where to start to be licensed

  1. HI
    I am currently in the united staes but i was a registered nurse in another country. I came by a student visa but i am not in school anymore. i have a social security number but my F-1 status will expire soon since i am not in school anymore.
    I would like to get the licence to work as a nurse in the US but i don't know which state would be easiest to apply.I would like it if someone could tell me which state i should apply for my first license and if i will be able to work once i pass the NCLEX exam, i have a social security number but i don't have a work permit or a greencard and my f-1 status has already expired
    Thanx
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  3. by   dbsn00
    I would contact the Board of Nursing of whatevever state you currently reside in - there is a link from this website. Good luck.
  4. by   tatty
    Quote from dbsn00
    I would contact the Board of Nursing of whatevever state you currently reside in - there is a link from this website. Good luck.
    How about my status since i am not in school any more my F-1 visa has expired due think i will be able to work after passing the exam
  5. by   dbsn00
    Contact your local immigration office & tell them what you're plans are - you probably need to get a work permit or (if this is possible) get your F-1 status reinstated so you can take the NCLEX. Also check out this website www.immihelp.com.. Click on the visa tab - it had a lot of info & was easy to understand. You need to decide where you'll be residing so you can contact that states BON once you get your status straightened out with immigration & from there they should be able to help you out, you may have to have some sort of sponsorship or schooling, I'm not really sure. But I think the first step would be to contact immigration then go from there.
    Good luck!!

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