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- by singh2manish Nov 21, '12Hi, there. I am from India aspiring to be an RN and start my career in the US. But due to retrogression many of the recruiters are not recruiting nurses anymore. So, i am thinking to take admission to any of the Masters course. but the question is that after getting the degree will it ensure me getting a job there in the US or job at the colleges own clinical hospital. Pls help URGENT.
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- Nov 23, '12 by Miiki✿I've never seen a school guarantee a job to their students since there are usually more students than job openings. Are you already licensed in the US as an RN?
- Nov 23, '12 by LADYVENGEANCE1I don't really think there is anything that can ensure you a job in the US.
There are plenty of American educated RN at the BSN and Masters levels unable to work because life does not ensure jobs to anyone.
We are in a really a horrible recession .
Have you though about Australia.
Please don't take it personal acourse if you still want to migrate to the US . You are more than welcome to but don't expect any guarantees
Noone is promising a rose garden .
- Nov 23, '12 by singh2manishQuote from MiikiThanks Miiki, but in some colleges there are student placement cell which assist the students in getting so. By the way im planning to take the exams. So, what do u suggest, i should do. i want to set my career in US.I've never seen a school guarantee a job to their students since there are usually more students than job openings. Are you already licensed in the US as an RN?
- Nov 23, '12 by singh2manishThanks LADY, but what if make contact with any recruiters out there who after my MS can provide me some job on H1B visa in some company. Afterwards i can extend my visa. In the mean time if ill be lucky ill get a green card.
Have heard from some, about Australia but dnt know much about the working conditions and living there. How about CANADA, UK and as u say AUS. if u have any information pls guide me which will be better. Thanks.
- Nov 23, '12 by Miiki✿Just about every school will try to help you secure a job(unless they just don't care about their students), but again, that's no guarantee of a job.
Most masters programs require you to already be a RN. Direct entry masters programs don't require you to be an RN, but will require you to get it about a year or so after you start. Some schools will require you to work as an RN before completing the masters portion of the program.
At that point, most states will require permanent residency. I think some states will grant a license without a social security number, but I'm not really sure on how that all works. If you go to the nursing registration forum, there is a lot of useful information in there about getting RN licensure as a non-citizen.
- Nov 23, '12 by KatieMII do not think that clinical advanced practice nurse jobs (APN/NP) can be ever given to H1 holder as there are tons of perfectly qualified American candidates fighting for these positions. It can be different for a candidate who has some very relevant work experience but even this doesn't guarantee anything.
You won't be able to study in the US on H1 unless you want to do it in your spare time. H1 visa is given for "active workforce" only, and if holder loses his/her full-time job, he has to find a new one very quickly (I do not remember exact time but it used to be around 90 days or so) or pack bags and go home. If you enter USA with the goal of studying, you'll have to get F1 ("student visa"). It is relatively easy to get nowadays, but your ability to get job will be extremely limited while on it and so those Master's programs which require students to actually work as nurses during any period of study time won't accept you. You may be rejected by other programs because F1 holders are not required to pass full security clearance and may not be permitted to do clinicals.
I'm an immigrant myself, and that's what I know: immigration in the USA is possible but there is no quick and easy ways to do it (except to win the heart of a millionaire, maybe ). It is a journey, and it can take a decade to even get close to your goals. Do your homework and think about your career in terms of immigration - it helps. Look at other options - research, for instance. Good Luck!
- Nov 23, '12 by marcos9999In normal times a masters is a plus and a door opener but now it doesn't really mean much. I have a masters degree and it didn't really help me to get a job right out of school. I would even say that it might even hinder you because hiring managers are looking for more basic experience vs. more knowledge which is associated with a masters degree. Knowledge is expensive and they are looking for savings and bargains. In the long run it will help you and it is a great asset you can pull off your sleeve.
- Nov 24, '12 by singh2manishQuote from marcos9999Thanks Marcos, i have one year of clinical experience in clinical nursing and i know that i wouldnt be paid much in the begining for my knowledge but hope so that slowly it will build up. I dnt want any big income but i have to start from somewhere. What do you thnk?In normal times a masters is a plus and a door opener but now it doesn't really mean much. I have a masters degree and it didn't really help me to get a job right out of school. I would even say that it might even hinder you because hiring managers are looking for more basic experience vs. more knowledge which is associated with a masters degree. Knowledge is expensive and they are looking for savings and bargains. In the long run it will help you and it is a great asset you can pull off your sleeve.
- Nov 24, '12 by singh2manishHi katie, i know that for studying i require a student visa which is F1 and on that i wont be allowed to wrk as nurse full flegedly. But after the course is over i can opt for OPT visa and work as a nurse full time in the mean time converting OPT to H1b.Correct me if i am wrong. By the way while working on an OPT can i join some hiring agency who can provide me H1 or is it easy to find on an own. Salary is not a problem, first i need to get a base. Thanks.