Filipino nurse working in the UK wants to work in the US. Please help. I need advice.

  1. Please help me what I should do. I am working as a nurse here in the UK for over 2 years but want to relocate to the US. My nurse education is from the Philippines.
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  3. by   simkale
    Rough guide - you will need to look through various previous post about this topic as many people have answered it in detail before.

    1. Apply to CGFNS for CES report.
    2. Apply to preferred state BON for authority to sit NCLEX
    3. Take NCLEX
    4. Find employer.
    5 File for Visa
    6. Philippines is currently listed on countries affected by retrogression- check waiting period on website
    7. Get your green card
    8. Pack your bags fly to USA
    9. Live the American dream

    If you want an easy life start from step 4 finding a recruitment Agency who will help you through all the stages 1-9.
  4. by   nurseTina:)
    Oh thank you for replying to my query. You are very helpful.
  5. by   pchan
    There is now a simpler way to come and work in the U.S. Many nursing homes across the country are having difficulty finding people to work as nursing assistants. The requirement to be a nursing assistant is either enrollment in OR completion of a nursing assistant training program OR enrollment in OR completion of a nursing degree program.
  6. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from pchan
    There is now a simpler way to come and work in the U.S. Many nursing homes across the country are having difficulty finding people to work as nursing assistants. The requirement to be a nursing assistant is either enrollment in OR completion of a nursing assistant training program OR enrollment in OR completion of a nursing degree program.
    But for work visa or immigrant visa they need to be employed as a RN not nursing assistant
  7. by   pchan
    Unlike RNs, nursing assistants are classified under the "Other Worker" category. Those who apply under this category are eligible only for the green card, not the work visa. This category is especially appropriate for those nurses who, for whatever reason, are not able to pass the NCLEX and/or IELTS. Interestingly, the wait time right now for a nursing assistant to get a green card is the same as for an RN who has passed the NCLEX and IELTS.
  8. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from pchan
    Unlike RNs, nursing assistants are classified under the "Other Worker" category. Those who apply under this category are eligible only for the green card, not the work visa. This category is especially appropriate for those nurses who, for whatever reason, are not able to pass the NCLEX and/or IELTS. Interestingly, the wait time right now for a nursing assistant to get a green card is the same as for an RN who has passed the NCLEX and IELTS.
    So what category would they come under in the EB section?
  9. by   pchan
    They come under the EB3 category. There are 5,000 immigrant visas allocated annually to so-called "unskilled workers."

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