I am currently doing my BSN at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, am holding F1 visa for international students, and will be graduate (BSN degree) in December 2014. I would like to create this topic thread for international students, who are also BSN graduate of 2014, to be updated about H1b visa/GC info.
As far as I know, in order to obtain a green card as a registered nurse in the US, we have 2 directions: H1b and H1c. However, there is no more H1c accepted since September 2009. Therefore, H1b is the ONLY way of getting a green card. Please correct me if my understanding is wrong.
Therefore, we are now encountering the same problem just as other professions: The job market will NOT be friendly to us just because we are nurses. Life changes, things don't stay the same. Nursing is not our promising future anymore. Honestly, I was worried reading the news that H1b application is now ceased until April 2013.
This topic is for BSN graduate of 2014 to be prepared for what we want to do after that. Please share with us any possible thing that could help us, only if you don't mind. That would help us a lot and I personally really appreciate. These are my questions that I wanted to suggest:
- What is the good time do you think we should start the job hunting?
- At the job interview, should we even mention about H1b with hospitals/healthcare companies right off the bat? Should we speed our sponsor hospitals/healthcare companies to the process of filing our visas due to the limited of accepted application?
- What are the areas that they are really in need of nurses? I am thinking of geriatric because the "baby boom" generation is reaching their ages of needing helps now.
- What clinics/nursing homes/hospitals in the DFW will likely do GC sponsorship for us?
So what you said is it will go BSN --> OPT --> EB3 --> GCHowever, as far as I know, EB3 is ONLY for Australian. Please correct me.So, if I want to go H1b, I'll need to have an ADN degree, is it correct?
Last edit by xdelta on Aug 27, '12