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by lauraelise lauraelise (New) New

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Hi everyone!

I am hoping some of you can clear up some of the confusion I have, although this post may be a bit "out there".

I am currently in my 3rd year completing my BSCN at the University of Windsor. As many of us are trying, I would like to be able to add to my resume experience in the hospital. After searching in my area the only opportunities that seemed to present themselves was PSW jobs. Although these jobs are important they do not provide the skills I am wishing to obtain.

I began looking at the Detroit Medical Center careers webpage and found many jobs under the title of "student nurse associate" and "student nurse extern". These are exactly the opportunities I am looking for! However, ALL of my schooling has been completed in Ontario.

I have read about the H-1b visa available for graduated RN's looking to apply for work. It required a BSCN to even apply, making me unable to qualify. I wasn't sure if there might be another opportunity available since the positions I am applying for are STUDENT positions, that mostly only require a completed high school diploma and a rotation on medsurg which I have 4 already?

Could I apply for a student visa and take 1 or 2 classes part time? can you work under a student visa?

I am searching for these opportunities because the location is so close (Windsor to Detroit) , I would be able to stay at home and be with my family instead of participating in the externship in Toronto which I am sure is saturated with applications already.

Thanks for your time.

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Silverdragon102 has 31 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

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The issue is a student visa will require you to be in full time student education for the US. Usually as a student you are limited in the first year to working and it will not give you the experience you are looking for. The scenario you have given indicates you will not meet requirements for a visa for the US at the moment but once you have qualified if you are a Canadian citizen then TN may be an option but I suspect internships will go to US newly qualified nurses rather than someone requiring a visa.

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JustBeachyNurse has 10 years experience as a RN and specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics.

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H1B is not for inexperienced new grads. It's for candidates with 5-10+ years specialized experienced. Are you a Canadian citizen?

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