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If you are a Mexican or Canadian nurse and have ever dreamed of working in the US, International Alliance Group can help you achieve it. We sponsor your TN visa, enabling you to advance your nursing career by working in healthcare facilities while sharing your expertise.

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NOTE: IAG does not charge candidates; you do not have to pay any participation fees. However, once in the US, you are responsible for your lodging, transportation, and general expenses.

Explore the Process

Initiating Your Application

Applicants must meet the following requirements

Mexican or Canadian citizenship

To be eligible for this program, you must be a citizen of either Mexico or Canada; this is a requirement for applying for the TN visa.

Bachelor’s degree in nursing

Completion of an undergraduate nursing program degree is a fundamental educational qualification and provides evidence of your comprehensive training and expertise in the field of nursing.

Validation of Practice

You are required to provide evidence confirming your professional nursing experience.

English language proficiency

You must provide documentation of your proficiency in the English language, validating your ability to communicate effectively in English.

Test options and passing scores include:

  • Cambridge English (B2 First, Cl Advanced, or C2 Proficiency exams): Overall score-176, Speaking Section-185
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): Overall- 6.5, Speaking-7
  • MET (Michigan English Test): Overall- 55, Speaking-55
  • OET (Occupational English Test): Reading-300, Listening-300, Writing-300, Speaking-350
  • Pearson PTE Academic: Overall-55, Reading-SO, Listening-SO, Writing-SO, Speaking-SO
  • TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet-based Test): Overall-81. Reading, listening, writing combined-57, Speaking-24
  • TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication):
    • Reading/Listening-725, Writing-150, Speaking-160
      • Note: Cannot be the at-home version of the exam
      • Note: Individuals can be exempted from this requirement if the nursing program was in the UK, Australia, Canada (except Quebec), New Zealand, Ireland, or the US, AND the language of instruction and the textbooks was English.

NOTE: If you meet these requirements, you're ready to take the next steps. Begin by scanning your documents and initiating your pre-application process.

Start your application

Passing the NCLEX Exam

Passing the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) is a crucial step on your journey to becoming a nurse in Arizona. This exam assesses your competence for nursing practice in the United States.

Steps for the NCLEX Exam:

1. Registration with Pearson VUE:

Initiate the NCLEX exam registration process through the Pearson VUE website, the exam administrator. Create an account and complete the online application.

2. Authorization from AZBN:

Before scheduling the exam, you must obtain an Authorization to Test (ATT) from the Arizona State Board of Nursing (AZBN). This is done by completing the application and paying the required fees.

3. Scheduling the Exam:

Once you have the ATT, schedule your exam through the Pearson VUE website. Choose a test location in Arizona and select a convenient date.

4. Exam Cost:

The cost of the NCLEX exam can vary, but it typically ranges between $200 and $300. Be sure to check the current costs on the Pearson VUE website.

5. Exam Preparation:

Dedicate time to study and prepare for the exam. Utilize preparation resources such as study books, review courses, and practice exams.

6. Taking the Exam:

Arrive at the test center on the scheduled date. The NCLEX exam is computerized and consists of multiple-choice questions. You need to answer a minimum number of questions to complete the exam.

7. Exam Results:

Consult the resources available on the Pearson VUE and AZBN websites for more information about the exam, as well as preparation tips.

8. Additional Resources:

The cost of the NCLEX exam can vary, but it typically ranges between $200 and $300. Be sure to check the current costs on the Pearson VUE website.

Applying to the AZBN

To start your journey as a nurse in Arizona, you must complete the application process with the Arizona State Board of Nursing (AZBN). The AZBN will review your application and documents to grant your nursing license

Steps for Applying to AZBN:

1. Eligibility Requirements:

Ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements set by the AZBN. These requirements may include having a bachelor's degree in nursing, completing the English proficiency validation, and other specific requirements for the nursing license you are seeking.

2. Document Collection:

Gather all the necessary documents for your application, including academic transcripts, registered nurse certificates, proof of English proficiency, and other relevant documents.

3. Online Application:

Access the Arizona State Board of Nursing (AZBN) website and locate the online application section. Complete the online application form following the provided instructions.

4. Application Fees:

Make sure to pay the required application fees when submitting the online application. Application costs may vary depending on the type of nursing license you are applying for.

5. Application Review:

After you've submitted your application online and paid the fees, the AZBN will review your application and the attached documents. This process may take some time, so please be patient.

6. Background Check:

The AZBN may conduct a background check and Fingerprint Clearance to ensure you meet the ethical and legal requirements for nursing practice.

7. License Approval:

Once the AZBN has reviewed and approved your application, you will receive your Arizona nursing license.

8. Additional Resources:

The cost of the NCLEX exam can vary, but it typically ranges between $200 and $300. Be sure to check the current costs on the Pearson VUE website.

NOTE: The NCLEX examination is typically a subsequent step in the process, and nurse applicants are required to pass the NCLEX before submitting their information to the AZ Board of Nursing. Successful completion of the NCLEX is a prerequisite for obtaining your Arizona nursing license from the AZBN.

CGFNS Credentials Evaluation

If you completed your nursing education outside the United States, you may need to undergo a credentials evaluation through CGFNS to demonstrate the equivalence of your education and qualifications for nursing practice in the United States.

Steps for CGFNS Evaluation:

1. Registration on the CGFNS Website:

Begin by registering on the CGFNS website. Create an account and follow the provided instructions to initiate the evaluation process.

2. Evaluation Application:

Complete the online credentials evaluation application. Make sure to provide all required information, including personal details, education information, and nursing experience.

3. Submission of Documents:

You must provide documentation to support your nursing education, such as academic transcripts, diplomas, and details of any nursing licenses you may hold. All the documents need to be in English.

4. Payment of Fees:

The CGFNS evaluation process involves fees, which may vary depending on the services required. Verify the current fees on the CGFNS website.

5. Credentials Evaluation:

CGFNS will review your documentation and conduct a credentials evaluation to determine if you meet the education and experience standards necessary for nursing practice in the United States.

6. Submission of Evaluation Report:

Once the evaluation is complete, CGFNS will send an evaluation report to the state nursing board where you intend to obtain your nursing license. Ensure you provide the correct contact information for the state nursing board.

7. Review by State Nursing Board:

The state nursing board will review the CGFNS evaluation report and determine your eligibility to take the NCLEX exam and obtain a nursing license in that state.

8. Additional Resources:

The cost of the NCLEX exam can vary, but it typically ranges between $200 and $300. Be sure to check the current costs on the Pearson VUE website.

NOTE: The NCLEX examination is typically a subsequent step in the process, and nurse applicants are required to pass the NCLEX before submitting their information to the AZ Board of Nursing. Successful completion of the NCLEX is a prerequisite for obtaining your Arizona nursing license from the AZBN.

IAG Employment Offer

International Alliance Group (IAG) will assist in connecting your profile with hospitals in Arizona. Ensure you are prepared for this stage by completing your resume highlighting your skills and experience.

Applying for a TN Visa

If you're a Mexican or Canadian nurse seeking to work in the United States, the TN Visa may be a suitable option. Here are the steps, requirements, costs, and other details for applying for a TN Visa as a nurse.

Steps for TN Visa Application

1. Check Eligibility:

Ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements for a TN Visa. To qualify for the TN visa as a Registered Nurse, a citizen of Mexico must:

  • not to be a permanent resident of the US.
  • have a job offer or contract form a US employer for full or part-time work performing duties consistent with those of a registered Nurse as defined by the US BOL Occupational Outlook Handbook.
  • must have a State/Provincial license or Licenciatura Degree.
  • must obtain a Visa Screen from CGFNS.
  • must demonstrate an intent to return to your foreign residence at the end of your temporary employment

2. Evaluation Application:

Prepare supporting documents, evidence of your eligibility for the TN Visa, and any other documentation required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). including:

  • passport valid for US travel which is valid for 6 months or more beyond the period of stay in the US
  • form DS-160 confirmation page
  • application fee payment receipt
  • employment Letter/Contract from US Employer
    • purpose of entry;
    • a detailed description of anticipated business activities or job responsibiIities;
    • anticipated length of stay in the United States;
    • educational qualifications or appropriate credentials demonstrating professional status;
    • evidence of compliance with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations and/or state laws; and
    • arrangements for employee's pay
    • documentation validation educational experience including degrees and transcripts
    • documentation validating work experience including licenses and letters from current/prior employers
    • proof of licensure in the US is optional
    • TN Visa-holder's Dependents
    • may apply for TD visas at time of TN application. If applying after applicant is in the US on a TN visa, must show a valid form 1-94 from the TN visa holder
    • TN applicant must show ability to provide financial support for family in the US
    • TD holders cannot work while in the US
    • TD expires on or before the expiration of the TN

3. File Form I-129:

The employer must file Form I-129 (Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker) with the USCIS. This form will include details about your employment and eligibility for the TN Visa.

4. Complete Form DS-160:

As part of your visa application at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate, complete Form DS-160 (Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application) online. This form collects biographical and background information.

5. Payment of Fees:

The employer should pay the filing fees for Form I-129, and you may need to pay visa application fees as required by the U.S. Department of State.

6. Consular Interview (if required):

TN Visa applicants may be required to attend a consular interview at a U.S. embassy or consulate in Canada or Mexico.

7. Approval and TN Visa:

Once the USCIS approves the petition and the TN Visa is granted, you can enter the United States and commence work in your qualified employment.

Cost Breakdown

Applicants are required to cover the standard costs of obtaining required credentials and the Visa process. Expected initial expenses include:

1. AZBN Application: $150

2. NCLEX Exam: $150

3. CGFNS VisaScreen Certificate: $700

(additional $650 for expedited 10-day processing)

4. Fingerprinting: $67.00

5. Application Processing Fee: $160

6. Background Check DPS Fee: $22.00

7. AZBN Credit Card Fee: $3.00

8. IELTS: $230

(sample of English Proficiency Exam, also required for CGFNS)

Total Initial Expense: