IELTS is essential for working in the USA if you did not obtain your original nursing qualification in a certified 212(r) country (see the official CGFNS website).

However, you need to pass NCLEX-RN first before you are exempt from taking IELTS.

If you are educated in one of the following countries then you do NOT need to pass IELTS according to the 212(r) statement are as follows:

  • Australia
  • Barbados
  • Canada (including only the following approved Quebec schools: McGill University and Dawson College in Montreal, Vanier College in St Laurent, John Abbot College in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Heritage College in Gatineau
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • South Africa
  • Trinidad/Tobago
  • United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales)
  • The United States of America

If your country of your originally registered nursing qualification is not on the above list then you need to pass the NCLEX-RN and IELTS exams and Nurses4America can help you with leading training for both. All of our training is delivered remotely and online so you can study in the comfort of your own home. Our training is world class with excellent passing rates.

Please do not hesitate to call us if you require IELTS Training, and we will give you all the information required.

IELTS Training Package

Online IELTS Training


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