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im a foreign nurse.. completed my masters in Nursing in India and having 2 years of teaching experience. i have just passed my NCLEX and am waiting for my license to come in mail. my question is can i start applying in hospitals and letter of recommendations and references are necessary?? what are the other requirements for a job interview. which options are the best for me to start with.. i mean hospital or nursing home?? which area of nursing pays the most and without night shifts.

ParisAntonel

ParisAntonel

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im a foreign nurse.. completed my masters in Nursing in India and having 2 years of teaching experience. i have just passed my NCLEX and am waiting for my license to come in mail. my question is can i start applying in hospitals and letter of recommendations and references are necessary?? what are the other requirements for a job interview. which options are the best for me to start with.. i mean hospital or nursing home?? which area of nursing pays the most and without night shifts.

Congratulations on passing the nclex! Now you can start applying for RN positions. Go to the hospital website and look up career opportunities , read the application requirements. It will tell you if you need letter of recommendations , most hospitals require references. Read and reread the job description , is that what you want to do? You're the only one who would know if the hospital or nursing home would be a good fit for you. Every state is different and and every hospital offers different wages , it depends where you work. Money is not everything, look for a job that interests you, it's important to enjoy it and not dread going into work!

elkpark

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Typically, in the US, employment applications ask for contact information (name, address, telephone number, email) for your former employers and for your references, and the (potential) employer will contact them directly. They typically don't want letters of reference.

Do you have authorization to work in the US, or are you looking for an employer to sponsor you? There is not a lot of sponsoring going on these days, given that there are so many nurses unemployed in the US.

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 12 years experience. 1 Article; 13,952 Posts

Are you physically present in the US with rights to work?

jechro.08

jechro.08

57 Posts

i am from India with teaching experience in India.. can i give the references of my previous employers in India

jechro.08

jechro.08

57 Posts

Are you physically present in the US with rights to work?

yes im here

jechro.08

jechro.08

57 Posts

Typically, in the US, employment applications ask for contact information (name, address, telephone number, email) for your former employers and for your references, and the (potential) employer will contact them directly. They typically don't want letters of reference.

Do you have authorization to work in the US, or are you looking for an employer to sponsor you? There is not a lot of sponsoring going on these days, given that there are so many nurses unemployed in the US.

i have the authorization to work but i dont have any clinical experience as i was into education