I'm a Registered Nurse in Australia who holds a Bachelor of Nursing from QUT and 12 months of experience.
I've been trawling this forum and several others, as well as visiting professional sites, to understand the pathway of acquiring registration and a position to work in the State of New York, via the E3 visa.
As far as I understand, the process is as follows:
-Have my degree considered and approved by CGFNS
-Apply to sit NCLFX-RN through Pearson VUE once my degree has been approved
-Complete mandatory NY State Child Abuse and Infection Control training
-I believe I am now registered in NY State? Correct?
-Head to US on VWP to find a position that satisfies E3 requirements
-Have employer file for LCA, return to Australia to apply for E3 visa
-Move to US to start employment
Have I got the steps in correct order?
A couple of questions;
How does one complete the mandatory training without having a visa?
I've seen on the list of education providers from the NY BON website that this training can be completed online? Would I need a US address to complete this or could I complete it in Australia, just as I can sit NCLFX-RN in Australia?
Can anyone recommend any job search websites to start my hunt from once I arrive in the US?
How difficult is it to actually attain a position that REQUIRES a BSN or equivalent, and not just PREFERRED? (This is needed to satisify E3, as this visa is a "specialty" and to my understanding, many RN's practice in the US only having completed an Associates Degree and not a BSN?
Thanks for your advice.