I am hoping someone might have experience with this. Here is the run down
Our cousin from Macedonia is a doctor (for past 10 years) currently a cardiology resident.
He and his wife and hoping to come to the states on a work visa
Currently doctor credentials don't transfer and so he is looking at coming as a nurse.
We live in South Carolina and to take the NCLEX (nursing exam) the person must have a green card / work visa and or Social Security card
He has a limited SS# from when he came as a student 10 years ago but it states on the card it is only active with a work visa.
So he has to go through North Carolina to apply to take the NCLEX
First he has to get his credentials reviewed by a company called CGFNS
It took a 3 month visit to try and sort all this out, it was like trying to figure out what came first, the chicken or the egg.
CGFNS approves credentials
This info is sent to North Carolina nurse board who approves the NCLEX exam
He can take it in Turkey or France I believe
Once the NCLEX is passed
He can get a job offer and start work visa proceedings ( he already has an offer pending NCLEX results)
Has anyone been through something like this before?