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by JenntheLPN JenntheLPN (New) New

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Okay so I need major help....

My canadian boyfriend and I have been together for 5 years and he's on scholarship for hockey in Huntsville Alabama. He graduates from mechanical engineering in July 2016.

I graduated from the LPN program spring of 2014 and currently work in Cold Lake, Alberta to nurse rural and get my student loans paid off. I work Acute, Obstetrics, and ER. I am taking pre-requisites right now to apply for the bridging program of Athabasca University. As a new grad I only have 800 hours, and I need 1700 to apply. (working on it)

My boyfriend is getting job/ internship opportunities down in Huntsville and I really want to move down there eventually (the next year or so) . I have read numerous threads that LPNs cannot work in the states due to the lack of visas for the profession... all negative things really. does anyone know of someone who was SUCCESSFUL!??

OR does anyone know if it's worth bridging to the RN program down there and getting a student visa??? ANY IDEAS ARE WELCOME TO HELP ME THROUGH THIS, I AM SO STUCK !! THANK YOU :) :)

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Fiona59 has 18 years experience.

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Will you be marrying the boyfriend? Will his work visa give you a greencard?

I've known US LPNs who either married a Canadian or were Canadian and trained in the US who were working up here.

You'd have to contact the schools in the US to see what would transfer. You have to remember our education is very different from the US PN programmes academically.

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Yes, he thinks it will give me a green card but processing time can be up to 3 years. Yes, I realize our education is very different, I'm not sure if I should be poor for a few years and go to school there to get my RN. Or stick with Athabasca University and keep travelling back and fourth for the next 2 years...

I'm not sure how my LPN would transfer over to be credited in a bridging program.

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Silverdragon102 has 31 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

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It isn't so much as lack of visas but LPN just doesn't meet visa requirements

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