Hi, iv searched threads that could be related to my inquiry but ended up still confused. I hope u could help me things out. Im expressing my thanks ahead!
I am here in US with the H4 visa, just flew in last yr actually. Although i have passed NCLEX, CGFNS and visascreen, i haven't worked as a nurse, say for more than a year, or even tried to apply as a nurse considering that i cant legally work with my type of visa. Things were ok at first, me as a fulltime housewife. But in the long run, times are getting tough considering all the debts that we have since i had a premature birth with my son, which made me consider in going back to work. We currently live in MO but my license is in IL, since IL does not require a SSN to sit for the exam. I'm thinking of applying for the endorsement, but it says that they still require for the SSN. I have checked career opportunities sites of the hospitals here, but they would require a license on this state. I know this is going in circles, so now i dont know where to start! Help!
Some said i should be looking for an employer to help with my SSN, they should sponsor me for a visA (green card i suppose for i only have 1-2 yrs experience in OR/PACU/L&D/NICU and worked as a cinical instructor for 3 yrs). I was thinking, how can i find one when i cant get a lic. In this state where we live. Im hoping against hope that i wont need to live and work in IL so to start.. We live in midwest rural area by the way. I cant live away from my husband and son since my husband is also working on nights as a MT, fulltime with the H1B visa. Although his employer has already applied for green card sponsorship, we are sti on the advertising step. Im afraid waiting for the EAD would be too far yet.
I hope somebody could give me an advice on what should i do.
Thanks again for all who can help... More power to allnurses!