Can your International Nursing Education Enable you to Take the NCLEX Exam?

  Linda had completed all her nursing courses in Haiti. However, she had not taken her government’s nursing exam. Her uncle who lived in Tennessee wanted her to work in America. She wondered if the courses she had completed would enable her to sit for her NCLEX exam. The only snag was, she had not yet done the National Nursing Exam and so she was not a recognized nurse in Haiti even though she had completed her nursing program.   Linda got in touch with me and during our consulting session we considered three things. Getting in touch with the […]

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 […]

Passing the Test for English as a Foreign Language.

International Nurse

    As an international nurse, one of the tests that the board of nursing will expect you to take before you get licensed to work in the United States is the Test for English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). This test measures your use and understanding of the English language at a college level. The test was developed to address the problem of ensuring English language proficiency for people who do not speak English on a daily basis or as a native language. Your aim is to get the highest score that you can. The board of nursing will […]