I am Canadian and have been working in the US for 5 years as an RN. I just completed my MSN (in New York) as an Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. I currently have a TN visa. I would like to continue working here as I love my current hospital, and have applied and interviewed for some NP jobs. I know the TN visa is really for RNs, and NPs should either get an H1b or apply for permanent residence, but I am wondering if a Canadian NP has ever been successful in obtaining a TN visa? Human Resources at my hospital said "it should be okay", but I don't want to risk being refused entry, and then I cannot work even as an RN in the US. I know the best thing is to ask for Permanent Residence sponsorship, but until I get the okay from my hospital, I want to consider all options.
Thank you for all your input on this!