Hi, this is Joanne who is a new graduate from New Zealand Nursing School.
I am actually in a very frustrated situation because all the information I get is negative about living in the US as an international nurse.
Although I graduated from New Zealand, I am a Korean citizen. I gained a bachelor degree of nursing and also I got a RN license from Nursing Council of New Zealand. However, since I have all my family in the US, I dream of becoming a nurse in the US and living close with them.
I have been in contact with several agencies and learned from them about the current situation for international nurses in the USA. It is very frustrating for me because I have been told that none of working visas is allowed for international nurses anyhow in the US.
I have stayed in the US already for a year now and it is very depressing for me that I have to go back to New Zealand again.
Can anyone advise for me? I am nowhere to go, but have to decide now whether I will really have to go back to NZ.
Thank you all in advance for help.