Does any one know some agency or recruiter that hire nurses educated outside of USA? - page 2

Hi every one I'm from Latin America and I'd like to work in USA as a RN and I need some advice about what to do or how apply for! Maybe some recruiter agency! The entire process! Please HELP!!!!... Read More

  1. by   grantsally1
    Hi booha

    I would not rush into signing up with an agency yet. If you sign up and break the contract you could be up for a lot of $$$$$$. Agencies will make promises to get you in but it does not mean they will be able to secure a job for you. I would apply direct to a number of the large hospitals which have their own recruiters. Look at large University hospitals etc. I don't think you can be fussy in where you want to go. You may have to look outside the State your are licensed to find a job and be preperared to endorse your license along the way. Are you an Australian citizen using the E3 Visa? If not what visa are you planning to use? You will require some experience in a specialty nursing area not so much to satsify the E3 criteria, but to secure the job at the hospital over others? Good luck.
  2. by   booha
    Thanks grantsally1, I might at that. My specialty is quite specific - I am currently doing cardiothoracic ICU, including heart and lung transplants. I see that there are a few major hospitals doing that. Yep, going for the E3, although preferably H1B, but that is virtually impossible from what i heard.
  3. by   grantsally1
    Good to hear. It sounds like you have what the hospitals will desire. E3 visa is great and if you have a spouse they can get work authorisation. Also no need to fill out i94 cards everytime you leave and re enter the US. A lot of the HR in hospitals do not know about the E3. Even the US customs guy stamped my passport EB3 before correcting it the other day. He probably hadn't seen it before. Depends where in the US you will be going. I guess the west and east coast would see more E3's than other parts.

    H1B would be a hassle and cost for an employer making it much harder to land the job you are after. If you need any more info during your transition I am happy to help out. It is a long process but very achievable.