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Thanks for the great information.
I was wondering if i can apply for a Visascreen before getting hired in the states.
I just passed my NCLEX-RN this year. I'm Canadian graduate nurse and wanting to go to the states to work. I failed my CRNE twice and i have left with only one attempt. So, I was thinking of working in the USA before doing my CRNE last attempt. Is it a good idea? or it is better to stay in Canada and do my last attempt in June?
Or If you think it is good to go in the states to work then, Do you think it is a good idea to do visascreen before getting a job in the states or should I do visascreen after i get a job? Greatly appreciated if you would help me reply my questions. Thank you in advance
You DEFINITELY want to start the visascreen process before finding a job. It takes FOREVER. Many states won't even give you your license without Visascreen. Most employers won't give you the time of day without being licensed in that state. You might get lucky and they won't care, but why risk it? If you have more questions about the TN process feel free to ask. Unfortunately I know less than nothing about the CRNE test so I can't advise on that.