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Advice on obtaining RN license in USA

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Has 16 years experience.

Hi everyone!

I have a friend that would like to come to the US to work as a RN. She does not have a visa.

Can anyone help and give some advice on to what she should do? Do hospitals still offer work visas? She's looking into Ohio as she has family there. Her son's grandparents live there and she would be moving with him (he's a minor).

Any help would be appreciated.

I apologize if this topic has already been discussed, it's hard to find the thread with so many posts.

Thank you!!

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

Ok, before worrying about a visa enabling her to live and work in the US she needs to sort nurse registration out with the state. Then she needs to look for employers willing to go the immigrant route. Depending on place of birth will depend how long it takes and that will have a impact on finding employer

Kiwi82, BSN, RN

Has 16 years experience.

So she can't apply for a visa for citizenship first?

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

How would she qualify for citizenship?