I am a registered nurse from Denmark with a BSN and 3 1/2 years working experience.
I am in the process of getting my NY license and I'm waiting to take my NCLEX exam.
I have been on vacation in NY for 4 weeks and tried to visit different hospitals to get some advice. Most of them are not interested in talking job opportunities until I present my NY license, which is ok, but I really need some advice on this whole process, if I should continue working on getting my NY License.
My biggest concern is the whole visa-thing, which way to go. As far as I know the H1B visa requires me to get an employer who will sponsor me. Another option is a green card, which also requires an employer.
I guess my question is: Does anyone know how long it will take for me to get either H1B-vsa or green card?
I am just a person who fell in love with NY and would love to live and work there. I have no spouse or family living there.
So is the chance of me working in NY a dead end? Should I give up? I don't mind working hard, but am I looking at years of waiting on visa/green card?
Hope someone can help me.