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NURSES REGULATION WITH NO CGFNS

Old Nov 20th 2002, 6:28 am
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Zak
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hi i wanted to know if my wife who is not yet a CGFNS holder but an
experienced registered nurse can get a job in the US?

also what are the NEW regulations for applicant like her any advises
please, i've heard USA had a shortage of nurses. please indicate web
sites as to where she can apply.....thanks

ron
 
Old Nov 20th 2002, 5:51 pm
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Matthew Brooks
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[email protected] (zak) wrote in message news:...
    > hi i wanted to know if my wife who is not yet a CGFNS holder but an
    > experienced registered nurse can get a job in the US?
    >
    > also what are the NEW regulations for applicant like her any advises
    > please, i've heard USA had a shortage of nurses. please indicate web
    > sites as to where she can apply.....thanks
    >
    > ron

Just went through this with my wife. It depends on two things: Where
is your wife from, and what state does she want to work in?

States such as Tennessee do not require CGFNS from Canadian nurses,
for instance, although they still need to have passed the NCLEX.

States like Alabama require, at the very least CES credentials done
through CGFNS, though the stupid CGFNS exam is not needed - again only
if the person has their NCLEX already.

It's easiest for Canadian nurses. I would recommend you get your wife
to call the board of nursing of the state you're interested in and ask
them for details. Make her speak to the director of licensing at the
board of nursing, since other people can be incompetent and give you
incorrect information.
 
Old Nov 20th 2002, 8:53 pm
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Sylvia Ottemoeller
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"zak" wrote in message
news:[email protected]...

    > hi i wanted to know if my wife who is not yet a CGFNS holder but an
    > experienced registered nurse can get a job in the US?
    > also what are the NEW regulations for applicant like her any advises
    > please, i've heard USA had a shortage of nurses. please indicate web
    > sites as to where she can apply.....thanks

Here is a start: http://shusterman.com/toc-rn.html.

See also http://www.ncsbn.org/public/regulati...sing_board.htm.

Unless your wife is from Canada, she will probably have to get her "green
card" before entering the U.S. to work, because there is no feasible
temporary status which can be used to employ a nurse other, than TN, which
requires Canadian citizenship. However, hospitals will hire you and wait
till you get the green card, even if it takes a year or more, because they
are so desperate.

There are nursing recruiters all over who will be wild to get her business.
They can get $5000 to $10,000 from a prospective employer, just for
successfully referring you to the employer. You can get the immigration
work paid for by most employers -- be sure you have good legal help, because
nurse immigration is quite tricky.
 

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