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    Hello,

    I am an international nurse came to the states on dependent Visa. I will be applying either to Board of Nursing Virginia, or Maryland.

    I know Virginia does require English proficiency test. I am trying to find the same for Maryland? Do I have to appear for IELTS/TOEFL if I apply to BON Maryland? My transcripts and study was in English.

    I appreciate your suggestions.

    Thanks.
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    Maryland requires English language exam if you are educated internationally, regardless if your curriculum was in English, these are the steps for license for foreign educated nurses, a valid social security number is required.

    Maryland Board of Nursing -Nursing Licensure - Licensure Process For Foreign Educated Nurses
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    Thanks for your response. That link was really helpful. Social security requirement will become an issue for me. I am on dependent visa and not eligible to get SSN. Does Virgina also have SSN requirement?

    Is this a good idea to apply in some other liberal compact state, and transfer my license to Virginia?

    Thanks.
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    Compact state license is only valid if you are a permanent resident of the state. I.e. if you live in MD, a VA license won't work in MD.
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    Is there a state which does not require English proficiency test?

    Thanks.
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    You will just need to take the time to research the various BON's and links to websites can be found at the bottom of the page. CA and Vermont definitely will not take applications without US SSN
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    Quote from dharabhavsar
    Thanks for your response. That link was really helpful. Social security requirement will become an issue for me. I am on dependent visa and not eligible to get SSN. Does Virgina also have SSN requirement?

    Is this a good idea to apply in some other liberal compact state, and transfer my license to Virginia?

    Thanks.
    That won't work. If you try to endorse to Virginia you will still have to meet their requirements.As another poster has said, you would need to be a resident of the other state as well.


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