direct hire agencies

  1. I am talking in particular of the UK ones such as Stateside, Catto, adevia, who work to get you a direct hire placement in a hospital rather than working for the agency themselves, such as OGP.

    If i sort out and get my NCLEX myself can i be registered with more than one of these agencies, is there any commitment? I have already spoken to Catto and they have my CV and details and are going to call me when they have some hospitals coming over to do interviews, and i've also spoken to stateside and I can register with them it seems without having to pay them the silly fee to have guidance with the NCLEX, then I guess once I have my NCLEX i can contact them again to let them know I have now passed. However i would also like to contact some hospitals directly too once i have my NCLEX and am in a position to apply.

    Anyone any advice?

    Many thanks
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   letina
    Quote from suzanne7575
    Anyone any advice?
    Yes....if you pass NCLEX without signing with an agency, why bother to sign with them after the event? Once you have NCLEX you will be in a position to apply for a job anywhere, more importantly, you can choose where you want to work, not have someone else choose for you and have to pay them for the privilege. My advice is stay away from agencies and be in control of your own destiny.
  4. by   suzanne7575
    Thanks Letina.

    I am not talking about joining one of the agencies such as OGP etc. that place you in a hospitals but you are under a contract with them, the ones such as stateside, Catto etc. are working as agents and placing you on direct hire contracts so you are a memebr of the hospital not under an agency. I'm not sure where i would start getting a direct hire with a hospital. Is it just a case of sending my resume to hospitals i would like to work in and asking them if they will petition me? I'm also worried about the legal fees associated with obtaining a green card. I can afford to do my own NCLEX, and pay for the visa screen, the filing fees and medicals at the embassy, but 3500 for attorney fees are pretty much out unless we want to go over to the states with nothing, do may of the direct hire hsopitals offer to pay these attorney fees if you sign a contract with them for say 2 years.

    Any ideas which states and hosptials are petitioning? I'm pretty easy with regards where we go and haven't got my heart set on any particular state, although I would like to move to either NJ, PA, FL, AZ, or TX as these areas seem to have the best prospects for my husband, although i guess he would be able to get employment in pretty much any major city as he is in retail business development.
  5. by   Silverdragon102
    I know there are a few hospitals in AZ petitioning nurses and will pay fees and like I said when we chatted last week you may have to sign a contract for a longer period if they are paying for all the family.
  6. by   jahda_ph
    Elow! Im an RN from the Philippines. Is it beneficial to apply directly to the hospitals and not join an agency? I passed my IELTS and NCLEX with my own cash. What would u suggest? My aunt who's a sepervisor in one of the hospitals in CA havent heard that their hospital is directlt hiring nurses from the Philippines. Thats why im planning to apply in an agency. Ive also heard that it's faster if u have an agency than going on direct hire. Pls advice me. Thanks!
  7. by   letina
    Quote from suzanne7575
    do may of the direct hire hsopitals offer to pay these attorney fees if you sign a contract with them for say 2 years.

    I can only speak for the hospital I work at. They paid all of my attorney fees. They also refunded to me all the money I had paid out to do NCLEX, Visascreen, CES, etc etc......and they gave me a nice "housing allowance" cheque when I arrived, this was to help cover the costs of the first couple of months living expenses, as it takes a while before you can start work because you have to wait for SSN and BON license.
    Tina
  8. by   suzanne4
    Quote from jahda_ph
    Elow! Im an RN from the Philippines. Is it beneficial to apply directly to the hospitals and not join an agency? I passed my IELTS and NCLEX with my own cash. What would u suggest? My aunt who's a sepervisor in one of the hospitals in CA havent heard that their hospital is directlt hiring nurses from the Philippines. Thats why im planning to apply in an agency. Ive also heard that it's faster if u have an agency than going on direct hire. Pls advice me. Thanks!

    But some rumors to sleep. agencies are not faster. Your arrival in the US is based on USCIS, as well as how fast that the bills are paid for immigration. Currently there is a retrogression in place that you are affected by.

    Direct hires are normally much faster than going thru the agency. Many times, and especially right now, wmployers are holding up on paying bills as they are waiting to see when the retrogression can be lifed.

    If you are able to shoulder the expenses, then things will be much faster for you. But still under the retrogression.
  9. by   tigger_07
    hi there,,,i just read the threads and i found out that my sister and I have the same concern as Jahda_ph..it is really very confusing if we're gonna go through an agency or consider direct hiring. do you know hospitals that direct hire in CA..thanks a lot..
  10. by   Silverdragon102
    You really need to contact hospitals in the area you want to live and see if they will petition you. With retrogression we are seeing less and less hospitals willing to take on foreign nurses at the moment. You are looking at several years before moving to the US.
  11. by   tigger_07
    Quote from letina
    I can only speak for the hospital I work at. They paid all of my attorney fees. They also refunded to me all the money I had paid out to do NCLEX, Visascreen, CES, etc etc......and they gave me a nice "housing allowance" cheque when I arrived, this was to help cover the costs of the first couple of months living expenses, as it takes a while before you can start work because you have to wait for SSN and BON license.
    Tina

    hi tina,sounds interesting..wats d name of the hospital ur working at?do they still direct hire?coz my sister and i are very confused if we're going to commit to an agency or find a hospital that could hire us directly.We passed California NCLEX but we're open living in other states as long as the hospital is willing to petition us.The agency we're planning to sign contract with will hold us for 3 yrs and that bothers me the most.And they will let us work in nursing homes for a start instead of a hospital.Plus,they are planning to get all our original documents for safe keeping until the day we're going to the US.I nid some advise.tnx.
  12. by   Silverdragon102
    Tina is now in the US. I would not recommend signing with this agency, NH are not a good way to start in the US as much needs to be taught and learn. Better to find a hospital which offers some adaption program. You really need to decide where you want to live and look at what the BON requires, because CA do their own assessment you are going to need to get CES from CGFNS for most other states. Plenty of time to think about this due to retrogression

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