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 […]

4 Important Tools to Consider when Collaborating with Others

        Working in a busy unit can be stressful particularly when the individual assignments are very heavy. One nurse I know worked in such a unit and every day she complained about how disorganized and busy the work environment was. Even though she was so busy,  she  felt she spent half the time running up and down the halls with no plan. This made her more frustrated and stressed. After a few discussions with her, I suggested she should have a meeting with the other nurses on the floor and come up with some solutions. She took […]

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 […]