In order to work as a
nurse in the US, you must possess:
Nursing License in your country of citizenship
VisaScreen Certificate (Overseas
of employment provided by Alda
Additionally, all nurses
must hold a valid United States Nursing License. A State Board of Nursing
issues a United States Nursing License in the state you plan to work. Your
home country's board of nursing and a specific state Board of Nursing will
administer this process.
Nurses only: please note that some states recognize Canadian licensure.
Click here for list of US states that accept Canadian licensure.
Alda will provide
you with the necessary application to apply for a United States Nursing
license. The cost for this application is $300. You
are responsible for this cost, which includes fees and mailing costs.
It's not over yet! Once
your application has been approved, you must take and pass the National
Council License Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). You must
complete this process prior to becoming eligible for immigration.
The NCLEX-RN examination
is a computerized test consisting of 75 to 250 questions. It typically
takes 2 to 5 hours to complete. You will be required to study thoroughly
and complete practice exams. Alda will provide study materials and
practice exams to help you prepare for the examination.
You will be responsible
to pay the fees for the NCLEX-RN examination. Once you meet all
requirements, Alda will reimburse this expense to you after you arrive in
take the NCLEX-RN exam, you will travel to a designated state within the
US. You will travel on a temporary or visitor's visa. AldaNurses can make
all travel and accommodations. Alda will also
arrangements to your job assignment from this location. If you prefer, you
may make these arrangements yourself. Please note that this location may
not be the same as your job assignment.
If available, overseas
Nurses may take the exam in a US territory overseas.
After completing and
successfully passing the NCLEX-RN exam, the immigration process and final
INS decision will take approximately 1 month for Canadian nurses, and
between 3 months to 1 year for overseas nurses. To facilitate the process,
Alda requests your full participation in completing any necessary
paperwork and following all INS requirements. The
final decision is at the discretion of INS. Alda has no authority in
To start the application
process, click here.
contact Alda, click here.