Medical industry is now  facing the greatest need for skilled professionals, most especially nurses. The aging generation of Baby Boomers, unbalanced staffing ratio, developing many of the chronic conditions that affect even the younger generation, aging workforce and  numerous issues of concern that contribute to the shortage of nurses all over the world most especially the United States.


As of this date, the Visa Bulletin for July 2o22 for Employment-Based Preference Case Three or the most commonly known EB-3  Visa is current since October 2020. This is a great opportunity for Filipino nurses to pursue their dream of living and working as a nurse in the United States.


How to Work in the U.S. as a Nurse From Philippines

1. Be a BSN

In order to become a registered nurse, students must graduate from Bachelor of Science of Nursing at an accredited University that will be assessed by CGFNS in most cases. 

2. Be a USRN

 NCLEX-RN Exam is the nursing board exam for aspiring nurses in the United States. It is a computer adaptive test that assesses the competencies of nurses for US practice. 


Question? Can I take the NCLEX-RN Exam in the Philippines?

Answer: YES! NCLEX Testing Center in Philippines

27th Floor, Trident Tower

312 Senator Gil Puyat Avenue,

Makati City,

1227 Manila


Phone: +63 2 887 2198


3. Speak English

For international registered nurses, to pass your IELTS and become eligible for a US visa, you will need to score 6.5 overall but must score 7.0 on the speaking section of the IELTS exam to meet visa standards and requirements.

Question? Where are the testing sites for IELTS Exam in the Philippines?

Answer: Filipino can take up IELTS tests in sixteen (16) official IELTS test centres across Philippines, such as Manila, Baguio, Bacolod, Batangas, Cabanatuan, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, Laguna, Leyte, Malolos, Naga, Pampanga and Tagaytay.


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