The Saipan Board of Nursing, also known as Commonwealth Board of Nurse Examiners, accepts application for Nurse Licensure via NCLEX from foreign nurses.
NCLEX application in Saipan (or Northern Marianas) is one of the easiest to process for it doesn’t require criminal background check through fingerprinting, credential evaluation report from CGFNS of other agencies, and nurses without local license (PRC) can even apply.
Application Forms and Fees
You may download and print the following forms from Saipan website nmicbne.com:
- Application Form. Print the 2 pages back-to-back.
- Certification of RLE Form.
- Checklist of Requirements.
Application fee for Saipan is at $110, payable to CBNE or Commonwealth Board of Nurse Examiners using US cashiers Checks, US Money Orders, and US bank drafts. Cash payment is not accepted.
NCLEX Application Steps
You will submit 3 separate mails to Saipan, as follows:
First Mail: Application
Fill up the Application Form completely. If you don’t have US Social Security Number, just put Not Applicable (N/A). Enclosed two 2×2 photos signed in the bottom front, one of it attached in the bottom left portion of the application form. Have it notarized. Include also your Birth Certificate, (and Marriage Certificate if name changed due to marriage), and payment of $110 in US check, money order or bank draft. Send all of this to:
Commonwealth Board of Nurse Examiners
P.O. Box 501458
Saipan, MP 96950
Or if you are sending through couriers (FEDEX, LBC) and they need physical address:
NMI Board of Nursing
CDA Building, 2nd Floor
an Jose, Beach Road
Saipan, MP 96950
Second Mail: Nursing Education
Fill in your information in the upper part of Certification of RLE form. Bring it to your Nursing school and have them complete the Breakdown of Clinical Nursing Experience section. Request that they attach your Transcript of Records and Related Learning Experience Summary, enclose all of it in a signed/sealed school envelope and mail it to Saipan Board of Nursing. If they returned it to you, you must send it to Saipan separate from the application.
Third Mail: High School Transcript
Request for official transcript of record from your High School (Form 137 in PH) to be forwarded directly to Saipan BON. Transcript must have school’s seal or authentication stamp(s) affixed. If the school gives it to you, you must also mail it separately.
If you are from the Philippines, you may utilize the Philpost Express Mail Service (EMS) in sending your documents as it is more affordable than international couriers like FEDEX, LBC, etc.
Saipan Board of Nursing will mail the NCLEX Candidate Bulletin to you once you have been approved to take the test. The waiting period varies depending on the volume of applicants, and it may range from 1-5 months. Once you are approved, that’s the time you register with Pearsonvue ($200) for Authorization to Test (ATT) and schedule your NCLEX ($150 if taking outside US). I’ll make another post about Pearsonvue NCLEX registration later.
If you have inquiries on the status of your Saipan NCLEX application, you may contact CBNE at phone number (670)233-2263, fax number (670)664-4813 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also drop a comment below for any clarifications. [via Source]