Quickest Way for Getting Things Done and Licensed in US - page 8

As most of you know, I have been recommending initial licensure in NY for quite some time. And for those of you that did not heed the warning, you now know why. New York is three easy... Read More

  1. by   gendc
    Thanks for your fast response... Yes, I would definetely file for my Visa Screen now. Its just that when I heard that CA have a hard time in releasing license without SSN#, I was really crushed since that's where I apply for licensure. But is it correct to say that if I have an employer who wants to employ me, then he/she will give me the SSN# and then the company where he/she is affiliated with could have the release of my license? Is that correct? Thanks for your time. This site really provide insights for us.. Thanks for the big help.
  2. by   gendc
    By the way, what other states do not require initial licensure in area of origin besides California. This would be helpful to some of my other collegues who have not had taken their nursing licensure exams here in the Phil. but still want to furnish their applications. Thanks again.
  3. by   suzanne4
    Tell them to go with New York. They will issue a hard license without a Social Security Number, and in my opinion, this is the most important thing.
  4. by   suzanne4
    Quote from gendc
    Thanks for your fast response... Yes, I would definetely file for my Visa Screen now. Its just that when I heard that CA have a hard time in releasing license without SSN#, I was really crushed since that's where I apply for licensure. But is it correct to say that if I have an employer who wants to employ me, then he/she will give me the SSN# and then the company where he/she is affiliated with could have the release of my license? Is that correct? Thanks for your time. This site really provide insights for us.. Thanks for the big help.
    California will not issue you a license until you have Social Security Number and there is no way around that. When you find an employer and everyhting is accepted by immigration, then you will get a SSN# issued to you by the US Government, not your employer. Until that time, you cannot endorse, since CA doesn't consider you having a license etc. The license will be sent to you once you provide the BON with your SSN#. It is not released to yoor employer, but to you, since it is your license.
  5. by   gendc
    Thanks again suzanne4 for your updates. Now it has a very clear picture to me and I understand what you're saying. Just wish me luck to pass nclex and finally find a very good employer.
  6. by   gendc
    Quote from suzanne4
    Tell them to go with New York. They will issue a hard license without a Social Security Number, and in my opinion, this is the most important thing.
    I will tell that to my friends but before anything else, then they should be able to hurdle the national licensure exams here in the Phil so they could apply in NY. Thanks
  7. by   suzanne4
    The US does not require previous licensure in your home country, only a set of completed transcripts. You may wish to get the initial license to get the experience while you are waiting for immigration.
  8. by   gendc
    Quote from suzanne4
    The US does not require previous licensure in your home country, only a set of completed transcripts. You may wish to get the initial license to get the experience while you are waiting for immigration.
    So that's why! Its just a shame that I decided to apply in CA. Anyways, again thanks for the help and insights.
  9. by   jhayman
    www.op.nyed.gov site not there... how do you take the two courses online that are required?

    Thanks.. John
  10. by   gendc
    Quote from jhayman
    www.op.nyed.gov site not there... how do you take the two courses online that are required?

    Thanks.. John
    I'm not sure either. But try reading the threads by suzanne4 and I guess somewhere I read it. Goodluck and just keep on trying. i will try to find it too. Will post it if there's something about what your looking.
  11. by   suzanne4
    You just had to do a search on the Board of Nursing website for NY.
    Here is the link for those of you that need it:

    http://www.op.nysed.gov/camemo.htm
  12. by   Solaris
    Quote from suzanne4
    You just had to do a search on the Board of Nursing website for NY.
    Here is the link for those of you that need it:

    http://www.op.nysed.gov/camemo.htm

    Hi everybody!

    Susan, after reading a couple of pages in this post I got lost in information. I hope you find some resources to answer my questions as well .
    I'm actually writing on behalf of my wife. She's is a RN and graduated a three year college of nursing. She is on a H4 visa being my dependant, consequently she does not have a SSN but only a tax ID and we are currently living in NC.

    1. For our specific situation what is the shortest (and safest) way to get her licensed? Is a NY license - like you suggested - good in NC?
    2. Can you detail a little bit what all these steps you mentioned before mean (e.g. Visa Screen, Credentials Evaluation and so forth)? We are not accustomed with them. What exactly do we need to do?
    3. What is - again - the shortest way to get a working visa (H1B I believe) once she is licensed?

    My employer filed for greencard already but it takes forever to get it. So my wife is trying to go her way to get a working visa in the meantime, if she has the opportunity. And being a nurse in the US seems like a good one.

    Thank you,

    Solaris
  13. by   suzanne4
    Quote from Solaris
    Hi everybody!

    Susan, after reading a couple of pages in this post I got lost in information. I hope you find some resources to answer my questions as well .
    I'm actually writing on behalf of my wife. She's is a RN and graduated a three year college of nursing. She is on a H4 visa being my dependant, consequently she does not have a SSN but only a tax ID and we are currently living in NC.

    1. For our specific situation what is the shortest (and safest) way to get her licensed? Is a NY license - like you suggested - good in NC?
    2. Can you detail a little bit what all these steps you mentioned before mean (e.g. Visa Screen, Credentials Evaluation and so forth)? We are not accustomed with them. What exactly do we need to do?
    3. What is - again - the shortest way to get a working visa (H1B I believe) once she is licensed?

    My employer filed for greencard already but it takes forever to get it. So my wife is trying to go her way to get a working visa in the meantime, if she has the opportunity. And being a nurse in the US seems like a good one.

    Thank you,

    Solaris
    First question, where did she attend school? Depends on the country as well as program if it will be accepted here. If India, good chance, if the UK there are make-up classes to be done before the curriculum will be accpeted, just to give you an example.

    There is no longer an H1-B visa available for nurses, there is the green card.
    Each state has their own license but it is easy to obtain a licnese in another state once you have the initial one. One of the major reasons that I recommend NY is that they require that CGFNS obtain all documents for them, which is a very good thing since you are already in the US. The ssme documents can also be used for the Visa Screen Certificate. Depending on where your wife trained, she may or may not be reuqired to do the set of English exams.

    As a nurse, you wife will be able to get a green card much quicker than you
    are.

    Without knowing any other info, I would recommend the NY route for her, it will also save much time and effort for you to try to get everything sent to the US as far as documents, etc.

    Since she is already legally in the US, she will be able to get hired and then get an "Adjustment of Status" filed on her behalf, and be able to work in about 60 to 90 days, once she has completed the NCLEX exam and has the Visa Screen Certificate in hand. I do not like to see anyone get petitioned without it, especially in the East because of the time frame of when it is
    actually required.

    Hope that this helps...........please let me know if you have any more questions............

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