Can I Work as a Nurse in America Using my Visitor Visa?


This question was asked by one awesome nurse from Ghana who has a visitor’s visa which he will use to visit his uncle.

He wants to know if he can work as a nurse for the period of time he will be in America?

There are four things to consider in this question?


  • When he got the visa, I’m sure it stated that he cannot get any employment during the time he is visiting.

The process of working as a nurse in America takes quite a while. It is not possible to get a nursing job with a certificate from your country before it is evaluated and approved.

  • The first thing you need is to have the proper paperwork that allows you to work in the country.

The US Department of State  website gives more information about the visitor’s visa.

  • Thereafter, you need to send the nursing paperwork from your country to be evaluated by a credentialing organization.

If you have a visitor’s visa, you could make good use of your time in America  by being proactive prior to entering into the country.

  • Send the paperwork from your country to the credentialing organization in advance.

Once you get into the country for your visit, you can make good use of that time by following up the process.


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