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Hi I'm an RN in L.A.
Contact the CA Board of Nursing for your employment visa questions.
I can tell you a few things for sure:
1) the nursing job market here is VERY tight. The more credentials, certificates, board certifications and experience you have, the better off you'll be.
2) do not even consider, for one second, moving here or living here without a car.
3) everything you do, your entire life, every minute of every day in L.A. is based on traffic and freeways. Please research and have a solid understanding of the geography of this massive, tangled city and plan your job/apartment/commute situation carefully.
4) it is not always beaches, palm trees, celebrities and yoga here. It is smoggy, polluted, crowded, and stressful. There are earthquakes and fires and landslides and high crime. Understand what you are getting into. I love it, but I have seen many transplants move here, last a year, then go home. Italians are strong people, you will do fine.
5) stay away from Cedars.
6) you can PM me or ask more questions any time.
Hey there! I'm new here and I hope I'm in the right section!
I've been to LA this summer and I asked how to apply for a job there. They told me I needed at least one year experience working in a hospital; I graduated on March and I'm actually working in ICU. Now, my contract will be over on October 2013 and I really hope I can move to California at the beginning of 2014, so I'm trying to figure out which is the best way to get a job and a working visa. I'm italian and I know for sure I've got to pass a few exams for my license, but how does it work? do I need a sponsor to get a visa?
Which is the best, seeking for a job while I'm in the USA or searching for a sponsor and then come back to Cali?
It's all so confused and I really don't know where to start! I know the whole process takes a while and I wanna be ready
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