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Certification


To work as a nurse in the United States you must:

..........• Graduate from a general nursing program at an accredited school
............of nursing in your home country.

..........• Hold a current nursing license for your home country.

.......... Pass the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools
............(CGFNS) qualifying exam or NCLEX-RN exam;.

.......... Demonstrate competence in oral and written English by passing one of the
............following exams:

....................Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of
....................540 and higher on the hand written exam or 207 and higher on
....................the computerized exam .& .Test of Written English (TWE) with
....................a score of 4.0 and higher & Test of Spoken English (TSE) with
....................a score of 50 and higher
................................................OR
....................Test of English in International Communication (TOEIC) with
....................a score of 725 and higher & Test of Written English (TWE) with
....................a score of 4.0 and higher &Test of Spoken English (TSE) with a
....................score of 50 and higher
........... ....................................OR
....................International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with an overall
....................
score of 6.5 and a spoken band score of 7.0 (Academic Module)

.......... Receive a Visa Screen Certificate to demonstrate that your education is
............equivalent to a nursing education in the United States and that your
............ written and spoken English skills are at an acceptable level.

.......... Qualify for a United States work visa. The most common work visa
........... for an Indian nurse is the Employment Based 3rd Preference Immigrant
............Visa (Green Card).

.......... Become licensed in the state you intend to practice by receiving a
............ passing score on the NCLEX-RN exam.

 
   
 

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