I've recently graduated from nursing school in Israel. my husband has been admitted for a PhD in Michigan, and we will be arriving this year, right after I sit for the Israeli nursing registration exam.
we've been assigned a J-visa, so I'll be entering the US on a J-2 status.
I've started gathering information about our coming relocation and it's meaning, on my account.
I understand I need to start by obtaining a CGFNS and only after that will I be granted permission to sit for the NCLEX.
I have a few questions:
1. must I wait after I pass the registration in my country in order to open an account at CGFNS, or is it possible to start even before that?
2. Do you know if the Michigan board of nursing still asks for CGFNS?
3. is there a chance to work at a hospital in some way before I obtain my American registration, or must I wait until after the NCLEX when my license comes through?
is there any one here who did anything similar, as in came to the US on a non-immigrant visa, as part of a partner being relocated from work, and seeking a license and a job in the US?
I must admit I'm feeling a bit blown off with all the information, and I'm really afraid that I might be missing onsomething important or I might just waste valuable time, and I really hate that to happen.
The OP didn't say that she didn't have her transcript yet.
Last edit by juan de la cruz on Jun 15, '11