Foreign NCLEX passer, how to get sponsorship/petitioner/employer to work in US

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    Hi I am a registered nurse in the Philippines and a USRN state of NY. Anyone of you have any idea as to where should I apply to work in US? Some hospitals or agency that could help me to work in US? Any potential employers that could petition me or help me get a working visa in the US? Please help me. Thanks
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    From what I heard, the US isn't hiring foreign nurses anymore because we have too many nurses of our own who need a job.
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    Do you have 5-10 years paid experience in a specialty area such as OR, MICU, SICU, PICU, NICU, labor & delivery, acute dialysis? The costs of an H1B must be paid by the sponsoring employer. The employer must prove that there is no qualified US citizen or permanent resident that can fulfill the job. There is no shortage of new grad or inexperienced nurses in the major metropolitan areas of the US, especially NY, CA, Chicago, NJ, Philadelphia etc. therefore an employer would have a difficult time justifying to USCIS why they must sponsor a non- citizen. Visas have been denied as a result

    The wait for a non-specialist work visa for someone born in the Philippines is 8-10+ years. You would be hard pressed to find an employer to hold a job that long. Again, the employer must prove that there is no qualified US citizen or permanent resident that can fulfill the job.
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    It is really hard for US citizens to get a job even harder for foreigners. The employer must show that all other avenues have been explored prior to sponsorship of a foreigner.
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    If you can find an area that has a lot of people from Philippines it might be easier to find a job there. Just from my own personal experience in New York city, the hospitals that are in areas with a lot of Russian population (Coney island hospital)tend to hire Russian speaking rn immigrant. So find out if they have any hospitals in New York that has a high density of patients who are from the Philippines
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    Thank you all for your replies. I hope that US can regain back it's good economy. Up until now the american dream lives on in my country.
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    Quote from JustBeachyNurse
    Do you have 5-10 years paid experience in a specialty area such as OR, MICU, SICU, PICU, NICU, labor & delivery, acute dialysis? The costs of an H1B must be paid by the sponsoring employer. The employer must prove that there is no qualified US citizen or permanent resident that can fulfill the job. There is no shortage of new grad or inexperienced nurses in the major metropolitan areas of the US, especially NY, CA, Chicago, NJ, Philadelphia etc. therefore an employer would have a difficult time justifying to USCIS why they must sponsor a non- citizen. Visas have been denied as a result

    The wait for a non-specialist work visa for someone born in the Philippines is 8-10+ years. You would be hard pressed to find an employer to hold a job that long. Again, the employer must prove that there is no qualified US citizen or permanent resident that can fulfill the job.
    Thank you this has been very informative. I need more experience to at least qualify with the number of years needed to get hired in US. It has been a very tough time for me here in the phils. I can't even get a tourist visa considering that I am a nurse and consuls must think that I will never go back to the phils. Even though honestly speaking I just want to visit some family members there. Oh well, tough luck my only hope is to get hired in the future.
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    Quote from SNurseKylam
    If you can find an area that has a lot of people from Philippines it might be easier to find a job there. Just from my own personal experience in New York city, the hospitals that are in areas with a lot of Russian population (Coney island hospital)tend to hire Russian speaking rn immigrant. So find out if they have any hospitals in New York that has a high density of patients who are from the Philippines
    Thanks for your reply. I will try to search some hospitals who might want to hire filipino nurses. Thanks again.
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    Quote from generalRN2008
    It is really hard for US citizens to get a job even harder for foreigners. The employer must show that all other avenues have been explored prior to sponsorship of a foreigner.
    Thanks for this straight answer. It must be really tough in US now. Yet the american dream still lives on for most of us. I just hope US can regain it's economic strength.
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    Quote from j0yegan
    From what I heard, the US isn't hiring foreign nurses anymore because we have too many nurses of our own who need a job.
    Thanks I appreciate your straight answer.


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