โดยคุณ : Andy
please read my old postes,this is one of them, I am positive that you gonna get something useful.
This is an private e-mail that I reply to a pronurse student and I would like to share to encourage you guys. Hopefully, it is helpful.
First of all, I would like to say "Congratulations"
for your first key step that make you feel wonderful.
Please Keep this feeling to make you move forward like a
wiseman says "One sucess brings another"
If you ask for some suggestions, my answers for that
are short term plan and long term plan.
Let we start with long term plan. Because your NCLEX
is valid in three year so you have two year to prepare you English. From now on you have to start
reaching English standard. Why? from my experience.
Thai nurses are faced with the same and serious problem
which is English Proficiency, even me. Anyhow, It is obvious
that Thai nurses are outstanding in nursing. Thanks to
our nursing schools in Thailand that make me proud of.
In the US, a nurse is the top in multidisciplinary
team. you work as the same equal basis with doctors,
Phamacists, Case manager and bla bla bla. If you work
here you gonna feel great, feel terrific because when
you say something everybody in the team must listen to
you because you are the one who stay with the
patients and charts almost 24 hours. In order to do that you have to be good at communation.
Once you have your basic goal which is IELTS band 6.5
and band 7 in speaking that is enougt to start
working and staying in an the US. In order to do that
you have to take everything seriously and start doing that right now such as attending
English classes, reading English materials, listening
to Englihs programmes. Thinks like this, every thing
that you do must lead to your goal. It takes time, you
have two years from now before your NCLEX expires.Even
though you get Visa Screen Cert. doesn't mean you can
stop learning English. It just the first step for new
immigrant. you have to learn and assimilate to
american culturs that make you life easier and more
fun overhere. For now, I have been learning how to use either bad or good american slang in order to make friends or enemies whatever, I want.
Once you pass the English score or have Visa Screen
Cert. USSI or others agencies can sponsor you an immigrant visa (without extra payment) to stay and work in here. This is a
excellent thing I alway feel grateful to Pronurse AJ
Wandee, her verry big family, her staff and USSI for
all their help. At that time I paid only 20,000 bath
for NCLEX classes. I have a job, I have money to pay bills, rent and support my parents, I have
Green Card, I have everything that I want overhere
because of them and I own them thank you.
Let move to short term plan. To speed up the process
and if you have enoug money to stay here for a while,
you have to try to get tourish visa to come here. If
EB3 is available, unfortunately, it is not available at this time. and after staying here for 60 days,
USSI can sponsor you a green card.While you file is on
process to get approve for GC, you gonna get work
permit in a few weeks first. When you get a work
permit you gonna get SSN, CA license. One you get
license you can find a job overhere. This is a key
point. in order to get a job you have to pass
Fortunately, many employers they have khown that as
long as you have CA license, work permit. you are
qualified to work for them and they are willing to get
you with at least two reason one you are a cheapest
labour from the third world( in my hospital Non-
experienced nurse in the US or new graduated , a
registry nurse or an experienced nurse = $340-400
,550-780 add $3 for shift differrential respectively )
. Another reason is they strongly believe in there
educational training system. this is a core philosophy
of american culture. they belive man can be moldable.
Since I have been working here I have been trained in
many programmes . Not only can learn something new but
you get paid as well. that is the reason why I love to
As long as USSI sponsors you and have sent visa Screen
Cert. you can work an much as you want Don't worry
about anything just enjoy your life and assimilate to
new cultures. Your Green Card will be approved in 8-24
months after sending application and Visa Screen Cert.
Normally, Many nurses in the US who keep working hard , paying tax
and being a good girl. as long as you don't kill
anybody. One day, Green Card was sent to their mail
box even they have not Visa Screen.People who have
worked hard shoud get reward right! but don't depend on that you have to do your best first.
You can see that everthing could happen here. One
thing that I have learnt is as long as you keep paying
tax, they gonna love you, welcome you to be thier
Event though you pay income tax alot, you gonna get
back later for example a convenient free way, safety,
reliable social benefits. I have one example, my
freinds who got accidence with her hand and need
resting a few mont, she stil get paid without working,
I feel glade every time i here that nurses have
worked hard and done many things to realize their dream
and get better life overhere. On the other hand I feel
frustrated when somebody gives up easily.
I hope that this strory encourage you to work hard, be optimistic and
keep moving forward. Some day in foreseeable future
you gonna be great ,you gonna be fine and you gonna be
happy like me.