Canadian Nurses in Florida - page 2

by Mcsteli

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Hi,I am a Canadian RN, working in Quebec since 7 years now, specialized in Ortho and pre-post op, I also have some teaching experience and am trying to move to Florida with my family in the following year. I wonder about the... Read More


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    Get visa screen before job but as soon as you passed NCLEX it is valid for 5 years
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    If you passed the NCLEX-Rn then you should have no difficulty passing the CRNE.

    You should google TN Visa and read up on the requirements.

    I can tell you that as a new grad you will have a difficult time finding work since you will be competing against hundreds of new Florida educated nurses.

    The grass isn't greener across the border....just warmer.
    loriangel14 and Fiona59 like this.
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    Hi
    I'm an Rn I graduated from FL. There are a lot of opportunities for new grads in FL
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    Quote from AskRN
    hi Jeweles26,
    Thanks for the great information.

    I was wondering if i can apply for a Visascreen before getting hired in the states.
    I just passed my NCLEX-RN this year. I'm Canadian graduate nurse and wanting to go to the states to work. I failed my CRNE twice and i have left with only one attempt. So, I was thinking of working in the USA before doing my CRNE last attempt. Is it a good idea? or it is better to stay in Canada and do my last attempt in June?
    Or If you think it is good to go in the states to work then, Do you think it is a good idea to do visascreen before getting a job in the states or should I do visascreen after i get a job? Greatly appreciated if you would help me reply my questions. Thank you in advance
    You DEFINITELY want to start the visascreen process before finding a job. It takes FOREVER. Many states won't even give you your license without Visascreen. Most employers won't give you the time of day without being licensed in that state. You might get lucky and they won't care, but why risk it? If you have more questions about the TN process feel free to ask. Unfortunately I know less than nothing about the CRNE test so I can't advise on that.
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    Hi,
    I see from your many great posts that you have lots of experience as a Canadian migrating to US more specifically Georgia. I too would like to make this move and would like some advice/counseling on how best to approach this. I am unable to PM you since I havenít posted enough topics to allow me to have PM rights. Can you PLEASE contact me if you are willing to answer some of my questions? Thanks
    aishunte@gmail.com


    Quote from uRNmyway
    You DEFINITELY want to start the visascreen process before finding a job. It takes FOREVER. Many states won't even give you your license without Visascreen. Most employers won't give you the time of day without being licensed in that state. You might get lucky and they won't care, but why risk it? If you have more questions about the TN process feel free to ask. Unfortunately I know less than nothing about the CRNE test so I can't advise on that.


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