Quote from bambini
you're wrong. i took up PN in the philippines, took recently and passed the nclex-pn. if it was not recognized in the US, the board of nursing will NOT make you eligible then. just my 3 cents...
Just want to clarify that there weren't any questions about being able to take the NCLEX-PN from the beginning but whether if you can be sponsored by an employer either via a working visa (needs a minimun Bacherlor's degree as well if H1B or an H2B) or an immigrant visa. Either way it is not viable and only people who are already green card holders via another route other than employment-based are able to do so.
We also have an old thread discussing the viability of the H2B visa for LPNs. In theory, LPNs are qualified for it but there are strict requirements to be followed, such as proving that there is no US Citizen being able to fill-up the job and you will be competiting with other non-agricultural workers and the H2B cap ( http://www.uscis.gov/files/pressrelease/H2B_1oct07.pdf
is always filled-up to the limits every time it's avaliable. They are even rejecting cases since there always more than 33,000 applicants that files for every 6 mos. that it is made available. They randomy select (ala Lotto) petitions to accept since more than 33,000 files for it on just one day. The cap is reached in just one filing day. All rejected petitions can be filed again after 6 mos. but every 6 mos. the number of applicants filing for it increases and therefore the likelihood of being randomly selected decreases every 6 mos. as well and if you are in the US in a tourist visa, the likelihood of your stay being expired before your petition is accepted is high as well. And we are not even talking about if the petition will be approved or not. That is a totally different story all together. A petition being accepted does not mean it will be approved as well. 2 differenmt things. And Adjustment of Status is only for those adjusting to a green card (US legal permanent residency). There is no other AOS. All AOS is adjustment to a green card status. If you are applying for an H2b visa, you are not adjusting status but merely appying for a working visa.
Hope this clear things up for you a bit and there will always be that argument that the LPN is not an unskilled worker and is considered Professional so it is not qualified for the H2B visa as well plus the fact that there is no shortage of LPNs in the 1st place.
I suggest consulting a competent immigration lawyer.
You can look up the thread regarding the topic H2B for LPNs indexed on one of our sticky above.