Agencies and contracts - page 5

Please pay attention to your contract before signing it. There is no such thing as a free green card. The money for it will be coming from your pocket, not the agencies. In most cases, there is... Read More

  1. by   msrclim
    Hi Suzanne. Couldn't find the legal aid website that you mentioned. Can you post it again? Thanks.
    Rita
  2. by   Dedicategirl
    I Would Like To Know How Can Break Agency Bond. I Signed Agency Bond Before I Come To Us(all Documents Signed When I Was In Indai). Agency Says, I Have To Pay Compensation To Break Bond.
    Do I Have To Pay Compensation For Breaking Bond.they Made A Contract Of 3-year. Can I Get A Details Of Attorney Who Specialisted In agency Bond Breaking

    thanks
  3. by   jat_phil
    I agree that if you have the money pay for your own expenses rather than be at the mercy of the agency. I have signed a contract and now i'm stuck with it. Many of us who signed up with our agency are regretting it but as of now we can do nothing about it but just comply with whatever they say and just hope that our agony with them will be over.
  4. by   suzanne4
    Quote from Dedicategirl
    I Would Like To Know How Can Break Agency Bond. I Signed Agency Bond Before I Come To Us(all Documents Signed When I Was In Indai). Agency Says, I Have To Pay Compensation To Break Bond.
    Do I Have To Pay Compensation For Breaking Bond.they Made A Contract Of 3-year. Can I Get A Details Of Attorney Who Specialisted In agency Bond Breaking

    thanks
    Not if they haven't lived up to their part of the contract. A contract is a legally binding document, only when both parties meet their obligations to it in a timely fashion. And what your agecny is doing, is 100% illegal.

    I have a meeting with some people that may be able to help you tomorrow, I already passed your story on to someone. Give me a couple of days to get things together for what you will need to do.

    Please send me a copy of the contract and any other mailings that you have received from them, as soon as possible.
  5. by   suzanne4
    Quote from jat_phil
    I agree that if you have the money pay for your own expenses rather than be at the mercy of the agency. I have signed a contract and now i'm stuck with it. Many of us who signed up with our agency are regretting it but as of now we can do nothing about it but just comply with whatever they say and just hope that our agony with them will be over.
    Sorry, but you are taking a defeatist attitude and that won't help. If your agency doesn't do what they have specified in the contract with you, then the contract can actually be cancelled. There is not reason that any of you should be taken advantage of, but these crooks need to get what is coming to them.
  6. by   pg27
    kindly tell ur agency so we will not go there if its not good!!! help us and if u can tell us good agency... from the philippines
  7. by   zippiestfriend
    Hi Suzanne,
    I am in my 2nd(of 4) years of schooling for my RN degree in Ontario, Canada. I am thinking of relocating to the US when finished.

    My father is American and i am eligible to apply for dual citizenship.

    So, my thoughts were to apply for my dual citizenship, and i would have thought that i could approach hospitals in the area that i want to live in.

    Do you have to go through an agency?

    Will it actually help or hinder to have dual citizenship?

    I realize i would need to get certification in whichever state i am applying too, but are there any other big things i would need to think about?

    Many thanks, for your help and suggestion.

    The only suggestion and maybe because i'm new i havne't found it yet, is to have something for people listing all the steps one needs to do to move to the US for work.

    Thanks in advance,

    Zip
  8. by   suzanne4
    Quote from zippiestfriend
    Hi Suzanne,
    I am in my 2nd(of 4) years of schooling for my RN degree in Ontario, Canada. I am thinking of relocating to the US when finished.

    My father is American and i am eligible to apply for dual citizenship.

    So, my thoughts were to apply for my dual citizenship, and i would have thought that i could approach hospitals in the area that i want to live in.

    Do you have to go through an agency?

    Will it actually help or hinder to have dual citizenship?

    I realize i would need to get certification in whichever state i am applying too, but are there any other big things i would need to think about?

    Many thanks, for your help and suggestion.

    The only suggestion and maybe because i'm new i havne't found it yet, is to have something for people listing all the steps one needs to do to move to the US for work.

    Thanks in advance,

    Zip
    If you have dual citizenship, you will need to only pass the NCLEX-RN exam.
    You need to get a license in which ever state or states that you wish to work in.

    And there are stickies at the top of the page for working in the US, fastest way, etc. Your case is a little different because you are Canadian, and trained there. Special allowances are made by some states for that, such as MI waives the need for the CGFNS exam for you. And because of the possibility of dula citizenship, you do not have any immigraiton issues to deal with. Even as a Canadian, you could work in the US right away with a Visa Screen Certificate, but since you will US Citizenship, you do not need that, only the NCLEX-RN exam. You are unable to begin the process to work here as an RN, until you have an actual completed set of transcripts to be submitted to a Board of Nursing for licensure. You nned to complete that step before you will be able to sit for the NCLEX-RN.

    Hope that this helps..............:angel2:

    And if you check out the Canadian Forum, there is a sticky at the top of that page for Canadians wishing to work in the US that I prepared.

    Best bet for you is to contact a facility directly. You do not have any immigration issues to worry about.
  9. by   vivi314
    hello everione,
    i am RN from Israel,
    I passed my nclex to florida board of nursing already. Passed IELTS too.
    Would you suggest any agency to MIAMI?
    Or do you know where can I find hospitals in Miami who would hire international nurses directly.
    Thanks.
    Last edit by vivi314 on Apr 15, '06
  10. by   filnurse_7
    hi suzanne and all members of this site! i had just registered but i have been reading the forums for quite sometime..i decide to register to really get in touch with these people who really go the extra mile to answer their fellow nurses' questions.. the posts on these thread really bothered me coz my friends and I are planning to look for agencies which can help us get employed in the US. I didn't know that some agencies are really screwing up fil nurses..can you please pm me on the names of these agencies so i wont make the mistake of signing up with them..thank you so much.
  11. by   pg27
    can u also pm me of good and bad agency
  12. by   rnaffah
    Hi Suzanne and Happy easter for verybody.
    I just read your threads about agencies and contracts,but how can we know that the offered salary is good and we can live with this salary in US.
    For example they offered for us $28/hr in NY long island in a hospital,is it enough ,how can a foreign Nurse know the lifecost in each state?Even they are insisting to take the CGFNS.
    I tried to contact the previous nurses who went to NY but they didn't give a feedback.
    Thank you Suzanne
    What's your advice?
  13. by   elabhatia
    Hi,

    I Am International Qualified Rn From India And Recently Passed My Cgfns. I Also Passed My Ielts Which Has Been Accepted By Cgfns. Also Applied For My Visa Screen Which I Will Be Getting Soon.
    Now I Am Looking For Good Agency Who Can Work For My Placement In Ny,ny Or Chicago. Many Of The Agencies Have Contaced Me But They Do Placement For Arizona,dc Or Nex Meico And So Forth. I Am Interested Only In Ny,nj Or Chicago. Can Anyone Please Help Me To Know That Which Is The Good And Reliable Agency Working For International Nurses For This States ?? You Can Also Pm Me Or E Mail Me If Needed. I Am Very Much Confused And Yr Help Is Highly Appreciated.

    Thanks

    Ela

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