My mom migrated to the US from Jamaica over 2 years now. While in Jamaica she was a Registered Nurse working at a Rehabilitation hospital
for about 5 years
She took the Georgia State Board Nursing exam
and received her license about 3-4 months ago.
Since then she has been applying for RN jobs at various Atlanta hospital and nursing homes but none has been fruitful.
She went to Northside Hospital's Job Fair today (January 16, 2013)
and she was told by a recruiter that she should take a "Refreshers Course
" as well as working on getting some US experience as a RN.
Also my mom doesn't have a BSN
because at her time of studying in Jamaica the nurses did recieved BSN, they were giving an ASN or a diploma (I'm not sure)
. My mom does plan on getting her BSN but she doesn't have the money to do so at this very moment, which is my she needs a job asap.
- What advice can you guys give her on landing her first RN job here in Atlanta?
- What is a good starting point for an international experienced RN like my mom?
- What companies in Atlanta hire/are more likely to hire RNs without a BSN or US experience.
Thanks you in advanced.