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Yasuko in Voorhees, New Jersey

33 months ago

Hello.
I read all previous posts and comments. I felt that everyone was in the same boat. I am an international student, got my BSN and an RN license in 2008. I saw an immigration lawyer. She said I would not be able to get a H1B visa as a regular nurse even though I find a sponsor. I could get a H1B visa if I have an advanced practice nurse such as a nurse practitioner, a nurse midwife...etc, if I have a nurse manager or supervisor or if I am s specialist. She gave me two options at that time, either going back to my country or going back to school. So I did go back to school. I got MSN last August and just passed a NP board exam. I have looked for a job but have not heard from any hospitals and clinics.
With current economic downturn, both American and international new nurses have a difficulty of finding a job. I want to share the following link of medscape.
www.medscape.com/viewarticle/755051?src=mp&spon=24
If you can't see the article, you can creat your medscape account for free.

I am sorry that I can't provide any useful information for you, but wish everyone
who posted on the forum has a good luck on finding a job in the US.

Yasuko

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sanjay in Greensboro, North Carolina

33 months ago

thanks fvor reply. so i think i shouldnot continue with this field.

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akrem in San Diego, California

33 months ago

Yasuko in Voorhees, New Jersey said: Hello.
I read all previous posts and comments. I felt that everyone was in the same boat. I am an international student, got my BSN and an RN license in 2008. I saw an immigration lawyer. She said I would not be able to get a H1B visa as a regular nurse even though I find a sponsor. I could get a H1B visa if I have an advanced practice nurse such as a nurse practitioner, a nurse midwife...etc, if I have a nurse manager or supervisor or if I am s specialist. She gave me two options at that time, either going back to my country or going back to school. So I did go back to school. I got MSN last August and just passed a NP board exam. I have looked for a job but have not heard from any hospitals and clinics.
With current economic downturn, both American and international new nurses have a difficulty of finding a job. I want to share the following link of medscape.
www.medscape.com/viewarticle/755051?src=mp&spon=24
If you can't see the article, you can creat your medscape account for free.

I am sorry that I can't provide any useful information for you, but wish everyone
who posted on the forum has a good luck on finding a job in the US.

Yasuko


thank you for the information you provide for us. I am an Internationale student who finished my ADN in the last July. I'am looking for school to continue education to get my master to be a Nurse practitioner . ANY SUGGESTING PLEASE

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Yasuko in Voorhees, New Jersey

33 months ago

akrem in San Diego, California said: thank you for the information you provide for us. I am an Internationale student who finished my ADN in the last July. I'am looking for school to continue education to get my master to be a Nurse practitioner . ANY SUGGESTING PLEASE

Hi,
Are there any schools, which have BSN to MSN programs near where you live? In order to sit for the Nurse Practitioner certification exam or work as a Nurse Practitioner in your state, you should have a master degree. You need to complete BSN first and then MSN. Some MSN programs may require one or two years of nursing experience. But I believe some schools have BSN to MSN program with which you will get both BSN and MSN degree at the graduation.
Please check nursing programs near where you live.
As I said on previous comment, we are in the same boart.
I wish for your success!!

Yasuko

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akrem in San Diego, California

33 months ago

Yasuko in Voorhees, New Jersey said: Hi,
Are there any schools, which have BSN to MSN programs near where you live? In order to sit for the Nurse Practitioner certification exam or work as a Nurse Practitioner in your state, you should have a master degree. You need to complete BSN first and then MSN. Some MSN programs may require one or two years of nursing experience. But I believe some schools have BSN to MSN program with which you will get both BSN and MSN degree at the graduation.
Please check nursing programs near where you live.
As I said on previous comment, we are in the same boart.
I wish for your success!!

Yasuko

yes definitely we are in the same boat. thank you for all the information you gave it to me. I really appreciate that.

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monika in Orlando, Florida

32 months ago

9livesmaleRN in Orlando, Florida said: Hello there, I am on the same situation as all of you, I have finished my RN degree ADN, and on a journey to find a sponsor, I have lived here in the US for over 6 years, am trilingual, (English, Spanish, and Portuguese) and would love to get some assistance, great on critical care, have plenty of recommendation letters from hospital - unit clinical managers, instructors, nursing directors, and staff nurse. I graduated with honors, on the Dean's list, with leadership distinction, as well as with a 3.7 GPA, can work any day any where any time, any environment!

Im just wonder if you find anyone to sponsor you. Im also holding a nursing licence and looking for sponsors and I am alos live in orlando fl. It would be nice if you can respond to me
can some one help the poor little nurses here trying to blend in and HELP the community and country that we fell in love with!!!

Thank you in advance for your effort and advice,
- from a future proud American Citizen!!!

hh

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helper in Laurel, Maryland

32 months ago

Veronica in Long Beach, California said: Any one found a sponsorship??

Im an international student at a Cal state university. I am graduating this august and Im super discouraged due to the visa/green card issue.

I am trilingual (Spanish, English and Korean), and I am getting my NCLEX on November. I have a GPA of 3.7. I am a member of Nursing Honor Society Sigma Theta Tau, University Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi, and Golden Key International
Society.

If anyone knows any sponsorships/hospitals/agencies, or any info PLEASE HIT ME UP!

Sponsor

secure.concentric.com/whiteglovecare.com/intlreq.html

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Tristant in Aiken, South Carolina

32 months ago

Hi y'all,
I have been international student for almost 7 years and finally I got a professional job as a RN in the U.S. I graduated with Bachelor degree in Business Management 3 years ago. As I have personal calling for Nursing and people said hospital can sponsor me a greencard, I went to nursing school instead of Master degree in Human resource. I still remember how much honor i am in my pinning ceremony and such a great feeling when I care my patients. However, this is time I need to work on my legal status. My OPT will end in this July 2012 and my hospital let me know last week that they do not sponsor me any type of working visa. I have contribute my time, money, dedication to the nursing career here in this country and now I got rejected. Reading all the previous post, I feel very upset and unfair for well-educated and dedicated people like us to be treated in this way. I've been working overtime voluntarily as much as they need me. I would like to continue my master degree but without working as a RN, there is no way I can support financially myself through grad school. I still have a lot of debt that I had from 2 years of BSN. I went through all the stress for 7 years already. There is no need to go through it again for nothing. I'm looking for any RN jobs in other countries which really needs Nurse. If anybody here know any information about nursing job in other English speaking countries, please help me. God bless y'all.

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Tristant in Aiken, South Carolina

32 months ago

Hi y'all,
I have been international student for almost 7 years and finally I got a professional job as a RN in the U.S. I graduated with Bachelor degree in Business Management 3 years ago. As I have personal calling for Nursing and people said hospital can sponsor me a greencard, I went to nursing school instead of Master degree in Human resource. I still remember how much honor i am in my pinning ceremony and such a great feeling when I care my patients. However, this is time I need to work on my legal status. My OPT will end in this July 2012 and my hospital let me know last week that they do not sponsor me any type of working visa. I have contribute my time, money, dedication to the nursing career here in this country and now I got rejected. Reading all the previous post, I feel very upset and unfair for well-educated and dedicated people like us to be treated in this way. I've been working overtime voluntarily as much as they need me. I would like to continue my master degree but without working as a RN, there is no way I can support financially myself through grad school. I still have a lot of debt that I had from 2 years of BSN. I went through all the stress for 7 years already. There is no need to go through it again for nothing. I'm looking for any RN jobs in other countries which really needs Nurse. If anybody here know any information about nursing job in other English speaking countries, please help me. God bless y'all.

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Nana in Bronx, New York

30 months ago

Tristant in Aiken, South Carolina said: Hi y'all,
I have been international student for almost 7 years and finally I got a professional job as a RN in the U.S. I graduated with Bachelor degree in Business Management 3 years ago. As I have personal calling for Nursing and people said hospital can sponsor me a greencard, I went to nursing school instead of Master degree in Human resource. I still remember how much honor i am in my pinning ceremony and such a great feeling when I care my patients. However, this is time I need to work on my legal status. My OPT will end in this July 2012 and my hospital let me know last week that they do not sponsor me any type of working visa. I have contribute my time, money, dedication to the nursing career here in this country and now I got rejected. Reading all the previous post, I feel very upset and unfair for well-educated and dedicated people like us to be treated in this way. I've been working overtime voluntarily as much as they need me. I would like to continue my master degree but without working as a RN, there is no way I can support financially myself through grad school. I still have a lot of debt that I had from 2 years of BSN. I went through all the stress for 7 years already. There is no need to go through it again for nothing. I'm looking for any RN jobs in other countries which really needs Nurse. If anybody here know any information about nursing job in other English speaking countries, please help me. God bless y'all.

Hi Tristant,
I'm in the same boat too.I know that you can still work as a RN while you go back for your master's. You only have to find a school that can provide you a CPT. You can look it up more info about CPT. It's just like an OPT. I'm pretty sure your hospital can still hire you with a CPT. I hope this is helpful for you. G'luck.

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Jinny in Northern Mariana Islands

29 months ago

I have an accredited BSN degree and I am thinking of applying work visa or immigrant visa to U.S.A. Does anybody know how long it will take to process the visa? How can I find the employer who is willing to sponsor the nurses?

Thanks for your help;)

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sheila in Douglasville, Georgia

29 months ago

Hello
I hate to sound pessimistic but. H1B visas for foreign trained as well as US trained nurses is very difficult right now. Employers, hospitals are not filing due to restrictions placed on them by immigration. check other posts on this forum and see for yourself. If you know someone who can hire you for administrative position maybe it will work. Good Luck

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sheila in Douglasville, Georgia

28 months ago

Does anyone know an RN with long term experience and some hospice experience who is interested assume the role of a Director of Nursing at a healthcare company and begin work immediately?

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Dee in Baltimore, Maryland

28 months ago

sheila in Douglasville, Georgia said: Does anyone know an RN with long term experience and some hospice experience who is interested assume the role of a Director of Nursing at a healthcare company and begin work immediately?

I am RN with 2 yrs long term care exp. I would like that position given visa is provided.

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sheila in Douglasville, Georgia

28 months ago

As long as I know the position is only open to legal permanent residents or citizens. No sponsorship available.sorry

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michele in Hyattsville, Maryland

28 months ago

sheila in Mableton, Georgia said: There is an agency called light house and they are looking for nurses. It is $30-32 hr , 40hrs a week. Email me and will forward you the original flier that was sent to my email and the phone number of the recruiter

Hey I'm very interested in getting the info from the agency. I'm doing all i can to get a sponsorship. Thanks for your help

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Ida in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

27 months ago

Hi Can you please help me. I am an international student who just passed my boards and also looking for a job.

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sheila in Walnut Creek, California

27 months ago

Congratulations on passing your boards. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but it is tough out there for F1 students to get jobs. even if you get a job under your OPT, most hospitals are not sponsoring. I was working pro bono for six months on OPT before getting a job with a hospice agency in georgia. They filed for H1B visa for me, but it was rejected 3 weeks ago.They said nursing is not considered a professional occupation because a BSn is not the only requirement to practice. I have 60 days to leave the country. The only good thing is that i have european citizenship and I got the 12 months experience needed to register in the board of nursing in europe. Don't give up. keep trying hopefully you can find a sponsor. Good luck
Ps: you are not alone. read other posts on this forum; there are a lot of us going through hell. another option will be to go into a master's program to continue staying here

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gene bandelaria in Destin, Florida

27 months ago

sheila in Mableton, Georgia said: There is an agency called light house and they are looking for nurses. It is $30-32 hr , 40hrs a week. Email me and will forward you the original flier that was sent to my email and the phone number of the recruiter

please let us know the telephone number and who's the person we need to call.. thank you

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gene bandelaria in Destin, Florida

27 months ago

sheila in Mableton, Georgia said: There is an agency called light house and they are looking for nurses. It is $30-32 hr , 40hrs a week. Email me and will forward you the original flier that was sent to my email and the phone number of the recruiter

please give me the whole details.. for my fiancee

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New nurse in Augusta, Georgia

27 months ago

We are not to work for free and those American nurses you are talking about who can't find jobs basically because they are:
1- LPNs and not willing to get BSN
2- Not working as hard as foreign nurses
3- too picky to choose specific job and do not appreciate the job offers.

It is not hospitals don't want to sponsor. It is because the government/ immigrant service have been holding the previous cases of sponsors which slow down the process. And the government blame for the economy and high unemployment rate.
Good luck on looking for agency who willing to sponsor. I will work my last week next week then packing for my new adventure. Life is a journey, not a destination.

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Reeya in Holmdel, New Jersey

25 months ago

i am RN Nurse without BSN and i have more then 3 years of exp. in USA. i m on F1 visa, got CPT from School and working on hospital as supervisor. Hopstial Management said provide me sponsorship.

Can i apply for H1b or Greencard directly. please anymore can give me advice for that.

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Sheila in Bridgwater, United Kingdom

25 months ago

Hi Reeya
If the Hospital is willing to apply for a green card, let them do it in that case it will be an immigrant work visa. It might mean that you have to leave the country and come back. check with your lawyer first. As a nurse without a BSN you do not qualify for a H1B visa as this is for skilled professionals and nursing has been removed from the immigration list of skilled professions.So all nurses applying for H1B are rejected. I was rejected too, I was F1 too. All I needed was a year's experiences to enable apply to practice in England. I got that and now I am in England. If you can get your BSN, have the hospital employ you as an administrator or supervisor of some sorts, then maybe you have a chance to get the H1b. Take courage you are not alone. I was once there, I am glad I left the US. If I did not leave I would not have known there were better opportunities here for me.

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Sheila in Bridgwater, United Kingdom

25 months ago

Tristant in Aiken, South Carolina said: Hi y'all,
I have been international student for almost 7 years and finally I got a professional job as a RN in the U.S. I graduated with Bachelor degree in Business Management 3 years ago. As I have personal calling for Nursing and people said hospital can sponsor me a greencard, I went to nursing school instead of Master degree in Human resource . I still remember how much honor i am in my pinning ceremony and such a great feeling when I care my patients. However, this is time I need to work on my legal status. My OPT will end in this July 2012 and my hospital let me know last week that they do not sponsor me any type of working visa. I have contribute my time, money, dedication to the nursing career here in this country and now I got rejected. Reading all the previous post, I feel very upset and unfair for well-educated and dedicated people like us to be treated in this way. I've been working overtime voluntarily as much as they need me. I would like to continue my master degree but without working as a RN, there is no way I can support financially myself through grad school. I still have a lot of debt that I had from 2 years of BSN. I went through all the stress for 7 years already. There is no need to go through it again for nothing. I'm looking for any RN jobs in other countries which really needs Nurse. If anybody here know any information about nursing job in other English speaking countries, please help me. God bless y'all.

You should try finding a sponsor in England. Since you have such fantastic qualification, there are international recruitment agencies here that may be willing to help you relocate. To practice as a nurse in England you do need the one year experience before you can apply to be registered with their nursing board. as an F1 In the US you are only as good as the amount of money you can give; when that runs out, everyone shuts you out.

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Tristant in New Bern, North Carolina

25 months ago

Thank you Sheila. Your words mean a lot to me and Im glad there are many people feel the same way about this situation. I am disappointed with U.S government about immigrant law. First of all, they dont consider Nursing as a Science even though my degree is called Bachelor degree of Science in Nursing. Secondly, they let illegal mexican people stay and work for jobs non-require skills or knowledge. Third, they said unemployment rate is high so they dont offer foreign nurses jobs--> this is the most stupid political game. Many people said american nurses are out of job but that is true becuz they are just LPNs or CNAs who dont want to go further for RNs and BSN. My patients are really upset when they know Im leaving and they said there are american nurses do not deserve to stay here better than me.
However, it is what it is. I tried my best to give them what I got. If they dont need me then I leave. This country forget its root that it is a land of opportunity where their ancestors found and buillt it. And now they shut the door for others.
My problem is my OPT expired after I worked for 10months (i made mistake when chosing the day of beginning OPT when I applied)However, I worked extra shifts day and night a lot, way way a lot so I hope they can mAke up to 1 yr experience.
. I will leave this country for good in 4 days. I found an agency receuiting for nurses in Australia and been waiting for job offer over there but still have no any hospital offer me a job becaus my 10 months experience. I was looking in England too but I found they prefer Female nurse than Male nurse and they dont have much job offer for Med/Surg.
As you said, i will never know somewhere else is better until I leave this place. So i believe there will be a hospital willing sponsor me for my hard wOrking and passion for nursing

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BINGO in Saint Petersburg, Florida

25 months ago

I've read a lot of your posts-

The United Stated is in a recession..so work is hard to come by. Because of this hospitals are not willing to sponsor nurses when they have 100 citizens standing in line waiting for a job. Sorry that some of you are mad that hospitals aren't sponsoring you-but they don't have to.

Try Canada-I hear they are in desperate need of nurses.

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Reeya in Holmdel, New Jersey

25 months ago

Sheila in Bridgwater, United Kingdom said: Hi Reeya
If the Hospital is willing to apply for a green card, let them do it in that case it will be an immigrant work visa. It might mean that you have to leave the country and come back. check with your lawyer first. As a nurse without a BSN you do not qualify for a H1B visa as this is for skilled professionals and nursing has been removed from the immigration list of skilled professions.So all nurses applying for H1B are rejected. I was rejected too, I was F1 too. All I needed was a year's experiences to enable apply to practice in England. I got that and now I am in England. If you can get your BSN, have the hospital employ you as an administrator or supervisor of some sorts, then maybe you have a chance to get the H1b. Take courage you are not alone. I was once there, I am glad I left the US. If I did not leave I would not have known there were better opportunities here for me.

Thank you so much Sheila.. one of my friends get H1b approve Supervisor Position without BSN. USCIS said There is no need BSN On Nursing Job. I have more then 3 years of Exp. here in USA and if i want to apply in england. can i work there as RN ? should i have to give exam like Nclex fore Nurse License.

again Thank you so much for reply me.. i really appreciated for your time..

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Tristant in Huntersville, North Carolina

25 months ago

Dont get me wrong. I didnt say US owe me anything. Actually im thankful to have opportunity getting education here. Im just unfortunately sad for my hard work is not recognized. If you are in the foot of international student and know how much we pay for tuition fees, scholarship restriction and part-time working restriction,you will understand what we feel.

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BINGO in Saint Petersburg, Florida

25 months ago

Tristant in Huntersville, North Carolina said: Dont get me wrong. I didnt say US owe me anything. Actually im thankful to have opportunity getting education here. Im just unfortunately sad for my hard work is not recognized. If you are in the foot of international student and know how much we pay for tuition fees, scholarship restriction and part-time working restriction,you will understand what we feel.

WE ARE IN A RECESSION...how about being a US citizen and cannot find work even though you are smart and educated...see we do know how you feel

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Tristant in Huntersville, North Carolina

25 months ago

Are you really talking about medical field? Or street smart and high school educated? Then y'all can have the jobs.

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Sheila in Bridgwater, United Kingdom

25 months ago

Reeya in Holmdel, New Jersey said: Thank you so much Sheila.. one of my friends get H1b approve Supervisor Position without BSN. USCIS said There is no need BSN On Nursing Job. I have more then 3 years of Exp. here in USA and if i want to apply in england. can i work there as RN ? should i have to give exam like Nclex fore Nurse License.

again Thank you so much for reply me.. i really appreciated for your time..

The NMC( nursing and midwifery council) here in England requires for foreign trained nurses to have a minimum of a BSN before they can be registered, regardless of experience. They also do not recognize NCLEX in the UK. What they do is like an endorsement. They ask for your transcript of training, two work references, a complete physical health check and a license verification from the boards of nursing. Along this you have to have notarized copies of degrees, certificates etc. When approved, you have to go for a mandatory 2o days training and depending on their decision, you may or may not need to do a 3-6 months supervised training period. it does not hurt to contact them and inquire if your years of experience can considered. I know the shortage here right now is for perioperative nurses and NICU nurses. Here is the link.www.nmc-uk.org/Registration/Joining-the-register/Trained-outside-the-EU--EEA/. you will also find their phone number on their website on the ontact us tab. Hope this helps. If you have any questions feel free to email me. best of wishes

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Sheila in Bridgwater, United Kingdom

25 months ago

Hi Tristan
If you used the 60 days grace period on your OPT to add up to 12 months experience, that is perfect it adds up to the 12 months required in the UK. There is no such thing as a preference for female Nurses in the UK. I am here and I have been contacting recruitment agents and asking questions. On the contrary, male nurses are encouraged. As for Australia,a friend of mine from Brazil and myself did try the Australian route last year but they had insisted on the 12 months. The only other option was South Arabia, which i absolutely did not want. We both left the US. she went back to Brazil and they refused to register her in the nursing board over there, without experience.she was so sick of her nursing dilemma in the US and all that she changed professions. She is now a teacher and loves her new found calling. Whatever the case, know that you are highly qualified do not let this situation make you believe that there is nothing out there for you. I spent a total of $85,000 for education in the US. I cut my losses and moved on. You are leaving in a few days, just be positive that everything will work out. If you can and believe, let God take care of the rest. who knows Maybe you will make a great manager or executive in a multimillion corporation.Maybe you will get an excellent job in Australia. best of wishes and have a safe trip. If you do decide to try Europe, email me at ojongaya@gmail.com

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Sheila in Bridgwater, United Kingdom

25 months ago

Tristant in New Bern, North Carolina said: Thank you Sheila. Your words mean a lot to me and Im glad there are many people feel the same way about this situation. I am disappointed with U.S government about

Hi Tristant
If you used the 60 days grace period on your OPT to add up to 12 months experience, that is perfect it adds up to the 12 months required in the UK. There is no such thing as a preference for female Nurses in the UK. I am here and I have been contacting recruitment agents and asking questions. On the contrary, male nurses are encouraged. As for Australia,a friend of mine from Brazil and myself did try the Australian route last year but they had insisted on the 12 months. The only other option was South Arabia, which i absolutely did not want. We both left the US. she went back to Brazil and they refused to register her in the nursing board over there, without experience.she was so sick of her nursing dilemma in the US and all that she changed professions. She is now a teacher and loves her new found calling. Whatever the case, know that you are highly qualified do not let this situation make you believe that there is nothing out there for you. I spent a total of $85,000 for education in the US. I cut my losses and moved on. You are leaving in a few days, just be positive that everything will work out. If you can and believe, let God take care of the rest. who knows Maybe you will make a great manager or executive in a multimillion corporation.Maybe you will get an excellent job in Australia. best of wishes and have a safe trip. If you do decide to try Europe, email me at ojongaya@gmail.com

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Tristant in New Bern, North Carolina

25 months ago

I think you should fire "your fellow Americans" who let me graduate with straight A's, shouldn't you? And thank you, haters are my motivators. God bless your heart.

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Dupli in louisville, Kentucky

23 months ago

Hi Tristant, Sheila and Yasuko hope you are doing well.
I would greatly appreciate your advice.
I have a BSN. 12 mths exp on OPT. No H1B post OPT.

What could you advise me ?
MSN- NP ?
Study in UK ? and then work there ?
Find work in UK ? How and where ? I am about to begin the process for NMC,UK.

Yasuko's experience of not find a job post MSN is very disheartening.
Tristant, where are you nowadays please update me.

Sheila, you are the only one who is showing some hope for students like me. Please post a reply.

Please send me an email at z2qc1@hotmail.com
Seeking some advice, greatly appreciated.

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Yasuko in Voorhees, New Jersey

23 months ago

Hi Dupli,

Thank you for the message.
Since my last post, I found a job as a wound care specialist.
My company was willing to sponsor me for H1B visa. Unfortunately, I was not able to get the visa because the cap reached on the day my application was submitted. Now, my company is helping me get a green card.
I think I was lucky that I found this company.
I should not say uncertain things to you, but you may have a chance to get H1B if you have MSN/NP, Certified nurse specialist...

To guest.
I studied with American students in pre-nursing,BSN and MSN programs. I saw American students who were not accepted to nursing programs because of low GPA,withdrew from BSN or MSN program, being kicked out from the programs because of academic dishonesty.
I believe most people posting here had studied hard in college, received RN/ASN or RN/BSN, and are willing to work for American people like I am doing now.
I also pay federal and state taxes every two weeks.
Some of my colleagues don't want to work as a full-time, so I work more time as a full time for them.

Dupli, Hang in there!!

Yasuko

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Tristant in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

23 months ago

Hi Dupli,
Thanks for your concern about me. I am back to my country, Vietnam almost 2 months and I have been out of work for 3 months. I am struggling with finding a job offer in Australia because they keep rejecting my application due to my 10 months experience. I am also having a hard time finding a job as a nurse here in Vietnam because I am way overqualified for their positions here. In addition, most hospitals here favor Good Looking Female nurses rather than Male nurses. My family has been convincing me apply for job using my bachelor degree in Business management which i can make a lot money than in hospital here ($1,500 per month in business field vs $250 per month in nursing field) I really want to continue working as a nurse and I don't care how much Im gonna make but there is no nursing job offer for me either (I also cannot use my license here because medical system here is much different to the States)
I am gonna take IELTS test, an English test requires for foreigner whose English is not their first language in order to apply license in Canada and in UK. While waiting on Australia, I will apply for Canada and UK.
I was planning go back the States to get MSN-NP in the future. However, now I am considering studying in Canada where they are more open for HIGHLY-EDUCATED HARD WORKER like us.
Dupli, hang in there. If you want to continue to MSN, go for it!!!! I will not give up my nursing calling, and you will not either, :) Wish you the best.

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Yasuko in Voorhees, New Jersey

23 months ago

Tristant in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam said: Hi Dupli,
Thanks for your concern about me. I am back to my country, Vietnam almost 2 months and I have been out of work for 3 months. I am struggling with finding a job offer in Australia because they keep rejecting my application due to my 10 months experience. I am also having a hard time finding a job as a nurse here in Vietnam because I am way overqualified for their positions here. In addition, most hospitals here favor Good Looking Female nurses rather than Male nurses. My family has been convincing me apply for job using my bachelor degree in Business management which i can make a lot money than in hospital here ($1,500 per month in business field vs $250 per month in nursing field) I really want to continue working as a nurse and I don't care how much Im gonna make but there is no nursing job offer for me either (I also cannot use my license here because medical system here is much different to the States)
I am gonna take IELTS test, an English test requires for foreigner whose English is not their first language in order to apply license in Canada and in UK. While waiting on Australia, I will apply for Canada and UK.
I was planning go back the States to get MSN-NP in the future. However, now I am considering studying in Canada where they are more open for HIGHLY-EDUCATED HARD WORKER like us.
Dupli, hang in there. If you want to continue to MSN, go for it!!!! I will not give up my nursing calling, and you will not either, :) Wish you the best.

Hi Tristant,

I just read your comment to Dupli.I believe nursing is your calling. Don't give up and keep faith. I also believe your future patients will be happy to be taken care of with your compassion and dedication in patient care.
Hang in there.
God bless you.

Yasuko

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Dupli in louisville, Kentucky

22 months ago

Hi Yasuko, Tristant and Sheila hope you are doing well.
My hospital had applied for an H1-B for me as a Clinical Nurse analyst/ICU nurse, based upon my BSN-RN, MBA(I.T).

It was denied today. Seriously sad until your posts uplifted my spirits (again). I am looking up MSn programs. However i could not find any job offerings for APRN's who need a H1-B.

Yasuko, it would be very helpful if i could talk to you in detail. my email is z2qc1@hotmail.com
I would like make sure I picked up the correct program rather than something that gets me denied again. I hope you know what I mean Yasuko.

England opportunities are far away it seems. Almost a year to get all the paper work complete. I plan to get into an MSN program ...let them cook my paper work and then see if I can be eligible to work in England.

Currently my wife is working here and so I dont have to leave. I am also trying to search some research opportunities.

yasuko please email me.

Thanks a lot for all your kind words and motivation.

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Darwin Moore in New Britain, New York

22 months ago

I think there are companies who will sponsors trained good nurses to us. You can visit this link this will help you www.nursesrx.com/non-us-nurses/non-us-nurses-intl.aspx.

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Sheila in Bridgwater, United Kingdom

21 months ago

Dupli in louisville, Kentucky said: Hi Yasuko, Tristant and Sheila hope you are doing well.
My hospital had applied for an H1-B for me as a Clinical Nurse analyst /ICU nurse, based upon my BSN-RN, MBA(I.T).

It was denied today. Seriously sad until your posts uplifted my spirits (again). I am looking up MSn programs. However i could not find any job offerings for APRN's who need a H1-B.

Yasuko, it would be very helpful if i could talk to you in detail. my email is z2qc1@hotmail.com
I would like make sure I picked up the correct program rather than something that gets me denied again. I hope you know what I mean Yasuko.

England opportunities are far away it seems. Almost a year to get all the paper work complete. I plan to get into an MSN program ...let them cook my paper work and then see if I can be eligible to work in England.

Currently my wife is working here and so I dont have to leave. I am also trying to search some research opportunities.

yasuko please email me.

Thanks a lot for all your kind words and motivation.

Hello Dupli so sorry to hear about your H1B. How are you coping? If I may advice, go into a health informatics program or a nurse anesthetist program instead of another nursing program. IT degrees are the ones who get the most H1B approvals, you can see the report on my visajob.com. Unless you really want to stay in nursing. For me, the nursing profession has become a job, I think the whole jobless stress in the US, and the stress of getting registered here, has left a bad taste for the profession. so I am planning on starting a health informatics degree next year here in the UK. If you ever need to pursue the UK route. I am here to walk you through it. Just email me. Best of luck and wishes. Sheila

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Sheila in Bridgwater, United Kingdom

21 months ago

Yasuko in Voorhees, New Jersey said: Hi Tristant,

I just read your comment to Dupli.I believe nursing is your calling. Don't give up and keep faith. I also believe your future patients will be happy to be taken care of with your compassion and dedication in patient care.
Hang in there.
God bless you.

Yasuko

Hi Tristant I hope you are alright. I saw your post about the situation back home. so sorry. Don't give up. You have a management degree, use it to your advantage. Here in the UK I applied for some management positions, wanting to get out of bedside nursing because I realized that I have become less passionate about it. i was told I needed at least a certificate in management. So please apply for management positions in hospitals if available. Best of luck and wishes. sheila

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Dream in Lansing, Michigan

21 months ago

Reeya in Holmdel, New Jersey said: i am RN Nurse without BSN and i have more then 3 years of exp. in USA. i m on F1 visa, got CPT from School and working on hospital as supervisor. Hopstial Management said provide me sponsorship.

Can i apply for H1b or Greencard directly. please anymore can give me advice for that.

@Reeya: Can you please tell me the name of hospital in New Jersey who said that they will sponsor you ??? Please!! It will be a great help if you could tell me the name of the hospital you worked for.. Thanks

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Dream in Lansing, Michigan

21 months ago

Yasuko in Voorhees, New Jersey said: Hi Dupli,

Thank you for the message.
Since my last post, I found a job as a wound care specialist.
My company was willing to sponsor me for H1B visa. Unfortunately, I was not able to get the visa because the cap reached on the day my application was submitted. Now, my company is helping me get a green card.
I think I was lucky that I found this company.
I should not say uncertain things to you, but you may have a chance to get H1B if you have MSN/NP, Certified nurse specialist...

To guest.
I studied with American students in pre-nursing,BSN and MSN programs. I saw American students who were not accepted to nursing programs because of low GPA,withdrew from BSN or MSN program, being kicked out from the programs because of academic dishonesty.
I believe most people posting here had studied hard in college , received RN/ASN or RN/BSN, and are willing to work for American people like I am doing now.
I also pay federal and state taxes every two weeks.
Some of my colleagues don't want to work as a full-time, so I work more time as a full time for them.

Dupli, Hang in there!!

Yasuko

Can you tell me the name hospital or agency who you work for ??

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Van in Lynnwood, Washington

16 months ago

Tristant in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam said: Hi Dupli,
Thanks for your concern about me. I am back to my country, Vietnam almost 2 months and I have been out of work for 3 months. I am struggling with finding a job offer in Australia because they keep rejecting my application due to my 10 months experience. I am also having a hard time finding a job as a nurse here in Vietnam because I am way overqualified for their positions here. In addition, most hospitals here favor Good Looking Female nurses rather than Male nurses. My family has been convincing me apply for job using my bachelor degree in Business management which i can make a lot money than in hospital here ($1,500 per month in business field vs $250 per month in nursing field) I really want to continue working as a nurse and I don't care how much Im gonna make but there is no nursing job offer for me either (I also cannot use my license here because medical system here is much different to the States)
I am gonna take IELTS test, an English test requires for foreigner whose English is not their first language in order to apply license in Canada and in UK. While waiting on Australia, I will apply for Canada and UK.
I was planning go back the States to get MSN-NP in the future. However, now I am considering studying in Canada where they are more open for HIGHLY-EDUCATED HARD WORKER like us.
Dupli, hang in there. If you want to continue to MSN, go for it!!!! I will not give up my nursing calling, and you will not either, :) Wish you the best.

Hi Tristan,

I'm currently an international nursing student from Viet Nam. I'm in the BSN program in Washington state. I hope everything has worked out for you. I can understand that it was extremely stressful to find a job. Did you go back to school for the MSN-NP degree or find a job with RN degree? I would love to stay in touch with you and learn about your experience.

Best Regards

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Van in Lynnwood, Washington

16 months ago

Yasuko in Voorhees, New Jersey said: Hi Dupli,

Thank you for the message.
Since my last post, I found a job as a wound care specialist.
My company was willing to sponsor me for H1B visa. Unfortunately, I was not able to get the visa because the cap reached on the day my application was submitted. Now, my company is helping me get a green card.
I think I was lucky that I found this company.
I should not say uncertain things to you, but you may have a chance to get H1B if you have MSN/NP, Certified nurse specialist...

To guest.
I studied with American students in pre-nursing,BSN and MSN programs. I saw American students who were not accepted to nursing programs because of low GPA,withdrew from BSN or MSN program, being kicked out from the programs because of academic dishonesty.
I believe most people posting here had studied hard in college , received RN/ASN or RN/BSN, and are willing to work for American people like I am doing now.
I also pay federal and state taxes every two weeks.
Some of my colleagues don't want to work as a full-time, so I work more time as a full time for them.

Dupli, Hang in there!!

Yasuko

Hi Yasuko,

Thank you for sharing your information with us. That is really inspiring. Were you a BSN when they hired you? Since you were hired as Wound Care Specialist, I would assume that you have a higher degree then BSN. And also, I would love to know how you persuaded the company to sponsor for you.

Best wishes for you.
Van

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Yasuko in Voorhees, New Jersey

16 months ago

Hi Van,

I have BSN and MSN. I think it is really difficult to find a job and a sponsor for H1B even though you have an RN license with BSN.
After getting MSN and family nurse practitioner, I was looking for a job and a sponsor for H1B but it was not able to find any for a while.
I was really lucky to get this current job.
You may be laugh and won't believe if I tell you how I got this job......
I must say God gave me this job. really.
I know this is not helpful. but it is true.
I think if you get Master of Nursing, you may have a chance to get both a job and a sponsor.
Currently nurses with advanced degree, nurse practitioner, certified midwife, certified nurse specialist, certified nurse anaesthetist, nurse manager but regular nurse can apply for H1B visa.
I recommend you to pursue higher degree of nursing.

Good Luck!
Yasuko

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Van in Everett, Washington

13 months ago

Hi Yasuko,

Thank you very much for your reply. I think it will be best for me to pursue a higher education. Since you are already working in nursing field, do you have any recommendation on which degree I should go for. Which one would require least training and give me better chance of employed.

Thanks so much again for your helpful post. I hope everything has been going well for you

Van

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Yasuko in Voorhees, New Jersey

13 months ago

Hi Van,

Which nursing job are you interested in? If you already have special skill and knowledge, those will be helpful when you apply H1B visa. If you are interested in primary care, family NP program may be a good choice. I see more NPs working in nursing homes and Dr's office.
I wish you will find a job and sponsor for H1B after completing the higher education program!!

Good Luck!

Yasuko

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HarmonyCare in Boynton Beach, Florida

13 months ago

Medical Staffing Network used to sponsor nurses, not sure if they still do, but you may want to check them out.

msnhealth.com/

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