H-1C for Nurses

H-1C classification is for registered nurses coming to the U.S. to work temporarily at hospitals in communities facing a shortage of nurses. Admission of 500 nurses per year was approved. To qualify, nurses must:

  • Have received their education in the U.S. or possess a full nursing license from the country where they received their nursing education
  • Possess a nursing license from a US state or territory or pass a nursing examination, and
  • Be eligible for licensure in the state where they intend to practice