Hospitals that like foreign nurses in NY

  1. Hi!

    I am a nurse from Europe. I am waiting for my visa screen certificate. In the meantime I would like to search for a place to work. Do you know any hospitals that like foreign nurses? I would like to work in Manhattan or Queens.

    Thank you!
    Last edit by suzanne4 on Sep 29, '05
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  3. by   suzanne4
    What specialty do you wish to work in? Deifferent hospitals have different specialties, or special types of procedures or patients that they are known for taking care of...........

    Can you be more specific, then I am sure that we can recommend some.
  4. by   paksibaby
    Hi!

    I worked for seven years as a Registered General Nurse in a medical Institute.Before that I have 3 years of experience on a primature unit.
    I would love to work in a newborn unit if I can. The last 5 years I have been here I couldn't work. Do you think I have a chance? If not, I will work anywhere.
    I appreciate your comments!
    Mesi
  5. by   madwife2002
    Hi,

    If you have not practiced nursing in 5 years would you not have to do a return to practice course. I know if you came from UK you could not nurse again until you had undertaken further courses as you would no longer be registered. I am sure the US has similar regulations
  6. by   suzanne4
    Do you still have a current license? Just because you haven't worked isn't the issue, but if your license is not current, then that will be the biggest issue for you.



    But thinking it over, if you are waiting for your Visa Screen Certificate, that means that you have taken either the CGFNS exam, or the NCLEX exam, so then there should not be any issues for you.

    In the US, as long as you keep your license current, in ast least one state, then there never is any issue.........however, if you let it lapse for a number of yesrs, then there will be issues with it.
  7. by   suzanne4
    General nursery type unit or Nursery Intensive Care Unit? Many facilities no longer have regular full nursery units as they have what is called "rooming-in" ---the babies stay with the mother, except for inital evaluation, etc., and mother usually goes home the next day here.
    Last edit by suzanne4 on Sep 30, '05
  8. by   paksibaby
    Hi!
    Yes, I do have my current licemce in NYS.
    I don't think they are going to hire me to the neonatal intensive care unit.The primature unit where I worked was in between the healthy neonates and the NICU. I have 7 years of experience wit adults, so that should be fine in an other unit, right? (like medsurg) What is the name of the unit with the rooming in?
  9. by   suzanne4
    It is called Mother-Baby Unit. In some facilities, you are cross-trained for Labor and Delivery as well. It just depends on what the particular facility has available and how their units are situated.

    Do you want a teaching facility, or a smaller community hospital? Is Long Island out of the question?
  10. by   paksibaby
    Hi Suzanne!

    My husband is goint to college in Queens so we prefer to stay in the city.Some places are not far on Long Island and I can take the train but I can't travel 2 hours to work.I would love to work in a Teaching Hospital but if that doesn't work smaller facility is fine as well..
    Thanks!
  11. by   suzanne4
    Let me put my thinking cap on for you, and I will let you know what I come up with.

    Which country did you train in?
  12. by   paksibaby
    Hi!

    I was trained in Hungary , Europe!
    Thanks, appreciate it!
    Mesi
  13. by   paksibaby
    Hi Suzanne!
    It is hard to look for a hospital to get petitioned....... Most of the hospitals in NYC don't want to be involved... .Any toughts?
  14. by   suzanne4
    How exactly are you asking? Have you asked if they help with the green card? That siquite different from the days of the temporary visas where there were piles of paperwork. This is quite different.

    Let me know who you have contacted so far, if you do not want to post it here, send it in a pm to me. I will be moving over the next few days, so may not be available to early next week.

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