Are you an international nurse looking to further your career and pursue the American dream by landing an RN position in the U.S.? CareerKnacks knows how daunting this process can seem if you have never gone through it, and with more than 25 years of experience we are the perfect (no fee!) agency to help! One of the biggest topics of concern is the NCLEX-RN® Exam, so today we are breaking down everything you need to know and separating fact from fiction when it comes to this important exam.
FACT: CareerKnacks can help you with preparing for and sitting for the NCLEX-RN® exam.
We offer an exclusive Assistance Program to help you with preparing for and ultimately, passing the NCLEX-RN® exam! Contact us today to learn more!
FICTION: Your NCLEX-RN® exam results expire if you don’t start your position in the U.S. right away.
While some important documents do expire throughout this process, your NCLEX-RN® exam results do not. We will make sure we keep you updated on anything that might expire before it happens, so you won’t need to worry about that happening. Read more →
With the passing of the Brexit referendum, the number of EU nurses registering in the UK has dropped by a whopping 92% since last June. This news is made even worse by the release of data showing that 68% of currently employed EU nurses in the UK have also left the health service. While this leaves the UK with a huge gap in available nursing positions, it also means that a record number of nurses from the EU are now facing an uncertain future.
The ANCC Magnet Recognition is viewed worldwide as the ‘ultimate seal of quality and confidence,’ that equates to superior nursing processes, quality patient care, and the highest levels of safety, quality, and patient satisfaction. The journey to receiving this designation is a detailed and lengthy process that allows for opportunities for organizational advancement, team building, and enhancement of individual professional self esteem. CareerKnacks is thrilled to work with hospitals of this caliber, placing our family of nurses in the best possible hands for advancing their careers. Read more →
When it comes to the ins and outs of licensing, we are sure the CareerKnacks nurses can attest to how difficult the process can be. That is why we are so grateful to have our licensing specialist, Nicole Brown, on board! She is incredibly knowledgeable about this process and is really great at answering any licensing related questions that our nurses might have as they go through the process of moving to America to further their careers. We did a little Q & A with Nicole to help you all get to know her a bit better and to put a face to the voice that so many of you will hear as you accept positions in America. Without further ado, ladies and gentleman, meet Nicole…
One of the biggest obstacles to furthering your nursing career in America, is passing the NCLEX-RN exam, and it is CareerKnacks goal to always make sure that you feel prepared for every step of the process. Scrubs Magazine recently posted their suggested steps to NCLEX success and we wanted to pass those great tips on to you.
Have a Positive Attitude About the Outcome – Approach studying for your NCLEX exams with a positive attitude. This will help to keep you focused as you go over all of the material one last time. If you find yourself getting frustrated, walk away for a little while to refresh. You have the right to feel some stress, but make sure that it does not sabotage your results.
Eat and Sleep Right – Your physical state is just as important as your mental one when preparing for a life-changing test. In the weeks leading up to your exam date, maintain a healthy diet and sleep routine. This will actually work towards keeping your mind sharp and retaining information better, especially if you add bananas and some chocolate to your diet.
If you are interested in moving abroad to further your nursing career in America, one of the most important factors is your proficiency of the English language. The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the way to fulfill the language requirement of working in the United States as a nurse. The test involves four different sections: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The IELTS website offers some great suggestions on how to prepare for the test.
All nurses wishing to work in America will need to take the Academic module and will need to score 6.5 overall, and 7 in the speaking section. This score is necessary in order to be issued your Visascreen certificate, which is necessary for immigration purposes. The IELTS exam is also required by some of the U.S. nursing boards before international nurses can be licensed in that state.
If you have any additional questions not covered here about the IELTS, Visascreen Certificate or anything having to do with furthering your nursing career in America, please let us know. We are always here to help guide you through this process.
We get a lot of questions surrounding licensing requirements to becoming a nurse in the U.S. and have used our 25 years of experience to create four programs to suit your individual needs: the NCLEX-RN® Assistance Program, NCLEX-RN® Endorsement Program, Transfer of Exam Results Program, and the Supplemental Program.
The best part of all of the CareerKnack programs is that you are not tied to us when it comes time to job placement. We work hard to ensure you have the best possible experience working with us, so when the time comes to choosing an agency you will want to work with us. And we are here to answer any questions you might have along the way, so contact us if you aren’t sure where to get started.
Visit our Licensing page to have more information sent to you on whatever program suits your needs. In the meantime, here is a Licensing FAQ to get you started.
Taking the NCLEX-RN® Exam can often feel stressful and overwhelming, taking your focus and energy away from the most important part of it all: studying! CareerKnacks has been helping nurses navigate this process for more than 25 years. We have heard your concerns and created a program to help. The CareerKnacks NCLEX-RN® Assistance Program was designed with you in mind and we would love to ease your stress with this helpful service. The benefits are too long to list here, but here is an idea of what you can expect to find when you enroll in our Assistance Program.
Personal Advice and planning on the most appropriate Board of Nursing for your license application.
Comprehensive instructions enabling you to obtain and correctly complete the appropriate Board of Nursing application forms.
We will liaise with the Board of Nursing and keep track of your application and inform you on a regular basis the status of your application.
We will liaise with MorphoTrust USA regarding your fingerprints and criminal background check.
The best part of this program is that you are in no way committed to CareerKnacks for your job placement. We know that you will have such a great experience that we can offer this service contract-free. However, if you do find placement through CareerKnacks, your program fee will be refunded in full upon commencement of your new job in America.
Interested in learning more about the NCLEX-RN® Assistance Program? Contact Us TODAY!
If you have a dream of becoming an RN in America, the NCLEX-RN® Exam is a critical step in this process. The NCLEX, also known as the National Council Licensure Examination is a standardized test to determine whether a candidate has the necessary skills to enter into a U.S. career in nursing.
According to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, the four main areas covered in the NCLEX-RN® are:
#1 Safe, Effective Care Environment
#2 Psychosocial Integrity
#3 Health Promotion and Maintenance
#4 Physiological Integrity
StatesideRN recognizes the need for assistance with preparing for this important exam, and have created the NCLEX-RN® Assistance Program to meet this need. If you would like further information on how we can help you prepare to sit the exam, get in touch!
For more information on the NCLEX-RN® exam, check out our NCLEX timeline.
Here at CareerKnacks, we understand that the thought of moving to America can be overwhelming, let alone everything you need to do in order to get there. So we happily walk our clients through this process to make it as easy as possible. If you have been wondering how long the process will take to prepare for the NCLEX-RN® Exam, check out our easy timeline for a more detailed look at the required steps. And if you have any questions, let us know! We are always happy to help.