I am a nurse from Germany. In 2002 I was approved by the NY board of nursing to take the passed the NCLEX-RN , which I passed, and have been working for the last 2 years with a work permit at a NYC hospital which is sponsoring me for a green card. I passed the english exam required for the visa screen but last month was told by ICHP that my German nursing education was 'deficient' in 2 areas (child nursing and psychiatric nursing) and that i need to enroll in a nursing school
and take these courses.
Since I work full time, this is essentially impossible. Excelsior College offers a distance learning program for exams in these 2 areas and I am wondering if ICHP will accept this to fulfill their visa screen requirements. I have tried repeatedly, by both email and phone, to get an answer from them but the person I speak with either has no clue about what the requirement actually is, or doesn't even reply. Needless to say, I am both very anxious and frustrated.
Any help from anyone of you would be GREATLY appreciated!!!!