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opinions please!

by zeynepasli zeynepasli (New) New

hi everyone!

I know that immigrant nurses have to take nclex test but i need find information or opinions that says; immigrant nurses doesnt need to take nclex test to work in USA.


Specializes in PICU/NICU/ER.

If you want to work in the states as an RN, you have to take the NCLEX and get your license. Check with some of your local schools. I have a few friends from the Phillipines that have to go to nursing school here because the classes they took at home were not equivalent to what is taken in the states.

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

Moved to the International forum

NCLEX is the national exam that all nurses are required to pass if they want to work as a nurse in the US. You can not be licensed by the state/s as a nurse without passing either PN/VN or RN

thx for reply, i know we have to take nclex even if we are immigrants, I need info about the positive side. I mean my friend will present against side about : immigrant nurses should not need to take nclex if they come in to the USA" but i will present the "for" which I have to say they dont need to take nclex test. so i need positive opinions.


Specializes in PICU/NICU/ER.

It would seem that your argument is a "moot point" since all of you have to take the exam. If you KNOW that you have to take it, then why bother arguing about it at all? I really don't understand, but good luck to you.

because my teacher wants me to argue with against side :D


Has 18 years experience.

Well, I suppose you could always try the "if I have a practice permit in my home country why would I need to demonstrate a knowledge of safe nursing practice in my host country" argument. Kind of inferring that Americans are xenophobic by requiring newcomers to demonstrate a knowledge of their trade.