I'm hoping someone can help me



Since hich school into the working field, I've loved computers and wanted to major in computer technology.

Now that I've moved to the US from the caribbean island of Trinidad, and still like to work with computers, I've decided to become a nurse. Not because of the money (which is good), but because when my grandmother was ill, I have taken care of her, and enjoyed it. She died almost 14 years ago, and my dad who has died from lung cancer 3 years ago.

My sister is a nurse in the UK, and now I want to be a nurse (for all the right reasons). My dilema is I'm in the US and don't have my green card as yet, but reeaally want to go to school.

I was looking for a hospital who will pay for my schooling, sponsor me, and in return for me working for them for like 5 years. :sniff: I guess I just want someone to take a chance on me. I know I can do this. I have already written down what books to buy including the NYCLEX books, and going to schools here in NY asking about what I have to do and classes to take before I can enroll.

Needed to talk and ask for advice. Any replies will be appreciated.



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Most Nursing Students have to provide their own tuition. Some get grants and loans. If there were still hospital based programs you might have luck.

Iwish you good luck


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Specializes in OB/GYN. Has 1 years experience.


I'm an international student nurse, from Great Britain, studying in the USA.

I have been very lucky so far in the fact that I have worked my butt off to get high grades and have therefore been awarded scholarships to help me pay my college fees and books.

I have recently been awarded a scholarship by a local hopsital. They pay my fees/books, in return that I work with them for 2 years. This is a wonderful opportunity as I will have immediate work and will be able to gain job experience, whilst then applying for my Green card and finding my niche within the hospital.

I am down in Florida, so I don't know how it is up in New York. The only thing I will say to you is this........... it will not all land in your lap; you must be prepared to ask lots of questions- go and see the local hospitals, talk with the college you wish to attend.

Keep at it............. if you want it bad enough you will get it!

I wish you heaps and heaps of luck!!! :kiss


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Thanks to all who reply to my post.

Sashi maybe you can email me, and we can talk. I am willing to relocate if I have to.


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You might try contacting Hospital Administrators or nurse recurituers directly (you will find recurituers in the human resource department of hospitals.)

Tell them your story and what you are willing to do. Don't give up. Be persistant and one of them will likely find a way to make it happen. Good luck.

Specializes in Pediatrics.

Caribbeanfem, I sent you a PM. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions about it...


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