I'm an international student (on F-1) visa. I will be graduating with BSN in May 2012.
I've been reading posts, and I'm even more confused than before. I'm still not sure what my steps are after graduation, since I'm planning to work in the US as long as I can.
I'm applying for OPT with starting date around the end of June..
1) do I apply for the visa certificate after graduation or NCLEX?
2) do I go directly from OPT status to green card, or do I have to apply H1b visa? Do they even accept people like me?
3) what is the likelihood of getting a permanent nursing job in the US right now for people like me?
4) what are the alternatives if my opt runs out? will master's degree in nursing guarantee getting a green card?
Thank you, and any comment is appreciated!