french nurse in virginia

  1. hello, everybody !
    i'm french RN very happy to move to The USA in Virginia (my husband will be transfered next year)
    i have some question about my carer there. would you like to help me ? i got a green card , i know that i have to pass the NCLEX, but CGFNS too???
    what do you think about Winchester, Culpepper and Charlottesville to live and to work (i have 2 children 6 and 9 years old)
    Thank you for your time ,merci
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  3. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from verde
    hello, everybody !
    i'm french RN very happy to move to The USA in Virginia (my husband will be transfered next year)
    i have some question about my carer there. would you like to help me ? i got a green card , i know that i have to pass the NCLEX, but CGFNS too???
    what do you think about Winchester, Culpepper and Charlottesville to live and to work (i have 2 children 6 and 9 years old)
    Thank you for your time ,merci

    Hi and welcome :groupwelcome:

    You will need to register with Virginia BON and see what their requirements are for foreign nurses. Some only need CES from CGFNS, you will also need I think Visa screen.

    Not able to help you regarding areas you are moving to but good luck on your journey
  4. by   husker-nurse
    Hi, and welcome; no answers for you, just wanted to make you feel at home; pull up a chair and relax!
  5. by   Geena
    Hi and Welcome! I am not familiar with the two areas you mentioned. I have been to Virginia/ north, very closeto D.C and really liked it there. You might want to try to ask in the Virgina Nurses forum - will probably get some suggestions there! Good luck and let us know how it goes!
  6. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    If i were to choose between Winchester and Charlottesville to work, i'd pick C-ville anyday. It's a beautiful area, there are different places to work, plenty of things to do, and central in the state. Big disadvantages: cost of living (not cheap) and the traffic as a result of UVA.
  7. by   tantrum
    Virginia is one of those states that require CGFNS exam aside from the NCLEX. However, you dont need Visa screen as you have green card (permanent resident). Some states like Maryland require a language test (TOEFL) but you have to check with the Virginia BON for the requirements.
  8. by   verde
    sorry for my late , I was in vacancy !
    thanks a lot for yours answers , i fell less alone to do all I have to do !
    aurevoir ! verde
  9. by   suzanne4
    If your husband is beign transferred to the US, and is not an American, you will not have a green card, and neither will he. It normally takes about five years to get if you are not a nurse.

    Do you already have a green card, and does he?

    If you do have one, then the Visa Screen Certificate is not needed for you.
  10. by   Meerkat
    Cou Cou! Bienvenue ALLNURSES! Bonne Chance ici aux tats-unis...
    Amiti, Anglique
  11. by   suzanne4
    Quote from meerkat
    cou cou! bienvenue allnurses! bonne chance ici aux tats-unis...
    amiti, anglique
    please remember that english must be used for all posting on allnurses.com, per the terms of service that you agreed to abide by.

    :spin:

    i understand that you are trying to welcome them, but it needs to be done in english.
  12. by   jnette
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    If i were to choose between Winchester and Charlottesville to work, i'd pick C-ville anyday. It's a beautiful area, there are different places to work, plenty of things to do, and central in the state. Big disadvantages: cost of living (not cheap) and the traffic as a result of UVA.
    I agree... Charlottesville is a very beautiful area ! And if you like college students, and the environment that goes along with it, it is indeed the place to be !

    Of course you can live outside of town away from the college chaos !

    And to Allnurses!


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