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NCLEX DIY STYLE PART 2

Okay, I received my ATT months ago but  was only able to update this blog due to review schedule and all. Anyway, now, I can say that I have the right to share how I applied for NCLEX Exam DIY, with confidence (meaning I  did the right steps) ;p

Again, I applied for state of Minnesota.

1. Apply for CGFNS CES, once cleared and they have confirmed that the documents were sent to BON.

(Note: Every document they received from you will have a corresponding email response with the subject: CGFNS International Document Receipt and the last email I received from them is marked as #1 in pictures below)

(TIP: Send the documents from your school with the school address as a return to address even if your the one sending it to CGFNS. Note, they do NOT accept documents coming from students: IELTS result, TOR and PRC docs.

Confusing? To clarify my school gave me my TOR and all other papers that CGFNS requested from my school to be sent to them–which the school is suppose to send. But in our country or at least in my school they gave that responsibility to me, thus and technically I WILL be the one to send the documents to CGFNS. I made a grave mistake in putting MY address as a return to address (instead of the school) which they rejected and made the process longer and more expensive (another 1,500php mail fee).

Length of time:3-4 months (not counting the error I made with the ‘return to address’)

CGFNS 1

2. Register and Pay for the $200 fee at Pearsonvue.com

(Note: On the website after registration you will see START THE REGISTRATION PROCESS – do it)

Length of time: Real Time (for registration) and within 24hrs for payment receipt.

CGFNS 2

3. ATT. (Yes, the long awaited ATT is finally here)

(Note: After registration and payment confirmation from pearsonvue I received my ATT sent by MN BON via email within 24hrs)

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4. Your PEARSONVUE account will have something that looks like pic #2 (see below). Just click on the blue hyperlink:NCLEX-RN: The National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses for scheduling, exam location and another $150 payment.

(After clicking on the hyperlink it should be directed to pic #3-4)

(ATT Validity depend on the state you are applying to and you will also see it in your account and on the pics posted)

Length of time: Real time.

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5. Quick Result. The quick result option will only be enabled once the result is available  (duh.Lol) which means 2 days after the exam (but for PH time its after 3 days). And you have to pay around USD 8.

(See Pic#5)

Pass

Congratulations, you have passed the NCLEX!

*Next I will post: FAQs. Which most has been answered on this and previous post. 🙂

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NCLEX DIY Style Part 1

As of the moment Nursing, or should I say Bachelor of Science in Nursing is the top choice for High School Students going to college (specially the one’s who wants to migrate elsewhere). For some reason the vocation, a calling to serve others became a job, a business or sometimes a ‘racket’. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against it, we all, are working hard and doing our best not just for ourselves but for our family (knowing the Filipino culture, LOL).

Anyway, I am currently processing my NCLEX application, on my own. I and my mom worked hard for the money I (we’re) using for my application, thus applying thru an Agency will surely cost me (us) twice the amount I would spend if I’d do it myself.

Disclaimer: EVERY step and process on this blog is solely from my experience/opinion.

Note: I am applying for the state of Minnesota. I believe process would be more or less the same with other states but with different requirements.

Three things I’d say you have to have first before applying for NCLEX:

(1) Knowledge on the process/requirements – I Google every possible information I would need.

(2) Patience – Google is very helpful, but it is also not helpful. With all the information posted online and elsewhere, sometimes, instead of helping they’d confuse me. I suggest use and believe only the credible sites/blog.

(3) Money/Credit Card – I paid for my CGFNS CES fee using CC for $300 USD (I just checked CGFNS website and now it says $350) FYI: IELTS – Not yet necessary to be able to take the NCLEX, why you say? See picture below.

CGFNS – (1) A type of Exam required in some states before being allowed to take the NCLEX. (2) Is NOT an examination (in my case), they’re just the ones that verify your documents, as “real and not tampered”. As their website says: The CGFNS International CES Professional Report provides a detailed analysis of the credentials earned at multiple levels of nursing education received outside the United States according to requirements specific to a state. Nurses use this service for licensure, immigration, and employment purposes. (No copyright intended)

CFGNS Registration- Choose the service: Credentials Evaluation Service Professional Report Application (CES Report) [ CES Professional report is for RN’s in PH if your not a RN but graduated with BSN Degree, you may choose Credentials Evaluation Service (CES) Academic Report ] CGFNS Website: http://www.cgfns.org/services/ces-professional-report/#step1 or this https://www.cgfns.org/cerpassweb/login.jsp  (The Link should bring you to registration)

Advice for DYI doers like me?

1. PRAY. A lot.

2. Make sure every form you fill out are filled with correct information. No back button, as far as I remember.

3. Read and comprehend the steps, requirement, etc. To save time and money. (I’ll tell you why in the next post)

4. Don’t rush. Too much.

5. Always be grateful for all and every help you get (specially the unexpected).

*** I just got off work so I am pretty tired. I will be posting other steps I have in the next days or in a week.

*** God Bless Nurses 🙂

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French Class

Interested in learning French? I know two schools/institute that specially offers the Language. First, DEL Extramural Language Courses (UP Diliman) and second, Alliance Française de Manille. For schedules and Fees, just Google the names of both institute and you should get their website as a result. This post is not intended to provide you with their information because they always, well, probably not always but most of the time they change class schedules, fees and professors availability.

Commuting is part of my/our daily lives, so this post is to guide you on ways to get to both schools. This is specially for Alliance because everyone knows where UP is. And this is the easiest and cheapest way I know.

(1) DEL Extramural Language Courses (UP Diliman)

Add:Department of European Languages, College of Arts and Letters, University of the Philippines Diliman, 1101 Quezon City, Philippines

Good to Know:

French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish language and culture courses

Commuting:

– Coming from EDSA (anywhere in EDSA)

– Ride A BUS going to FAIRVIEW

-Descend at PHILCOA (bus will stop under an underpass and that’s were Jeepney’s will be)

– Take a Jeep that has UP IKOT or UP CAMPUS sign. See Picture # 1.

– Go down on the 2nd stop (waiting shed). (The moment you see the UP Monument the jeep will turn right and then left, 1st stop/1st waiting shed, a little further will be the 2nd stop/second waiting shed)

– The building right in front of the second waiting shed is the College of Arts and Letters Building.

– For New Enrolle-es: Paying the tuition fee will be at the cashier, different building from CAL. Just ride the Jeep with UP IKOT sign again and descend at “Shopping Center”, from the side you will be off go straight on your right side, shopping center is on your right too. On Picture #2, facing picture #2 you go left. LOL. Follow the arrow sign on the pic. Going back to CAL, just ride the Jeep that has KATIPUNAN sign.

 

(2) Alliance Française de Manille

Add: 209 Nicanor Garcia Street, Bel-Air II, Makati City, Philippines

Good to know: http://www.alliance.ph/language.php

Commuting:

– This is the easiest way I know.

– Coming from EDSA

– Take the MRT or Bus and get off BUENDIA station.

(Walk towards MCDO/Shell Gasoline station, during the morning theirs usually a line for the jeep. Ride the Jeep that has a sign “Gil Puyat LRT, Washington,RCBC” or simply ask the barker for Mapua Bound Jeep.)

– Descend at MAPUA

(Fair is Php 8.50, unless they increase. You would know if you have to get off the jeep, you’ll see or passby BPI/PS Bank, red Bank and at the corner is a big tree and musical instrument store (the last time I went their, last week the display was a huge Bass) behind it is Starbucks, across is MAPUA and SM Jazz Mall. Coming from Buendia you DON’T have to cross the street, just walk towards Jazz Mall (Across is BDO), past BDO continue walking straight, don’t look back . LOL, See Picture # 3 , you’ll know your in the right direction if you see picture #4-7)

– After 2-3 minutes walk (I’m a fast walker) you’ll see Caruso Italian Restaurant across it, is the Alliance Française de Manille and next to it is a Kindergarten School. See picture #8-9.

– The building is Gray and Red.

– Coming from Monumento/Manila ride the LRT/Jeep get off Gil Puyat and ride another Jeep that’s bound to “Buendia”, get off Mapua and walk towards SM Jazz Mall.

 

*I hope this post helps. I had a hard time finding ways on how to get to Alliance and I tried a lot of different ways. But like I said, this is the easiest and cheapest way. I attached a Grade 1 map/direction/instruction/pictures.

*UP map, no copyright intended.

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Alliance Française de Manille UP Diliman Jeep

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NBI Clearance (Philippines) in less than 30min

In a small but lovely country called Philippines, National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance is a requirement in order to get a job. This being essential in every application, you should expect a long line in every NBI satellite office, but do not be alarm, the office created a website where you can file your Authorization request and skip the old, “Fill-up” the form line. These steps applies for New and Renewal applicants, just select the correct drop down option.

*I renewed my NBI clearance today and I was really surprised how fast it is now as compared to last year. Want to know how I got my NBI clearance in less than 30 min?, that being said I have the actual paper and I don’t have to return after a week or so.

Step 1: Register to NBI Clearance website or online application and be SURE that all information you type in correct. (http://clearance.nbi.gov.ph/)

NBI Reg 1

Step 2: Once registered, you’ll have to select your application type: New or Renew and the type of ID you will be presenting at the office (Driver’s License, PRC, Old NBI clearance, SSS/TIN, Passport).

NBI Reg 2

Step 3: Branch or satellite office selection (where you will be going to get your clearance) and mode of Payment. Upon selection of the NBI branch, a calendar with number of slots available on AM (morning) and PM (afternoon) in a certain date should appear, since as we know each satellite office only process a total of 1,000 applicants each day.

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Bonus: They also let you know if the office is on a holiday like the one in the pic 🙂 *Clap Clap*

Step 4: In this step we all have our chosen convenience. Mine happened to be over-the-counter at BDO (and this is also the same case with BPI OTC service, i have not tried other mode of payment yet). NOTE: Info highlighted in yellow are the info you need so BDO/BPI will accept your payment and incircled in blue is the reference number the NBI office will need.

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Step 5: After making the deposit or payment you may visit the NBI office (within the validity date). in my case I went immediately after I made the payment. Here’s my time stamp.

2:41 PM – BDO payment (this varies on the number of people, i was lucky no one was their)
2:43 PM – Cross the street and head to Ali Mall NBI satellite office.
2:48 PM – Get a number slash in line (My number was 375, and they were calling 265)
2:56 PM – My number was called, I showed them my PRC ID, reference number, BDO deposit slip, verify the information you encoded online, took my picture, finger print scan and the actual NBI Clearance.
3:00 PM – I was done. Yey!

Tip: Registering more than once might cause you to get a “HIT” thus causing you delay. This is just my opinion, since last year I registered twice and was tagged with a “HIT” , that didn’t happen this time 🙂

Addendum:

-The list of valid IDs accepted by NBI Clearance Outlet are:

  • Valid passport
  • Voter’s ID
  • Driver’s License
  • PRC License
  • SSS ID
  • GSIS UMID
  • School ID
  • Tax Identification Number (TIN) ID
  • Philhealth ID
  • NSO Authenticated Birth Certificate
  • Alien Certificate of Registration
  • Senior Citizen
  • Previous Copy of NBI Clearance
  • Postal ID

– NBI Satellite office caters 200 Online applicants, 200 Priority applicants (Elderly, Persons with Disability, Etc.) and 600 Walk-in Applicants per day (Total of 1,000 Applicants).

– Foreign Nationals: Same process online, for walk-ins, Fill-out  the NBI application form for foreigners (red Fingerprint Chart). Attach photocopy of your passport and Alien certificate of registration (ACR). I’m not a foreign national, information’s is based on the Guards announcements from the office.And I suggest you visit the main office.

– Kudos to NBI office for making a great improvement!