Work in the US
Are you a nurse looking to come work in the US? Here are the steps for getting started.
work in the US
Qualifications
You’re eligible to work in the US if you’re a Registered Nurse in your home country. Contact the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) to see if you're qualified.
The NCLEX-RN
When you know where in the US you’d like to work, you can apply to that state’s Board of Nursing and take the NCLEX-RN. This is a standardized test that’ll earn you a Registered Nurse license. It may include an English language proficiency test.
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Did you know
The nursing profession is growing twice as fast as the average occupation in the US.
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Jobs for Registered Nurses in the US will increase 15% by 2026.
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Registered Nurses make up the largest segment of the US health workforce.
Find a job
Once you have your Registered Nurse license, you can look for a job through a nursing recruitment agency or US-based employer. When you have received a job offer, you can apply for a US visa.
Get a visa
The last step is to apply for a nonimmigrant visa that will allow you to work in the US. Citizens of Canada or Mexico can apply for a Trade National Visa (TN), which is a special arrangement that each of these countries have with the US.
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