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  1. Hi, I'm new here and found the site intersting. I have done my RN and BSN. At the moment looking for hospitals sponsoring green card. i basically love neo-natal nursing.
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    About Saima

    Joined: Mar '05; Posts: 4

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  3. by   webblarsk
    Hello and Welcome!
  4. by   Tweety
    Welcome. I find this site very interesting too.
  5. by   suzanne4
    Welcome...............

    You may wish to check out the International section..............
    Did you do your training in the US? If so, what type of visa are you currently on? Which state do you wish to work in? Have you taken NCLEX yet?
  6. by   RainDreamer
    Hi and welcome to allnurses!!
  7. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Welcome to All Nurses
  8. by   Saima
    i have done my Registered nurse diploma and BSN from Pakistan and i have already done my CGFNS certificate. i am looking for Chicago to be more specific... yes, i do keep checking the international section .
    does any one aware of hospitals that sponser green card for nurses... ?

    thanxs
    Saima
  9. by   suzanne4
    There are many hospitals that will sponsor you for a green card, but you need to be much more specific as to location, not just Chicago but which area.........large hospital, small community? teaching or non-teaching? your previous work experience.......type of unit that you wish to work on or type of specialty...........

    As I asked before, have you applied to Illinois Board of Nursing for licensure yet? Do you have an ATT? Did you complete your English requirements for the Visa Screen Certificate? Do you have the Certificate already? Are you currently in the Chicago area and if so, what type of visa........

    Without the above info, I can't be of much help to you.............your choice.
  10. by   Saima
    Quote from suzanne4
    There are many hospitals that will sponsor you for a green card, but you need to be much more specific as to location, not just Chicago but which area.........large hospital, small community? teaching or non-teaching? your previous work experience.......type of unit that you wish to work on or type of specialty...........

    As I asked before, have you applied to Illinois Board of Nursing for licensure yet? Do you have an ATT? Did you complete your English requirements for the Visa Screen Certificate? Do you have the Certificate already? Are you currently in the Chicago area and if so, what type of visa........

    Without the above info, I can't be of much help to you.............your choice.
    thank you Suzzane for helping me out...
    i live in Pakistan.i have done both the CGGNS exam as well ILETS and already initited Visa screen Certificate process. i haven't applied for state board examination as yet.
    i have worked for almost 2.5 yrs in NICU, 1.5 yrs at a cardiac clinic as a part of research and for last 6 mnths working as a nurse educator (clinical as well theory) and planning to work few hrs a week in NICU.
    so NICU would be the best option but definitely i can consider others as well.
    about the chicago... at the moment i m not very specific about locations in chicago and any area should be ok. However, large hospital or the teaching hospital would be the prefered thing... but i m flexible about it.
    I am unaware what does ATT mean?

    thanks again for heping me out... what do you think which part of Chicago... i should opt for?

    saima
    Last edit by Saima on Mar 28, '05 : Reason: add more
  11. by   TinyNurse
    welcome to allnurses!! it's a great forum!! hope you find a neonatal job that suits you well! have fun.
    xo Jen
  12. by   suzanne4
    Quote from Saima
    thank you Suzzane for helping me out...
    i live in Pakistan.i have done both the CGGNS exam as well ILETS and already initited Visa screen Certificate process. i haven't applied for state board examination as yet.
    i have worked for almost 2.5 yrs in NICU, 1.5 yrs at a cardiac clinic as a part of research and for last 6 mnths working as a nurse educator (clinical as well theory) and planning to work few hrs a week in NICU.
    so NICU would be the best option but definitely i can consider others as well.
    about the chicago... at the moment i m not very specific about locations in chicago and any area should be ok. However, large hospital or the teaching hospital would be the prefered thing... but i m flexible about it.
    I am unaware what does ATT mean?

    thanks again for heping me out... what do you think which part of Chicago... i should opt for?

    saima
    The ATT stands for "Authorization to Test"--it is a letter that you will recieve once you apply to Illinois Board of Nursing and they accept your credentials for licensure, except for the NCLEX exam. Then once you pay the $200 to Pearson-Vue for the exam, and they receive verification from Illinois, they will send you the ATT letter which gives you 90 days to take the exam.

    Is there a specific reason that you are selecting Illinois or are other states an option for you?

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