How to apply for NCLEX-RN for New York State as a Foreign Nurse



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Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to apply for NCLEX-RN for New York State as a Foreign Nurse

1. Download Two Forms:

Nursing School and Licensing Authority at the NYSED website For Filipino Nurses, these forms will be for the University or Nursing School and the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) in the Philippines.

a. Download Form 2F - Certification of Foreign Nursing Education

This form is for nurses who graduated outside of the United States.

For Filipino Nurses: Fill out the form, print it out, and ask your University in the Philippines to send your nursing credentials straight to New York.

You cannot send them your papers, only your school can do it for you. If you live abroad, you send an Authorization letter to your family and ask them to process your papers.

All they need to do is bring their Authorization letter and the forms to the Registrar's office and from there the school will know what to do. Pay your fees and they will send your papers to New York.

b. Download Form 3F - Verification of Foreign Professional Licensure/Certification

This form certifies your nursing license in your country.

For Filipino Nurses:

For PRC processing, give the authorization letter to a family member who has a PRC license as they are the only ones who can process your papers.


1. All forms must be submitted by your University and the Licensing Authority Board in your country. All your nursing credentials must be translated into English.

2. Read the sections carefully and only sign where you're asked to sign. Triple-check if possible.

3. The address is written at the end of the form for your school or the licensing authority to send it via snail mail, no electronic documentation will be accepted.

For Filipino Nurses:

Most Universities in the Philippines are pretty much oriented on how to do this as a lot of us nurses are applying for different licensure examinations abroad. Even the PRC office is well-informed about the process.

4. Process the two forms first as International delivery takes time, giving the school and the licensing authority time to produce your credentials and send them to New York.

2. Take Two Mandatory Examinations

a. Child Abuse Certification
b. Infection Control Certification

3. Fill out an online application

Online Form 1- Application for Licensure for Registered Professional Nurse


Complete all the required information for the application. Do not add unnecessary certificates or papers as that might delay the process.

attached four documents:
1. Child Abuse Certificate of Completion
2. Infection Control Certificate of Completion
3. High school diploma
4. Nursing diploma.

c. Take note of the Application number as you will use this to check the status of your application.
After the online application, you will receive an email receipt from the NYSED for completing your application.

4. Check the status of the application

There is only one way to check the online application and that is through the Contact Us Form.

Make sure to allow 6 weeks upon receiving the receipt of your online application in the email before inquiring about the status of your papers.

and lastly, just chill out but then plan your study schedules.