Hi ed, I am Jean. Loved italy when I was there. Didnt do your part but loved all I saw. Hope I can help you. Many oriental nurses come to the us to work. Some hospitals sponsor nurses and help them get a green card, but that is usually nurses that are planning on staying in that hospital for a long time. Supplemental Health Care is one of the agencies that does international nursing. You may call or email them and see if they can give you some information their contact numbers are www.travelnurses.com,
phone 800-543-9399 or 716-873-5111, fax 716-873-5573. Sorry I do not know the international code, but they are located in Buffalo New York. You can also write to one of the American State Boards of Nursing for information. The California Board of Registered Nursing, P. O. Box 944210, Sacramento California 94244-2100. www.rn.ca.gov.
916-322-3350. For a local agency job where you choose what day to work and can cancel your shift at the last minute there are lots of local nursing agencies. I work for K force --www.kforce.com, the San Diego Ca. phone number and address is 858-450-5000. 5414 Oberlin Dr. Suite 120, San Diego Ca 92121. Euros and dollars were just about equal last time I checked. American salaries vary greatly depending on where you live in the US. New York and California pay the highest. Local agencies in San Diego vary from $31 to 37/hr. I hope this helps you. Good Luck