International Student in the U.S.
- 0Dec 7, '12 by taonefreeHello! I am an international student from China. I finished my high school and nursing pre-requisites in California. Now I am in the first quarter of a BSN program in California. I know we have some discussions about that but they might be out-of-date. Now I am very concerned about whether I can work and stay in California after school. I know right now there is no chances for a regular RN to apply a H1B. Some old document suggested that nursing jobs with higher degree may eligible for H1B. I don't know whether this situation is still the same. If I am not eligible to stay in the States, is there any job opportunities at other states/countries that I can have with a U.S. BSN degree？
- 0Dec 7, '12 by Silverdragon102, RN AdminGenerally H1b is a specialist visa and as a new grad you generally will not be recognised as a specialist. No real other way currently for you to stay and work in the US, after using OPT, as retrogression has a 6 plus year wait and you can not stay in the US working whilst waiting, unless you qualify for a visa that allows this like NAFTA, E3 or maintaining F1 (which must be full time)
Other countries well that will depend on the country but for most I believe there is no issue with US training just know it will take time to go through the immigration and the country's nursing board requirements
- 0Dec 10, '12 by confuzhnQuote from taonefreeIf you have a master in nursing degree, you can look for jobs that are eligible for H1b or Greencard sponsorship (it's easier and faster than when you ONLY have a bachelor degree in Nursing).Some old document suggested that nursing jobs with higher degree may eligible for H1B. I don't know whether this situation is still the same. If I am not eligible to stay in the States, is there any job opportunities at other states/countries that I can have with a U.S. BSN degree？
- 0Feb 8, '13 by julima003I am currently taking ADN in Boston under a F1 visa I plan on applying for my OPT to be able to work for the next year. I have seen forums about this but they seem out dated. My plans are to work with an OPT for a year and the apply for a screen visa. Are screen visas still available for nurses?
- 0Feb 9, '13 by Silverdragon102, RN AdminFor immigration as the main applicant visa screen from CGFNS is a must. What are you going to do after using opt because immigration visa is going to currently take over 6 years and you can not stay and work unless you maintain student status. For work visa minimum requirement is BSN or at least 12 years equivalent work experience