i was and will be back in the us (boston) legally, and no my visa does not entitle me to have an ssn. ma does give rn license without one.
i completely understand the employment atmosphere in the us, especially in boston. i am also aware of the status of visa (h1b and eb3, eb2 etc..) and other immigration issues. i graduated in april 2007 and september of that year i flew to the us. in 2010 alone, i went to the us four times. i'm really willing to start my nursing career... going to cities/state where i do not know anyone.
i've heard a lot of success stories. a number of my friends/batchmates were able to do it amidst having limited experience. that is why i am hopeful. what i mentioned above is what i experienced last november (i'm currently outside the us). jobs are there. but yes, hospitals even nursing homes are being selective because of the sea of choices they have.
i know it’s currently difficult for usc and pr nurses to find jobs, especially in boston. and i know it will be a lot tougher for me. that's why i’m willing to explore other states/cities.
most of what you said is correct. but i wanna give it a try. don't worry i have a clean foreign travel record and i have no plans of doing anything illegal. should i not succeed, at least i know i didn't give up and gave a shot.
should i be apologetic if by doing this i may take the opportunity that should be given first to citizen or a pr? i'd rather not comment.
thanks for not bashing me and thinking i'm naive (or i so i believe so[?]).
if i'm wrong, at least, thanks for being modest.
happy holidays too!