Israeli RN - need HELP!!!!

  1. Hi Everyone,
    I am an Israeli RN with 2 years experience. I have signed a contract with
    a cornerstone hospital in Austin TX last October. it is a 2 years contract with 22.45$ an hour. Relocation package is not great.
    Since then the hospital has changed management and 3 fascilities closed.
    I am terrified and need your opinion - are the terms offered reasonable?
    should I worry about the fact hospital has changed hands?
    and what is going on with the retrograsion? they tell me it should take about 12 months untill my visa is approved - makes sense?
    Thank you for your input
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  3. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from zbianchi
    Hi Everyone,
    I am an Israeli RN with 2 years experience. I have signed a contract with
    a cornerstone hospital in Austin TX last October. it is a 2 years contract with 22.45$ an hour. Relocation package is not great.
    Since then the hospital has changed management and 3 fascilities closed.
    I am terrified and need your opinion - are the terms offered reasonable?
    should I worry about the fact hospital has changed hands?
    and what is going on with the retrograsion? they tell me it should take about 12 months untill my visa is approved - makes sense?
    Thank you for your input
    If the hospital has changed hands are they still willing to petition you? There is a thread on current immigration issues and really no one knows how long retrogresion will be but hopefully we should see some movement by the summer just not sure what sort of movement we will see
  4. by   suzanne4
    You should definitely worry. Any time a hospital is sold, the contracts can be cancelled. You need to check with them.

    Was the contract directly with them? Or thru an agency? what expenses do you need to pay? Are they paying for the immigraiton process, or are you?
  5. by   mpoova
    Quote from zbianchi
    Hi Everyone,
    I am an Israeli RN with 2 years experience. I have signed a contract with
    a cornerstone hospital in Austin TX last October. it is a 2 years contract with 22.45$ an hour. Relocation package is not great.
    Since then the hospital has changed management and 3 fascilities closed.
    I am terrified and need your opinion - are the terms offered reasonable?
    should I worry about the fact hospital has changed hands?
    and what is going on with the retrograsion? they tell me it should take about 12 months untill my visa is approved - makes sense?
    Thank you for your input
    Just remembering a recent post of an RN from Israel informing that her consul interview is scheduled on 8th March, 2007.

    I wonder there is no retrogression fo you, if your country of birth is same as per above!
  6. by   suzanne4
    The nurse that has her interview had her petitions submitted well before the retrogression. And the nurse from Israel was not born there. It is based on where they were born.

    But this has nothing to do with the question about the facility in Texas, please stick to the topic.

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