Saturday, April 28, 2012

Contact info of Pearson Vue testing center Manila updated

The contact information for the Manila testing center of Pearson Vue has been updated. If you wish to reach them concerning the NCLEX-RN, you can contact them through this telephone number: +63 2 887 2198.

You can see and download a map of the Pearson Vue Manila testing center here.

Detailed instructions on how to get to the testing is described here.

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Applying as an immigrant to Canada

Recruiters and agencies charge exorbitant fees to assist you with the filing of an immigrant application to Canada. Although the application process may seem complicated, it really isn't difficult at all and you can do it yourself for a quarter of what these recruiters are asking you to pay.

Watch this space as I will show you how it's done.

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H-1B Cap Count

Here's the latest update from USCIS on the H-1B cap count. As of April 20, 2012, there have been 25,000 regular petitions accepted from the 65,000 total cap for the fiscal year 2013. In the H-1B Master's Degree Exemption, 10,900 have been filed from the 20,000 total cap.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Web does not have to be wild

I discovered yesterday that some of my blog's original content has been copied verbatim without any prior permission, any link back to this site, or any effort to credit this Web site for the copyrighted content. What's worse is that an image was lifted from this site and was being passed off as the offending Web site's own creation. This has been going on apparently for years without my knowledge.

In today's highly-connected world where social media reigns, it's easy to forget that there are still rules that apply to publishing content. The world wide Web does not need to be wild.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

List of US nursing boards that require CES or CP

Most US nursing boards now require either a CES report or CP from CGFNS for RN license applications. Here's a list of US states and their requirements:

Alabama - CP and CES
Alaska - CES or CP
American Samoa - no CGFNS requirement
Arizona - CES, VS or CP
Arkansas - CES and English, CP or VS
California - CES may be accepted
Colorado - CES and English or CP
Connecticut - CP
Delaware - CP
Florida - CES
Georgia - CES or CP
Guam - CP, CES may be accepted
Hawaii - CES or CP
Idaho - CES or CP
Illinois - CES, VS or CP
Indiana - CP
Iowa - CES and English or CP
Kansas - CES
Kentucky - VS
Louisiana - CP
Maine - CES or CP
Maryland - CES
Massachusetts - CES, CP or VS
Michigan - CES and English or CP
Minnesota - CES or CP
Mississippi - CP or CES
Missouri - CES or CP
Montana - CP
Nebraska - CP
Nevada - CES
New Hampshire - CP or CES
New Jersey - CES and English, or CP
New Mexico - CES
New York - CVS
North Carolina - CES or VS
North Dakota - CP, CES may be accepted
Northern Marianas Islands - No CGFNS requirement, CES may be accepted
Ohio - CES
Oklahoma - CES, VS or CP and transcripts
Oregon - CES, CP or VS
Pennsylvania - CP and transcripts
Puerto Rico - No CGFNS requirement
Rhode Island - CP
South Carolina - CES
South Dakota - CP
Tennessee - CP
Texas - CES
Utah - CP and CES
Vermont - CES, CP may also be required
Virgin Islands - CP
Virginia - CES and English, or CP
Washington - CES or CP
Washington DC - CP, CES may be accepted
West Virginia - CP
Wisconsin - CP
Wyoming - CP

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CP = Certificate Program
VS = Visascreen
CVS = Credential Verification Service for New York State
CES = Credentials Evaluation Service
English = language proficiency test report

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Maryland nursing board now requiring applicants to show SSN

The Maryland nursing board now requires applicants to show a Social Security Number or a Federal Tax ID number when you apply for a license. With this move, Maryland joins a number of US states that are effectively discouraging foreign nursing applicants who do not have an SSN. Unless you are a US citizen, immigrant or a legal resident with a visa or permit to work in the US, you cannot apply for an SSN.

The new Maryland requirement took effect January 27,2012. 

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Updated How-to apply for an Illinois nursing license

As promised, I'm reviewing previous posts and providing updates where they are necessary. I reviewed the steps to applying for a nursing license in Illinois and found that the IDFPR which regulates the profession made some changes sometime in 2011.

The How-to article is now updated and you read it by following this link.

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Updates coming soon

I've completely neglected this blog for quite a long time. I logged in again today and was happily surprised to see that it still gets a pretty decent number of page views. In the next few weeks, I'll be reviewing and updating hopefully all of this blog's content to ensure that the information is still accurate. If you know of any changes in the licensure procedures, fees, or if you know of any new information that's worth sharing to other Filipino nurses, then please don't hesitate to contact me. Happy to be back blogging!

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