??? and then register in Pearson vue?  So where can i get the ED-NUR Form as well as an Original Fingerprint Receipt?  and when do i need to get those?  Is it after my registration in CTS or Pearson Vue?  Or i can download ED-NUR even if i haven’t registered yet in CTS?  Who will send me a request for PRC and my school for the credentials?

First you can download the Illinois Application Packet for RN’s at the link provided. The forms that you were looking for are all in this application packet. Also included in the packet are detailed instructions on how to go about your application. You need to submit your application to the Illinois Board of Nursing before registering for the NCLEX-RN exam with PearsonVue. You can apply for your license on your own.

MICHELLE

Hello ma’am! I recently passed the NLE. Now, I’am planning to take the NCLEX and my chosen state is NEW YORK because my relatives are working there. But the problem is how will I start? and what are my requirements? pls do help me! thank you!

You need to research on your intended state and this application packet will be a helpful read. Most of the forms and instructions you need in applying can be found on the link provided. If you need further assistance feel free to ask.

COZETTE

I took my 1st exam last Aug.2010. I thought that i can re-apply immediately in Pearson Vue so i pay 200$ last week without knowing that i need to send my re-application form first to BON here in CA before paying in Pearson Vue for the retake. Ok lang ba un?My fear is baka kasi magbayad me ulit…

You will not need to repay usually there is a 45-90 day allowance (depending on the state you applied) before you can retake the examination. You just need to resend your reapplication to your chosen BON as soon as possible so you can get your eligibility. The consequence of your action is that you have your ATT start running its 1 year period  validity but this will still depend on which state you applied in (the 45-90 day waiting period) and that you spent $200 right away.

MILAN

Hi! iv read ur messages with them .. seems ur a good adviser to the applicants. This question bothers me.. will the Ca Board of nursing will still allow me to take the Nclex though i failed the local Board? im residing now in CA, green card holder.. my graduation was last may 2009.. im just wonderin if the CA Board of Nursing will allow me to take the NClex or not though i failed the local Board?

Thanks for the compliment! Here is the thing technically speaking they shouldn’t be allowing you to take the NCLEX-RN without a license in the country where you were educated with your BSN degree. Did you become a green card holder prior to graduating or taking the NLE? If yes, then you might be exempted with the local license since you were a green card holder and usually PRC does not allow immigrants of another country to take the NLE. What you can do is to declare your immigration status with the CA BON and then just be ready if they ask for documents or proof of your immigration status,.
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Q&A: Renewing License, Transferring Licenses and more…

KYRA

hi.. need your help po..im a registered nurse in california, but since ive read fom this forum that extension is not permitted anymore, i am quite bothered..2012 pa mag eexpire but ayaw ko magahul sa oras before its too late..  i just wanna know what are the documents need to be submitted when applying for reciprocity/endorsement in ILLINOIS, how long will it take to process the documents. mejo naguguluhan po ako sa mga dapat na isubmit lang.. please guide me po.. from there po i can start working on it..ung about sa cgfns na verification? what should i do with it po? toefl is required, pede rin po kaya ung ielts?thank you very much! your such of big help!=)

First of all you should download this application The Illinois Board of Nursing Endorsement Packet all the instructions and application forms you need to endorse will be there. So fill out all those forms and at the same time, you need to get either a CES Report from CGFNS or if you have a CGFNS Certificate or a VisaScreen that can be used instead of a CES Report. You can use the IELTS for the CGFNS Requirements but I think you may need to present a TOEFL result. 2012 is still a long way my advise start renewing or transferring your license 6- 8 months before the expiration of your license.

DILEMMA

I failed my first NCLEX exam in Vermont.And now that Im here in Virginia i planned to apply for a retake.Unfortunately Im having a difficult time since one of the requirement for a retake is to have the nursing council in Kuwait fill up a form to verify my license(my previous work experience for the past 5 years).Mahirap kasi di nmn ako taga kuwait at wala silang site para dito.May Mnistry of Health site nga,di namn gumgana yung English version.Is it possible to apply for California board of nursing even If i have a pending application?I have a ssn and currently holding a permanent resident US visa.salamat po!

Yes it is but I think you would still have to declare that you have taken the NCLEX-RN examination before.

SJVRE

hi ms. joan! i’m applying for nclex in guam and i already submitted my application and requirements last sept. now, they’re requiring me to submit this “CGFNS  credentials and education verification”. do you have any idea where can i get that verification? i’m just a newly registered nurse here in PI so i badly need some advices about nclex.. thank you

Here is the application for the CGFNS Credential Evaluation Services. You will find most of the information you need there.

KIM

hi… I would like to ask where can I follow up my nclex result?i’am waiting for almost 5 months..

You can always call your chosen selected Board of Nursing to inquire about your result. If your chosen state is part of the compact state you which you can read more about here at the NLCA Information Sheet. You can determine your result online if you registered with a compact state but of course this comes with a fee.

EYA

hi..I took up Nclex exam this October but unfortunately i failed it. and they send me a letter regarding about the SSS number. Can I get SSS number when I go to California? coz i have a Tourist visa. Can I avail to have one just for NCLEX exam only and not for employment?  Is that possible? And can i still Get Nclex here and pay again $75 dollars for re-application? How about in Vermont? what are there requirments to have the license? do I have to take first the CGFNS? I still what to take the exam again, please help me with my concerns.I’ll wait for your reply. Thank you very much! God Bless!

You cannot get a SSN if you are not a legal resident of the United States of America. You can reapply and take the NCLEX-RN and pay that $75. What you can do is you can endorse your license to Vermont after you pass the California Board of Registered Nursing. In order to endorse, you need to fulfill the requirements of Vermont such as a CES Report etc.

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Q&A: Vermont, Changing of name and more…

CJ

Hi, is it true that when you passed the NCLEX-RN for California and your 3 years has elapsed, and you decide to reapply to the California Board of Registered Nursing, all you have to do is send an appication again together with the fee but you don’t have to take the NCLEX-RN again?

This is not true. They give you three years so you can present them with a SSN before they give you your permanent license. But as of the moment, if you do not have a SSN do not bother applying to California as they will just return your application.

STEVE

approximately how long will i be waiting for the eligibility if I apply at the vermont state BON??? thanks a lot =)

If your papers proceed smoothly with no problems in 3 to 6 months you can get your eligibility.

ALONA

hi po… kakatake ko lang ng nclex but unfortunately bumagsak ako… Meron lang po sana akong tanong medyo nalilito ako, balak kong magretake kaya lang this time iba na last name ko from my husband na, ngayon dun ba sa REQUEST FOR REAPPLY/REPEAT EXAMINATION FORM yong recent name na gagamitin ko? ang kinakalito ko lang po iba yong nasa record nila, ano ang pede kong gawin? thanks po…

It would be best if you update your information with the Board of Nursing first then proceed with your reapplication process. Usually the Board of Registered Nursing has some sort of name change form you can accomplish and you can send it together with your reexamination form.

NCLEX NEWBIE

hi. i am planning to take nclex but i dunno what state to choose. i wanted cali sana coz dun nag reside relatives ko  but i guess it requires ssn. also, if i decide sa other state can i transfer to cali ba? may tourist visa na din ako. what if i decide to stay there pwede ba i pa process sa lawyer yun so that ill upgrade it to immigrant or working visa? pls need ko advice mo :) thnks!

California is strict with their application now so if you do not have a SSN you will not be entertained. Like what you said you can always transfer your license to California once you have a SSN. As for having a tourist visa, it is meant for you to be a “tourist” in the US it was not meant to be an upgrade. It would be best to consult a lawyer when it comes to immigration issues.

AIZA

hi ms. joan,thank you for gracing your time reading my comment, i came across to your site just like them i have my queries in applying for nclex i failed twice in the nclex exam in the state of nevada and now i reapplied to arkansas through a processing center too bad that the arkansas board of nursing is requiring a SSN but i have already sent my application before they have announced the SSN thing, I just wish they would refund the money that we have paid them.Now, i’m currently seeking to apply in vermont or new mexico,im seeking a non-cgfns state. I hope you can help me on how to apply step by step to this states. I still want to take the exam again and give it a try.Thank you so much mam!God bless!

Vermont or New Mexico are two good states I just worry that you having taken the NCLEX twice and failing might be an issue when applying especially in Vermont. I am pretty sure they count the number of times you take the exam and if its 2 or 3 times before they require you to take a refresher course of some sort. So I hope that you can take that in to consideration. Also a lot of state do NOT require a CGFNS Certification exam BUT a CGFNS CES Report which basically evaluates your school records and licenses.

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Q&A: Renewing US License, Reapplying and more…

MAE

Hello, I passed the NCLEX 2 years ago and they gave me a license card with an active status on it. Now I’m quite confused kung valid ba yun kasi dun sa application form ko, nilagay ko SSN ko sa phils. instead na US-SSN..so i thought kaya nila ako binigyan ng license kasi may SSN nakalagay dun. NOw my license is about to expire and kelangan ko na i-renew. HIndi ko alam kung ano next step ang gagawin ko. Do I have to renew my license? Do I have to apply for visascreen? Di ba kelangan mag provide ako ng validity of passing the NCLEX? Thank you and I hope you could help me with my dilemma.

Sad to say this might not work since they are strict with the SSN. Obviously you need to renew your license still and I don’t think applying for VisaScreen would help since the main issue is the SSN. You can always give it a try to renew your license with California which can be done online but do bear in mind that they have requirements such as the 30 hours Continuing Education etc. You can read more about it at the California Board of Registered Nursing site.

CINDY

Hi I was planning to apply NCLEX Cali but disappointed with the new memo.. Can I take the exam even without SSN? or it is a part of the requirements NO SSN NO NCLEX?thanks

NO SSN NO NCLEX Examination is their new policy so it would be best to consider applying to other states.

CHELIE

just wanted to ask lng po if pnu ggwin ko kung nkpgapply nko ng nclex ko before..i received already the att sa examko kxo po di po aku nkpgpschedule ng exam at nglapsed nlng po xa kc ngpunta po me ng saudi..kung mgaaply po bko ulit ng nclex exam pnu po un back to zero again..anu anu po un ggwin..considered failed po bako nun khit nde aku ngexam o wla lng po un..thanks po..

It depends how long since you applied to your chosen state board if it has been more than 3 years chances are your application has already been destroyed and would have to reapply again. You were not able to schedule an examination so I guess it would be considered as forfeited not necessarily failed.

ARNEL

want to schedule now my NCLEX-RN exam, I am planning to take this December,2010. I find a hard time paying for scheduling because I don’t have a credit card? Paano ba yan, may agency ba na makatulong sa akin, O kung magopen ako ng crdit card, where is the best bank I can open, is this a good idea to open, at in dollars ba tlaga ang account o pwede in pesos na lang? Please reply me…. thank you.

There are some agencies who does that but aside for scheduling the NCLEX-RN exam for you they will have other fees for using their service. You can always apply for a card but there is no assurance that you will be approved for your credit card application. Best thing you can do is ask your friends who have credit card if you can use it and in return pay them in cash whatever amount in their card you are going to use. If you are using a card it does not really matter if its in US or Philippine currency they will just convert it.

PIA

I received my license from PA, but I will not be able to renew it because I have no SS number yet.What should I do?Which State allows license to be renew even without SSN? So that I can endorse my license to that State

Vermont is one state you can apply in. They have special applications for NCLEX Endorsements for International Nurses without SSN.

SARA

are there any other states aside from Saipan that does not require SSN,CES and the like? I was trying to pursue a license in Cali or Arkansas but i don’t have SSN that’s why i’m looking for another state for nclex application. Any information regarding this matter would be highly appreciated. Thank you very much and God bless you all.

Most states do require CES so consider applying for one and see it more of as an investment since you can use it in multiple states. As for the SSN states such as Vermont do not require one but they do need a CES Report.

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Q&A: Illinois Requirement, Vermont Application and more…

LEAH V

hi good day! wanna ask regarding sa ipapasang application sa saipan na coourse content… ano po ba yon? course syllabus or course description? thank you very much! :D email mio po ako ang check my website.. thanks po

Maybe you need to verify this with them or you can ask your school if they have such document or if they are familiar with the said course content.

BHIELLE

Hi Ms Joane!I would like to know,do I have to work in vermont before they will endorse me to other state like new jersey?does vermont require Ielts or Toefl?Thank you so much.Ur answer would be a big help!

Vermont does not require IELTS or TOEFL and I don’t think you need actual work experience before they can endorse your license to another state.

VERONICA

hi good day.. i am a registered nurse in the phils and now im here in Chicago Il as an immigrant..im planning to practice my profession here..what exams are required to be able to work as a USRN here in chicago? as an immigrant do i still need to take up CGFNS and TOFEL or just NCLEX? what are the requirements needed and where will i send it? your reply will be a big help for me because i didnt get any concrete answers to those person i asked about this…thank you and good day!

You do NOT need to take the CGFNS Examination BUT in order to do that you need to submit a CGFNS CES HealthcareProfession & Science Course-by-Course Report. Definitely you need to take the NCLEX-RN exam and TOEFL. You need to submit your Application Form, CT-NUR form, proof of education (CES Report) and fee.

CED

hello I am going to reapply for nclex california but Im confused because theres a form there “nursing verification program” do i need to give that form to the the school for reapplication.Thank you very much.

If you submitted that form first time you applied then you do not need to have your school accomplish the said form again.

JASSIE

hi ms. joan, i took my cali nclex exam last april  2010 but failed, im planning to take  again. Since cali now is requiring ssn, i would like to transfer to vermont state. am i considered a new applicant at vermont state? which i have to process all over again…. thank you. God bless you.

Yes you are considered as a new applicant and would have to provide them with all the necessary requirements.

hi…i need to ask about CES, should i need it when taking the nclex exam in vermont?  if so…where can i get the CES form or should i apply for it? how long will it takes the processing in applying nclex exam in vermont. im here in the philippines. thank you again…

Yes it is a prerequisite to applying in Vermont. You can avail of the CES Report at the CGFNS website all forms you need for CES Application is there including application forms. If everything goes smoothly your application can be done within 3- 6 months.

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Q&A: Candidate Report, Endorsing to Illinois and more…

LAYNE

hi! I just want to know to whom will I pay inorder for me to have the Candidate Report from California?  I haven’t received the notification letter.  I just came to know the result through email.  Thanks!

You would have to request that from the CA BON via mail. Usually the form where you intend to transfer your license has a form to accompany with that request and a fee is involve.

DEE

hi i need ur help.My Maryland license will expire and i want to endorse it to Illinois since my petitioner is  in Chicago.I am still here in the Philippines.I need ur advice …thanks

You can always download the Illinois Endorsement Packet for RN and fulfill its requirements and submit it to Illinois Board of Nursing.

LMH89

Hi! I just want to ask if magkaiba po ba ang Transcript of Records and Transcript Validation Form? I hope you can answer my question. Thank you!

It is my first time hearing regarding a Transcript Validation Form. Is that a form included in their application packet? But I would think that the Transcript of Record and the said form are different.

JULIE B.

Hi! I’m an immigrant here in Arizona with a permanent resident card and as a part of their NCLEX-RN requirement they want me to submit proof of citizenship/nationality/status. I read the list of documents/proof but it is so confusing. So can you please tell me what specific document/s do i have to submit to them?? Please help. thank you so much!

I think that this would be best discussed with an immigration lawyer because I might not be the best person to answer this query. But I am guessing that your permanent resident card or any document coming from the immigration will suffice as proof. You can always call Arizona BON to clarify the said matter.

ANNE27

hi! mag-eexpire na this december NCLEX ko sa cali and this month ko lang nalaman na hindi na pala sila nag-bibigay ng extension… and now pa lang ako start ayos ng documents for state endorsement sa vermont… aabot pa po kaya ako? what if hindi mapasa agad ng CGFNS CES sa vermont credentials ko until december? what will happen to my nclex endorsement?thanks po!

I think you have enough time given that there will be no problems with your application. You can always accomplish the other parts of the application while waiting for the results of your CGFNS CES. You can forward the paper needed by Vermont to California so that you do not waste any time.

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Q&A: Transferring Licenses, Documents not being received and more…

ANNA

Lahat po ng requirements ko ay pinasa ko na. Pero may hiningi pa po ang CA BON ng additional documents from my school. Tapos pinadala na po and according sa tracking no. naipadla po ng August 30, 2010. Ng-email po sa akin ang system analyst ko sabi niya up to now wala pa rin daw po siyang natatanggap from my school. Tapos isinend ko po sa kanya yung report ng DHL na may tumanggap na at nagsign na. Anu po kaya ang possible na naging problem dun at anu ang dapat kong gawin? Thank you po!

Things like this happen and if the CA BON claims that they did not get it then most probably they really did not get it. the best thing to do right now is comply again with the said requirements. As much you want to find out what happened it will not solve your problem in terms of accomplishing your application with the CA BON. It would be best to try another courier when mailing your requirements.

LEAH

i , i would like to ask help n suggestions about my NCLEX iligibility in california which will be expiring in august next year.i took it here in the philippines. i want to transfer it in new york. can you please help me in this matter..

At this point, it would be best to pursuit and take the NCLEX-RN for California then endorse your license to New York. Either way you would have to fulfill requirements for New York but at least you have the exam out of the way.

BEL

Hi mam joan..i’m so happy to your reply…thank you..I really need help to endorse my lisence so that it will not expire…maybe you know how hard it it is to pass..all the review and money spent…What are the steps i need to do to endorse my lisence? Anyway my relatives are in new york… Which is better to endorse my license in new york or in vermont? Is new york requiring ssn? thanks again …God bless and more power…

I think New York does not require a SSN but they have more requirements than Vermont. It is up to you whether or not to pursuit New York or Vermont whichever you think will work well for you.

ODET

hi mam.. i have another inquiry po..i already received my eligibility frm vermont for the nclex. but my frend told me if i have plans to work to NY i should have apply instead to NY for my nclex so i will no longer request for reciprocity. do you think that would be a better idea? i know i stll need to pay again if i change my state and i also consider that it will take 5-6months for the approval of reciprocity

I think your friend has a point but the thing is your eligibility is already there so might as well go for it. You cannot have 2 applications at the same time. And even if you forfeit your application for Vermont do keep in mind that you would have to fulfill requirements for New York BON and that incurs time and another set of expenses.

MARIEL

hi! i passed the board exam here in the Philippines and I am planning to take the NCLEX exam, the problem here is that i dont know where state i will apply. We have relatives in California and our petition papers is still on the process. Many said that application in NCLEX cali will require SSN, and is the license renewable? Sabi kase nila pahirapan daw mga requirements, maselan and all. Any advice on which state I will apply? But i plan to work in Cali, i will just request the state to recommend me to Cali…

At this moment, if you do not have a SSN you will not be eligible to apply for NCLEX-RN in California. You can apply to any state which you prefer and later on transfer your license to California.

Please be reminded that all information placed on these articles are opinions based on different forums, sites, experiences and knowledge. The intention of these articles is to be able to give guidance and idea to the readers. Later on, it will be the reader who will decide on whether or not to push through with the content of this article. In addition, end results vary from person to person and is a case to case basis.

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