direct hiring to nursing homes--possible?

  1. i know someone from NJ who direct hire nurses in the philippines-who already passed NCLEX,english exams, etc. he told me that i only have to pay for the immigrant attorney to work on my papers so that if i come to the usa i will have an immigrant visa rather than a working visa. but then, he direct hire nurses to work on nursing homes. but then he assured me that he will reccommend hospitals where i can work aside from having a job in the nursing home. so that means, a double job. the cost of the lawyer's fee is $50,000. he told me that if i can't afford it, he is willing to shoulder 50% of it and then i pay him when i get to work in the states already. it's a BIG amount of money plus i aint sure if its guaranteed. another thing, is it alright if nurses get double jobs there or the state BON has restrictions/laws regarding the practice of the profession? i just would like to know if this thing is really possible. pls advice. confused! thanks!
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  3. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from pRinSesa
    i know someone from NJ who direct hire nurses in the philippines-who already passed NCLEX,english exams, etc. he told me that i only have to pay for the immigrant attorney to work on my papers so that if i come to the usa i will have an immigrant visa rather than a working visa. but then, he direct hire nurses to work on nursing homes. but then he assured me that he will reccommend hospitals where i can work aside from having a job in the nursing home. so that means, a double job. the cost of the lawyer's fee is $50,000. he told me that if i can't afford it, he is willing to shoulder 50% of it and then i pay him when i get to work in the states already. it's a BIG amount of money plus i aint sure if its guaranteed. another thing, is it alright if nurses get double jobs there or the state BON has restrictions/laws regarding the practice of the profession? i just would like to know if this thing is really possible. pls advice. confused! thanks!
    Me personally would give him a very wide berth. I am doing it direct hire with a hospital and it will not have cost me half what he is asking of you. At the moment there are no visas for nursing in the schedule A and hopefully with will be solved in a few months, plus I would have thought immigration and work visa for nurses are the same. New to the US where nursing is soo different I don't think I would want to risk my license by working in a nursing home as you will be expected to take responsibility for a large amount of patients and not much orientation.
  4. by   seeandwhy
    better find a direct hire hospital than a nursing home. don't pay anything instead they should provide your visa and even give you a sign - on bonus.
  5. by   bakekang
    please stay away from this person. There are hospitals hiring directly. You don't have to work in nursing homes where you can have as much as 50 patients to take care of. Your license will be on the line. Even if this person says that he will pay for the 50%, don't believe it. Come to think of it, why will he say that he's going to pay for the half? Nothing is free nowadays. Look around and try the hospital's websites and click on careers in the state your planning to work in.
  6. by   Rep
    Quote from pRinSesa
    i know someone from NJ who direct hire nurses in the philippines-who already passed NCLEX,english exams, etc. he told me that i only have to pay for the immigrant attorney to work on my papers so that if i come to the usa i will have an immigrant visa rather than a working visa. but then, he direct hire nurses to work on nursing homes. but then he assured me that he will reccommend hospitals where i can work aside from having a job in the nursing home. so that means, a double job. the cost of the lawyer's fee is $50,000. he told me that if i can't afford it, he is willing to shoulder 50% of it and then i pay him when i get to work in the states already. it's a BIG amount of money plus i aint sure if its guaranteed. another thing, is it alright if nurses get double jobs there or the state BON has restrictions/laws regarding the practice of the profession? i just would like to know if this thing is really possible. pls advice. confused! thanks!
    $50,000 for a lawyer's fee is robberry. Usually it is between $2,000 to $4,000 only. A nurse on an immigrant visa can have double or triple jobs if she wants to.
  7. by   lawrence01
    Quote from pRinSesa
    i know someone from NJ who direct hire nurses in the philippines-who already passed NCLEX,english exams, etc. he told me that i only have to pay for the immigrant attorney to work on my papers so that if i come to the usa i will have an immigrant visa rather than a working visa. but then, he direct hire nurses to work on nursing homes. but then he assured me that he will reccommend hospitals where i can work aside from having a job in the nursing home. so that means, a double job. the cost of the lawyer's fee is $50,000. he told me that if i can't afford it, he is willing to shoulder 50% of it and then i pay him when i get to work in the states already. it's a BIG amount of money plus i aint sure if its guaranteed. another thing, is it alright if nurses get double jobs there or the state BON has restrictions/laws regarding the practice of the profession? i just would like to know if this thing is really possible. pls advice. confused! thanks!
    I hope you actually meant just $5,000. If it's really $50,000 then run away from him as fast as you can and never look back. Needs to be reported to the proper authorities too if it's really the case.
  8. by   suzanne4
    I second what Lawrence posted. If $50,000; he needs to be reported to the authorities immediately.

    There are no working visas, so for him to even bring that up brings increased bad thoughts to my mind.
  9. by   pRinSesa
    thank you so much for responding. il try to search on the net about hospitals who grant such offers of direct hiring. thank u once again.
  10. by   pRinSesa
    thank you so much! will do follow ur advice. .thanks.
  11. by   nindot
    i havent heard of a nursing home directly hiring nurses from the philippines, usually the large chain nursing homes hire nurses from the philippines thru an affiliate staffing agency, like my friend she's now working in a nursing home in queens new york which is part of a chain of nursing homes, she said her work is so exhausting! the staffing ratio is bad, imagine at night shift she is alone and has to take care of 2 floors with 40 pts. each, even if she has cnas still its pretty bad. She said little by little she's adjusting, good thing that friend of mine is kind of smart and strong so i guess she can handle the job. But there are some nursing homes also with a pretty descent staffing ratio or nursing homes that are just skilled nursing facility with no subacute area, rehab or ventilator beds, so its less stressful. Anyway that guy he's into something, you dont have to pay for lawyers fee, its shouldered by the facility sponsoring you direct.
  12. by   wigglecar10
    hi im planning to work in nursing home here in NEW York, as what i have read on your topic, is it not a good start to work in nursing home, ?

    i have only 6 months of experience in er in philippines, .

    they say it is better to work in hospital but the problem is they have no vacant position, or they are not petitioning.

    um 2 floors? its a hard job, huh.
  13. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from wigglecar10
    hi im planning to work in nursing home here in NEW York, as what i have read on your topic, is it not a good start to work in nursing home, ?

    i have only 6 months of experience in er in philippines, .

    they say it is better to work in hospital but the problem is they have no vacant position, or they are not petitioning.

    um 2 floors? its a hard job, huh.
    Is the nursing home going to petition or sponsor you for a work/immigrant visa? Many once they realise how expensive it will be will not and they still have to prove that they can not employ a USC or legal resident. Also in nursing home the responsibility is high and you are at risk especially not having much experience and could be putting your license at risk

    You have to look at the possibility of returning home whilst being processed
  14. by   wigglecar10
    thanks for the infos

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