Nursing Programs

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Study-in-America

Work in the U.S.

Express U.S. Permanent Residency

Steady and Promising Career Prospects

Overview

The ASG Express U.S. Permanent Residency Nursing Programs are designed to meet the high demand for nurses in the United States with the recruitment of international nurses and nursing students. Candidates who complete the program requirements will be eligible for U.S. permanent residency status through an employment-based immigration visa program.

*Ideal visa application processing times will take 9 – 21 months. However, application times will vary according to program type, individual circumstances, previous volume of applicants, changes in U.S. immigration law, and are at the discretion USCIS officials.

CNA

Certified Nursing Assistant

Entry Requirements
  • Degree: High School Diploma (Min. 2.5 GPA)
  • TEAS Assessment score (Min. 50)
  • English Proficiency: TOEFL 83 OR U.S. High School Diploma
  • Clear Background Checks
  • Prior Nursing Work Experience & License: None
Program Timeline
  • 2018 Program Start Dates: (Application Deadlines):
    1. January 1st (December 1st, 2017)
    2.  April (March 1st, 2018)
    3. July (June 1st, 2018)
    4. October (September 1st, 2018)
  • School & CNA Examination: 9 Months
  • Optional Practical Training: 12 Months
  • Visa Application Period: 15-20 Months process beginning  6 Months into coursework**
Program Fees
  • Program Fee: *Available based on demand
Outcomes
  1. Certified Nursing Assistant
  2. Optional Practical Training (OPT) placement leading to full-time employment
  3. U.S. Permanent Residency upon visa application approval
  4. Projected Starting Salary: US$20,000 – US$30,000/year

LPN

Licensed Practical Nurse

Entry Requirements
  • Degree: High School Diploma (Min. 2.5 GPA)
  • TEAS Assessment score (Min. 50)
  • English Proficiency: TOEFL 83 OR U.S. High School Diploma
  • Clear Background Checks
  • Prior Nursing Work Experience & License: None
Program Timeline
  • 2018 Program Start Dates: (Application Deadlines):
    1. January 1st (December 1st, 2017)
    2.  April (March 1st, 2018)
    3. July (June 1st, 2018)
    4. October (September 1st, 2018)
  • School & NCLEX Examination: 12 Months
  • Optional Practical Training: 12 Months
  • Visa Application Period: Approximately 15 – 20 Months following LPN & NCLEX-PN certification and OPT Placement**
Program Fees
  • Tuition, Room & Books Only: (4 Quarters)
    • Standard Fees: US$33,800
    • ASG Scholarship: Up to US$11,800
    • Fees after scholarship: US$22,000
Outcomes
  1. Practical Nurse License (LPN)
  2. Optional Practical Training (OPT) placement leading to full-time employment
  3. U.S. Permanent Residency status upon visa application approval
  4. Projected Starting Salary: US$25,000 – US$35,000/year

ASN-RN

Associate of Science in Nursing – Registered Nurse License

Entry Requirements
  • Degree: High School Diploma (Min. 2.5 GPA)
  • TEAS Assessment (Min. 65)
  • English Proficiency: TOEFL 83 OR U.S. High School Diploma
  • Clear Background Checks
  • Prior Nursing Work Experience & License: None
Program Timeline
  • 2018 Program Start Dates: (Application Deadlines):
    1. January 1st (December 1st, 2017)
    2.  April (March 1st, 2018)
    3. July (June 1st, 2018)
    4. October (September 1st, 2018)
  • School & NCLEX Examination: 24 Months
  • Optional Practical Training: 12 Months
  • Visa Application Period: Approximately 9 – 12 Months following ASN-RN & NCLEX-RN certification and OPT Placement**
Program Fees
  • Tuition, Room & Books Only: (8 Quarters)
    • Standard Fees: US$57,000
    • ASG Scholarship: Up to US$13,000
    • Fees after scholarship: US$44,000
Outcomes
  1. Associate of Science in Nursing (AS)
  2. Registered Nurse License (RN)
  3. Optional Practical Training (OPT) placement leading to full-time employment
  4. U.S. Permanent Residency status upon visa application approval
  5. Projected Starting Salary: US$50,000 – US$60,000/year

BSN-RN

Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Registered Nurse Liscense

Entry Requirements
  • Degree: High School Diploma (Min. 2.5 GPA)
  • English Proficiency: TOEFL 100
  • Clear Background Checks
  • Prior Nursing Work Experience & License: None
Program Timeline

Elmhurst College 2018 Start Dates (Application Deadlines):

  • Spring Semester: January 22nd (December 1st, 2017)
  • Projected Fall Semester: August 28th (June 1st, 2018)

Malone University 2018 Start Dates (Application Deadlines):

  • Spring Semester: January 2nd (December 1st, 2017)
  • Projected Fall Semester: August 27th (May 1st, 2018)

Gannon University 2018 Start Dates (Application Deadlines):

  • Spring Semester: January 3rd (November 15th, 2017)
  • Fall Semester: August 15th (July 1st, 2018)

General Program Timeline:

  • School & NCLEX Examination: 48 Months (4 Academic Years)
  • Optional Practical Training: (12 Months)
  • Visa Application Period: (Approximately 9 – 12 Months following BSN-RN & NCLEX-RN certification and OPT Placement)**
Program Fees

Elmhurst College 2018 Program Fees (per academic year):

  • Estimated Tuition & Fees: US$38,290/year
  • Estimated Room & Board Fees: US$10,144
  • ASG scholarship: US$7,000 – US$14,000
  • Estimated Fees after scholarship: US$34,434 – US$41,434

Malone University 2018 Program Fees (per academic year):

  • Estimated Tuition & Fees: US$29,900
  • Estimated Room & Board: US$9,300
  • ASG scholarship: up to US$8,000 – US$10,000
  • Estimated Fees after scholarship: US$29,200 – US$31,200

Gannon University 2018 Program Fees (per academic year):

  • Estimated Tuition & Fees: US$34,400
  • Estimated Room & Board: US$10,840
  • ASG scholarship: US$14,000 – US$19,000
  • Estimated Fees after scholarship: US$26,240 – US$31,240
Outcomes
  1. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BS)
  2. Registered Nurse License (RN)
  3. Optional Practical Training (OPT) placement leading to full-time employment
  4. U.S. Permanent Residency upon visa application approval
  5. Projected Starting Salary: US$55,000 – US$70,000/year

**These are ideal timelines. Application times will vary according to program type, individual circumstances, previous volume of applicants, changes in U.S. immigration law, and are at the discretion USCIS officials.

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FAQs

What is the American Scholar Group (ASG) Express U.S. Permanent Residency Nursing Program?

  • The American Scholar Group (ASG) Express U.S. Permanent Residency Nursing Programs are designed to meet the high demand for nurses in the United States with the recruitment of international nurses and nursing students.
  • Candidates who complete the program requirements will be eligible for U.S. permanent residency status through an employment-based immigration visa program.

What are the outcomes?

  • High-demand and high-paying career prospects (Starting salaries: US$25,000-US$70,000 across career levels)
  • Nursing education & certification: (certificate, Licensing, Bachelor, Masters level)
  • Paid Optional Practical Training (OPT) work experience
  • US. Permanent Residency Visa

What are the components of the program?

  • Candidates who participate in the program will typically complete:
    • An ESL course
    • Nursing Education Program (certificate, Licensing, Bachelor, Masters level)
    • Undergo U.S. Permanent Residency Visa Application 
    • Optional Practical Training (OPT) job placement leading to a full-time career upon receipt of employment visa

How does this program run? How long will it take?

  • Application & Registration (30 Days)
    • Candidates begin by completing online registration form
    • After consultation and profiling, candidates apply for the appropriate nursing program through ASG.
  • Education & Certification (12-48 Months)
    • Candidates must all course requirements at the institution and pass their respective examinations (NCLEX-PN/NCLEX-RN)
  • Optional Practical Training (OPT) Placement (12 Months)
    • Upon completion of academic requirements, ASG will assist candidates with their 12-month OPT placement.
  • Permanent Residency Visa Application (9-20 Months)**
    • Visa application begins immediately after securing OPT placement. 
    • **PLEASE NOTE: These are ideal timelines. Application times will vary according to program type, individual circumstances, previous volume of applicants, changes in U.S. immigration law, and are at the discretion USCIS officials.

What are the requirements for program entrance?

  • Candidates must:
    • Clear background checks
    • Have a High School diploma
    • Receive admission into the institution of choice
    • Complete all academic requirements and pass examinations

Is there an age limit or age requirement?

  • There is no age limit or ceiling.
  • Applicants must have a high school diploma to qualify for entrance to all nursing programs.
  • Candidates for the CNA High School program may earn their high school diplomas & CNA certification concurrently.

Will I be able to work?

  • Yes. Candidates who complete all course requirements will receive assistance with Optional Practical Training (OPT) placement leading to full-time employment.

Why should I consider this program?

  • Study-in-America 
  • Work in the U.S.
  • Express U.S. Permanent Residency
  • Steady and promising career prospects
  • High-paying career (US$25,000 – US$70,000 across various levels)

Who is this program for?

  • International Students (Nursing & Non-Nursing Majors)
    • Current High School Students
    • High School Graduates
    • Certificate Holders
    • Associate Holders
    • Bachelor Degree Holders
  • International Career Nurses
    • With Nursing Experience
    • With Nursing Experience and passed NCLEX
  • Who want to:
    • Study-in-America
    • Work-in-America
    • Immigrate-to-America

Where is the English Prep Program held?

  • Pittsburgh Technical College, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Potential Options:
    • ASG Partner Institutions
    • Candidate’s Home Countries

Where are the nursing programs held?

  • Pittsburgh Technical College (PTC), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Elmhurst College, Chicago Illinois
  • Gannon University, Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Malone University, Canton, Ohio
  • Mercer County Career Center

Where are the potential job sites?

  • Nursing homes and hospitals in western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio

When are programs conducted? (What are application deadlines?)

  • 2018 Program Start Dates (LPN & ASN-RN):
    • Pittsburgh Technical College (PTC)
      • January 1st (December 1st, 2017)
      • April 1st (March 1st, 2018)
      • July 1st (June 1st, 2018)
      • October 1st (September 1st, 2018)
  • 2018 Program Start Dates (BSN-RN)
    • Elmhurst College:
      • Spring Semester: January 22nd (December 1st, 2017)
      • Projected Fall Semester: August 28th (June 1st, 2018)
    • Gannon University
      • Spring Semester: January 3rd (November 15th, 2017)
      • Projected Fall Semester: August 15th (July 1st, 2018)
    • Malone University
      • Spring Semester: January 2nd (December 1st, 2017)
      • Projected Fall Semester: August 27th (May 1st, 2018)

When will my U.S. permanent visa application begin?

  • Visa applications for U.S. permanent residency begins completion of all course requirements and examinations, and upon securing Optional Practical Training (OPT) placement

How long will the visa application take?

  • Application times will vary according to program type, individual circumstances, previous volume of applicants, changes in U.S. immigration law, and are at the discretion USCIS officials. Below are ideal timelines:
    • CNA: 15-20 Months
    • LPN: 15-20 Months
    • ASN-RN: 9-12 Months
    • BSN-RN: 9-12 Months