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an international student who wanna join an Entry-master program

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I feel so interested about the entry-master program. I know the students can work part-time after pass NCLEX and gain a RN license in the program.

But I have a question: As an international student, am I able to work part-time like other resident students in the second period of the program? Because this tough program lasts for 3 years, so I'm afraid I don't have enough money to handle it.

I just want to make sure it before the application process.

Thank you~

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

As I understand it on a F1 you are restricted and initially can only work 20 hours on campus the first year Also you have to show you can support yourself for the duration of the course

US department of state student visa

So you mean I can't do the part-time job in the hospital within the other 2 years??

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

As far as I am aware without EAD you can't work and as a student on F1 you are restricted. Just check out the link I posted

Thank you.

Maybe it's better for me to ask the school directly.

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

If they have a international advisor then they should be able to tell you what you need to do. You do need permission to work and there are restrictions

I just called UCSF to ask this question about the problem. They answered yes. But I don't feel quite sure of that.:(

I'm a prospective international student as well, as far as I'm aware, after reading about F1 visa's on the US embassy website, it's pretty clear that as a student you do not have permission to work and study on that visa, unless you are undertaking the optional one year training (part of F1 visa for people in the medical profession which you can excercise once you graduate!).

If you need to see for yourself, your best bet is to either go onto the US embassy website or contact your nearest US embassy and ask them directly.

oh how dissappointing. I am also looking into the Direct Entry Masters in Nursong programs here in California. And i was hoping i would be able to work after the first year and passign my NCLEX :sniff:

ghillbert, MSN, NP

Specializes in CTICU. Has 20 years experience.

You need to check with the office of international students at the school. I know in my department at the hospital we have part time/casual staff and one of them was on F1 visa studying and also working with us, the hospital and university are on the same campus so maybe that is why.

UCSF Medical Center is affiliated with the school. Ask the international advisor to explain to you in detail about what you can and cant do. Good Luck

That would be interesting because if you're a F1 visa are you allowed to have a ss#? CA wont even issue a RN license with out a valid ss#. I know that some have their OPT so maybe someone who has gone through that can share their experience with how they were able to work. But the OPT doesn't last long and usually you must return home after it's up. Good Luck in your search.

ghillbert, MSN, NP

Specializes in CTICU. Has 20 years experience.

Yes you may get SSN with F1 visa if you're work-authorized.

Hey Ghillbert,

is the person you are talking about who is on F1 visa and working with you, an RN. What hospital do you work at?

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