Quote from chinita
I also graduated 2007 and currently unemployed. I am done with my NCLEX and IELTS. My VSC was issued last August. I trained in one hospital for 8 months but left there last December. Hopefully by late February or early March I will be starting in a new hospital.
I applied in California for my NCLEX. I have until 2011 before my files would be destroyed but I have done some reading and what I can do is email them so they would give me another year of extension. CA BON has given others 2 years extension because of retrogression. That's from what I have read.
I also passed an interview by an employer. Although it's immigrant visa and I know retrogression is in place but I want to start the process because I know it would be a long one. Im staying positive. :wink2:
You are still looking at about 7 years for a chance at a green card, and could be even longer. There are more than 500,000 unemployed RNs in your country and the majority have the goal of wanting to work in the US.
Add into the equation that the US only issues 10,000 green cards per year to those from your country when there are visas and that number also includes spouses and children. Since the retrogression has been in place for more than two years, it is probably going to be even longer for the chance.
You also posted on one of the other forums about your employer, if they went thru an agency after they did the hiring in the Philippines it also means that they have not been approved by your government or they would have done everything on their own as wel.
Please be very careful with what you are wanting to do. Nursing homes will also give you up to 60 patients that you are legally responsible for per shift and they also have one of the highest rates of nurses losing their licenses in this area as well. License is lost and then visa is cancelled as well as everything else.
Training programs are also just that, they are not counted as active work experience in the US either.