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Hi all!:D I am an international student currently studying in nursing and will be graduating in May 2012. :yeah: I am researching for new grad programs or RN residency programs around in California. However, I am wondering... Read More

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    I am also in the same situation. I am a BSN nursing student on F1 for now and will be graduating in May 2012. This is my second bachelor's degree. I have a bachelor's degree in Business Administration since 2005.

    1) What are the job opportunities available for me for H1B sponsorship given that I have a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and also soon to have my Bachelor's degree in Nursing?

    2) I am looking to obtain a job in hospitals in "not-so-hot" locations in the US example rural towns. Any hospitals or agencies you know of that can sponsor someone with my credentials?

    3) I am also interested in contacting any nursing recruitment agencies that can assist. If you know of any, please let me know.


    Currently, I live in Arizona but I am willing to relocate anywhere. And also can work in any speciality.

    Any advice is helpful! Thanks!

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    aabbccdd, I would like to ask you about my situation. What is the best way for me to contact you? I am a BSN student who is on F1 visa in Arizona. I will be graduating in May 2012. This is my second bachelor's degree. I attained my Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 2005. Any advice is helpful and much needed. I am very stressed . Thanks!
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    New grads don't qualify for a H1b visa and there are plenty of new grad RNs from the US looking for work. It's not economical to waste money on sponsorship when they can pick from the surplus of locals looking for work.
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    Hi,
    I've been reading posts on allnurses.com and it's really depressing to know that new grads don't qualify for a H1b visa.
    I will be graduating with BSN in nursing in May 2012, and I'm applying for an OPT right now. I want to work in the US as long as I can, and I was wondering what will be my next steps. If anyone has suggestions, please let me know.
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    Quote from yoojin257
    Hi,
    I've been reading posts on allnurses.com and it's really depressing to know that new grads don't qualify for a H1b visa.
    I will be graduating with BSN in nursing in May 2012, and I'm applying for an OPT right now. I want to work in the US as long as I can, and I was wondering what will be my next steps. If anyone has suggestions, please let me know.
    H1b is a specialist visa so unless you are lucky to find a employer willing to go the H1b route and not many are used for nurses then you really have no way once OPT is completed on staying in the US to work
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    Yes BSNSN, I understand your frustration. It is not easy to get a H1B but it is not impossible. Again, the requirements for H1B are 1. You have at least a bachelor. 2. The job has a minimum requirement of bachelor. I would try clinical research coordinator. It requires a bachelor and it is reasonable to assume that a BSN would be a required/desired qualification. Not your typical nursing job but if you want to stay you need to look "off the beaten path"


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