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WORK AS A NURSE IN THE UNITED STATES


PASS THE NURSING LICENSE EXAM – MEET ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS – FIND A JOB – GET A VISA

A major nursing shortage in US hospitals means big opportunities for skilled, trained Registered Nurses. With as many as 400,000 current vacancies (and growing), now is the time to consider applying for one of these well-paying jobs.

The US Nursing Career Opportunities Program is the only program that fully trains you to seek these exciting opportunities. We help you prepare to pass the required examinations and develop competencies to work as a registered nurse, and even facilitate job placement at a hospital employer willing to sponsor your work visa. You could be ready to start work in the US in less than a year.

WHAT WE DO
General English Skills Development
We help you further improve your abilities in reading, listening, speaking, writing, vocabulary and grammar. Practicing these skills
are essential for success in the TOEFL® Exam Preparation Course and Exam.
English Language Competency Exam Preparation
Passing a the TOEFL® English-language competency exam, or an
equivalent, is a requirement to work as a nurse in the US.
NCLEX-RN© Exam Preparation
A professional license is a requirement to work as a nurse in the
US. Testing facilities are available in Mexico or along the border.

Nursing Skills Enhancement
Our US-based nursing faculty will meet with you and coach
you on meeting the needs of US hospitals.
Employment Placement
Through our network, we’ll match qualified applicants with
open jobs willing to sponsor a visa.
Relocation Assistance
We provide support and guidance through the process of
moving to the US.
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US NURSING CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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EARNINGS POTENTIAL

Increase your income. US nurses earn an average of $60,000 entry-level salary.

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CONVENIENT ONLINE COURSES

Our flexible online training works around your busy schedule to prepare for nursing license and English exams.

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TRANSITION ASSISTANCE

Through our US training facility, we will ensure you’re ready to start your first job successfully.

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LICENSING ASSISTANCE

We will guide you through the licensing process to help you obtain your US Nursing license.

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FLEXIBLE FINANCING

Pay up-front, through future payroll deductions, or through local financing options.

PROGRAM TIMEFRAME

Your total time commitment from beginning to end ranges from 6 to 24 months*.

Probable Timing Minimum Maximum
Develop English Skills 0 Month 12 Months
Prepare for TOEFL® Exam 0 Month 2 Months
Prepare for NCLEX-RN© Exam 3 Months 6 Months
Enhance Nursing Skills 1 Month 2 Months
Interview for a Nursing Job 1 Week 1 Month
Obtain Visa 3 Months 6 Months
Relocate to the US 1 Week 1 Month

*Time to completion depends on your English language skills, nursing training, experience, and other factors.

TOEFL® Exam – Test of English as a Foreign Language

NCLEX-RN® Exam – National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses

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US NURSING CAREER OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHY SHOULD YOU WORK AS A NURSE IN THE US?

A major nursing shortage in US hospitals means big opportunities for skilled, trained Registered Nurses. With as many as 400,000 current vacancies (and growing), now is the time to consider applying for one of these well-paying jobs.  We help candidates prepare to pass the required examinations and develop competencies to work as a nurse. We facilitate job placement at a hospital employer willing to sponsor a work visa. Candidates could be ready to start work in the US in less than a year.

WHAT DOES THE PROGRAM OFFER?

  • We help you further improve your overall level of English with our general English classes. We focus on abilities in reading, listening, speaking, writing, vocabulary and grammar. Practicing these skills are essential for success in the TOEFL Exam Preparation Course and Exam.
  • Once we have determined you have a sufficient level of English to be successful, we prepare you to take the TOEFL test online (requirement to become a nurse in the US) – Test of English as a Foreign Language. The intention of the Course is to familiarize you with all of the components and required tasks of the exam and provide significant practice and guidance in preparing for it.
  • We prepare you to take the NCLEX exam online (requirement to become a nurse in the US)
  • We perform evaluation and improvement of your nursing skills (it will take place at one of Vista College’s facilities in the US).
  • We help find employment. This will allow you to obtain a visa, now that it is relatively easy for a nurse from Mexico to comply with the guidelines of the new USMCA trade agreement.
  • Once you have a visa, we will work with the employer (various hospitals or medical facilities in the US) to facilitate your relocation.

PROGRAM TIMELINE

How long is this program?
This program can be completed anywhere between 6 and 24 months depending on your current English proficiency, the ability to take and pass both the TOEFL and NCLEX exams and the process to complete relocation.

Describe the English skills development and TOEFL preparation process.

  • You first complete the English proficiency assessment at http://www.quiz-maker.com/Q5JPA0I to determine your level of English and, therefore, your eligibility to enter the TOEFL Prep course.
  • A representative will reach out to you after you submit your assessment with information about your level of English proficiency and discuss whether you need any additional English skills development training prior to taking the TOEFL Preparation class.
  • Once you have the correct level of English proficiency, you will move on to take the TOEFL Prep class.
  • When you are ready to take the TOEFL Exam, a representative will assist you to register for the exam. Student is responsible for cost of the TOEFL and test.
  • Once you have completed the TOEFL Exam and received the results, you will submit them to USRN@vistacollege.edu and also inform your Admissions representative, who will enroll you in the NCLEX Preparation program provided the TOEFL scores meet the minimum Board of Nursing requirements.

Describe the NCLEX Preparation Process.

  • Register at http://fadavis.com for resources to help you prepare for the NCLEX.
  • Once registered in the NCLEX Preparation course, you will receive a welcome letter with access to a nursing pre-assessment.
  • Complete the nursing pre-assessment. This assessment will assist your NCLEX coach to individualize the preparation course.
  • After you submit your nursing pre-assessment, your NCLEX coach will contact you with information about your individualized preparation course including frequency, days, and times for interactive meetings.
  • Complete the individualized preparation course.  The course is self-paced and includes multiple modules, thousands of practice questions, remediation activities and individualized coaching.
  • An NCLEX predictor examination will be provided after you complete the course. This exam will determine if you are ready to take the licensure exam. If you are not, your coach will continue to help you prepare. 
  • When you are ready to take the NCLEX, a representative will assist you to register for the exam. Student is responsible for cost of the NCLEX test.
  • Once you have completed the NCLEX Exam and received the results you will submit them to USRN@vistacollege.edu and also inform your Admissions representative, who guide you through the next steps in the process.

CLASS INFORMATION

Are the classes online or in person?
Our classes are online.  However, our general English classes and our TOEFL prep course have a live class component, which will require you to be online at certain times on certain days. (These classes are primarily in a live, group, scheduled environment. Work outside of class is in addition.)

Is general English included in the program?
General English classes are included in our program in the English Skills Development Course. The price of the program will vary depending on how much general English is required, determined by the English skills assessment.

Can general English classes be taken in Mexico or do they have to be taken through Vista College?
General English classes can be taken anywhere, but we do recommend our own English Skills Development Course. Our experienced instructors are fully equipped to assist you in increasing your English to the required level. We are also in tune with your needs to use English in a nursing environment and will cater the classes to relate to these language goals.  If you decide not to improve your English level with us, you will still need to take our English assessment before enrolling in our TOEFL prep class.

Can I prepare for the TOEFL Exam without taking the Vista College TOEFL Preparation Course?
You can prepare for the TOEFL exam in any way you prefer.  We recommend the Vista College TOEFL Preparation course because it provides the practice activities, strategies, and consistent feedback necessary to improve the main components found on the TOEFL exam. Also, at the end of the course, you will complete a practice test that simulates the experience of the actual TOEFL test.

What are the start dates for General English classes, TOEFL Course and NCLEX Prep?
Class start dates vary. A Vista College Admissions representative will go over dates before you enroll in the program.

Is a certificate received for English class completion?
Yes, every student receives a Certificate of Completion showing their name, program, dates attended class, either # of hours or weeks attended (student’s choice) and Professors’, Academic Director’s and Institute Director’s signatures.

Do my TOEFL scores expire over time?
Your initial test is valid for two years.  If you do not work within that time frame you may be asked to retake the test.  However, once you have been in the work force and speaking English regularly, it is unlikely an employer would ask you to retake the TOEFL.

Does the NCLEX certification have to be renewed each year?
No. It is a one-time test. The nurse never has to retake it.

VISA INFORMATION

How long is the work Visa valid? Can it be renewed when it expires?
Duration of the visa and renewal ability depend on the type of visa.  A TN visa is good for up to 3 years with unlimited renewals.

Does the work Visa also include a spouse and children?
A TN visa will cover your spouse and children. However, your spouse may not work unless they have their own visa.  Also, you may be responsible for any additional cost incurred to move your spouse and children to the US.

Can I choose in which state/city I would like to work in the U.S.?
We will do our best to find you job opportunities in your desired location.  However, we cannot control job availability so it may be necessary to explore in multiple locations.

How long will this opportunity be available?
Vista College will continue to offer this program as long as there is a need for additional nurses and interest from people who want to relocate to the US.

Who is the main point of contact for this program?
Our Vista College Admissions representative will be the main point of contact for any of our nursing program students/prospective students.  Your Admissions representative, Christian Carrillo, may be reached at:
Chcarrillo@vistacollege.edu
(806) 368-1611

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