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F1 Nurse New York Greencard sponsorship

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by Masiafu Masiafu (New) New Student

Specializes in BSN RN.

Hello, I am a Ugandan F1 nursing student in New York graduating in December 2020. I have been going through the posts here and they have been helpful. I think I will contact an agency after school for help with getting a green card but I am abit worried about the economy right now after this coronavirus pandemic. Maybe it will be harder for hospitals to hire foreign nurses?

OncologyCat, BSN, RN

Specializes in Medical Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplant. Has 4 years experience.

I was told all green card and OPT applications are on hold due to COVID so yes, it will definitely be harder for hospitals to hire foreign nurses.

On 4/27/2020 at 4:52 AM, Masiafu said:

Hello, I am a Ugandan F1 nursing student in New York graduating in December 2020. I have been going through the posts here and they have been helpful. I think I will contact an agency after school for help with getting a green card but I am abit worried about the economy right now after this coronavirus pandemic. Maybe it will be harder for hospitals to hire foreign nurses?

Hello, did you contact these companies and what was your outcome?

Hello @Masiafu join this group chat on facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/F1NURSES

Also, please do not listen to negative comments or entertain a negative mindset. Covid or not, you will find a great job here in the U.S. I graduated this May and received my OPT in a timely manner (June). OPTs were not on hold as my fellow international student friends and myself got our OPTs approved. I have a job offer with an agency and still exploring other options. I will like to connect with you as a fellow African myself (Nigerian).

MS_BSN

Has 18 years experience.

Hello,

I was wondering which states are best to work for? I'm used to a unionized environment. I live in Canada, but always wanted to work in the USA. 

OncologyCat, BSN, RN

Specializes in Medical Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplant. Has 4 years experience.

On 10/13/2020 at 11:50 AM, MS_BSN said:

Hello,

I was wondering which states are best to work for? I'm used to a unionized environment. I live in Canada, but always wanted to work in the USA. 

Look into states that have a nursing union since not all states have one. I heard California and New York both have great nursing union system, but the hospitals can be, understandably, difficult to get in. Massachusetts also have a nursing union. 

Not sure how familiar you are with obtaining work visa from Canada to be able to work in the US, but I've heard it can be challenging and time consuming, especially with COVID-19 and many federal offices have limited open hours. I'd suggest you look into that aspect to plan ahead and act early.