Schedule A Green Card

Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

6. What is the definition of foreign national of exceptional ability for Schedule A – Green Card?

Foreign nationals (except for foreign nationals in the performing arts) of exceptional ability in the sciences or arts including college and university teachers of exceptional ability who have been practicing their science or art during the year prior to application and who intend to practice the same science or art in the U.S. For purposes of this group, the term ‘science or art’ means any field of knowledge and/or skill with respect to which colleges and universities commonly offer specialized courses leading to a degree in the knowledge and/or skill. The foreign national, however, need not have studied at a college or university in order to qualify for Schedule A occupation.


7. Who is eligible to apply as Registered Nurse for Schedule A – Green Card?

You must be designated as any of the following to be eligible as a Registered Nurse for Schedule A Green Card:

  1. Consultant, Educational, State Board of Nursing
  2. Director, Community-Health Nursing
  3. Director, Educational, Community-Health Nursing
  4. Director, Nursing Service
  5. Director, Occupational Health Nursing
  6. Director, School of Nursing
  7. Executive Director, Nurses’ Association
  8. Nurse, School
  9. Nurse, Staff, Community Health
  10. Nurse, Instructor
  11. Nurse, Consultant
  12. Nurse, Supervisor, Community-Health
  13. Nurse, Supervisor, Evening-Or-Night
  14. Nurse, Infection Control
  15. Nurse, Supervisor, Occupational Health Nursing
  16. Nurse, Head
  17. Nurse, Supervisor
  18. Nurse Practitioner
  19. Nurse-Midwife
  20. Nurse, General Duty
  21. Nurse, Anesthetist
  22. Nurse, Office
  23. Nurse, Private Duty
  24. Nurse, Staff, Occupational Health Nursing
  25. Nurse, Instructor, Psychiatric Aide

Additionally, you must also have passed the Commission of Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) Examination or hold a full and unrestricted license to practice professional nursing in the state of intended employment.

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