Stethoscope“The demand for nurses in the United States is expected to increase in the next decade. The Department of Health and Human Services predicts this will soar to one million by 2020.”

As the demand for qualified nurses soars – as a result of aging and net replacements due to retirement – enterprising health care in the U.S. are seeking new solutions to nursing shortage. International nurses will continue to have a significant impact on the U.S. nursing workforce and contribute to its growth. The migration of nurses across international borders and their assimilation into the U.S. workforce enables nursing to grow, to broaden its perspective, and to increase its diversity; Therefore, the successful adaptation of foreign-educated nurses to U.S. practice is critical.

This guide is designed to help you understand how to become a Registered Nurse in the U.S., from licensing, immigration, tips, resources and more.

May your journey to, and within, the United States be resoundingly satisfying, exciting, and enriching.

Good Luck!!!


Jan Withington