need help in job searching

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    hi,

    i am a BscN nurse from Pakistan. I recently passed my NCLEX exam for TEXAS on 1 attempt. I live in Sugar Land but willing to travel anywhere in order to get a job. Being a foreign graduate i want to know that what extra efforts require to get a job. I have done BLS and ACLS and i also have other certifications. I have 1 year experience as a medicine unit registered nurse in Pakistan. Rite now i work as a sales person that has improved my customer dealing skills and i think it will some way help me in my nursing career. Please assist me that how should i start searching for job like directly hospitals or first i should apply in nursing homes. please suggest me names of nursing home and hospitals that recruit foreign graduate nurses. your comments would be appreciated. thanx
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    Do you have a green card that permits you to work in the US, or citizenship ?
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    yup i have a green card
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    Since nursing practice differs in the US, most organizations will consider you a "new grad" in terms of nursing experience. Although Houston is very diverse, you are competing with the tons of new grads for entry level jobs in local hospitals. I would encourage you to focus on smaller, independent hospitals in the area rather than the big systems. They have much more flexible employment practices.

    Here's another thought. Since I assume you are multi-lingual, have you considered obtaining certification as a medical interpreter? The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI) This is a regulatory requirement now for non-English speaking patient care. It would be a real bonus for potential employers.
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    Just start applying. Most places have an online application process. The first RN job can take 6-12 months to find, so apply everywhere.

    i do not know much about immigration, I will admit. If you require sponsorship you will have a very hard time, that much I know. There are a lot of American born nurses having trouble finding work, making paying for visa sponsorship both unnecessary and unattractive to employers.

    I wish you good luck in your search!
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    I am a permanent resident here. I have a green card so I don't require sponsorship
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    Some hospitals don't consider experience outside the US, so they might consider you as new grad. BUT, there are some who do. It doesn't matter if it is a hospital or rehab or nursing home. Just keep on applying.
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    Thnx for suggestions. If they consider me new grad so m I eligible to apply for new grad internship ?
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    Can someone suggest me that how can I apply at different doctor's office or clinic becuz job searching sites doesn't show appropriate results plz share ur suggestions
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    Apply for everything, new grad positions and experienced positions: your 1 year of experience in Pakistan may count as experience in some settings, so just apply to all of them.
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