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 →
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.