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Dear Tina & babyrn2be,
Thank you for your pointers and support. I did visit the international forum and found the topics interesting and useful.
You are right - I should first get the RN degree + license - right now I am just trying to figure out how deep the water is and if it would be worth it.
No suspense of where I come from - my Motherland is INDIA :-). I came to the US to get a Master's degree in the vision field and have been here for about 7 years - my life has changed quite a bit, that's why I am looking at stabilising my position in the US.
I feel hopeful now and I think I should venture into the possibilities of becoming an RN.
Thank you for your support.
WIth best regards,
Dear Snowfreeze - your questions alarmed me at first and then made me think - you weree being practical - I hail from a "developing nation" as it is called. I was an optometrist and did caring espescially for the "free" patients - but no - no experinces like seeing falling eye balls - just enucleated sockets and post-op cases. My mom retired as a nurse. So, I get the picture of what it is to be serving in a hospital.....I just need to get myself more ready for what is out there. I appreciate you loving the "tough patients" instead of being angry. This will shape your soul not just this life
Dear JeepGirl - I love your enthusiasm and positivity. That gives me energy to move forward.
But, the question still remains - how do I find out if a hospital will sponsor for a green card.
With best regards,
Hi Jenny - I like your spirit of "Doing it". But, I was told by a college counsellor that RN programs throughtout the US are full-time programs (which actually put me off). Can you tell me more please?
I have been gathering information about nursing schools and courses for more than a year now. Apart from my inclination to stay in the medical field, an important factor for me to choose this profession is this - I need a stable status (let us say a green card) in this country. I was told that since, the demand for nurses is so high in America, Green cards for nurses are processed "easily".
Does anyone know about this? I shouldn't spend the time & money and become an RN only to be sent out of the country when the work visa runs out - Do you know if hospitals process green cards for RNs? How can I get information on this? Please help.
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