fOREIGNER NURSES NEEDED HELP!

  1. Hi ,I'm foreigner nurse who is in CA ,waiting for NCLEX test but I'm non speaker english but have passed English test and TWE (writing test ) (TOEFL )
    I 'm going to get interim permit license sometime this month .I'm looking for info. because some hospitals didn't accept application from me because of I'm not trained in USA .Do you have any friends who is in the same situation semilar to me ?
    If you know any hospital which accept Interim permit from foreigner nurse please leave message to me.I will be appreciate for your help.
    AUN
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  2. 22 Comments

  3. by   suzanne4
    Have you completed TSE? Have you completed CGFNS? Even if you obtain an interim permit from the Board of Nursing, there isn't a hospital that will offer you a job. Taking it from the other side, why should a hospital offer you a position based on ?????.. You have had no previous documented owrk experience in the US as a nurse or nursing student, so how do they know what your skills measure measure up to? And language skills? You must complete the NCLEX to be able to work as a nurse in the US, no matter what country you trained in, even the US. NY will grant you an interim permit, BUT only if you have taken and passes CGFNS.

    Which country did you train in? Nursing in the US is very different than most of the countries. You have alot more responsibility for what you are doing and can be held legally accountable for everything. The hospital is also liable.
    Without completing all of your exams, no RN jobs. What type of Visa are you currently on?
  4. by   myabutrn
    hi AUN! i lived here in los angeles ca. and there's a hospital or nursing home i know that accept interim permit. where do you lived now. you can call this no. 323-267-0477 try that no. and there another one go to philnurse.com or email carousel@hiringnurse.com i hope it will help! goodluck!
  5. by   myabutrn
    hey suzanne! she can still work if she got the interim permit in here in ca. but in some states they asking for cgfns and even if you dont have the cgfns here in california you can work if you have the interim permit but just for 6months. thanks!
  6. by   AUN
    HI,
    THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH TO GIVE ME REALLY GOOD ADVICE.I'VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT WORKING FIRST AND I WILL CALL AND SEE HOW IT IT WORK .I THINK THEY WILL LET ME EVENTHOUGH I'M FOREIGNER.
    THANK YOU ,THANK YOU
    Quote from myabutrn
    hey suzanne! she can still work if she got the interim permit in here in ca. but in some states they asking for cgfns and even if you dont have the cgfns here in california you can work if you have the interim permit but just for 6months. thanks!
  7. by   myabutrn
    AUN

    what is your location!!! r u living in my area (los angeles, ca.) where did you graduated? what country? thanks!!
  8. by   AUN
    HI, THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR YOUR ADVICED .I PLAN TO MOVE TO OAKLAND OR SAN JOSE TO WORK.IF YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHERE SHOULD I GET A JOB PLEASE LET ME KNOW .
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    AUN

    what is your location!!! r u living in my area (los angeles, ca.) where did you graduated? what country? thanks!!
  9. by   suzanne4
    Again, you are forgetting the most important part...................
    What type of visa are you currently on? The hospial CAN NOTsponsor you for a visa without you taking one of the nursing exams. So unless you already have a work permit from a spouse, etc., there is no way to work even if you have an interim permit. The hospitals can't do it. Ad there are no longer any H1-B visas available.

    Please do not be offended by this. I am just trying to give you the correct information.

    Good luck!
  10. by   AUN
    HI,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR ADVICES,BUT GUESS WHAT I HEARD SAME OLD THING EVERYDAY.I 'M PERMANANET RESIDENT ...OK?FORGET ABOUT IT.I'M NOT LOOKING FOR SPONSOR TO GET VISA BUT I'M LOOKING FOR PLACES IN CA TO WORK AND I GOT MAILED,SO MANY MAILS .THEY WILL ACCEPT MY APPLICATION EVENTHOUGH I HAVEN'T PASSED CGFNS,INTERIM PERMIT IS WORTH ENOUGHT FOR ME ,PASSING TOEFL IS GARANTEED MY ENGLISH ,AND IT IS MY PROFIT . I KNOW ALL ABOUT VISA SCREEN AND HOW TO GET WORKING PERMIT.I'VE BEEN HERE QUITE A WHILE .
    CGFNS ,TOEFL ,NCLEX GOT ALL HANDBOOKS

    THANK YOU

    Quote from suzanne4
    Again, you are forgetting the most important part...................
    What type of visa are you currently on? The hospial CAN NOTsponsor you for a visa without you taking one of the nursing exams. So unless you already have a work permit from a spouse, etc., there is no way to work even if you have an interim permit. The hospitals can't do it. Ad there are no longer any H1-B visas available.

    Please do not be offended by this. I am just trying to give you the correct information.

    Good luck!
  11. by   suzanne4
    Congratulations, but remember that you never said that you had permanent resident status. I asked that of you several responses if you look above. I can't provide adequate info without the proper answers. You may ahve offers but again, you will get the best offers if you can get your exams completed. The faster that you complete your exams, the fresher the info will be with you. No matter which area that gives you a job, the information learned on that unit will not get you through all of the areas on the exams.
    This is the point that I have been trying to make to you. And I am telling you from my experience, I do this on a daily basis for foreign students and nurses, and the best offers come to the ones that have completed NCLEX. With that exam completed, you could walk inot any hospital anywhere and get offered a job, but wihtout it, you are looking for someone that will take you. You should be in the driver seat, not the hospital.

    Best of luck to you.
  12. by   AUN
    Hi, I got my Interim permit issed since last Tuesday .I applied with Standford university hospital in CA.After I finished my application ,one of staff called me and asked me for more information.
    I'm so excited becaue seems like they are welcome me .
    By the way, can't tell anything right now .I will let you know the result and please keep in touch



    PS.THank you GOD for everything ,you 've done for me
  13. by   suzanne4
    Did you actually get a job offer from there after they reviewed your application? Did they say anything about not having completed TSE yet?

    Curious as to the information that you are actually getting from the hospital as I know of several people in the same league as you. The hopsitals that they talked to would not offer anything until all English parts were completed. Sure, some have offers and have a year to complete the English to start work, but who knows if the hospital will have the same openings then................................
  14. by   AUN
    THEY DIDN'T MENTION ABOUT TSE .
    I TOLD HIM ABOUT I HAVE PASSED TOEFL TEST AND I'VE BEEN HERE FOR YEAR AND A HALF .IF THEY ASKED ME TO TAKE TSE I MIGHT CONSIDERING TO COMPLETE THAT TEST ,BUT MY INTERIM PERMIT IS LIMITED TIME FOR 6 MONTHS SO I WILL EXPLAIN TO THEM LATER IN CASE IF THEY NEED ME TO TAKE TSE.I WILL LET YOU KNOW ABOUT WHAT DO THEY SAY TO ME IN THE FUTURE .
    IN MY RESUME ,I HAVE REFERENCE FOR MY WORKING WITH NURSING TEAM AT NURSING IN USA FOR 7 MONTHS SO I THINK THEY MIGHT CONSIDER THAT POINT AND PLUS I HAVE AMERICAN'S FRIENDS WHO WERE MY CHARGED NURSE AND MY DON SO I HOPE NURSING RECRUITER WILL BE CONSIDERED ME .


    Quote from suzanne4
    Did you actually get a job offer from there after they reviewed your application? Did they say anything about not having completed TSE yet?

    Curious as to the information that you are actually getting from the hospital as I know of several people in the same league as you. The hopsitals that they talked to would not offer anything until all English parts were completed. Sure, some have offers and have a year to complete the English to start work, but who knows if the hospital will have the same openings then................................

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