H1b Visa for nurses under FY 2010 - page 10

I have applied for a work visa for the position as a dialysis nurse. I was filed last april 1 2009 and was wondering when will i get to have a visa? Anyone with a similar status of mine???:specs:... Read More

  1. by   LilKwonie
    mosol how long did it take for you to get that approval?
  2. by   LilKwonie
    So they aren't even giving out H1B for RNs with bachelor's anymore or are they?
  3. by   Ginger's Mom
    That was never the case for nurses.

    http://www.mnllp.com/GOVh1bnurse03.pdf

    Typical US nurse only need ADN, therefore read the memo to see who qualifies.
  4. by   ghillbert
    Quote from LilKwonie
    So they aren't even giving out H1B for RNs with bachelor's anymore or are they?
    Yes - but it depends on the position, and on the applicant's experience in a professional specialty.
  5. by   nurseako
    to MOSOL:

    Congratulations....
    Can you give us you timetable from start of appliccation to H1b approval. Are you from phils?

    thanks.
  6. by   LilKwonie
    Thank you
  7. by   salveapril
    to: mosol
    Praised GOD! Congratulations on your visa approval! Hope to see you in Maryland...
  8. by   LilKwonie
    You guys are so lucky to have your visa approval. I'm working on my ADN right now and am not seeing much hope for getting my H1b approval. How do you guys even find out about hospitals that sponsor foreign nurses?
  9. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from LilKwonie
    You guys are so lucky to have your visa approval. I'm working on my ADN right now and am not seeing much hope for getting my H1b approval. How do you guys even find out about hospitals that sponsor foreign nurses?
    ADN will not meet H1b requirements so not sure how paperwork has been filed (Saying that because you mention you are working on ADN and not seeing H1b approved) plus H1b is a specialist nurse and as a new grad you will not meet that requirements
  10. by   NurseCubanitaRN2b
    I think it's a shame that they allow international students to come over to earn ADN's when it might not be accepted in their own country. They can't stay here and work, and they can't go home and work most likely. If it's accepted in their home country then that's fine, but if it's not accepted then they went to school for nothing if they can't even use it.

    Also the H1b visa requires some years experience in a specialty so how can a student use that? They can't.
  11. by   elkpark
    Quote from NurseCubanitaRN2b
    I think it's a shame that they allow international students to come over to earn ADN's when it might not be accepted in their own country. They can't stay here and work, and they can't go home and work most likely. If it's accepted in their home country then that's fine, but if it's not accepted then they went to school for nothing if they can't even use it.
    IMHO, it's up to the individual student to decide what course of study is a good choice for her/him, whether someone is studying in her/his own country or abroad. It's not the responsibility of the US government or US schools (ADN programs) to keep track of which countries recognize US ADN degrees or don't, and counsel potential students accordingly.
  12. by   mosol
    To salve:

    Thank you very much..I hope to see you in Maryland,too..if God permits..

    To Nurseako:

    I applied to Cambridge last December and was filed on april 1..My receipt notice was dated April 28..I got RFE on May 30 and case resumed on July 14..Consequently,my approval came around last week of July according to my employer..My approval notice has to be sent by my employer via Fedex..Right now,i am preparing for the embassy interview which I am about to schedule around last week of August if God permits..I'll post after I'm done with it..Hopefully praying for a successful interview..God bless us all..
  13. by   LilKwonie
    I'm an international nursing student myself. This might be a great news to all international nursing students out there and also may be a bad news to all the American nursing citizens that are struggling to get a job even though I don't think that is the case even with the bad US economy. My advisor told me today that international students that are graduating from siena heights nursing program are some how getting opportunities to work as nurses permanently in US. So to all the international students that have finished your ADN try to look more into finishing your BSN at Siena Heights University. I heard it's quite expensive but I think that it's worth the risk if you have a good chance staying and working in US as a nurse, right?

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