Best Placement Agency for U.S - page 4

hi guys! im a fresh graduate and currently looking for the best placement agency for U.S bound nurses. any help would be greatly appreciated.... Read More

  1. by   lawrence01
    Quote from ronie888
    go to the CA BON website:http://www.rn.ca.gov/lic/lic-exam.htm and click on Application for Licensure by Examination. Go to page 5, and note that it specifically mentions TOEFL. So my question to Suzanne remains: can we take IELTS instead of TOEFL for CA application?

    If anybody here can clear this query, will be much obliged.
    Suzanne just answered your query.

    Just read the instructions. It's actually under the interim permit and it says that to qualify for an interim permit you must present proof of passage of an English comprehension exam and TOEFL is acceptable.

    Hope everything is cleared up.
  2. by   suzanne4
    Most of you will not be getting an interim permit............you really should have the NCLEX done before you begin work. You will have too much to worry about to have to worry about the exam.
  3. by   suzanne4
    Quote from Dandelion05
    Suzanne was right there is really no English req'ts when you file your application to Ca BON but it is needed when you file for your visa screen and CGFNS certificate. I myself experinece that. My employer told me to retake my TOEFL exam because it was expired already when I applied for the Ca RN Exam. But I kept telling them it was not necessary because I read Suzannes post but they insist so I took it again only to find out that after I took the exam my employer emailed telling me I may not take the TOEFL again.

    So a lesson learn scrutinize your employer. I even have a friend who was victimized by an employer they have 3 years contract at a rate of 13 dollars hen she got here and after passing the RN exam it only went up to 19 - 23 and the minimum wage for an RN in her work is 28. The worst is they told her that her contract begun after she passed the exam and it took her a year to pass so she is spending 4 years with her agency.
    This is what I keep warning all of you about, it can still happen. Especially if you do not read the fine print, and if your employer never submits your applicaiton to a BON until the last moment.

    This is why I push for having the NCLEX completed before you even come to the US, then there is no chance for any of this garbage, you will start at the appropriate salary right away.

    Again, agencies can and will take about $5 pe hour from your pay, if you use an agency like this. Not one thing good about it. And I am sure that the cancellatioin clause is also either $16,000 or $20,000 US, if I remember correctly.
  4. by   Rep
    Quote from suzanne4
    California actually doesn't have a language requirement to be able to get a license here. The IELTS series is accepted by immigration and that is all that you need to worry about. There are only a handful of states that actually have a language requirement and it is for TSE specifically, not just the TOEFL exam itself.

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    But if a foreign nurse wants to apply for an interim permit , a passing TOEFL score is required.
  5. by   lawrence01
    Quote from Rep
    But if a foreign nurse wants to apply for an interim permit , a passing TOEFL score is required.
    Pls. refer to my last post. For interim permits: It just says proof of passage of an English comprehension exam and TOEFL is acceptable.

    What I understand on this instruction is that they are not particular but just stated TOEFL as an example.

    You can go to the link that Ronnie provided to read it for yourself. Pg 5 on the examination application under interim permit only.

    Does your employer wants you to be on interim permit first??
    You should'nt agree to this (hehehe, just my opinion, ok) :chuckle
  6. by   Rep
    Quote from lawrence01
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    Does your employer wants you to be on interim permit first??
    You should'nt agree to this (hehehe, just my opinion, ok) :chuckle
    Having an interim permit works best for me. As a rep here and the only bread winner in the family means I don't have time to attend any review class for NCLEX. What I am doing now is self review.

    My employer said that I can work as a nurse using an interim permit and work on my NCLEX later. I don't have any current experience, with an interim permit it will give me enough time to adjust to nursing, freshen up and improving my skills while earning salary a litttle less than an RN.
  7. by   lawrence01
    Quote from Rep
    Having an interim permit works best for me. As a rep here and the only bread winner in the family means I don't have time to attend any review class for NCLEX. What I am doing now is self review.

    My employer said that I can work as a nurse using an interim permit and work on my NCLEX later. I don't have any current experience, with an interim permit it will give me enough time to adjust to nursing, freshen up and improving my skills while earning salary a litttle less than an RN.
    Goodluck to you.
  8. by   Aquarian
    Quote from suzanne4
    This is what I keep warning all of you about, it can still happen. Especially if you do not read the fine print, and if your employer never submits your applicaiton to a BON until the last moment.

    This is why I push for having the NCLEX completed before you even come to the US, then there is no chance for any of this garbage, you will start at the appropriate salary right away.

    Again, agencies can and will take about $5 pe hour from your pay, if you use an agency like this. Not one thing good about it. And I am sure that the cancellatioin clause is also either $16,000 or $20,000 US, if I remember correctly.
    I have a relative who's leaving for NY soon. His cancellation clause is $25,000. He's under contract for 3 yrs. The name of his agency is the name of an island in Singapore.
  9. by   suzanne4
    And just think of how long that it will take to repay that $25,000 if required?

    Let this be a lesson again to others here, read the fine print of your contract. It is legally binding.
  10. by   shaider
    Hello to everybody!!! Just wanna share. First, my heartfelt thanks to Suzanne for all the advises and experiences you are sharing to this forum.BIG HELP FOR US. I would say ,I'm your classic example that followed most of your advises when i was starting my application. Right now , I'm working comfortably here in NY and i take control of everything about my employment. Its a nice feeling if no agency would take control of you. You can decide whatever you want to do in your life. Its good to be free!!! My advise to all aspiring nurses who want to work here. if you can have your way to do it on your own then thats the BEST THING to do. I did it on my own why can't you? I paid all the expenses for my applications , passed all the required exams and processed everything on my own. You may say its a case to case basis,you may say some nurses dont have the means to the things that i did.HEY!! THINK...We dreamed of coming here to have a better life and to earn more that you can possibly imagine. Why dont you INVEST for yourself ? i'm telling you , the return of investment would come in no time.Its worth trying than do nothing fellow Filipinos.
  11. by   lawrence01
    Quote from shaider
    Hello to everybody!!! Just wanna share. First, my heartfelt thanks to Suzanne for all the advises and experiences you are sharing to this forum.BIG HELP FOR US. I would say ,I'm your classic example that followed most of your advises when i was starting my application. Right now , I'm working comfortably here in NY and i take control of everything about my employment. Its a nice feeling if no agency would take control of you. You can decide whatever you want to do in your life. Its good to be free!!! My advise to all aspiring nurses who want to work here. if you can have your way to do it on your own then thats the BEST THING to do. I did it on my own why can't you? I paid all the expenses for my applications , passed all the required exams and processed everything on my own. You may say its a case to case basis,you may say some nurses dont have the means to the things that i did.HEY!! THINK...We dreamed of coming here to have a better life and to earn more that you can possibly imagine. Why dont you INVEST for yourself ? i'm telling you , the return of investment would come in no time.Its worth trying than do nothing fellow Filipinos.
    Well said. Thanks for the advice. It is very possible then.
  12. by   nourish310
    hi everyone, can you give tips on looking for hospitals sponsoring foreign nurses? where do we begin and how do we ask the question? is it through walk-in or a phone call / email will do?

    thanks for your help.
  13. by   suzanne4
    Quote from nourish310
    hi everyone, can you give tips on looking for hospitals sponsoring foreign nurses? where do we begin and how do we ask the question? is it through walk-in or a phone call / email will do?

    thanks for your help.
    Where are you located?

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