Hello, my name is Ana and I'm a brazilian nursing student.
Here in Brazil the undergraduate course is 5 years long (BSN in US). I'm in the middle now...
Anyone who can give me any advice what's better to do? Finish my graduation in US or finish here in Brazil and then do a Masters later in US?
In case of finishing my studies in US (that I have already started here in Brazil, about 50%), that's possible use my classes in the US curriculum?
Classes like anatomy 1 and 2, fisiology, biochemistry, parasitology, epidemiology, immunology, cell biology, microbiology, genetics, histology and embryology, statistics, pathology, semiotics and semiology 1,2 and 3, pharmacology and some others... Until now only A's, thanks God!
I'd like to work in US after my graduation and I don't know what way is better to get in touch with sponsor's to get my visa/green card.
Any advice will be very helpfull!
As an international student myself, if you can do your education in the States, you're way better off doing it that way! The current hiring process in the States is going to the US educated students and nurses first and mostly to them.
Hospital sponsorships have gone like the wind as what USA hospital today will wait 6 years minimum to hire any foreign nurses and would you want to wait 6 years? I would suggest searching under "retrogression" here, you'll find out more information on what that means to any foreign nurse.
If you read some of the topics on this, there are many international nurses who have waited 6 years some less recently, but guess what happened to their sponsorship?
The hospitals here either abandoned and or cancelled their paperwork (and I'm sure whatever contracts that were signed allowed them to do without any penailties or financial compensation, hospital's have very good lawyers) or simply didn't renew them and let them expire and i'm sure again all very legal to do so.
With the big unemployment rate of even the USA grads and nurses, there's no need to go thru the hassles and long term waiting of offering any more sponsonship, it's not only needed any more, but why tie up a hospital's budget and staffing to wait years for one person when they need to hire someone just as qualified if not more that can start work in 2 weeks or a month, not years.
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Dec 11, '12
I'm really trying to understand what's going on in US, but I'm really confused!!!!
Check some pieces of this article from CHRON.com, to see the whole thing go to:
Texas far behind in recruiting nurses, doctors - Houston Chronicle
Texas far behind in recruiting nurses, doctors
Health care providers scrambling to find more nurses are calling Novak, a vice dean at the School of Nursing, asking to hire recent graduates or even partner with current students so they can work part-time while finishing their classes.
"We could probably double or triple our size and still not meet the demand," Novak said.
A financial struggle
The solution to the shortage is to produce more nurses and doctors, but educators are struggling financially to graduate enough students to meet the demand.
According to a Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies report, there were 10,228 graduates of prelicensure Texas RN programs in the 2010-2011 academic year. That number will need to increase to 17,777 to meet demand by 2015, and will need to more than double by 2020, the report said.
But holding back the growth is a lack of faculty. Novak said it's difficult to bring in nursing faculty because there is a demand for them all over the country, and many prefer to continue practicing.
Can anyone explain it??????????????
May I see a Light at the end of the tunnel???
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