NCLEX Application Form New York State Board of Nursing

Applicants who have completed LPN or RN education outside of the US must have their education credentials verified by the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS). Such applicants should contact CGFNS at for the application and instructions to complete the CGFNS Credential Verification Service for New York State. Please note that this verification process is not the same as CGFNS’ Certification Program (which is required for registered nurse applicants applying for limited permits). The CGFNS Credentials Verification Service for New York State licensure applicants is a process for verifying the authenticity of education credentials. The CGFNS Credentials Verification Service for New York State does not indicate approval by the New York State Education Department of the content of education. After education credentials are verified by CGFNS, they are then forwarded to and evaluated by the New York State Education Department.

You will be advised in writing of the results of the New York State Education Department’s evaluation of your education. In addition, the licensing examination administrator will be notified if you are eligible for the examination.

Contact CGFNS at:

The Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS)
PO Box 8628
Philadelphia, PA 19101-8628
Phone 215-349-8767
Fax 215-349-0026

Visit: New York State Board of Nursing License Requirements: RN & LPN

Download: NCLEX Application New York State Board of Nursing

Latest Comments
  1. Carmel Gail C. Dimitiman

    I would like take the NCLEX board exam in New York but am not licensed in the Philippines.Am currently living now San Jose, Costa Rica.How I can take the exam.

  2. rebekah

    I am a graduate of BSN in the Philippines but not a registered nurse…

    question 1: must i be a registered nurse to be able to apply for NY NCLEX?

    question 2: is English Comprehension exam required? if so, do i have to take it if i’m an immigrant?


  3. Riena Lee

    hello I am studying here in the Philippines and I in my 1st year now as BSN student.I have heard that US are getting more strict with all the foreign grads due to con currency issue.Espcially with all the curriculum in the Philippines Im wondering if you guys have encouter any difficulties becoz of this issue?
    Im US immigrant and came back here in the Philippines to study because its cheaper here but I am planning to move back to the States if I will encounter such problems..
    I heard there are many things to accomplish once youre a foreign grad.
    Pls give me some advice If you know about the con-currency issue in the states for foreign grads.
    I ama member of and I read so many issues regradig difficulties in taking the exams and get approve for NCLEX bec. of con currency issue.
    I am now inn the new school curriculum of the Philippies.
    In our 2nd yr thats when we start working or learning in the hospitals or “duty” starts on 2nd year.Before the old curriculum on your 3rd year thats when you work and learn in the hspitals or duty.
    I am confuse If I need to stay here to stdy or just go back to the states…
    please enlighten me thanks…

  4. James

    Hi i want to take nclex is cgfns and ielts still required? Do i also need my local license, because im a bsn graduate from d philippines and i really want to take d nclex… What are d requirements initially? Thanks : o)

  5. simi

    I am a US citizen who studied Bsc Nursing in India!! what are the credentials needed from here in order for me to take my boards in NY?

  6. lilo101

    hi. can i still apply for verification of my credentials even if i still don’t have any work experience??

  7. Jasmin

    hi good day i just want to ask if i can take NCLEX in California as a tourist. Im a RN in the Philippines and currently working here in Cana da as a live in caregiver?please do help me and how can I apply for the exa. If its possible can i have the list of requirements?thanks.Any favorable actions regarding this matter will be highly appreciated.God Bless

  8. Latania

    Hi everyone i am a RN from Jamaica how do i go about getting my credentials evaluated…is it one application form i should download (form1) and which one should my institution of study should full out snd mail directly to d board? please need your assistance.. respond to my email pleas ( thanks much

  9. rose zaguirre

    i already received a letter from the University of the State of New York-State Educ. Dept. It says that my education has been approved and im now eligible to sit the NCLEX exam.

    Would like to clarify if they will send me an authorization to test or i need to pay pearsonvue $200 again for the examination. i already have registered at pearsonvue for $200. How can have my exam scheduled. I am afraid i might do a double pymt.

    thanks so much…

    thanks so much.

    • Panee Yakobe

      The Bureau of Comparative Education has completed its review of the education portion of your application for licensure in Registered Professional Nursing. Your education has been approved and your application has been forwarded to the Nurse Unit.on 20 Jan 2012.
      I recieved this email from NTSED also.That mean I’m eligible to sit the NCLEX exam!!! Will they send ATT to me by mail?
      If you know the answerplease let me know.
      Thank you .
      Panee Yakobe.

      • Lala

        How long did it take before you got your att after cvs?

        • Jaime

          Hi Lala,

          Are you applying for NY Board? would you like to add me to YM or email me so we can walk hand in hand in process? I’m planning to take NY board as well. and i’m confused to death. lol.

          Hope to hear from you soonest.


  10. Anna

    Hello i’m anna i am a nursing graduate i am in new york right now i have my credentals transcrip of record and diploma for nursing what else should i need to apply for nclex exam in new york? And what is the most effective review center here that you can refer. I can also take exams in new jersey coz i do have relatives there . Thanks and please reply Asap for the requirement or tel no that i could contact for all the procedures and requirements. Thanks

  11. jessebel


    I want to apply Nclex in State of New york but I cannot download the form. Please do help me. Reply me in my e mail as soon as possible, pls……

  12. kenneth

    I already took my NCLEX Exam last year and luckily I passed… I receieved a letter that i passed and I also found an agency here in the Philippines that can help me go to US but they were asking me about a certificate of passing from New York. since, I never received my copy of this I would like to ask if somebody knows how to get this?

    I also read some queries here. This is what I did.
    1. I applied for the Credential Verification Services of CGFNS. I think this took me about 9 months to get done.
    2. I took the seminar about Child Abuse and Infection Control at You can pay 40 dollars for unlimited seminar for a year so I think that that would be better that paying 40 dollars for only two seminars. They will give you your certificate for Infection Control but the Child Abuse i think will be automatically sent to NYSED.
    3. Then I applied to take my NCLEX… This took me about 6-7 months I think.
    4. Then i receieved my Authorization to take the Test which is only lasted for three months so i suggest you study already. Then i scheduled my exam and took it a Trident Tower in Makati, Philippines… 🙂

    Good luck to those who will take the exam!!! 🙂

    • inkee

      Hi Kenneth, I have a question for you and anyone who might know the answer– should I send my application forms to NYSED and CGFNS to cut the waiting time?

  13. liza

    @labayani- you need to have your credentials evaluated by CGFNS first before you can proceed in applying for NCLEX. visit website to check CVS for New York State application.
    @maricar- as long as you have a tourist visa, you can take NCLEX exam in New York provided your credentials and license have already been evaluated by CGFNS for authenticity and they have already sent it to NYSED, thus found it sufficient and met the New York’s licensure requirement. for more info, visit website of application is available online.Regarding your preparedness for the examination depends on your study habit. some people takes 1 month and 2 weeks and others 6 months 😉 Goodluck!

  14. erika

    i think they only accept evaluation from CGFNS, and for maricar, they wont let you take the exam because they will require you SOCIAL SECURITY #. and to get that you must have green card so i guess you wont be able to take the exam.



    • Biviana Zothanpari Khawlhring

      Dear Madam,
      Would you please send NCLEX-RN application form through my email?

  16. belle

    i’m an RN from the Philippines and i’m now in New York. I would like to ask what other requirements are needed to submit aside from the nclex application form. I tried to look for a checklist but to no avail. Anyone can tell me so I could submit it asap. Thank you

  17. anastasia brogya

    am a foreign registererd nurse from Ghana and i have my credentials evaluated by world education service. io would like to know if you accept evaluation from them thank you

  18. Ma. Theresa O. Cabillo

    hello how can i get an application form for nclex new york?

  19. maricar

    Hi! Im planning to visit US preferrably New York City in September 2011 and im planning to take the NCLEX in New York.Presenly im working as RN in Saudi Arabia,and may I ask if i have chance to take the NCLEX when i get to US by September? Do i need to enroll in Kaplan or any review center to take the exam?What are the requirements needed to submit?Can i submit my registration thru on line including the fees?If given the chance to take the exam and pass eventually can i apply for a permanent job in New York?How long will it take me to get prepared for the exam?Does weeks,or months?I would like to know so i can plan my trip.I would gladly appreciate your immediate response to these inquiries.I need your help!Thank you so much,,:))

  20. abigail

    hi mam/sir im from philippines.. i want to take the exam for nclex.. does cgfns exam still required? and about child abise were can i take the course? please help..thanx

  21. simigeorge

    hi would you accept the credntial evaluation form from the IERF. does newyork board of nursing require the humanities , in order to write the NCLEX exam.

  22. iceen

    hello po. i would like to ask if i should have my credentials verified by cgfns first, before i submit my application to nysed for my nclex-ny application? thank you po.

  23. Lino Gonzalez

    I have the evaluation and translation of Josef Silny in Miami ready to apply for the Board of Nursing. I can use all documents in New York


    Hello,i was born and had my nursing professional education in china. i have had Georgia RN license but it is expired now because i forgot to renew it last year. plus, i have had a full education course-by-course report completed by the credentials evaluation service of CGFNS. now i want to apply for RN license of NEW YORK State Board of Nursingt year. could you please tell me what i should be required to prepare for it right now?
    i am looking forward to your nice response!


    I would like to ask if you can send me an application form via my e-mail address as i have been browsing the internet and i could not download an application form. I have applied for Newyork State Bored Of Nusing more than a year from now but the credentials from Philippine Regulation Commision has not been submitted up to now. I have followed it up and was informed it has been sent long time ago but the State Bored of Nursing stated they have never received the filled up application form being filed and submitted to Philippine Regulation Commision up to now it is more than a year now and it is truly worrying. I want to file another filled up application in PRC but i could not download the forms. Please do help me.

  26. haimanot habte

    hi i applied for for verification of my credentials on 04/2010 and i am having a problem becose cgfns stated that they has send a form to the school and the school hasn’t received any of cgfns form regarding me so what can i do to help my situation?

  27. lyn

    may i know how much the total amount in $ i can pay, that i can manage my budget. thanks

  28. lyn

    Hello! i would to ask about if need to take the child abuse exam before i send my application to the ny state board exam..once i take my exam & pass my nclex exam the ny board of nursing issue me my license.

  29. jeyson

    child abuse magbayad ka 20 dollars sa sa nysna tapos infection control 20 dollars din

  30. Arman Soriano

    Hello po, ask ko lang if I will take the Nclex exam for New York, will the New York Board of Nursing issue me my Nursing License if I pass the exam even without a social security number?

  31. rob

    pano po yung form 1ce?

  32. rob

    hi,, i would like to ask about the question no.22 sa newyork application form for nclex… i’m from Philippines so pano yung sa child abuse?

  33. raffle

    elow po anu po ba ang ilagay sa previous name? i dont have any idea. do you have a sample filled in form for ca. application. send it to me pls for my refernce. here is my e-add

    • Riena Lee

      Just put NA or not applicable to all the questions that doesn’t apply to you.

      This question is usually for single women who married or women who re-married and changed their names.
      Or for people who just chnaged their names for their own reasons.

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