H1b Visa for nurses under FY 2010 - page 24

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   visamaster
    H-1B visa does not require a master's degree. Although EB-2 visa may be approved at the USCIS level on the basis of the MA degree, there is less probability of approval at the consular level. Same thing with H-1B: The visa application may be approved at the USCIS level but not necessarily at the consular level.
  2. by   adangerousbeauty
    Are the MAN degree from the Philippines credited in the US? Ive heard that being an RN, MAN frrom the Philippines wouldnt give one an edge in the US because it is not credited there. TIA
  3. by   cymphilly
    Hi Visamaster,
    from your previous message: "H-1B visa does not require a master's degree. Although EB-2 visa may be approved at the USCIS level on the basis of the MA degree, there is less probability of approval at the consular level. Same thing with H-1B: The visa application may be approved at the USCIS level but not necessarily at the consular level." I have the following questions:
    (1) is it easier to get EB-2 visa if I have a MSN?
    (2) what is meant by "consular level" and "the USCIS level" ? what are their difference?
    (3) can I still apply for the H-1B visa if I have MSN because there is a cap quota for those who have higher degree level?
    I am confused by the EB-2 and the cap quota of H-1B visa. Thanks for your clarification and help.
    Regards,
    cympilly
  4. by   Silverdragon102
    EB2 is immigrant category and if you have a Masters and obtain a job using that then you will come in on the EB2 category and depending where you was born may find it a lot quicker than EB3. But you do need a job that meets EB2 requirements etc
  5. by   Ginger's Mom
    Quote from Silverdragon102
    EB2 is immigrant category and if you have a Masters and obtain a job using that then you will come in on the EB2 category and depending where you was born may find it a lot quicker than EB3. But you do need a job that meets EB2 requirements etc
    My understanding is that you have be in position that requires a MSN, most of these positions also require extensive nursing experience as well as MSN. Also in a this tight market, many of the positions are cut or reduced in this tight nursing market.
    Also the hospital has to prove that there no citizens who qualify for this position. Not as an easy way in.
  6. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from MedSurg32RN
    My understanding is that you have be in position that requires a MSN, most of these positions also require extensive nursing experience as well as MSN. Also in a this tight market, many of the positions are cut or reduced in this tight nursing market.
    Also the hospital has to prove that there no citizens who qualify for this position. Not as an easy way in.
    That can be said for any of the immigrant visas, you still have to meet requirements and the employer has to prove that they can not employ a USC or PR. However if they do meet requirements especially specialised experience and can find a employer that is willing then they will go via EB2 rather than EB3
  7. by   juan de la cruz
    Quote from adangerousbeauty
    Are the MAN degree from the Philippines credited in the US? Ive heard that being an RN, MAN frrom the Philippines wouldnt give one an edge in the US because it is not credited there. TIA
    A degree is a degree. But the main thing to keep in mind is that degrees by itself do not justify a nurse's qualification to perform certain roles in nursing. For example, all US health care institutions and majority of US Boards of Nursing require nurses in advanced practice roles to have obtained a graduate degree (master's or higher) specifically geared at training the nurse to function in 4 specific advanced practice nursing roles namely, CNS, NP, CRNA, and CNM. None of these training programs exist in the Philippines and the MAN as offered there do not meet the requirements to practice in any of the advanced practice nursing roles as defined in the US setting.

    Job postings for some administrative level and faculty positions in US health care and educational institutions do require the candidate to have obtained a graduate degree (master's or higher) and examples of such positions include chief nursing officer at a hospital, clinical instructor in a college or university, or staff development director at a hospital. The MAN that is obtained in the Philippines may meet the educational requirements for these positions especially if the degree is aimed at nursing administration or nursing education. However, that is just one piece in the list of qualifications. The candidate would have to show proof of experiential qualifications in the form of actual field experience in management or nursing education in addition to having received the required graduate degree. Nurses with MAN degrees but do not have the corresponding experience to qualify them to perform the specific nursing position advertised would most likely not even be considered an appropriate candidate by employers and would obviously not get approved for a visa.
  8. by   roseller02
    Hello there nurses!

    Im also a Nurse from the Philippines, I read that some one is asking about EGMP. Anyway, I went there earlier to apply as Dialysis nurse as I've been in it for almost 1.5 years now as head nurse. But they said that it became difficult for them to deploy dialysis nurses last 2009 because USCIS just told them that "Dialysis Nursing" is not a specialty area. I have training and even took the Accreditation exam in Renal Nurses Association of the Philippines. I just want to know from your experience and excellence in this area if it is really true or just for 2009 alone?

    Hoping someone can clarify my thoughts!
    Thanks

    -roseller
  9. by   juan de la cruz
    Quote from roseller02
    Hello there nurses!

    Im also a Nurse from the Philippines, I read that some one is asking about EGMP. Anyway, I went there earlier to apply as Dialysis nurse as I've been in it for almost 1.5 years now as head nurse. But they said that it became difficult for them to deploy dialysis nurses last 2009 because USCIS just told them that "Dialysis Nursing" is not a specialty area. I have training and even took the Accreditation exam in Renal Nurses Association of the Philippines. I just want to know from your experience and excellence in this area if it is really true or just for 2009 alone?

    Hoping someone can clarify my thoughts!
    Thanks

    -roseller
    Well, "specialty nursing" areas cover a wide range of skill sets. If you ask me, I'd say yes, a dialysis nurse has the skill set that many nurses who are not trained in dialysis do not posses. But the other piece of being validated as a specialized nurse is receiving certification in the specific specialty role. You mentioned taking the accreditation exam in the Philippines. That might not be recognized in the US. Certification as a Nephrology Nurse is granted by the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission to a nurse who meets eligibility qualifications and passes the certification exam. It appears that the educational requirement for the exam is for the nurse to have at least a BSN and 2 years of Nephrology Nursing experience in the last 3 years. Your education meets one of the criteria but your experience seems to be insufficient to meet the requirements to sit for the exam. But the more important question is do dialysis centers in the US require their nurses to be certified or have a BSN before being hired? I'm sure the overhwelming answer is no. In that case, the justification for hiring a nurse with a BSN might not be strong enough to convince the consular office to grant the visa.
  10. by   roseller02
    I also want to know if the position as head nurse in hemodialysis for 1.5 years does not fit with the specialty occupation???

    Also, I want to know if Saipan is a good place to work for dialysis nurses, because i was given an offer to Saipan. How is the processing there? is it the same with the US? does it requires visa too? how is the salary?

    Hope someone can help me. thanks!
  11. by   juan de la cruz
    Quote from roseller02
    I also want to know if the position as head nurse in hemodialysis for 1.5 years does not fit with the specialty occupation???
    An easy way to explain this is by clarifying that one does not just apply randomly for a visa that hinges on employment such as H1B. For this visa to be granted, the employer in the US must have a job vacancy and that the qualifications for this job vacancy must meet the criteria that this is a specialized position. Being a head nurse requires administrative skills and it's great that you're a head nurse in hemodialysis in the Philippines. The question is, would a dialysis center in the US hire you in the same position as head nurse? Most likely not. In this current economy where jobs are more scarce than the current pool of candidates, it is more likely that if there is a head nurse position open, there are candidates who have the same if not better qualifications who are already here in the US to fill the vacancy. So you may be out of luck finding a center that would sponsor you as a head nurse. On the other hand, if the job posting is for a regular dialysis nurse, then the qualifications sought for candidates would not include having previous experience as a head nurse. In short, the qualifications you posses, although probably more advanced than other candidates, is not going to be beneficial since the open position does not require a nurse with previous administrative experience.
  12. by   nursedandy
    rosseller02
    If you can give me info which facility offered you a position and when did they offer you. I might be able to give you information. I work as HD nurse in Saipan.:spin:
  13. by   roseller02
    The Saipanes employer who interviewd me yesterday told me that the facility id St Jude Renal care or center. Do you happen to know that facility? Im also curious on how will be the processing? is it the same for US visa? and of course the salary? wat facility are you anyway? thanks a lot! Are you also a Filipino?

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