English Exam as a Foreign Nurse

  1. Hi everybody,i justwant to ask as a foreign RN,should i do the english exam brfore doing the NCLEX if i am studying in Phoenix and holding a degree from an american university online?
    Thank you in advance
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  3. by   suzanne4
    You can do the exams either before or after. If your basic RN education was in your home country, and not in English, then you are required to take the English exams. The ruling is based on where you did your initial nursing training. The English is required for immigration, not nursing licensure. You need to have a Visa Screen Certificate, and the series of English exams is required for that.

    Hope that this helps..................