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Hi there,

I am an Irish General Nursing student in my third year and I am interested in moving to the US (Particularly NY) when I graduate. I know I will have to pass the NCLEX and then find a hospital who will hire and back me for a visa, but has anyone here successfully completed this process? If so how difficult was it to get your visa and are there many jobs available in NY hospitals?

Thanks,

Chloe

FutureNurseInfo

Has 1 years experience.

I am a resident of NYC of 10 years and I am a pre-nursing student as of right now. I am also an older student (31) so I know the ropes. I have done an extensive research about nursing schools as well as what the RN job market looks/sounds like. I am going to be honest with you: NYC, like any other big metropolitan area, is highly saturated with new grads, former grads who are still looking and many more RNs with experience who are looking for a change of scenery. In short, landing a job at a hospital is very, very slim. Remember, you will compete with hundreds upon hundreds of RNS applying to the same position. As far as visa goes, I have no idea how that works. However, if all you need is a job, try to widen your search pool: consider nursing homes, doctor's offices etc. I do believe, though, the pay is much less that it is at hospitals. Current RNs can correct me if I am wrong.

Gentleman_nurse

Specializes in Behavioral health.

I second FutureNurseInfo

Avoid New York City!

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