Hi Suzzanne4. You look like expert to me giving good advices for many people in the forum. Could you please give any advice based on the situation: I am second year student (Associate Degree program) and will graduate in May 2009. My current status is H4(dependent visa), my husband is H1B, but he needs to live in 2010 and I want to stay in the USA and find a job in 2009. I have read that the only option for me is to take NCLEX, find a sponsor in order to get a license and start to work. However, all talk about retrogression confuses me. What do you know about quota for Green Card for nurses who are not from Filipinas ( I am from Moldova ) and what are my chances to resolve the situation. Thank you for any advice.