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Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by IYIMAN: 5:42pm On Nov 22
ogwashiukwu:
She wrote in the US. Yes, OGP sponsored her.

Great! Was Ogp involved in US visa processing and flight? Or what was the level of Ogp's involvement.
Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by ogwashiukwu: 5:51pm On Nov 22
She already had the b1/b2 visa two years ago before signing with OGP. For the flight, she told OGP the state in the US where her family members were based and OGP googled and found the nearest test center and booked her flight to suit her request.

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Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by yemkenny: 5:20am On Nov 23
Pls house ,am a registered nurse in Nigeria presently in US am planning to practice here as a nurse,how do I go about it,I can't practice here unless I have their licence,I called cgfns and they said they would have to evaluate my credentials, has anyone gone through this before ...just want to be sure am doing the right thing.
Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by IYIMAN: 5:48am On Nov 23
yemkenny:
Pls house ,am a registered nurse in Nigeria presently in US am planning to practice here as a nurse,how do I go about it,I can't practice here unless I have their licence,I called cgfns and they said they would have to evaluate my credentials, has anyone gone through this before ...just want to be sure am doing the right thing.

Try to go through this thread, a lot of vital info about CES by CGFNS. Also your ability to practice after CES , Nclex pass etc. May depend on your immigration status. What type of visa you're holding, will you need adjustment of status ( if not on immigrant visa), will you need to come home for consular processing. Those are the things to consider as you start the process.

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Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by success2k7: 12:01pm On Nov 23
Hello, great minds!

These questions are for all that have successfully gone past cgfns credentialing stage.

1.) The combined results I'm currently using are not from the secondary school I attended. Reason being that, I had a deficiency in a subject in my secondary school NECO exams. I took two other WAEC external exams which gave me the grades that I needed in all my relevant subjects. Since I can't combine both NECO and WAEC, hence, the need to abandon my secondary school NECO result. I am now at the cgfns stage, the question is, what do I fill for my secondary school records? I don't feel comfortable filling my secondary school since I have no result to submit from there except my testimonial. And if I have to use the two later results, how do I fill the school since one of the exams was WAEC externals. I only had a centre where I wrote the exams. Please what do I do next? An urgent and sincere response will be highly appreciated.


2.) For all that experienced one delay or the other at the cgfns credentialing stage (sorry about that). Kindly tell us what we need to do or not to do (the 'dos' and the 'don'ts') at this stage in order to avoid your mistakes and errors that led to the delay. Note, the errors/mistakes may not even be your own making, may be from the SON/NMCN. Kindly tell us what we need to do right in order not to be a victim of avoidable errors and delays.

Thank you
Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by desy24444(m): 12:08pm On Nov 23
Zinny18:
Hi all, please I have an interview (clinical ) with shearwater, what are the likely questions? Please whoever has gone through this part should help me out. Abeg it's urgent. Barbie, auchrist and every other person help a sister
read very wide and think like a nurse. A friend of mine signed a contract with them and told me the interview was not too funny but its pass able.

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Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by Zinny18: 10:37pm On Nov 23
desy24444:
read very wide and think like a nurse. A friend of mine signed a contract with them and told me the interview was not too funny but its pass able.
Thanks a bunch my dear friend.
Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by success2k7: 10:44am On Nov 24
MPVGoddess:


Cool. So my timing was on the mark!

Like you, I got an email from cgfns.

BUT

Still struggling with CGFNS verification.

They queried the documentation sent by the council.

The problems have to do with the nursing council back home having a policy of attaching their transcript to CGFNS documentation instead of filling the documentation the CGFNS sends.

I just hope you don't end up facing the same trouble.

Once that is cleared will be able to take the NCLEX exam



@MPVGoddess, @Barbie, @others, kindly help me with a reliable contact at the nursing council to avoid the above stated ancient practice of the Nursing council attaching transcripts to the verification form sent to them and they. end up wasting people's precious time.

A timely response will be highly appreciated.

Thank you.
Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by success2k7: 9:56am On Nov 25
success2k7:


@MPVGoddess, @Barbie, @others, kindly help me with a reliable contact at the nursing council to avoid the above stated ancient practice of the Nursing council attaching transcripts to the verification form sent to them and they. end up wasting people's precious time.

A timely response will be highly appreciated.

Thank you.


Where are the resourceful people on this forum na? All the people the have crossed one bridge or the other should do everything possible within their might to keep the bridges intact after they might have crossed.

I am not un-mindful of the fact that many of us are busy and have tight schedules but I'll suggest we all make it a responsibility to visit this forum at least once a day in spite of our tight schedules to see how we can be of help to any member in dare and urgent needs here, hence the essence of the forum, I believe. We should all remember that we don't have our phone nos and this is the only medium by which we can interact and some requests may be very urgent like mine now. I believe being regular here is the only way to keep this forum alive.

My opinion pls.

@ Barbie and others, where art thou?

Thank you
Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by IYIMAN: 10:59am On Nov 25
success2k7:
Hello, great minds!

These questions are for all that have successfully gone past cgfns credentialing stage.

1.) The combined results I'm currently using are not from the secondary school I attended. Reason being that, I had a deficiency in a subject in my secondary school NECO exams. I took two other WAEC external exams which gave me the grades that I needed in all my relevant subjects. Since I can't combine both NECO and WAEC, hence, the need to abandon my secondary school NECO result. I am now at the cgfns stage, the question is, what do I fill for my secondary school records? I don't feel comfortable filling my secondary school since I have no result to submit from there except my testimonial. And if I have to use the two later results, how do I fill the school since one of the exams was WAEC externals. I only had a centre where I wrote the exams. Please what do I do next? An urgent and sincere response will be highly appreciated.


2.) For all that experienced one delay or the other at the cgfns credentialing stage (sorry about that). Kindly tell us what we need to do or not to do (the 'dos' and the 'don'ts') at this stage in order to avoid your mistakes and errors that led to the delay. Note, the errors/mistakes may not even be your own making, may be from the SON/NMCN. Kindly tell us what we need to do right in order not to be a victim of avoidable errors and delays.

Thank you

1. Fill in and Use the result of the school you finished from. Send the result complimenting your grade along, both will be received and kept in your record.

2. Use dhl/FedEx to send your documents. Get the 2 numbers to call Cgfns when necessary. Your civil documents are very important, no alterations.
Others can contribute from their experience.
Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by success2k7: 11:07am On Nov 25
IYIMAN:


1. Fill in and Use the result of the school you finished from. Send the result complimenting your grade along, both will be received and kept in your record.

2. Use dhl/FedEx to send your documents. Get the 2 numbers to call Cgfns when necessary. Your civil documents are very important, no alterations.
Others can contribute from their experience.

Thank you. You are always timely and on point. You are far too kind!

Please do you have any reliable contact at the nursing council that you can recommend or link me up with?
Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by IYIMAN: 11:14am On Nov 25
success2k7:


Thank you. You are always timely and on point. You are far too kind!

Please do you have any reliable contact at the nursing council that you can recommend or link me up with?

I do not have any contact in council, but I believe colleagues here do. Grateful4me, Barbie, finfol007, your attention.
Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by success2k7: 1:08pm On Nov 25
IYIMAN:


I do not have any contact in council, but I believe colleagues here do. Grateful4me, Barbie, finfol007, your attention.

Thank you. Still waiting for others to respond.
Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by pdlibra: 8:50pm On Nov 26
Please, anyone here that had successfully gone through avants healthcare should please pm me, i need some assistance.

And what are the various stages involved with them?
sesay:
Please I got this regret mail from Avant after interview. plz, what I do I do next?

Dear Beatrice,
Thank you for taking the time recently to talk with me to discuss your clinical experience. The Clinical Team has reviewed your file and has elected not to proceed forward with an offer to you. The decision was reached after a comprehensive review of your qualifications. We do not feel the clinical experience you are gaining will allow us to successful place you with one of our client facilities here in the US. We would encourage you to seek out other opportunities in order to help you meet you goal.

We will be unable to respond to requests for reconsideration. We wish you well and thank you for your interest in Avant Healthcare Professionals.

Warm regards,
Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by nervorum: 1:39am On Nov 27
Chummy25:
Hello house,
I need to know if any of the USA state's that does not require finger print, CGFN exam and SSN for Nclex RN exam . I have tried to read the about all the states and their requirements but it's still confusing.
Any suggestions will be highly appreciated. grin

Thanks in advance

Colorado does not require cgfns, finger print or ssn for nclex
Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by nervorum: 1:54am On Nov 27
Colleagues,

I'm an NCLEX holder with a Colorado board license sponsored by AVANTS..Just received news my I-140 was denied and i really feel frustrated and unsure of my next steps. I'm thinking of putting in for CBT and forgetting the US thingy altogether (put in 18months to get here with avants). You guys think its a good idea.

Honestly im an emotional reck these days after hearing the news of my denial. I can't say im in the best mind frame to make a sound decision. PLEASE SOMEONE TALK TO ME!
Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by IYIMAN: 3:56am On Nov 27
nervorum:
Colleagues,

I'm an NCLEX holder with a Colorado board license sponsored by AVANTS..Just received news my I-140 was denied and i really feel frustrated and unsure of my next steps. I'm thinking of putting in for CBT and forgetting the US thingy altogether (put in 18months to get here with avants). You guys think its a good idea.

Honestly im an emotional reck these days after hearing the news of my denial. I can't say im in the best mind frame to make a sound decision. PLEASE SOMEONE TALK TO ME!

Sorry about the development. What did avant say is the cause of the denial? What did they say is the way forward? Is avant now done with you?
Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by nervorum: 8:45am On Nov 27
IYIMAN:


Sorry about the development. What did avant say is the cause of the denial? What did they say is the way forward? Is avant now done with you?

Thanks.

AVANT apologized profusely. They said it was due to 'lack of leadership at the uscis'. My understanding from their mail was that there may have been some changes in immigration rule. They are to get some documentation sorted (i think Dept of labour doc or so) with uscis after which they would reapply for me. I also got to understand most of their application were denied, but i don't know if its avant only that is affected. They have not reverted to say when they are applying for me or specific timelines they are working with (very unlike AVANT).

I'm just so drained emotionally now. I'm seriously thinking of cbt. Its far less stressful

Just an advise to any nurse having emigration dreams..until you get ur visa/travel documents PLS DON'T QUIT YOUR JOB OR STUDIES, cos if the whole thing goes south you would have deep regrets.
Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by success2k7: 9:02am On Nov 27
nervorum:
Colleagues,

I'm an NCLEX holder with a Colorado board license sponsored by AVANTS..Just received news my I-140 was denied and i really feel frustrated and unsure of my next steps. I'm thinking of putting in for CBT and forgetting the US thingy altogether (put in 18months to get here with avants). You guys think its a good idea.

Honestly im an emotional reck these days after hearing the news of my denial. I can't say im in the best mind frame to make a sound decision. PLEASE SOMEONE TALK TO ME!

This isn't a good news I must confess but all the same, you should look beyond the defeat and fire on.

Remember, an heavy weight Boxing champion emerged as a winner not because he did not receive any punch from his opponent in the boxing ring but because he refused to succumb and give up the fight after receiving those punches in the boxing ring. Persistence they said is the rule of the game. So, take this defeat as one of those punches.

I felt the same way you are feeling now when Canada denied me after a very long wait.

Never give up and set your eye on the goal at the finishing line. You will surely succeed!

It is well.

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Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by success2k7: 9:16am On Nov 27
nervorum:


Thanks.

AVANT apologized profusely. They said it was due to 'lack of leadership at the uscis'. My understanding from their mail was that there may have been some changes in immigration rule. They are to get some documentation sorted (i think Dept of labour doc or so) with uscis after which they would reapply for me. I also got to understand most of their application were denied, but i don't know if its avant only that is affected. They have not reverted to say when they are applying for me or specific timelines they are working with (very unlike AVANT).

I'm just so drained emotionally now. I'm seriously thinking of cbt. Its far less stressful

Just an advise to any nurse having emigration dreams..until you get ur visa/travel documents PLS DON'T QUIT YOUR JOB OR STUDIES, cos if the whole thing goes south you would have deep regrets.

Once again, it's well with you. You are a winner come what may!

Thanks for the advice for other intending immigrant nurses in the house.

If u wouldn't mind, I want to ask if your I-140 was filled with a BSn or Nursing diploma? Just trying to figure out what the problem could probably be at the I-140 stage and to see how we (others) can avoid this disappointment if it is something we can avoid. Or is the problem peculiar to avant because I'm still as much bewildered as you are.

Even if you are going to try out the UK route, never still quit the US process since u are already licensed. At worst, you get another agent to file for u. It's never a closed case at all. Pls don't give up too easily on this. I can have a feel of what you are passing through right now, all the same, don't give up to the disappointment. My personal opinion! Let others give their own contributions pls.

Thank you.

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Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by nervorum: 9:52am On Nov 27
success2k7:


Once again, it's well with you. You are a winner come what may!

Thanks for the advice for other intending immigrant nurses in the house.

If u wouldn't mind, I want to ask if your I-140 was filled with a BSn or Nursing diploma? Just trying to figure out what the problem could probably be at the I-140 stage and to see how we (others) can avoid this disappointment if it is something we can avoid. Or is the problem peculiar to avant because I'm still as much bewildered as you are.

Even if you are going to try out the UK route, never still quit the US process since u are already licensed. At worst, you get another agent to file for u. It's never a closed case at all. Pls don't give up too easily on this. I can have a feel of what you are passing through right now, all the same, don't give up to the disappointment. My personal opinion! Let others give their own contributions pls.

Thank you.


I applied with a nursing diploma (doubly qualified) with about 6 years continuous clinical experience. I don't think the i-140 has got anything to do with whether an application is filed with a nigerian nursing degree or diploma. The important thing is that i have an active US RN license with supposedly a job offer and evidence that employer can pay.

I am wont to know if this recent development is peculiar to AVANTS or other agencies are affected. Any info with respect to this would be appreciated.

Thanks for your kind words.
Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by IYIMAN: 10:18am On Nov 27
nervorum:



I applied with a nursing diploma (doubly qualified) with about 6 years continuous clinical experience. I don't think the i-140 has got anything to do with whether an application is filed with a nigerian nursing degree or diploma. The important thing is that i have an active US RN license with supposedly a job offer and evidence that employer can pay.

I am wont to know if this recent development is peculiar to AVANTS or other agencies are affected. Any info with respect to this would be appreciated.

Thanks for your kind words.

There may be information Avant won't like to share with you, if it has to do with their operations. Like someone said, the worst is that you sign up with another employer, don't give up. It is not your fault, it is USCIS. If it were your fault, Avant would've come up with it in their email to you.
Also, I think there are different USCIS offices across the US (talking of leadership, according to Avant) , they may later file for you in another nearby USCIS office where they have jurisdiction.
Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by auschris: 11:34am On Nov 27
I am an Avant RN. I can relate to your concerns and know many people that are facing the same challenges that you are going through now.
This is not specific to Nigerians or Avant. There are still a few persons whose petitions were approved. I guess USCIS do what they like.
Like others have told you, do not give up. Keep your dreams alive. I also want to add that you have to be very patient (I know how hard it is). Trust the process and trust Avant. They have your interest at heart and would not want to lose their investments. From what I have heard, they will resume filing from January.
The process may take a little longer but it will surely come through. It took 9 years from when I passed CGFNS to get here.
My favorite quote to all facing this situation is "in this process, patience is a virtue". Relax, my friend ��. Your time will come.
nervorum:
Colleagues,

I'm an NCLEX holder with a Colorado board license sponsored by AVANTS..Just received news my I-140 was denied and i really feel frustrated and unsure of my next steps. I'm thinking of putting in for CBT and forgetting the US thingy altogether (put in 18months to get here with avants). You guys think its a good idea.

Honestly im an emotional reck these days after hearing the news of my denial. I can't say im in the best mind frame to make a sound decision. PLEASE SOMEONE TALK TO ME!
Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by IYIMAN: 12:09pm On Nov 27
auschris:
I am an Avant RN. I can relate to your concerns and know many people that are facing the same challenges that you are going through now.
This is not specific to Nigerians or Avant. There are still a few persons whose petitions were approved. I guess USCIS do what they like.
Like others have told you, do not give up. Keep your dreams alive. I also want to add that you have to be very patient (I know how hard it is). Trust the process and trust Avant. They have your interest at heart and would not want to lose their investments. From what I have heard, they will resume filing from January.
The process may take a little longer but it will surely come through. It took 9 years from when I passed CGFNS to get here.
My favorite quote to all facing this situation is "in this process, patience is a virtue". Relax, my friend ��. Your time will come.
Auschris, been a while. Nervorum, I guess this is all you need to know from a colleague insider. All will be well in the end. Most of us are in the waiting game.
Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by success2k7: 9:25pm On Nov 27
nervorum:



I applied with a nursing diploma (doubly qualified) with about 6 years continuous clinical experience. I don't think the i-140 has got anything to do with whether an application is filed with a nigerian nursing degree or diploma. The important thing is that i have an active US RN license with supposedly a job offer and evidence that employer can pay.

I am wont to know if this recent development is peculiar to AVANTS or other agencies are affected. Any info with respect to this would be appreciated.

Thanks for your kind words.

It's well.

Strive to stay positive.

It will surely end in praise for all of us!

Shalom!
Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by success2k7: 9:31pm On Nov 27
IYIMAN:

Auschris, been a while. Nervorum, I guess this is all you need to know from a colleague insider. All will be well in the end. Most of us are in the waiting game.

Hmmmm! I'm just starting the journey o.

Oga, kindly tell me the stage u are now. Just wondering what is still keeping u back.

It will serve as an encouragement and motivation for we the jjc taking a que behind u.

Thank u.
Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by yemkenny: 3:32am On Nov 28
IYIMAN:


Try to go through this thread, a lot of vital info about CES by CGFNS. Also your ability to practice after CES , Nclex pass etc. May depend on your immigration status. What type of visa you're holding, will you need adjustment of status ( if not on immigrant visa), will you need to come home for consular processing. Those are the things to consider as you start the process.
I have immigrant visa and am in colorado presently.And please what is CES.
Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by auschris: 4:02am On Nov 28
Credential Evaluation Service is a service by CGFNS for the purpose of evaluating your transcripts and license to ensure that it meets the requirements of the board of nursing to which you are applying. If you intend to register with the Colorado Board of Nursing, I suggest you go through their website to know what their requirements are.
yemkenny:

I have immigrant visa and am in colorado presently.And please what is CES.
Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by ajokimama: 4:18pm On Nov 28
Gud evening house. Pls I need nclex materials urgently. ajokimama2009@yahoo.com. thanks
Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by IYIMAN: 6:10pm On Nov 28
success2k7:


Hmmmm! I'm just starting the journey o.

Oga, kindly tell me the stage u are now. Just wondering what is still keeping u back.

It will serve as an encouragement and motivation for we the jjc taking a que behind u.

Thank u.

Nothing is keeping me back, it's a process, you can't influence it. Just keep doing your part and leave the rest to your recruiter and the authorities.

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Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by success2k7: 8:15am On Nov 29
IYIMAN:


Nothing is keeping me back, it's a process, you can't influence it. Just keep doing your part and leave the rest to your recruiter and the authorities.

It's alright. Thank u so much. It will surely end in praise for all of us.

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