International Nurse

Career In The United States

Nurses are generally extremely great at taking care of others. However, most times they ignore their own healthcare. As a Travel Nurse you will be able to achieve the right balance between your work and your personal life. Practicing yoga or just developing an exercise routine will offer tremendous health benefits, both physically and emotionally. There are very few careers that offer the flexibility that Travel Nursing does and seasoned travel nurses have attested to the great improvement in their overall health.

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The Process for Recruiting Internationally Educated Nurses

A. Educational Requirements.

  • Graduated from an accredited Registered Nursing program.
  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Worked as a Registered Nurse for a minimum of two years
Many US states require the completion of a Foreign Educated Nurses (FEN) refresher course. The FEN consists of 120 hours in the classroom and 120 hours of clinical practice.

B. Passing an English language proficiency test.

  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  • Successful test results need to be sent directly to the respective State Board to which you are applying to.
  • Applicants who meet the following three criteria will be exempt from taking the TOEFL or the IELTS :
    • (i)  The country where you attended nursing school was the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada (except Quebec), or the Republic of Ireland.
    • (ii)  The spoken language of your nursing school was English.
    • (iii)  Your nursing school textbooks were written in English.

C. Pass your National Council Licensing Examination – Registered Nurse (NCLEX – RN).

  • Find a nursing recruiting agency or US-based employer.

F. Schedule Interview and medical examination.

  • Processing of Green Card could take a few months to a year, or even years, depending on factors pertinent to your situation.
  • Once interview and medical exam are complete, issuance of a Green Card could be a few weeks.

G. Accept job offer and take an employment medical exam.

  • Complete Hospital’s Onboarding Checklist

H. Obtain a Registered Nurse Resuscitation Certification.

  • All nurses are required to take an Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) course, a Basic Life Support (BLS) course, or a Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course (PALS).
  • The specific certification depends on your area of practice, and hospital policies.
  • These certificates can be obtained before arriving in the US, but the courses must be administered by an American Heart Association (AHA) accredited entity.