Hello, I'm a supporting husband that have been helping and guiding my wife through this long process. I'm an returned peace corps volunteer and I met my wife in Peru. My wife got a BSN in her country in 2008. She had 2 years of experience before she moved to the US. While here she went through the process and after 4 years she passed her NCLEX-RN this February and completed a refresher course this August. Recently she has been looking for a job but this is where the confusion starts.
Some HR officers tell her that since she never had experience in the US she must apply to residency program as a "new grad" however other HR officers tells her she can't apply to Residency program because she needs 2 years of clinical experience or have recently graduated from a college/university from the US.
What gives??? It's seems that she in a catch 11.......she is looking for a job especially in a residency program to gain experience but she can't get in because she doesn't have experience.
What would be the next step for her? What she needs to do? Her goal is to work at a hospital. She graduated with a BSN in 2008. Did 2 years of nursing in Peru. CGFNS and Maryland Board of Nursing verified her degree is equivelent to a BSN in the US. in 2014. She passed NCLEX-RN in Feb 2015. Completed her refresher course (Theory, lab, & clinical) in Aug 2014. But no experience in the US. She does have BLS