Fisrt of all i want to say sorry for my english. I am the student of the nursing school
in Russia. I have a green card. So i have 2 options now. First is to finish my education here in Russia and get my BSN(it takes me 2 years more), or second to move in USA now whiout a degree. I want to live in NYC and i understand that i have to pass the NCLEX . I've started to check the nursing positions in New York City, and every position i saw on indeed.com or monster requires 2 - 3 years expiriance and a lot of this positions requires BSN from accreditated school(dont know if my school suits this because it has russian accreditation). So is it possible to get a job as a nurse with foreign degree and whiout experience? What do you think should i finish my school or forget about it and move to the USA now? Thank you.
Nov 27, '17
If you look at the top yellow banner of Allnurses under the US section, you may be able to get ideas about which states are hiring new grads and which are not, for example a new grad poster in the New York section reported difficulty getting work in NY but found it was easy to obtain work in Alabama. It might be possible for a foreign grad to obtain a nursing job but chances are, most employers will prefer to hire an American educated grad, who became familiar with the American technology, culture and communication when they attended clinical placements. Also, many applicants will have previous employment experience from whom they can obtain a reference, even if the prior employment was not in healthcare it will be better accepted than a foreign grads work experience in their home country.
Last edit by dishes on Nov 27, '17