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WORKING OVER THE SUMMER ONLY

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by charlleroux charlleroux (New) New Student Pre-Student

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Hi all, I'm an international student at Houston Baptist University, i.e. studying on an F-1 visa. In order to be able to apply to Physician Assistant programs near my graduation date I need to accumulate a lot of patient care experience. I'd really like to work as a CNA and I'd try to fit it into my schedule whilst taking classes but international students (students living in the US on F-1 visas) are not legally allowed to work and study at the same time. Therefore I'm limited to summer break and other breaks. I'd really like to know if it is possible to find a CNA job where they'd be willing to hire me and I'd work only in the breaks, like summer break and winter break? Any advice would be much appreciated!

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NRSKarenRN has 40 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.

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After the first academic year, one can work up to 20hrswk, especially for those in science ed program per these regs

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Optional Practical Training Extension (OPT)  https://www.uscis.gov/opt

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Here.I.Stand has 16 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in SICU, trauma, neuro.

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Look for casual/prn/per diem positions.  That’s exactly how my 1st CNA job was; I was hired just after graduating from HS started college 3 hrs away that fall.  I’d give our DON my break dates and she’d schedule accordingly 

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