i am sorry to hear your situation, i can't believe that... and yes my friend is a pretty lucky girl then.. did you even get to have an interview before they told you that? ..... plz dun give up!
one thing i want to point out tho... i am not sure if you knew this but i think since you are an international student usually the hosptial wouldn't even consider an international student if they didn't pass NCLEX yet... meaning you should at least get your license first before applying for jobs, it will increase the chance... my friend spent months to be prepare for the nclex and then got the license before she apply to any hopsitals....
i am sorry i didn't point this out before it wasn't on my mind at that time when i made that suggestion.
if you can get a hospital to sponser you that's great but if not LTC is another whole new experience and most imp, a good chance for you to stay here, at least keep yourself legal to be here and wait for the chance to switch to hospital later... :stone
i am sorry i didn't get to help you out....
goodluck for the rest of your jobsearch and keep us update!!