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I understand that becoming licensed and getting petitoned are two very different processes handled by different entities. I wanted to know which states appear to have hospitals that seem to petition more often due to a lack of nurses, if any.
Thank you very much for your prompt reply. I appreciate your help.
Most states will have hospitals that will petition foreign nurses. The two areas that have more than enough that apply there and do not need petitioning are the San Francisco Bay Area and New York. It is very difficult to get petitioned for a hospital in those areas if not a grad of a US nursing program and the facility is familiar with you, and the student has an OPT. Or the nurse has significant experience in a facility that is similar to what we have in the US.
Needs change all of the time, openings come and go. Again, a state should be selected based on where the nurse wishes to work. If your friend wishes to work in NJ, then focus on that.
But quick question, where is your friend in all of this? Why are they not asking for themself directly? If shy, or concerned with their English, they are still going to need to go thru an interview process once they pass the NCLEX exam. Best to start now with practicing.