Background check for foreign RN with overseas experience

  1. Hi everyone! It's been awhile since my last post.

    I'm a foreign RN with 3 years of hospital experience back in my home country and 2 years in another country as a nurse assistant. I have moved here in the US, to be with my husband. I've only been here for less than 4 months and I have sent out applications to different hospitals in this city where we live in. I luckily had 3 interviews. I have accepted 2 employment offers, and both are dependent on the result of my background check.

    I do not have any kind of charges from the countries I have been. All my credentials are legitimate. I have an unrestricted RN license here in the US and I have not been subjected to any complaint. I also have all my certifications updated.

    My question is: HOW LONG DOES A BACKGROUND CHECK FOR FOREIGN EDUCATED RN WITH OVERSEAS EXPERIENCE, TAKE? I have researched for an answer for about a week now from job forums and I can't find an estimated time frame. The company A is using HireRight and B is using PreCheck. It would be nice to hear from someone who had been in the same situation.

    To date, it has been 9 business days since company A initiated their background check, and 2 for company B.

    Thank you in advance for those who will provide information regarding this topic.
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  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   HouTx
    Unfortunately, there's no way to accurately answer your question. The length of time required will depend upon the resources that are being used. Some (very expensive) external vendors with top-notch resources can perform the process very rapidly. On the other hand, if the organization is using a less expensive vendor or internal resources, it could take a loooong time because I am assuming that they have to access international information that may not be in an electronic database.
  4. by   forevertravelin
    Quote from HouTx
    Unfortunately, there's no way to accurately answer your question. The length of time required will depend upon the resources that are being used. Some (very expensive) external vendors with top-notch resources can perform the process very rapidly. On the other hand, if the organization is using a less expensive vendor or internal resources, it could take a loooong time because I am assuming that they have to access international information that may not be in an electronic database.
    I can't deal with the wait anymore and I decided to call the third party vendor that company A used. I found out that my report is still on process. I guess I have to inquire about it again next week. Thank you for taking time to reply.

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