I am a kiwi that was raised in Australia...........living over here in the States.
I am married to an American so came through on a marriage visa, but let me tell you that was even a long process and lots of red tape to get through!!!
I just received my ATT from the Florida BON and i found them to be really good and very helpful. I think all up the process for me has taken around a year, but in saying that there has been mistakes made by other parties that has slowed the process down.
I would suggest that the first thing you do ............is get any make up courses done (Our degrees are a little different than the US one and more often than not you will be required to take on extra courses i.e i had to do maternity) then you can get your degree evaluated.
If i can answer any other questions feel free to contact me!
Good luck!!! It is possible to do i just think it will take you a while
(ps: if i had a choice of coming here without my degree and just working doing nanny work, daycare etc i WOULD NOT DO IT.
The money is terrible!!!!!!!!!