Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > USA
Reload this Page >

UK Nurse moving to Florida US (CFGNS)

UK Nurse moving to Florida US (CFGNS)

Old Oct 27th 2017, 9:41 am
  #1  
Just Joined
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Dec 2016
Posts: 9
rachief2016 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default UK Nurse moving to Florida US (CFGNS)

Hey all,

So I currently hold a Bachelors of Nursing in Nursing (Adult) from the United Kingdom, I am moving to the USA using the k1 visa end of November. Anyway I have applied via CFGNS to check my credentials so I can apply to take the NCLEX, it has been a couple of months and I am yet to of heard anything from them. Everytime I call they say there lines are currently busy etc, I've sent multiple emails and have received nothing back.

I was wondering if anyone else has used CFGNS to evaluate there credentials and how it went?

I am starting to worry and think i won't be able to nurse over there.

Thanks in advance for any replies
rachief2016 is offline  
Old Oct 27th 2017, 1:59 pm
  #2  
Concierge
 
Rete's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 43,716
Rete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: UK Nurse moving to Florida US (CFGNS)

You might want to also post this in the US nursing forum located here:

Nurses, Doctors, and other Medical/Healthcare occupations - British Expats
Rete is offline  
Old Oct 27th 2017, 5:51 pm
  #3  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Georgia
Posts: 93
Lanyu has a reputation beyond reputeLanyu has a reputation beyond reputeLanyu has a reputation beyond reputeLanyu has a reputation beyond reputeLanyu has a reputation beyond reputeLanyu has a reputation beyond reputeLanyu has a reputation beyond reputeLanyu has a reputation beyond reputeLanyu has a reputation beyond reputeLanyu has a reputation beyond reputeLanyu has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: UK Nurse moving to Florida US (CFGNS)

When you say you haven't heard anything, you mean you have applied for CES and submitted everything from your side have the UNi sent your transcripts to CGFNS?
Lanyu is offline  
Old Oct 27th 2017, 5:55 pm
  #4  
Watching from the Shore
 
Pollyana's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2002
Location: Keep true friends and puppets close, trust no-one else...
Posts: 92,658
Pollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: UK Nurse moving to Florida US (CFGNS)

Originally Posted by Rete View Post
You might want to also post this in the US nursing forum located here:

Nurses, Doctors, and other Medical/Healthcare occupations - British Expats
Its actually a worldwide forum so make sure you're reading the appropriate threads and don't end up in New Zealand or somewhere
Pollyana is offline  
Old Oct 27th 2017, 9:01 pm
  #5  
BE Forum Addict
 
Silverdragon102's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2004
Location: Amherst Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,899
Silverdragon102 has a reputation beyond reputeSilverdragon102 has a reputation beyond reputeSilverdragon102 has a reputation beyond reputeSilverdragon102 has a reputation beyond reputeSilverdragon102 has a reputation beyond reputeSilverdragon102 has a reputation beyond reputeSilverdragon102 has a reputation beyond reputeSilverdragon102 has a reputation beyond reputeSilverdragon102 has a reputation beyond reputeSilverdragon102 has a reputation beyond reputeSilverdragon102 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: UK Nurse moving to Florida US (CFGNS)

Average processing times for CGFNS is 4 months. Hopefully your transcripts show clinical and theory hours in Paeds, Mental Health, Obstetrics and Adult.
Silverdragon102 is offline  
Old Nov 2nd 2017, 2:47 pm
  #6  
Just Joined
 
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 1
Betty73 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: UK Nurse moving to Florida US (CFGNS)

CGFNS are a horrendous outfit. Despite having a license in TX and CA, NY state required I use CGFNS to have my credentials evaluated, it took several months and they were incredibly unhelpful throughout. They said my uni in the UK had not returned anything, when I contacted my uni they said they had received no requests. When I contacted CGFNS they said they had sent the requests but would not give me the name/address of who they had sent them to so I couldn't confirm they were going to the correct place. I offered to give the name of who to send them to at the uni and they said they could not do that, to ensure it wasn't me just giving the name of someone who was going to give forged details. it was very frustrating and I did get the approval just before the time limit ran out where I would have had to pay and start the process over again. I remember at the time reading some forums where people went through the same process and had to pay to re-do it all as the time limit ran out.

I’m sorry its not a very helpful answer but its just to prepare you for the increasing frustration you will likely experience in dealing with CGFNS. Also the Nursing Boards in some states can take forever to process applications and can be similarly unhelpful in trying to get information from them - not answering phones and not replying to emails. California took ages as they had lost my paperwork, I had to resubmit it all, but then they found my original paperwork as they were waiting for my re-submitted papers.

Contact your university to check they have actually received the transcript requests and if they have sent the transcripts to CGFNS. Then it is just a case of trying to keep contacting CGFNS, hope you will get a reply and play a waiting game.
Betty73 is offline  
Old Nov 14th 2017, 1:54 pm
  #7  
Rock Goddess
 
Rockgurl's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2003
Location: Connecticut USA
Posts: 1,429
Rockgurl has a reputation beyond reputeRockgurl has a reputation beyond reputeRockgurl has a reputation beyond reputeRockgurl has a reputation beyond reputeRockgurl has a reputation beyond reputeRockgurl has a reputation beyond reputeRockgurl has a reputation beyond reputeRockgurl has a reputation beyond reputeRockgurl has a reputation beyond reputeRockgurl has a reputation beyond reputeRockgurl has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: UK Nurse moving to Florida US (CFGNS)

I don't remember all the details because it was a long time ago, but I moved to the US as a nurse back in 2003 and the whole affair took me two years. I applied in 2001 and finally got there in December of 2003.
Rockgurl is offline  
Old Jan 11th 2018, 4:38 am
  #8  
Just Joined
 
Joined: Jan 2018
Location: London
Posts: 27
ICUnursey is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: UK Nurse moving to Florida US (CFGNS)

CGFNS takes forever. Keep following up with CGFNS,your nursing school in the UK and with your BON. It is a long frustrating exercise but don't give up.There is an end to this saga.
ICUnursey is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.