Best Placement Agency for U.S - page 5

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   Aquarian
    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.
    Hi, Shaider! If you don't mind, can you share to us your timeframe from filing of application forms, the response, receipt of visa certificate, finding employment/petitioner. How long did it take to accomplish all these? Thanks a lot!
  2. by   carieviii
    hi everyone! i just want your comments regarding my situation,like if i did the right thing or not.
    me and my friends, already financed and was able to pass CGFNS,TOEFL and IELTS. we also paid for our visascreen and are now applying for Illinois boards,. we dont have any work experience yet,and because of that we had difficulty finding our petitioner in chicago. then our friend in chicago recommended this agency,. with a surety bond of $15,000, 3 yr contact and starting salary of $20 for a reputable nursing home, i inquired in the net regarding this nursing home and said that it is A OK. i already have my tourist visa, but was too afraid to go to US direct coz i might be in an Airport-airport situation bec. of me being a nurse..coz of that i signed the contract.. they said that it will take them 8-12 months to process our visas.
    i desperately need all your feedbacks...thanks..
  3. by   suzanne4
    For any issues concerning contracts and working in the US, please post on the International Forum.

    It makes it much easier to keep them all in one place.

    And contracts are not specific to Filipinos, any foreign nurse wishing to work in the US has to follow this.
  4. by   kingof heart
    Quote from carieviii
    hi everyone! i just want your comments regarding my situation,like if i did the right thing or not.
    me and my friends, already financed and was able to pass CGFNS,TOEFL and IELTS. we also paid for our visascreen and are now applying for Illinois boards,. we dont have any work experience yet,and because of that we had difficulty finding our petitioner in chicago. then our friend in chicago recommended this agency,. with a surety bond of $15,000, 3 yr contact and starting salary of $20 for a reputable nursing home, i inquired in the net regarding this nursing home and said that it is A OK. i already have my tourist visa, but was too afraid to go to US direct coz i might be in an Airport-airport situation bec. of me being a nurse..coz of that i signed the contract.. they said that it will take them 8-12 months to process our visas.
    i desperately need all your feedbacks...thanks..
    hi careviii! BTW, what's the status now of your case? i am also bound for illinois in a nursing home setting. i used the services of a filpino lawyer residing in illinois for my application for immigrant visa. i hope & pray that by August this year, medical & consular processing will start for us!
    Last edit by kingof heart on May 5, '06
  5. by   spiderman21
    Hi again guys,

    Any feedbacks for this AGENCY UNITED STAFFING SOLUTIONS INC (U.S.S.I.) CALIFORNIA?

    I am planning to sign my contract already. Thanks
  6. by   pg27
    how about medliant agency and westways! have u heard it from the philippines!!! advice or infos about this agencies
  7. by   jadegarden
    just heard from the news today nurses and pt's in NY are filling a class suit against Sentosa and thier American employer for making this nurses work as clerks and helpers..
  8. by   suzanne4
    This was already done a couple of weeks ago.
  9. by   goldenrule
    Suzanne,
    Thank you very much for your advices.I just hope everybody will open their eyes and I hope agencies would be kind enough to understand the life situation of nurses in phil.
  10. by   pg27
    to ms. suzanne, do you hear about wilshire staffing and nursing registry, kindly pm me...
  11. by   suzanne4
    No new foreign nurse has any business working for a registry without any experience in the US. You must have a full orientation before even considering that. Best way to lose a license otherwise. Working what we call per diem, means that you can be placed at a different facility on a daily basis, and you need to know how we do things first, before you should be moving around.

    Things are done quite different over here, and you will be responsible for charting a full assessment each shift on your patients, including breath sounds and heart tones, can you do that?
  12. by   pg27
    thank you for the Information but did you hear about WILSHIRE staffing? Is that a good agency
  13. by   suzanne4
    I have not heard one word about them, but again, you need to do your homework and research where you are going to be placed, the type of orientation, etc. What your duties will be, how many patients that you will be responsible for.

    These are things that you need to concern yourself with, not if I have heard of them. You need to know what you are signing and know it 100% and what is included, and is not included.

    Once it is signed, it is a done deal, and then you should not be shopping around.

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