H1b Visa for nurses under FY 2010 - page 41

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   gr9153
    thanks so much for the reply. really helpful. so for the eb2 visa post masters, would i still need to rely on a hospital to petition for my visa? if so, r hospitals more willing to petition for a eb2 visa??? thanks again.
  2. by   Silverdragon102
    To qualify for immigrant visa you need a employer this means the job must be suitable to the classification so if you get a masters you would need a job that matches the EB2 category and be employed in that category. You don't meet the category if you have a masters but the job you have can be done by a RN with ADN or BSN
  3. by   misswoosie
    Quote from rg11
    thanks so much for the reply. really helpful. so for the eb2 visa post masters, would i still need to rely on a hospital to petition for my visa? if so, r hospitals more willing to petition for a eb2 visa??? thanks again.
    See what Silver dragon said, plus whether a hospital will petition for EB-2 really depends on how much they value your experience, so basically, if they offer you the job.
    You would have to do a US MASTERS and sit exams to become a certifed NP,Nurse educator or Clinical Nurse Specialist and then be offered a position. Without any work experience post certification, I think it unlikely that you would be offered a position as you will be competing with US nurses with the same experience and qualifications, that is , you wouldn't really have anything to offer over and above a newly qualified US NP or whatever, so the cost of the hospital sponsoring you wouldn't be worth it.
  4. by   mandirigma12
    I have more than 2 years of experiene. My expereinces are 8 months in the or, 11 months in the dialysis unit, 1 month in the pediatric and 5 and a half months again in the pediatric and hemodalyis unit respectively. Is my work experience allowed for h1b visa?
  5. by   Silverdragon102
    Work experience does help but a lot will depend on the job, you have to be employed in the capacity that meets H1b and employer has to prove that the job requires BSN and can't employ locally
  6. by   tolum
    hi everyone, i have been trying to read this thread from the beginning but at some point i had to jump to the end. i would like to say thank you to everyone that has contributed 'cos there is a world of information in here. my question is, will haematology/oncology be classified as a specialty and would having formal chemo training make you a specialist in that field? and if this is so, do you think there is a chance, one can qualify for the h1 b visa with 18mnts post graduation experience? i have a bsn, did placements in peads, gynae, maternity, mental health, intensive care, surgical and medical and theatre. i have just applied for my credential evaluation and also about to do the nclex exam. i need to know if my department will be considered a specialty and if i should wait a bit longer before going ahead with my plan. thank you.
  7. by   misswoosie
    Quote from tolum
    hi everyone, i have been trying to read this thread from the beginning but at some point i had to jump to the end. i would like to say thank you to everyone that has contributed 'cos there is a world of information in here. my question is, will haematology/oncology be classified as a specialty and would having formal chemo training make you a specialist in that field? and if this is so, do you think there is a chance, one can qualify for the h1 b visa with 18mnts post graduation experience? i have a bsn, did placements in peads, gynae, maternity, mental health, intensive care, surgical and medical and theatre. i have just applied for my credential evaluation and also about to do the nclex exam. i need to know if my department will be considered a specialty and if i should wait a bit longer before going ahead with my plan. thank you.
    what's your plan and which country did you do your rn training in?
    you won't be able to sit nclex until you have received your ces, and ,if my memory serves correctly, you will have to appply via one of the nursing boards for authorisation to sit nclex.
    i think you also need to apply for visa screen too.
    which state are you planning on applying to?
  8. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from tolum
    hi everyone, i have been trying to read this thread from the beginning but at some point i had to jump to the end. i would like to say thank you to everyone that has contributed 'cos there is a world of information in here. my question is, will haematology/oncology be classified as a specialty and would having formal chemo training make you a specialist in that field? and if this is so, do you think there is a chance, one can qualify for the h1 b visa with 18mnts post graduation experience? i have a bsn, did placements in peads, gynae, maternity, mental health, intensive care, surgical and medical and theatre. i have just applied for my credential evaluation and also about to do the nclex exam. i need to know if my department will be considered a specialty and if i should wait a bit longer before going ahead with my plan. thank you.
    getting registered would be the first hurdle and then finding employer willing to go the h1b route and provide adequate proof that you have a bsn and the job requires only a bsn and they can't employ locally will be the next hurdle to cross. that may be hard due to the high unemployment in the us of nurses
  9. by   tolum
    i would like to move to florida to practice. i trained in the uk and am applying to the florida nursing board for licensing, i have fill out the application form, just have not submitted it yet. i have been told i would have to submit my credential evaluation and a proof of 2 hour course in prevention of medical errors. i want to have these before pressing the submit button .
  10. by   Silverdragon102
    Yes Florida will not accept application without receiving course evaluation from either CGFNS or other acceptable agency.
  11. by   NurseCubanitaRN2b
    When you're a specialist you're usually certified in that specialty and usually have to work in that specialty for a minimum of 2 years. For example an orthopedic nurse must have 2 consecutive years experience before they're allowed to sit for the exam and be certified as an orthopedic nurse. Good Luck to all
  12. by   Denied
    Just wanted to tell you about my experience - I went to school to study nursing (BSN), took a private loan, found a job with my OPT and when applied to H1B I was denied, then I appealed and denied again. I'm here with my husband and 2 children; my husband is working with H1B so now I applied for H-4, not working, with a nice degree and a big student loan..... What a waste of time!!!! So to all of you who wish to study nursing and get a working visa - think twice
  13. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from Denied
    Just wanted to tell you about my experience - I went to school to study nursing (BSN), took a private loan, found a job with my OPT and when applied to H1B I was denied, then I appealed and denied again. I'm here with my husband and 2 children; my husband is working with H1B so now I applied for H-4, not working, with a nice degree and a big student loan..... What a waste of time!!!! So to all of you who wish to study nursing and get a working visa - think twice
    Sorry to hear this and wondered what reason did they give for denying you? I do wonder if it is because you are a new grad

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