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- Mar 10, '09 by KosmonavtIf you were granted employment authorization under OPT, regardless of either you worked or not, you won't be able to get another one again after you earn your BSN. IMHO if you have enough money to pay for pharmacy school, it looks like a MUCH better option.
- Thanks for the reply.
I have stayed in Texas, and wouldn't mind living there especially in Houston.
I don't have any experience as a nurse besides working as a hospital volunteer.
From what I have read, I guess I could work for a year on OPT and try to become specialized w/i a year, then try to find a hospital, which will sponsor H1 visa. I will have to find out if this is a realistic goal or not, since one year experience in engineering field is not much.
Or, i guess I could work in Canada or Australia, then try to come back to US if I really want to? Are those the only two countries that recognize American RN license?
- I didn't even apply for OPT after my first B.S. So, I am still eligible....
Money is also an issue. Currency has nearly doubled, I don't think I could go through 4 years of school finanically.
- Mar 10, '09 by KosmonavtImmigration-wise in could be better to get M.S. in computer engineering, try to find an employer and file under EB-2 category if you are not from India or China.
- I am from S. Korea..I am actually considering doing Industrial Engineering with this new piece of info on nursing employment. I could work for biomedical companies, hospitals, or so on..I am not sure how easy it is to get GC with M.S. as an engineer, though a lot of companies do sponsor H1 for engineers.
However, in timees like this, we are also the first ones to go...lol
This new information contradicts everything I have read / heard on immigration process for nurses....I have even heard stories on how friend's friend did nursing and got her green card in matter of months. And that person was from India...
I guess there is uncertainty in visa / immigration process in any profession. I just thought it was much easier for nurses...
- Mar 10, '09 by Silverdragon102Many countries recognise the US training as long as it is at BSN level. ADN doesn't in general meet requirements for other countries
VB can be found here and you will be looking in general at EB3 although may depending on training and experience meet EB2 http://travel.state.gov/visa/frvi/bu...etin_1360.html
Retrogression and nurses being affected has been ongoing since Oct 06 with many many nurses affected regardless on where they trained. H1c is only used by 14 hospitals in the US and only 500 at any one time also due for review at the end of this year with no indication of extending it. H1b is just for specialist and not many especially new grads will meet requirements
You may have to consider another country or returning home once you have completed your training and that your training meets country's foreign nurse requirement
- Thanks for the info.
There is always a risk / chance that I wll have to return to my home country with any field of study.
So the retrogression affects every H1 and GC applicant regardless of their home country?
I guess my best bet with BSN is to get into NP program or specialize after a year of experience.
Does foreign NPs also have this much difficulty with employment?
- Mar 10, '09 by Silverdragon102Retrogression isn't affecting H1b visa allocation as different but finding employers that use H1b will be hard. Not many hospital utilises them and they generally are the first to go when jobs have to be lost.
As regards to NP finding employment well again will depend on employer and what experience you have managed to get
- Mar 10, '09 by traumaRUsI can speak to NP employment: even for US citizens, employment is tight. And...since you would be coming into NP employment without ever having worked as an RN, would be doubly so for you.
- haha, very encouraging information.....
what happen to the shortage in nurses?