The registration process culminates in sitting and passing the NCLEX exam. Having achieved this the nurse is 100% qualified for the USA. Adevia will then promptly get you hired by an agency, hospital or often a close partnership of the two. Whichever route we choose be assured that it doesn’t affect your starting salary.
Prior to sitting the exam a number of US nursing board admin and study steps have to be covered. For guidance you will be taken in hand by our South Africa Country Director and his team. Behind him stands Adevia Africa (Nairobi), with admin staff who will accompany you all the way to your green card and flight to the USA. Importantly Adevia’s African subsidiary has an NCLEX prep school managed by nurses who’s clinical education was in the USA and naturally have all passed the NCLEX.
US Nursing Boards
The nurse will follow up on a several essentially administrative tasks. These include: credential checks (CGFNS), registered with the nursing board, paying for the exam etc. Ultimately the nursing board will send an Authorisation to Test (ATT) letter which allows one to book an exam date.
The NCLEX Examination
Adevia Africa recognises that sitting this exam is an expensive undertaking. In terms of location we advise Mumbai because the visa is cheap and obtainable, also it is the nearest test location to South Africa. Note, one cannot sit this exam on the African continent.
Together with US nurse educators Adevia has developed a course which is intensive and vigorously driven, on a personal level by NCLEX teachers. They systematically set out a weekly study program which is rigorously tested, with a two hour NCLEX test every seven days. Critically each exam is followed by a brief report. This course is teacher led and the NCLEX education team is based in Kenya. Click below for more details.
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
Nursing in the USA requires that nurses pass the IELTS with an average of not less than 6.5 and with the spoken element at 7 or more.