Is there anyway to expedite the visa screen process? I am a canadian citizen about to graduate with an ADN in Texas. Does anyone know why a visa screen is even required if you are educated in the states? It seems redundant. I have not applied for OPT and was not aware of the visa screen process as I have not seen it anywhere on the Dept of Homeland Security website re: acquiring TN visa status. I should be cleared to sit for the Texas state boards in late May. Is there anyway that I will be able to accept a GN position in TX before I am issued a TN? Also, since a visa screen is necessary to obtain a TN & you cant obtain a visa screen without passing the NCLEX then am I right to assume that my temporary license to practice as a GN will not be enough to get me a TN?