Quote from kankuro
so does it mean i could still get to work as a nurse since you are not allowed to work if your work is related to your studies? just clarifying...
If you are planning to be on M1, it is on the presumption that once you finish the course and you will be going back to your home country as there is no venue for adjustment of status and so would have to undergo the usual immigration process of consular processing or if you have another visa that allows adjustment of status while still in the US, you can do that as well (if not in retrogression) but not in M1 as being on M1 does not allow it as I've previously stated. M1s cannot even adjust to another non-immigrant visa if it's unrelated to what was taken while in M1.
Students adjusting status while in the US you've been hearing about are F1 visas and even them are having problems now trying to stay in the US after graduation as they cannot adjust status now because of retrogression.
If you plan to take a short course and be on M1 and go back home, there is absolutely no problems, in my opinion.
You can only work as a nurse in the US if you've gone through either consular processing or adjustment of status. Being licensed as a US RN is just half the story. It will not allow you to work unless you are already a GC holder or an immigrant. If you are not already a GC holder you need to be petitioned and undergo the immigration process 1st before being able to work.
I hope I've answered what you're looking for. I could not give you much more details than what I've given already as your queries are vague in nature.