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Any Hospitals in the U.S.A. recruiting foreign nurses now?

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by lady123 lady123 (Member)

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Hi,

I am a foreign nurse living in Jackson with 6 years of exp. I have passed the RN NCLEX and would like to know if there any hospital in Jackson area is recruits foreign nurse?

Thanks,

lady123

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scattycarrot has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ITU/Emergency.

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Have you applied to the Florida Board of Nursing? You need a licence from them to work before you can get a job. If you already have an active florida licence than you can work anywhere you like (if you pass the application process like anyone else). Here is the Florida BON website if you need it.

http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/nursing/nur_applicant.html

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SlavicNurse has 16 years experience.

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If you live in the US and have passed the RN NCLEX, I wouldn't think you would be recruited as a "foreign" nurse. I would think any hospital/facility would be glad to hire you based upon the fact that you are a nurse :)

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Thanks for your reply. Since I am a foreign national in US with a dependent visa the hospital should petition for the green card. Then only I am authorized to work in US. I am looking for such a hospital to work.

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If you live in the US and have passed the RN NCLEX, I wouldn't think you would be recruited as a "foreign" nurse. I would think any hospital/facility would be glad to hire you based upon the fact that you are a nurse :)

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I can endorse the license but before that I need to find a hospital who can petition my green card. then only I can able to work.

Have you applied to the Florida Board of Nursing? You need a licence from them to work before you can get a job. If you already have an active florida licence than you can work anywhere you like (if you pass the application process like anyone else). Here is the Florida BON website if you need it.

http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/nursing/nur_applicant.html

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Right now, with the retrogression in place, and no idea of when it is going to end, you are going to find it hard to get a facility to start the process for you. In the past, Florida Hospital Group did petition, but doubt if they are doing anything now. Have not heard their name come up in sometime.

The retrogression is still not over, there is just a little opening in the system to get as many thru before the end of July when the rates jump up significantly. And the little bubble is not specific for nurses, far from that.

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If you live in the US and have passed the RN NCLEX, I wouldn't think you would be recruited as a "foreign" nurse. I would think any hospital/facility would be glad to hire you based upon the fact that you are a nurse :)

Makes no difference if they are in the US and have passed the NCLEX exam. They still must be petitoned for a green card, and this nurse is a dependent under her husband's visa, so she cannot work with that.

Any nurse must meet requirements to legally work in the US as an RN, makes no difference as to where they trained, or which nationality. The issue is a visa that permits them to work.

Hiring is only the first step in the process, there is a long immigration process to follow, and she is not exempt from it. And there is a retrogression in place right now, and it is continuing, so not many are even willing to start the process at this time.

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What my thinking is that..Since I am here in US for more than 90 days and the PD is current(in July 2007) if an employer files the I-140 and I-485 concurrently before the retrogression is back I can able to get a work permit(EAD) and starts working what ever it will be after after few months.I believe that based on the July Visa bulletin I /employer can do so in July as the Priority date are current. This means the retrogression is temporarily lifted for atleast the month of July 2007.

Lady123

Right now, with the retrogression in place, and no idea of when it is going to end, you are going to find it hard to get a facility to start the process for you. In the past, Florida Hospital Group did petition, but doubt if they are doing anything now. Have not heard their name come up in sometime.

The retrogression is still not over, there is just a little opening in the system to get as many thru before the end of July when the rates jump up significantly. And the little bubble is not specific for nurses, far from that.

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SlavicNurse has 16 years experience.

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I guess things have changed a bit since I came to the states. When I moved here in 90, all I had to do was pass the US NCLEX and I was issued a license. I guess another difference could be is that I held (and still hold) dual citizenship.

Makes no difference if they are in the US and have passed the NCLEX exam. They still must be petitoned for a green card, and this nurse is a dependent under her husband's visa, so she cannot work with that.

Any nurse must meet requirements to legally work in the US as an RN, makes no difference as to where they trained, or which nationality. The issue is a visa that permits them to work.

Hiring is only the first step in the process, there is a long immigration process to follow, and she is not exempt from it. And there is a retrogression in place right now, and it is continuing, so not many are even willing to start the process at this time.

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brissie specializes in CICU.

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Don't trust the dates on the USCIS website. If you find a hospital that is willing to sponsor you for an I-551, from the day they begin the process till the day you are issued an EAD will be a least 90 days if not substantially more. You have to plan therefore not being able to work at all for at least that period of time.

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i am an international student, currently with an F1 Visa, am gonna be graduating from the lvn programme, by the end of the year and am worried if i will be able to find a job since my current status does not permit me to work outside campus, do you know any immigration issues associated with hiring an international student from nursing school

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Silverdragon102 has 30 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

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i am an international student, currently with an F1 Visa, am gonna be graduating from the lvn programme, by the end of the year and am worried if i will be able to find a job since my current status does not permit me to work outside campus, do you know any immigration issues associated with hiring an international student from nursing school

Moving to the International forum. I think you may have problems with a) retrogression and currently no visas and b) for immigration you have to be RN

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