International nursing jobs

Do you love nursing? Are you looking to travel and enhance your skills while doing it? Learn how working with Elite365 can help you find the right nursing job in the U.S.

International nursing: Explore the possibility

International nursing involves traveling to countries outside your own to provide care where it’s most in demand. If you’re passionate about discovering new places, enjoy flexibility and thrive on new challenges, this type of nursing is an ideal option.

  • Experience a new culture
  • Gain exposure to new nursing skills
  • Embrace a fulfilling career

How to become an international nurse

To start your international nursing career, you typically need a valid passport, a visa, and a work permit. Elite365 works with you to streamline and expedite this process over 12-18 months, making it faster and easier for you to start doing what you love. We also help ensure you’re able to meet degree and certification requirements.

Licenses and degrees for international nurses

To practice as an international nurse in the U.S., a U.S. nursing license is required. That means holding an ADN, BSN or MSN degree. In addition, you must pass the National Council Licensure Examination for RNs (NCLEX-RN).

Certifications to become an international nurse

Depending on which state you work in and your nursing specialty, additional credentials or certifications may be encouraged or required. This could include CCRN (critical care registered nurse) or CEN (certified emergency nurse) certifications.

International nurse salary

International nursing gives you the opportunity to earn more money to share with family, spend on yourself, or save for future dreams.

While salaries change depending on job location, nursing specialty, and economic condition, the average annual pay for an International Travel Nurse in the United States is around $78,503* a year.

[*ZipRecruiter salary data]

International nursing job opportunities

Whether you want to try international nursing for only a few years, or are looking for a longer-term placement, Elite365 can help you find the right opportunity.

Contract-to-hire permanent jobs

Interested in staying in the U.S. for more than a few years? Ready for a change and want to relocate for months or even years? Want the option of a permanent position if a nursing role ends up being a great fit? Contract-to-hire jobs are a good choice. Once your Elite365 contract ends, the healthcare organization can opt to permanently hire and sponsor you.

How to become an international nurse with Elite365


Apply to be an Elite365 nurse.

Contact us to start your registration process.


We guide you through the process.

Over a timeframe of about a year, work closely with us to get your paperwork and processes in order and verify your qualifications.


Embrace your nursing career.

We provide full support to get you set up in your new nursing assignment and your new community, to ensure you feel comfortable and are empowered to succeed.


Enjoy the experience.

We work with you throughout your nursing placement to ensure it remains a good fit.