passing the NCLEX the same as obtaining
a Visa Screen Certificate?
is an exam that Registered Nurses must
pass in order to be licensed in the United
States. A Visa Screen Certificate
is issued by CGFNS (Commission on Graduates
of Foreign Nursing Schools). U.S.
Immigration law now requires that healthcare
professionals, other than physicians, complete
a screening program in order to qualify
for certain occupational visas. Visa
a program offered by The International
Commission on Healthcare Professions (ICHP),
a division of CGFNS International, enables
healthcare professionals to meet this requirement
by verifying and evaluating their credentials
to ensure that they meet the government's
minimum eligibility standards.
educated Registered Nurses must pass both
the NCLEX and obtain a Visa
Screen Certificate. Registered
Nurses educated in the United States with
a Bachelor’s Degree or higher are exempt
from taking the exam.