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Requirements for Canadian nurse who wants to work in Illinois


Hello! I am a Canadian RN and would like to try to work in Illinois.

What are the requirements and what exams do I need to take? Do I need to take both NCLEX and CGFNS? What is the minimum wage for non-experienced / experienced nurse? I hope to hear from my colleagues...thanks!

You just need to take the NCLEX and get your visa screen from http://www.cgfns.org . You do NOT need to write the CGFNS exam, you just go through them to get your visa screen. Then you register as a nurse with the Illinois BON and can get a NAFTA TN visa at the border.

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