Foreign educated nurses and allied healthcare workers need to have a valid Visa-Screen Certificate to qualify for a temporary working visa or for permanent residence in the United States.
A Visa-Screen Certificate means that the healthcare worker’s education and English language skills have been evaluated and found acceptable.
Certificates are issued by the following organizations: CGFNS (Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools.
English Examinations are administered by the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) and the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS).
While registered nurses can take the NCLEX licensing examination abroad, most foreign-born healthcare professionals must come to the U.S. in order to take the required licensing examinations. For more immigration information visit webpage.