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This is a discussion on Internationl Nurses looking to study in US? in International Nursing, part of World Nursing ... I am from the UK and I'm a Licensed Registered Nurse and I was looking to advance my education in...by intlnurse Feb 3, '04I am from the UK and I'm a Licensed Registered Nurse and I was looking to advance my education in the United States and I also have family there too...so I did some research online and I came across a University called Arlington. They provide full-ride 100% scholarships to international nurses who wish to obtain a BSN or MSN degree and become a Certified HealthCare Practitioner. They cover computers and internet, study materials, uniforms, transportation, housing, medical insurance, tuition, living expenses, meals, immigration and licensing and much more...and your family can come too, which was great because I have a fiance that would love to visit the US. I heard of some nurses that applied and got approved by state boards to take the NCLEX. It sounds like a great opportunity to advance your education, nursing skills, and career! I'm excited and I thought I would share this great news with everyone. If anyone is interested in studying in the US, let me know and I can give you the information to apply. I will let you all know how well it goes in the meantime.
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- Feb 4, '04 by suzanne4Where in the US is this program located?
- Feb 5, '04 by intlnurseIt's based out of Southern California.
- Feb 5, '04 by suzanne4Before you do anything, I would check more into them. I could not find a university called Arlington University in California.
If they are sponsoring you for a student visa, then you cannot work at all during that time, even if you pass NCLEX. The US does not allow student visa holders to work at all. If they are sponsoring you on a student visa, your fiance is not included with that and can only stay the normal tourist time.
Something sounds "fishy"......................................I would actually speak to a few of the nurses that have gone there, not just take their word for it.
- Feb 5, '04 by suzanne4There is also no listing for them in the approved nursing schools in California. Definitely be careful!!!!!!!! Do not believe everything that you see on the internet.
- Feb 10, '04 by intlnurseQuote from suzanne4There is also no listing for them in the approved nursing schools in California. Definitely be careful!!!!!!!! Do not believe everything that you see on the internet.
I spoke to someone at the university and they did tell me that I will be sponsored for a student visa so I am aware that I will not be allowed to work while in the us. The scholarship covers living expenses while the students are training in hospitals and they are accredited with the state of california for continuing education. This program is for advanced education for international students who wish to earn a higher degree in nursing. They tell you that you are not allowed to work and you are only there on a student visa not to live there...so yes, i will end up back in my country after I am finished with my studies. But, I will get the chance to train in US hospitals and become a certified healthcare practitioner and also I get to see the US, which I have never been to. I think it's a great opportunity and they have been very helpful to me during the admissions process. I would recommend it for any nurse that wishes to visit the US and get the chance to train as a nurse there. They say I can bring family and I contacted the Embassy so I know they cannot work there and that is okay cause I will have to show some funds to provide for my fiance while in the US but the living expense they give to students will also cover him too because housing is paid for. I can understand where one might feel weird about it at first but I have done my research too. Thanks for your advice!
- Feb 10, '04 by suzanne4I would still be very careful with them. There name was not listed as an approved school, so how can you you get an approved MSN from them. Also what do they get in return from you. No one gives anything completely for free, whhat are you having to promisre to do in the end? Sign a contract to work for someone for a certain number of years. Just sounds quite peculiar that they are offering a complete 100% scholarship for a foreign nurse when there are many American nurses that would love to have that.
Sorry that this is sounding so down, but I have seen many other programs pop up like that and the nurses had BIG problems afterwards. Just please be very careful.
- Feb 10, '04 by suzanne4Also how can they be granting a BSN, when they aren't on the approved list? Something is quite fishy there. Definitely be careful.
- Feb 12, '04 by intlnurseI understand how one might think it sounds a little off....I have a good feeling about them and the nurses who are further ahead in the program than myself. It really depends on whether or not I get approved by the California State Board of Registered Nursing to take the NCLEX. It's all dependant upon that. We'll see!
- Feb 12, '04 by caramelBe CAREFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!