International Nurses

Career In The United States

New Healthcare Professionals will provide support and guidance during the licensure and immigration process. We will be there to help you and your family get through the application process and set the stage for you to succeed professionally and personally in the United States.

We will assist with the following:

  • Completion of all U.S. immigration forms
  • Assist in preparing for the U.S. licensing examination (NCLEX)
  • Obtaining a permanent residency Visa (Green Card)
  • Meet and greet program on arrival to the US
  • Arrange living accommodations
  • Workshop to prepare nurses for the cultural changes that might be experienced
  • Medical, dental and life insurance
  • Free airfare and accommodations for travel related to NCLEX testing for some nurses
  • A comprehensive Retirement Plan
  • Free flight to the U.S. to start your new job
  • Free continuing education courses (nursing CEUs)

The Process for Recruiting Internationally Educated Nurses

These are the steps:
A. Educational Requirements.
  • Graduated from an accredited Registered Nursing program.
  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Worked as a Registered Nurse for a minimum of two years

Many US states require the completion of a Foreign Educated Nurses (FEN) refresher course. The FEN consists of 120 hours in the classroom and 120 hours of clinical practice.

B. Passing an English language proficiency test.
  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  • Successful test results need to be sent directly to the respective State Board to which you are applying to.
  • Applicants who meet the following three criteria will be exempt from taking the TOEFL or the IELTS :
    (i)  The country where you attended nursing school was the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada (except Quebec),
    or the Republic of Ireland.
    (ii)  The spoken language of your nursing school was English.
    (iii)  Your nursing school textbooks were written in English.
C. Pass your National Council Licensing Examination – Registered Nurse (NCLEX – RN).
  • Find a nursing recruiting agency or US-based employer.
D. Submission of all required documents to the United States Citizenship and Immigrant Services
E. USCIS will send documents to the nearest US Embassy for the interview and Green Card processing.
F. Schedule Interview and medical examination.
  • Processing of Green Card could take a few months to a year, or even years, depending on factors pertinent to your situation.
  • Once interview and medical exam are complete, issuance of a Green Card could be a few weeks.
G. Accept job offer and take an employment medical exam.
  • Complete Hospital’s Onboarding Checklist
H. Obtain a Registered Nurse Resuscitation Certification.
  • All nurses are required to take an Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) course, a Basic Life Support (BLS) course, or a Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course (PALS).
  • The specific certification depends on your area of practice, and hospital policies.
  • These certificates can be obtained before arriving in the US, but the courses must be administered by an American Heart Association (AHA) accredited entity.

NEW HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

260 Maitland Ave, Suite 205, Altamonte Springs, Florida 32701, United States

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