As mentioned before, I am a foreign nurse from the Philippines with 3 years experience in ED. But it has been a year since I have not worked in the hospital since I arrived here in the US last year. I spent the year and couple of months in transitioning my visa to greencard which took 7 months, and then after that spent my time studying for the NCLEX in Ohioand then transferring to Maryland because husband was relocated.
I have been applying for jobs here in MD. I got phone calls but when they knew my situation that I never had a US ED experience, they declined me. It hurts my heart but I understand. I am losing hope, I dont think I will work as an ED nurse here in the US.
So I want to know now, which area in the hospital should I start? Which area can help me easily transfer to ED after a year or two of experience there? Is Nurse Residency a good thing? Any advice?