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Hi guys! My k1 visa was approved last week and now waiting for the visa in 10million years!! I'm a registered nurse here in the Philippines, I'm just wondering how can I work as a nurse too when I get to the US, is there any other things I should have besides from a US license and how can I get a license? Help please...

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You will need to contact the nurse licensing agency in the state where you will live to learn what is required. Find the website and start now.


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You will need to contact the nurse licensing agency in the state where you will live to learn what is required. Find the website and start now.

That is your answer.

Find the state you are going to work in, and google their Board Of Nursing website and look under International Students requirements. 50 states in the USA, and they each have their own requirements.

Just a FYI, Registered Nurses who went to school in USA only need a 2 year associate degree to sit for NCLEX. BSN not a requirement...

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Hi guys! My k1 visa was approved last week and now waiting for the visa in 10million years!! I'm a registered nurse here in the Philippines, I'm just wondering how can I work as a nurse too when I get to the US, is there any other things I should have besides from a US license and how can I get a license? Help please...

First, congratulations for passing your interview.

I googled what the requirements are and this is what I found. https://www.ncsbn.org/171.htm Also, check with your state for nursing requirements also.

Google is your best friend.


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Thank you so much! That's my next project after preparing everything for AOS, Ap and EAD, while waiting for my visa! :)

:)

:)

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Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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Thank you so much! That's my next project after preparing everything for AOS, Ap and EAD, while waiting for my visa! :)

:)

:)

research all now, best done from a PC, as handphones absolutely suck for this type of research (plus you really can't make notes on it)


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Thank you so much! That's my next project after preparing everything for AOS, Ap and EAD, while waiting for my visa! :)

:)

:)

Check your state requirement. Most states want a your transcripts to be evaluated by a 3rd party, they will give you the companies you can use. I suggest to have them prepare your information and while you are in Philippines have them seal it and stamp it with school seal and then send it via fed ex to the USA company listed, this will save many months versus them mailing via Philpost. I like using ERES, instead of CGNFS they are easier to deal with, I paid to have them processed within 7 days instead of normal processing time, this is only about $75 extra. It will save another month.

Also you will more than likely have to go to PRC and get verification of Licensure of our RN License, Do the same thing and mail it via fed ex.

It's a lot easier to do all this stuff while you are still in PHilippines.. Good Luck.

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Thanks for all the infos guys! I just checked the requirements in Montana. They just need CES report and SSN.

I have a CES report from CGFNS, I got it last January 14, 2015. Do you think it'll still be valid if I apply this year for NCLEX exam in Montana?

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I think it would still be valid, but the Montana BON is then one you need to ask.

Do you need a SSN to apply for licensure, or do you need a SSN before they will issue a license?

I looked at BON in your state and they also want a English test thru CGNFS

I would contact BON and see if they will wiave that requirement, since all your textbook were in English.

I am only familiar with Texas BON, they waive it if your text books were in English.

Good Luck....

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I think it would still be valid, but the Montana BON is then one you need to ask.

Do you need a SSN to apply for licensure, or do you need a SSN before they will issue a license?

I looked at BON in your state and they also want a English test thru CGNFS

I would contact BON and see if they will wiave that requirement, since all your textbook were in English.

I am only familiar with Texas BON, they waive it if your text books were in English.

Good Luck....

I emailed the Montana BON earlier, maybe this coming week theyll reply.

Yes my textbooks are all English. It also states there in my CES report.

Hopefully they'll waive it too :)

SSN and CES report are all I need to take the exam.

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Montana might still require a TOEFL (English exam) as you did not come from a country whose main language is English. Textbooks are English but pretty much when you do clinicals you'd have to communicate in Filipino or another dialect.

CES professional report, TOEFL, and SSN.

You'd have to send the requirements to the Montana BON and they will give you a go signal to apply for NCLEX-RN.

You have the option to apply to another state then endorse your license if you can't fulfill some requirements. There are some states though like Washington who'd ask you to take an English exam even after endorsing.

Good luck with the career!

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Montana might still require a TOEFL (English exam) as you did not come from a country whose main language is English. Textbooks are English but pretty much when you do clinicals you'd have to communicate in Filipino or another dialect.

CES professional report, TOEFL, and SSN.

You'd have to send the requirements to the Montana BON and they will give you a go signal to apply for NCLEX-RN.

You have the option to apply to another state then endorse your license if you can't fulfill some requirements. There are some states though like Washington who'd ask you to take an English exam even after endorsing.

Good luck with the career!

Thanks for the info! I'll contact the BON in Montana if I still need to have an English test even if my books are in English. :)

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