I am a first year male student of nursing doing a diploma course in india. I saw on the internet that in USA the authorities are making the rule that the minimum education requirements that allow a nurse to work is a Bachelor degree. As my cousins are staying there, i planned to go there after my studying and do further MSN studies if possible.
Now will the diploma education allow me to got there in the future or should i go for a B.Sc Nursing degree here. In that case will the B.Sc degree be considered equivalent to a bachelor degree(BSN) there .
Anyone currently working in USA, please kindly give ur suggestions.
Also is it possible that such a rule would come into existence considering the shortage of nurses in USA
The requirements to obtain a green card are that you have a four year degree if you trained in a foreign country. If you do your training in the US, then a two year degree would be fine from a US accredited nursing program. Visa Screen only verifies credentials, it has nothing to do with evaluating your classes, etc. For the green card, it states that you must be a "professional" nurse, and this means the four year degree for their purposes.
Visa Screen needs to be done every 5 years and this just validates what you have done.
The green card is the one that has the requirements and that is the only visa available for a nurse to work in the US currently being offered.
Last edit by suzanne4 on May 6, '04