International Travel Nursing with Select Medication Connections
Travel Nursing in the US
Select Medical Connections partners with leading US travel nursing agencies that offer assignments across the country. In addition to generous salaries, you will benefit from free private housing, free health and dental insurance, travel reimbursement, paid education and various bonus programs.
- Contact us to learn more about travel nursing in the US
Process for Working in the US
To work as a Registered Nurse in the US, you must be licensed in the state in which you plan to practice. Initial licensure in a state is awarded by receiving a passing grade on the National Council License Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Once you pass the NCLEX, and are licensed in a state, you may apply to other states through a process known as endorsement.
While there are a few states which still accept the Canadian license via reciprocity, current work visa legislation requires a passing grade on the NCLEX. There are several courses and programs available to help you prepare for the NCLEX exam.
- Contact the US National Counsel of State Boards of Nursing ( www.ncsbn.org/nclex.htm ) for details on how to write the NCLEX
- Pearson-Vue ( www.vue.com/nclex ) administers the exam and offers a range of study resources
US Work Visas - The Treaty NAFTA (TN) Work Visa
Provisions under the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) allow Canadian RNs to enter the US with a letter of employment from a US hospital (the employer). To be eligible, you must be a Canadian Citizen, show proof of an employment offer and have a Visa Screen certificate, a passing grade on the NCLEX, a license to practice as a RN in the US and proof of your nursing education. You will receive a TN Work Visa, which is valid for up to one year, and allows multiple entries into the US. Visa Screen certificates can be acquired from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS), or an equivalent independent credentialing organization approved by the Attorney General, in consultation with the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.
The Visa Screen certificate is comprised of four parts:
- an educational review
- a licensure review
- an English language proficiency assessment (graduates from an educational institution in Canada, except Quebec, are exempted)
- a CGFNS certificate or a passing score in the NCLEX-RN
For more information, guidance and applications for licensure, the NCLEX, the Visa Screen and the TN Work Visa, please contact us .
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Travel Nursing in Australia
Join our Australian healthcare partners to experience travel nursing down under. Travel, work and live abroad for a wonderful adventure! Enjoy exciting travel incentives where you can earn points by registering and working as a nurse and redeem them against a fantastic selection of day trips, adventures and holidays! These positions are open only to RNs from Commonwealth (Canada, UK and NZ) countries.
- Contact us for more information and to apply for travel nursing jobs in Australia
Process for Working in Australia
Canadian RNs between the age of 18 and 30 may enter Australia on a Working Holiday Visa (WHV). The WHV provides opportunities to holiday in Australia and to supplement your travel funds through incidental employment. The WHV allows a stay of up to 12 months from the date of first entry. You are allowed to do any kind of work of a temporary or casual nature, and you can work with each employer for up to three months.
If travelling on a WHV, you are far better off securing a position before you leave to ensure that everything is in order. Contact us to make the connections with our Australian partners. Positions are available in either rural or city locations.
Australian Nursing Licenses and Experience Required
To obtain a license to be a nurse in Australia, visit the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s website ( www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au ) for registration details.
In order to qualify for nursing jobs in Australia, you must be a Registered Nurse in Canada, and hold a current, active provincial license. In addition, our partners require a minimum of one year of recent, North American, acute-care hospital experience.
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