The AAIHR is holding its Annual Meeting of Members September 16, 2009 in Washington DC. The agenda includes the election of the next termís Directors. On September 17, 2009 the AAIHR members will be walking the halls of Congress and will be promoting the ENSRA for inclusion in the CIR. Staffing companies and recruiters are invited to join via the AAIHRís webpage.
I often am asked by employers and nurses, whether they can be sponsored for an H-1B visa.
There are two key concepts:
1. The nurse must hold at least a Bachelors degree in nursing (e.g. BSN); AND 2. The position must normally require a Bachelors degree. MU has seen the most success in these scenarios:
A. The hospital is offering the nurse a position as a Clinical nurse specialist (CNS), Certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA), Certified nurse-midwife (CNM), or a Certified nurse practitioner (APRN-certified) Critical care and the nurse holds the certification;
B. If the nurse will be working in an Administrative position ordinarily associated with a Bachelors degree, such as Charge Nurse or Nurse Manager;
C. If the nurse will be working in one of these specialties: peri-operative, school health, occupational health, rehabilitation nursing, emergency room nursing, critical care, operating room, oncology and pediatrics. And the hospital will attest that these roles are only offered to those with Bachelors degrees. Some magnet hospitals have the BSN as its standards, and these make great destination hospitals for H-1 RNs.