i just arrived here in long island,new york last january 24,2007. i am a nursing graduate in philippines but not regestered nurse there and i arrived here in USA through fiancee visa. i am planning to take the nclex-rn exam soon but dont know how to start the processing of the application.can somebody pls help me what to do first and what requiremnts i should gather.Also how long will it take for me to take the exam if i start the appkying for the exam next month? your replies will be much appreciated.thank u
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i already applied for SSN the other day and they say that i will be recieving it within 10 days to 2 weeks and fiancee visa's are allowed to work legally till my I-94 expires and it will be on april 24,2007.Suzane i really appreciate ur replies i hope u wont mind me asking again about this. i am a BSN graduate so im i allowed also to take the NCLEX-PN or graduate of BSN can only take NCLEX-RN?cos i am planning to take NCLEX-PN too.
your reply is really much appreciated
Everyone that I know of that comes on the fiance visa has the EAD, you may have it already if you were able to apply for the SSN#. You actually need that document to apply for it.
You can take the PN exam, but why? You are still going to need to go thru the same process to be able to do that in NY. The CVS will need to be completed.
Please also remember that you need to be married by that deadline or your visa will be revoked and you will need to leave the US. You are only given the 90 days to get married in.
You will also find that most facilities will not hire if you only have less than three months to be legally in the US. You are going to want to have that EAD that will permit you to work.
From the employer side of it, why spend the money to train if they do not know that you will be there longer for sure?
I have not seen one nurse begin to work before they had the EAD in hand. That can be applied for as soon as you are married.
Last edit by suzanne4 on Feb 15, '07