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  1. Hi guys!!! I think I may get stuck in Can after july 24 which means I will have to do the visa screen! Soo I want us all to be able to help each other wtih any info I find the board confusing sometimes to go through. Anyone preped for the NCLEX? I am taking mine in early June as soon as I finish my wedding planning. Although I havent studied yet! I have that NCLEX made easy book which I aslo used for my Can RN's. Okay start the info flowing!
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  3. by   Aleks
    I wish you luck on the NCLEX exam and your wedding plans. Sorry I couldn't be of help in that area, but can I ask you how you studied for your Can. RN exam?

    Resources etc. any info would be great. I already have the prep guide and have been going through the questions.
    Thank you =)

    Quote from monie2004
    Hi guys!!! I think I may get stuck in Can after july 24 which means I will have to do the visa screen! Soo I want us all to be able to help each other wtih any info I find the board confusing sometimes to go through. Anyone preped for the NCLEX? I am taking mine in early June as soon as I finish my wedding planning. Although I havent studied yet! I have that NCLEX made easy book which I aslo used for my Can RN's. Okay start the info flowing!
  4. by   Artis
    I think their great! I passed. Do you have any information about the Visa screen? I have applied and awaiting. What do you do once you get it?

    Quote from monie2004
    Hi guys!!! I think I may get stuck in Can after july 24 which means I will have to do the visa screen! Soo I want us all to be able to help each other wtih any info I find the board confusing sometimes to go through. Anyone preped for the NCLEX? I am taking mine in early June as soon as I finish my wedding planning. Although I havent studied yet! I have that NCLEX made easy book which I aslo used for my Can RN's. Okay start the info flowing!
  5. by   Artis
    I think the book is great and it helped me pass my boards.
  6. by   Artis
    Can anyone help about the visa screen? I applied and awaiting. what is the process?
    Is there a new bill that affords nurse's rights to have green cards?
  7. by   suzanne4
    The Visa Screen Certificate is for any foreign nurse who wishes to work in the US under a Visa of their own. If you are a Canadian, and hold a Canadian passport, then you are covered under the NAFTA Treaty and can immediately begin work with what is called a TN Visa. You just need a letter from an employer for this when you cross the border.............

    If you were born in one of the PIC countries, then you will have to wait until the retorgression is lifted, as a TN Visa is not available to you...unless you are an actual Canadian citizen now, permanent resident in Canada is not covered by this.

    Once you have completed and passed the NCLEX exam, it will take approximately three to four months for you to receive the Certificate. This also depends on how long that it takes for your school to sned the proper documents to CGFNS. For some reason, the Canadian schools are quite slow at doing this..............

    Hope that this helps............
  8. by   Artis
    I am Canadian. I have everything in place. I am just waiting for the TN Visa. Is the TN visa screen , the TN visa? I was told it was but still am unclear. I was hopeing to know more about the process once I receive this certificate in the mail. Then what do I do? Thanks
    Quote from suzanne4
    The Visa Screen Certificate is for any foreign nurse who wishes to work in the US under a Visa of their own. If you are a Canadian, and hold a Canadian passport, then you are covered under the NAFTA Treaty and can immediately begin work with what is called a TN Visa. You just need a letter from an employer for this when you cross the border.............

    If you were born in one of the PIC countries, then you will have to wait until the retorgression is lifted, as a TN Visa is not available to you...unless you are an actual Canadian citizen now, permanent resident in Canada is not covered by this.

    Once you have completed and passed the NCLEX exam, it will take approximately three to four months for you to receive the Certificate. This also depends on how long that it takes for your school to sned the proper documents to CGFNS. For some reason, the Canadian schools are quite slow at doing this..............

    Hope that this helps............
  9. by   beausud
    Quote from Artis
    I am Canadian. I have everything in place. I am just waiting for the TN Visa. Is the TN visa screen , the TN visa? I was told it was but still am unclear. I was hopeing to know more about the process once I receive this certificate in the mail. Then what do I do? Thanks
    hello, i have been through this mess just recently . the TN VISA is your permission to work in the US... you now need the VISA SCREEN from CGFNS to get your TN VISA. according to my Visa Screen document, its good for 5 yrs. and by the way getting your NCLEX is part of the VISA SCREEN process. in short you need the NCLEX and the VISA SCREEN to get your TN VISA...the CGFNS web site has more info on this VISA SCREEN stuff. good luck.
  10. by   Artis
    Thank you for responding. THe whole process has been hard as you know. I do have my NCLEX finally which was very difficult and costly. NOw what happens when you have the visa screen in your hands. I dont have it yet. Do you just give it to Border Immigration? What is the next step? thanks again
    Quote from beausud
    hello, i have been through this mess just recently . the TN VISA is your permission to work in the US... you now need the VISA SCREEN from CGFNS to get your TN VISA. according to my Visa Screen document, its good for 5 yrs. and by the way getting your NCLEX is part of the VISA SCREEN process. in short you need the NCLEX and the VISA SCREEN to get your TN VISA...the CGFNS web site has more info on this VISA SCREEN stuff. good luck.
  11. by   suzanne4
    The above poster is correct...........The Visa Screen Certificate is issued by CGFNS once you have passed either the CGFNS exam or NCLEX, and the English exams if you required to take them, and have applied for it. The TN Visa, based on the NAFTA Treaty, is issued for Canadian and Mexican RNs to be able to work in the US without waiting for the green card.............Sure, you can apply for the green card, but this will get you started and allow you to work almost immediately.

    The TN Visa is only available for RNs, and those that hold Canadian or Mexican passports. It is not available for permanent residents of those countries.
    Last edit by suzanne4 on May 8, '05
  12. by   Artis
    Thank you. I am Canadian and am waiting for all things to happen. Its very nice when someone can reassure you. Sometimes you feel like your all by yourself. Its nice to know that others have gone through or are going through the same process. Thanksagain
    Quote from suzanne4
    The above poster is correct...........The Visa Screen Certificate is issued by CGFNS once you have passed either the CGFNS exam or NCLEX, and the English exams if you required to take them, and have applied for it. The TN Visa, based on the NAFTA Treaty, is issued for Canadian and Mexican RNs to be able to work in the US without waiting for the green card.............Sure, you can apply for the green card, but this will get you started and allow you to work almost immediately.

    The TN Visa is only available for RNs, and those that hold Canadian or Mexican passports. It is not available for permanent residents of those countries.
  13. by   beausud
    Quote from Artis
    Thank you for responding. THe whole process has been hard as you know. I do have my NCLEX finally which was very difficult and costly. NOw what happens when you have the visa screen in your hands. I dont have it yet. Do you just give it to Border Immigration? What is the next step? thanks again

    ok when you get that document, you can go look for jobs in the US. either as a travel position OR as staff. for a travel position, your company will write a contract w/ you. once you have that contract in hand, *double check the details of the contract: pay, hours, time off, night shift/day shift, rotating, contract start and end date etc. you must also apply to the nursing board of the state that you want to work in... follow the instructions in their application packet; you will prolly have to send them a copy of you VISA SCREEN (depends on which state you are applying to) and ofcourse your NCLEX certification (amongst other documents). once they issue you a lisence.. you then take your contract along w/ your VISA SCREEN and your US *state* lisence to the border and tell the agent that you are applying for a TN VISA. he/she will direct you from there. some borders take cash only! i.e. the airport in montreal. my last TN VISA cost me $50 US (?)... i dont remember.

    PS:i've always had a passport. in my humble opinion that having it w/ you even when crossing the US/CAN border helps alot. especially post 9/11. the steps/proceedures described above may vary... but you do need a state lisence, NCLEX, and visa screen to get your TN VISA. your company (hospital, if you are going as staff) should help you w/ all these steps. good luck.
    Last edit by beausud on May 9, '05
  14. by   markjrn
    Quote from monie2004
    Hi guys!!! I think I may get stuck in Can after july 24 which means I will have to do the visa screen! Soo I want us all to be able to help each other wtih any info I find the board confusing sometimes to go through. Anyone preped for the NCLEX? I am taking mine in early June as soon as I finish my wedding planning. Although I havent studied yet! I have that NCLEX made easy book which I aslo used for my Can RN's. Okay start the info flowing!
    I lived and worked in the US for about 8 years before coming back home. I'm fed up with lousy attitudes here, so I'm preparing to go back. I'm just about to send off my Visascreen app, and it seems pretty painless, you just need to have your ducks in a row and some bucks. The people I spoke with at CGFNS were snotty but helpful. :stone

    I wrote the CNATS and NCLEX in 1996. Didn't study for either - was sick of studying by that time. Anyways, both went off without a hitch.

    Hopefully the Visascreen remains painless...but I've heard horror stories.

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