Working in the states as a geri nurse

  1. Hi everyone!

    I am new here! I am currently a student nurse studying in Singapore National University of Singapore. I am planning to specialise in geri and I would really want to work in the US one day. Can anyone tell me what are the requirements i should have?
    Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on Feb 21, '13 : Reason: ToS-text speak removed.
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   loriangel14
    You would need to meet the requirements of the BON in the state that you want to apply for licensure in.If you meet the requiremnents they will give you permission to write the NCLEX.If you pass it you will have a license. Getting a Green Card takes about 6 years and requires an employer willing to wait.
  4. by   sgstudentmurse
    Woah! 6 years?? Wouldnt it be rly tough to get an employer who is willing to wait?
  5. by   perioddrama
    Quote from sgstudentmurse
    Woah! 6 years?? Wouldnt it be rly tough to get an employer who is willing to wait?
    Yes. That is why not a lot of employers do it.
  6. by   sgstudentmurse
    Woah.. looks like i wud have to start applying for a green card first then. Isnt there any kind of work permit or stuff like that? What kind of requirements does the BONs usually look for?
  7. by   loriangel14
    You can't apply for a Green Card until you find an employer.
  8. by   perioddrama
    Quote from sgstudentmurse
    Woah.. looks like i wud have to start applying for a green card first then. Isnt there any kind of work permit or stuff like that? What kind of requirements does the BONs usually look for?
    Pick a state you want to live and work in. Go to that BRN's website and see what the requirements are.

    Good luck!
  9. by   Silverdragon102
    H1b requires minimum of BSN and is a specialist visa therefore you need to have something that the employer wants, also in most cases employer applies April for Oct start after interview. Employer has to pay all fees. Immigrant visa (greencard) requires employer to start process unless you are getting immigrant visa via another route like family or marriage. Current processing times 6 plus years. Either way find employer will be hard and they will not really look at you unless met state requirements and passed NCLEX
  10. by   sgstudentmurse
    Oh woah. Looks like its rly tough. oh what is H1b?
  11. by   Silverdragon102
    H1b is work visa
  12. by   sgstudentmurse
    Looks like its really really hard to work in the states as a nurse if you are from overseas.
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Feb 23, '13 : Reason: Please do not use text talk
  13. by   Silverdragon102
    It is hard but not impossible just be aware takes many years and determination
  14. by   sgstudentmurse
    Do u guys think that as a male nurse interested in geriatrics, will that give me any kind of advantage?

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