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    I'm an lpn in the Caribbean with 3yrs experience. How do I go about working in the US and getting my license? Help anyone. Thanks in advance
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    You would have to contact the BON in the state in which you wanted to work. They would instruct you on how to apply for a license. If you meet their requirements you would be able to write the NCLEX-PN.You would need to have a Green Card in order to work and due to retrogression that will take about 6 years and you have to find an employer willing to wait that long.


    Thanks, SD. That crossed my mind but I wasn't sure.
    Last edit by loriangel14 on Jan 16, '13
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    LPN will not in most cases meet immigration requirements minimum is usually BSN
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    Quote from Silverdragon102
    LPN will not in most cases meet immigration requirements minimum is usually BSN
    Ok thanks
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    Quote from loriangel14
    You would have to contact the BON in the state in which you wanted to work. They would instruct you on how to apply for a license. If you meet their requirements you would be able to write the NCLEX-PN.You would need to have a Green Card in order to work and due to retrogression that will take about 6 years and you have to find an employer willing to wait that long.
    Wats a 'BON'? And what if I've got a visitors visa, can't I get thru immigration with that?
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    Quote from nishal
    Wats a 'BON'? And what if I've got a visitors visa, can't I get thru immigration with that?
    BON = Board of Nursing, each state has their own.

    You can visit the country with a visitor's visa. You can't stay. You won't be allowed to work due to not having a social security number. It's illegal and not advised to try this.

    Also working as an LPN requires licensing that you would not be able to obtain.


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