Yes, yes, and yes...I am doing what you are proposing to do...although graduated when there were plenty of jobs. I am originally from Vancouver, BC.
I am wondering if their are any Canadian RNs out there who completed their nursing training (Associates Degree) in the states and whether any of you are now working in the states.
Yes working in Arizona. I have heard the state with more jobs is Texas.
Here is the thing, if I want to go to nursing school here, there is a 2yr+ waiting list plus prereqs (semester to year) and then nursing school would be another 4 yrs!
I am considering attending school in the states and first completing an ADN program and then working for awhile and eventually getting my BSN (the final goal is to get my masters).
I am doing that. I actually got my LPN, then transition class, then ADN, then BSN, now working on my Masters. In Arizona employers help with tuition.
I know the job market is tough right now but I am open to relocating (anywhere in the states) because I will not be able to work in Canada. Also in 3-4 yrs the job market could soften up (I am being optimistic here).
Can't work in Canada due to lack of jobs? Or due to ADN?
Also if anyone has gone this route, what steps did you take? Can I write the NCLEX-RN, and if I get a job offer is it easy to get a TN Visa?
Yes, and yes....you will need the TN or work authorization in order to get a SSN.
Thank you for your time
You can PM me if you want more details.