To the OP, I highly suggest you read the following article below, it is so TRUE! It puts everything in today's perspective. I can tell you that literally clos to 4,000 to 5,000 of us PH nurses can't make it in CA alone since Nov. 2011 (and there are several other states), yes, they will always be a few (as in handful) and yes, you may be one, but the odds are very much against that, very high.
Even without the strict enforcements, there's little to no demand any more of PH nurses, as the US has grown their own supplies to the tune of even the new grads are over saturated given their high unemployment rate and with more and more hospital (I'm guessing that's your real desired job) hiring the local US residents and of those that completed their clinicals inside those hospitals, it's a very big gamble. Will it change in a few years? Yes, but probably in the next decade (maybe).
Here's the article on the end of PH nursing: http://allnurses.com/international-n...ng-885162.html
It's a quick and easy compilation of events from the start to the "finish".