[font=courier new]to sweet nurse; hi suzanne4!
[font=courier new]quote: “i wonder why u got ur
[font=courier new]gc early. im so envy..hahaha..hahaha”
[font=courier new]– please don’t be envious; mine is an apple while yours is a sweet orange.
[font=courier new]“how long have u been there in us and what state? are u a tourist before”.
been here since 1999, in the great state of ct. never been a tourist in the u.s. (outside u.s. – yes, absolutely!). i came to the u.s. as a grad student (f1) in one of the ivy leagues, then worked for a while with my alma mater (h1b), then shifted back to f1 as a nursing student. so actually, the gc process that i have undergone was much longer than yours – imagine, since 1999 until only recently (ha!ha!).
[font=courier new]“dont want my papers be transferred in eb3 category which currently processing with priority date of july 2002”.
as far as i know (and suzanne4
mentioned this in her previous post somewhere), employment-based petition for nurses is only under eb3 category (unless you qualify either in eb1 or eb2 or h1b – i’m just assuming based on the evidence you presented in this forum). however, if you are schedule a (which you are!...and ”sweet” at that), labor certification is not anymore required, otherwise the application process and/or the agony of waiting will be prolonged. and as of nov/06 visa bulletin, eb3-schedule a priority date retrogressed to 01oct05. you will be automatically categorized as “plain” eb3 (priority date 01jul02-this sucks!) only if schedule a designation will be phased out, which i tend to believe will not happen for the next 10 years. recently, there seems to be a lot of interest among the locals here in joining a nursing program, unfortunately, slots are limited due to the lack of faculty. it’s tough to get a faculty position in us universities and colleges. the minimum requirement is a masters (in nursing!) in community colleges while phd in universities. as far as i know – here in ct, the state bon will not even allow you to supervise clinicals if you don’t have an msn. and in clinicals, the faculty to nurse student ratio is strictly and highly regulated; normally 1:6; at most 1:8. but the irony is that, a 10 year veteran staff nurse (with certification credentials) in acute care-hospital setting (and especially those travel nurses) has a take home pay much higher than a nursing faculty in colleges. so---- don’t worry about retrogression – it will end soon. the situation is really stressful (personally, with my own experience here) working on the floor with limited nurses.
[font=courier new]“all i need to do now is to study and focus for my nclex. my exam is near will take this january 3 in hk”.
exactly! be smart, don't agonize. i supposed you are a cg passer, since you have a pending eb3 petition. well according to cg, 95% of those who passed the cg passed the nclex. but it really depends on how you prepare for the exam; if you know your stuff – i don’t think it’s a problem. here’s a website http://online.medspub.com/meds/index.aspx
[font=courier new]in case you need some more nclex review materials. this is an online review (though a bit expensive but worthy). this was the review that was forced upon us by my alma mater in nursing (the college automatically charged this to my tuition) just to make sure that we will do our own follow-up review. i only did my review with this online material + a nursing & allied health encyclopedia for a month; i practiced 100qs/day (no more time to read textbooks or other review materials – i was in a hurry so i could beat the retrogression cut-off date). nclex will test you how safe a nurse you are. that's the only thing i can tell you about nclex - it's against the law to share more than the above info in whatever means.
[font=courier new]finally, good luck with your nclex in hk; enjoy shopping afterwards! don’t hesitate to pm me if you need more info/clarification – i’ll try to reply based on what i know and on what i had undergone. but suzanne4
is the best resource; she gives you info - bulls eye! machu_pichu