Resource list for working in US - page 4

for those of you wishing to work in the us and obtain a green card, these are the steps that you should follow: 1. apply for visa screen certificate (this will be the most time consuming, and... Read More

  1. by   Trixiebell
    so another silly q for you...

    can i apply for jobs in the US before sitting NCLEX? and this one is really daft but i can't figure this out...i sit NCLEX after finishing school right?
    we want to get back asap so i'm trying to figure out the best way to get us home with our families!

    thanks
    elle
  2. by   madwife2002
    I believe you need experience but the process of waiting and getting the green card is a long tedious road, so you will be gaining your experience while you wait. You wont be able to take NCLEX until you are a registered nurse in your own country and have all your credentials verified.
  3. by   madwife2002
    PS You could always get married and then you wouldnt have the long wait!!!!!
  4. by   suzanne4
    Quote from Qatrn
    Hi Suzzane, My colleagues took nclex twice and failed under NM. Her last exam was Nov 2004 and her first exam was June 2004.Since one year is finished, can she retake the exam? Is she going to submit the reapplication or start all over again like finger printing and submission of schoool credentials?Thanks
    She can retake the exam again. She just has to contact the BON and pay the fees to them, as well as Pearson-Vue for the exam. Some states actually charge a fee if the nurse has to take the exam again.
  5. by   suzanne4
    Quote from madwife2002
    I believe you need experience but the process of waiting and getting the green card is a long tedious road, so you will be gaining your experience while you wait. You wont be able to take NCLEX until you are a registered nurse in your own country and have all your credentials verified.
    You actually do not need a license in your home country to sit for the NCLEX or CGFNS exam. Just completion of an RN program with a full set of transcripts.
  6. by   suzanne4
    Quote from Trixiebell
    hi
    i'm an australian student, finishing my RN next year and then am going straight into the one yr masters in midwifery...
    my fiance is american and is about to move out here till i get out of school...we want to get back to the US asap...do i need expierience to get a green card or can i come over right after i finish training and seek work?
    i dont know what the midwife course is in the US but here its 32 hr a week of paid work plus 8 class hours a week...so i will have a yr's exp behind me in L&D and am currently working as a CNA...
    also i keep hearing ppl talk about med-surg year...is this important in getting a visa? i was planning on specialising right away but if its better to get a yrs exp i could do this also...
    sorry for the pile of questions...we're just wrestling with the immigration dept. this end to get him in here (proving a real relationship and all that mess :uhoh21: ) and i'm starting to get the impression we will have to mess around on the way back too
    thanks
    elle
    You will have problems with being qualified to sit for the NCLEX exam over here. Your training is not the same as in the US any longer. You need to have hours in adult medicine/mental health/ as well as peds-maternal health to even be able to sit for the exam. Having the midwifery certificate just increases your area of specialty but doesn't help with the other. US, as well as Cananda, require the "generalist approach."

    Sorry, but I know that this isn't what you want to hear.
  7. by   suzanne4
    Quote from hsnicol
    Ok I am still confused about this whole thing, so I am going to write and ask the dumb questions again.

    I have already been thru cgfns and they issued a report.

    This was sent to the Georgia board of Nursing who sent me a letter saying that I needed to do maternal/infant health and psych nursing.

    SO

    1. Do I go thru the whole process of cgfns to do the NY thing or would I just be wasting my money as I am guessing that it will say the same thing.

    2. Where in North Florida or South Georgia is there a school that will actually take me on to do just those subjects, as so far I have had every single one of them tell me that they do not have any room or that I need letters from different Boards of Nursing for them to even consider me.

    If it helps, I am an Australian Nurse if that makes any difference and I have lived here in Florida for the last three years.

    I am here as a spouse of an E2 visa holder, which we have to renew this fall, so obviously I would have liked this all to have been sorted out before now, but it is still ongoing so I am at a stage where I really need to know that I am going in the right direction, especially as I feel that all I do is bang my head against a brick wall with everything that I do........
    Any state in the US has the same requirements as far as having hours in each of those areas. So contacting another state isn't going to help.
    Have you tried contacting any private nursing schools in your area?
  8. by   madwife2002
    Quote from suzanne4
    You actually do not need a license in your home country to sit for the NCLEX or CGFNS exam. Just completion of an RN program with a full set of transcripts.

    Oh didnt know that, was confusing registered with being qualified. If you know what I mean.
    Here you dont sit for a licence you do your three years pass all exams then apply for licence.
  9. by   hsnicol
    Quote from suzanne4
    Any state in the US has the same requirements as far as having hours in each of those areas. So contacting another state isn't going to help.
    Have you tried contacting any private nursing schools in your area?
    So I am guessing that going thru NY would be a waste of time for me? I am not sure how to figure out which are private run nursing schools, any ideas? I have been searching it up on the Net but as I am not sure of the names I do not know which are which.

    Every school that I have contacted does not have space to take on someone for just those subjects, that is what is so frustrating as I accept that I will have to do these subjects again but I can't find anywhere that will actually let me do them.....

    So any help in this direction would be greatly appreciated
  10. by   suzanne4
    Go to the BON for your state. It should have a listing of all of the approved schools in your area.

    Let me know if you do not come up with something from that.
  11. by   kristinzx
    Dear Suzanne,

    My Father is a practicing surgeon in Indonesia and wants to live here in the US because all of his family lives here. He heard that RN is a very good and promising career in US compared to MD so he's thinking of getting the RN license. However, we don't have any idea how to start and who to get info from. Most of the cases I read are foreign nurses to become US nurses. He's here in the US right now under tourist visa. also, he doesnt have social security number. Do you know anything that can help us?

    Thank you so much for your help


    Eva
  12. by   suzanne4
    He would need to complete at least a two year nursing program. He will not receive any credit for the hours that he has put in towards his medical degree for the actual nursing classes.

    His best bet may be one of the private schools to get into. They are more expensive but usually do not have much of a waiting list.

    He can try contacting Pima Medical Institute in Mesa, Arizona. They have a new program beginning in July, not sure if their class is full yet. You can get their info from the internet.

    Hope that this helps. Please let me know if you need any more assistance.
    Which island was he practicing on?
  13. by   carvanaragon
    There are a lot of foreign MDS already in the US as RNS. But most had obtained their nursing school prior to coming to the US. One option could be to go back home, obtain a nursing course then take the NCLEX. In the Philippines, MDS taking up nurses have a shortened program. I dont know if this exist in your country too. Since your father is here as a tourist, he has to consult an immigration lawyer how he can change his status from tourist to student if he plans to take up nursing in the US. welcome to all nurses.
    Quote from kristinzx
    Dear Suzanne,


    My Father is a practicing surgeon in Indonesia and wants to live here in the US because all of his family lives here. He heard that RN is a very good and promising career in US compared to MD so he's thinking of getting the RN license. However, we don't have any idea how to start and who to get info from. Most of the cases I read are foreign nurses to become US nurses. He's here in the US right now under tourist visa. also, he doesnt have social security number. Do you know anything that can help us?

    Thank you so much for your help


    Eva

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