A FOREIGN NURSE

  1. HI every one

    I am a foreign nurse ,I have worked as a nurse for a bout a year before I moved to the USA.my commulative GPA is 2.7. I have been working as patient technician in a big hospital until I transfer my papers .
    haw hard is is to find a job as BSN RN with lower GPA.
    are there hospitals that accept lower nurses with GPA of 2.7.

    can my one year of nursing experience and working as CNA (patient technician) help me in getting a job, or interenship program
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    Joined: Jul '18; Posts: 1

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  3. by   Silverdragon102
    I don't think gpa comes into it once qualified and looking for work
  4. by   vinnyfromtheblock
    Employers here in the U.S. don't look into your GPA or percentage of your licensure exam from your homeland. The major requirement is passing NCLEX-RN. How do you do that? Well, start by making an application to your current State's or Territory's board of nursing. Each board of nursing in every State or territory has a website, so just google it. Submit all the requirements, and once you're eligible to take the exam, then you can schedule for the test. Let's say you already passed NCLEX-RN, then that's the start of hunting RN jobs. It might be easier for you to transition since you mentioned that you currently work as a Patient Care Technician or CNA in your hospital, or you can apply jobs from other employers as well. All employers, most of them, are posting job openings online. So internet is really a good source for you to begin your nursing career here in the U.S. Good luck, and share your stories whenever you pass NCLEX-RN or even getting the RN job! God bless!
  5. by   simkale
    well put from folks above but in summary how to get RN JOB - 1. NCLEX pass
    2. JOB
    3. +/- VISA/ GREEN CARD sponsorship
    If you have Number 1...Number 2 will literally look for you and give you a sign on bonus even help you with Numer 3

    Please note- having a high GPA wont help you pass NCLEX if you do not take the necessary preparation.
    Last edit by simkale on Jul 20
  6. by   vinnyfromtheblock
    Quote from simkale
    well put from folks above but in summary how to get RN JOB - 1. NCLEX pass
    2. JOB
    3. +/- VISA/ GREEN CARD sponsorship
    If you have Number 1...Number 2 will literally look for you and give you a sign on bonus even help you with Numer 3

    Please note- having a high GPA wont help you pass NCLEX if you do not take the necessary preparation.
    I think the poster made it clear that she is in the U.S. already. So she doesn't need the visa or sponsorship. She just needs to apply for NCLEX-RN and pass it while working. Hehe. @tsetserat, remember that NCLEX-RN is difficult. Give yourself more time for it to prepare. Good luck!
  7. by   simkale
    (+/-) is used a lot in the medical world especially when consenting patients it means + might need or - might not need. reason l included Number 3 is these posts are not just viewed by the person asking the question, this being an International section of this website almost 95% of people reading this will need Number 3.

    the irony of this Passing NCLEX and having a green card does not GUARANTEE one a Job, l kid you not there nurses in USA with NCLEX and US passport with out work because they only want to work in big cities...its about experience, Hardwork and Flexibility. There thousdands of international nurses getting jobs in under served areas ( where there is plenty of work) then later joining the competition in the big cities with advantage of experience.

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