Welcome Internationally Educated Nurses
Answers to some of your most frequently asked questions
At Feuer Nursing Review we specialize in training for international nurses. As a matter of fact, our President Angelica Feuer started her nursing career in Chile.
We have prepared a list of questions you might be asking to help you clear any confusion. Feel free to contact us directly if you have a question that is not answered below.
There are three general requirements:
- You need to have completed nursing school from an accredited nursing program.
- Being a licensed RN/LPN.
- Having practiced as an RN for at least 2 years.
Depending on which country you are from, you will be required to take one of the following tests:
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) *Most commonly required
- TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication)
- IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
You may be excused from taking the TOEFL exam if satisfy the following:
- You attended nursing school in the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Canada (except Quebec) or the Republic of Ireland.
- The spoken language of your nursing school was English
- Your nursing school textbooks were written in English
Request an application packet for licensure for nurses trained outside the U.S.
Step 2: Complete the Credentials Evaluation Service (CES) request form through the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS). Visit www.CGFNS.org to download the form.
Step 3: Pass the TOEFL exam (if required).
Step 4: Submit your complete application (from step 1) to the Board of Nursing.
Step 5: The BON will determine your eligibility to take the NCLEX RN/LPN exam once all required documents are reviewed (CGFNS report, TOEFL test results and completed application packet).
Step 6: Register and pay $200 with Pearson VUE via the internet, telephone or regular mail. You will receive an Authorization to Test (ATT) by email or regular mail.
Step 7: Schedule the date and location of your NCLEX exam. If for any reason you cannot attend your scheduled date of exam, you will be required to reregister without a refund.
Note: The name with which you register for the test will be printed on your authorization to test (ATT) and must match the name on your identification you bring to the Pearson Center.