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Re: My Journey to Nursing Registration in Texas, USA: A Guide for Nigerian Nurses by Prettyme : May 06, 2017, 10:28:08 PM
Thanks for this guide I just submitted my application following this instruction, so helpful

Re: My Journey to Nursing Registration in Texas, USA: A Guide for Nigerian Nurses by Zuns : May 08, 2017, 09:15:35 AM
Thanks @ Royalty for the easy instructions but i have a question what is the importance of the cgfns exams as i was told that it is necessary for one to pass it.

Re: My Journey to Nursing Registration in Texas, USA: A Guide for Nigerian Nurses by Cyropay : June 05, 2017, 07:47:24 PM
Someone sent this to me

I've taken my time to read through what must people have put so far, and I must say they're commendable. Permit me to say a little I know about Nurse's transition to the US, Canada, and Australia. Of the three countries, the US has the least requirement for English language proficiency.

The US requirement for IELTS exam is Speaking 7.0, and overall average score of 6.5, while Canada and Australia, you must have 7 in speaking, reading, writing and listening. There's no short cut for that.

To the best of my knowledge,passing the IELTS/TOEFL exam is the most excruciating and challenging hurdles that most Nigerian Nurses fear to face, and lest I forget, you MUST pass either of these exams in order to obtain a Visascreen after sitting for either nclex-RN exam or the CGFNS exam.

Never mind, let me go straight to the point. If you a Nigerian Nurse that intends or has an intent to migrate to the US to practice, this is what you need to do before contacting any recruitment agency.

1. Have an international passport for yourself and family members who are less than 21 years of age (i.e if you are married).
2. Have your nursing diploma/degree evaluated by the CGFNS.( this can take up to one year or less)
3. Sit and pass either IELTS or TOEFL exams.
4. Contact a recruitment agency.

Someone would ask, how did you know all these? Ok, let me tell how, my wife is a registered nurse, she has her RN from one of the nursing schools in Enugu state, had her RM and BSN from University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Yes, she did her CGFNS CES report and choose Florida board as h the state she would like to practice, and the report says her basic RN is comparable to the completion of a first -level general (Registered) nurse diploma program in the United States while, her BSC/BSN from UNN is comparable to the completion of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in the United States. She started the process in October 2015 and the report was issued on September 2016. You see, it took almost 1 year to achieve that. Mind you, her transcripts were sent from both the basic nursing school and also from UNN. This project requires both time, calls and finances.

IELTS, the nightmare exam. I called it nightmare because my wife never like the exam. You know what? She had to sit for this exam 3 times, yes you heard me right, 3 times. The first time was on the 19 June, 2016 and her scores were Listening 7.5, reading 7.5, writing 7.5 and speaking 6.5. The second time was in November 19, 2016 and her scores were, listening 7, reading 6, writing 7.5 and speaking 6.5. In fact, on the second time she cried when she went for her result because she thought she did well. Now the third time was on the 11 February, 2017 and she made Listening 6.5, reading 6.0, writing 6.0 and speaking 7.0. Whao at last she made it, and met the US IELTS english requirement of Speaking 7.0 and overall band score of 6.5.

Recruitment agency, as it stands now, the agency that accepts Nigerian nurses in the USA that I know are Passport USA, Avant healthcare professional and O'grady Peyton international. As for Passport USA, they can only assist if you've written and passed either CGFNS exam or Nclex-rn exam, while Avant and O'grady peyton will not only accept you but would also help you to prepare for the Nclex-rn exam on one condition.

What's the condition? You will be tested/given a pre-screening exam for both english language proficiency(when you applied without english result) and basic nursing questions. When you pass the tests, a skype interview will be set up to ascertain your clinical experience and skills. If you are successful, a contract will be sent to you to sign and other things follow.

In the contract, Avant says you will work for them for 3 years while O'grady peyton says 2 years. Of course, the class of visa that will be issued to you and your immediate family if you are married is EB3 visa which is a green card.

My wife is presently with O'grady Peyton international after passing



Please is it true that I will still need IELTS even if I'm not going through any agency @Royalty?

If you are accompanying your wife as her spouse, you do not need to take ielts test.

Re: My Journey to Nursing Registration in Texas, USA: A Guide for Nigerian Nurses by Cyropay : June 05, 2017, 07:54:52 PM
Thanks @ Royalty for the easy instructions but i have a question what is the importance of the cgfns exams as i was told that it is necessary for one to pass it.

You do not necessarily need to write CGFNS exams if you want to migrate as a RN to the US. The only exam that can qualify you as a RN in US ur Nclex-RN exam. This is US National licensure exam. For this process you seek, the role of CGFNS is to verify your RN license and BNSc credentials. you get a CGFNS certification after the verification is termed successful.

Re: My Journey to Nursing Registration in Texas, USA: A Guide for Nigerian Nurses by WorriedRN : June 06, 2017, 12:07:05 PM
Wow. That's so great @Cyropay. How did you resolve the visa issue? Did you hold valid USA visa before you started the whole process? I submitted my cgfns application for CES report last month but someone I'm already getting discouraged by the spate of denials of B1/B2 Visa applicants since I don't have anyone in USA.

Re: My Journey to Nursing Registration in Texas, USA: A Guide for Nigerian Nurses by Cyropay : June 07, 2017, 12:28:04 PM
I must say its a lot challenge processing this from Nigeria. Here are countries your test Nclex
London, England; Hong Kong; Sydney, Australia; Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver, Canada; Frankfurt, Germany; Mumbai, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore, and Chennai, India; Mexico City, Mexico; Taipei, and Chiyoda-ku and Yokohama, Japan.@worriedRN

Re: My Journey to Nursing Registration in Texas, USA: A Guide for Nigerian Nurses by Olubunmi : June 10, 2017, 03:24:33 PM
Good day thank u very much for this great exposition..pls can you let us know how you went about writing the Nursing jurisprudence exam,did you write the exam here in Nigeria? At what point did you register with Pearson view? You mentioned that you wrote the IELTS exams,I tot that was not compulsory in the Texas State board on Nursing. Thank you.

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