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

  1. 0 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!!!!
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  3. Visit  Yohanesteban} profile page

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    Joined Jul '12; Posts: 26; Likes: 4.

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  4. Visit  steppybay} profile page
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    It helps your case, if you know what part of the state you want to work and then what state, since each state has its own requirements.

    I don't think it's really needed to use an agency, when you could do this yourself. The internet and Google are your friends.

    Do you have a SSN? If so, then, a good part of where you want to work in helps.
    Last edit by steppybay on Aug 16, '12 : Reason: spelling
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  5. Visit  Yohanesteban} profile page
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    Quote from steppybay
    It helps your case, if you know what part of the state you want to work and then what state, since each state has its own requirements.

    I don't think it's really needed to use an agency, when you could do this yourself. The internet and Google are your friends.

    Do you have a SSN? If so, then, a good part of where you want to work in helps.
    Hi, thanks for your time, I really want to live and work in Illinois, cause I got family over there, but I don't have SSN... What can I do? It's very hard to find a work visa!?
    Please let me know and thanks again
  6. Visit  Silverdragon102} profile page
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    With retrogression you are looking at over 6 years for a immigrant visa. Work permit is hard to impossible if your do not have a BSN. Meeting state requirements and passing NCLEX would be the start and then finding employer willing to sponsor you for a visa would be the next step
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    Quote from Silverdragon102
    With retrogression you are looking at over 6 years for a immigrant visa. Work permit is hard to impossible if your do not have a BSN. Meeting state requirements and passing NCLEX would be the start and then finding employer willing to sponsor you for a visa would be the next step
    Hi thanks for reply! Can a doctors office sponsor me? And it's true that I need to work for 3 continues years to the employer who sponsor me?
  8. Visit  Silverdragon102} profile page
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    Any employer as long as they meet requirements can sponsor you. But you can not work unless you have immigrant approval and or H1b/BSN. Unless the employer makes it part of the process then no you do not need to work for them for 3 continuous years
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Sep 19, '12 : Reason: add
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    Quote from Silverdragon102
    Any employer as long as they meet requirements can sponsor you. But you can not work unless you have immigrant approval and or H1b/BSN. Unless the employer makes it part of the process then no you do not need to work for them for 3 continuous years
    Ok thanks so much
  10. Visit  steppybay} profile page
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    Just be careful in dealing with outside recruiters or agencies, if they ask for money up-front, I would stay away from them.

    At least from I understand in the States, these recruiters or agencies are paid directly from the employers that use them to help find the right people for their medical facilities.

    The recruiters or agencies either get paid a percentage or a certain set sum of compensation money from how they settle on your salary, either as a monthly or a yearly amount. So say, you're hired based on a year's contract of USD$60,000, then the hospital or the employer will pay on your behalf, for example, 2%-3% of $60,000 = $1,200 or $1,800.

    That's why you should NOT have to pay an agency or recruiter, they are to EARN that money, but finding the job for you. But I'm sure there are plenty of unprofessional businesses out there that will always take advantage of the uninformed or the desperate jobseeker.
  11. Visit  Yohanesteban} profile page
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    Quote from steppybay
    Just be careful in dealing with outside recruiters or agencies, if they ask for money up-front, I would stay away from them.

    At least from I understand in the States, these recruiters or agencies are paid directly from the employers that use them to help find the right people for their medical facilities.

    The recruiters or agencies either get paid a percentage or a certain set sum of compensation money from how they settle on your salary, either as a monthly or a yearly amount. So say, you're hired based on a year's contract of USD$60,000, then the hospital or the employer will pay on your behalf, for example, 2%-3% of $60,000 = $1,200 or $1,800.

    That's why you should NOT have to pay an agency or recruiter, they are to EARN that money, but finding the job for you. But I'm sure there are plenty of unprofessional businesses out there that will always take advantage of the uninformed or the desperate jobseeker.
    Good information, thank you so much I'm appreciated !
  12. Visit  NRSKarenRN} profile page
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    Illinois currently has a surplus of nurses in major areas with many taking over a year to find a position, especially in the Chicago area.
    Employers need to prove they have advertised and position open for several months without any candidates for immigration to approve visa --extremely rare to find a facility currently. Best wishes with this journey.
  13. Visit  booha} profile page
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    I am also looking for agencies/recruiters to help place me. I am an RN from Australia and will be getting my US (DC) nursing license shortly. I've contacted 2 recruiting agencies - O'Grady Peyton and Nurse Zone, on September 15, 2012. However, I have yet to hear from them. Its been 2 weeks. How long does it take for these agencies to contact us? I've had everything sorted (by myself). All I need now is just an employer (easier said than done, albeit the ongoing lack of nursing workforce).

    In addition, can someone recommend us (me, Yohan and whosever that is accessing this thread) some good recruiting agencies?? Thanks.
  14. Visit  grantsally1} profile page
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    Well done on getting your license. I am around the same stage that you are and awaiting a job offer at the moment. I got my NM license last month and endorsing to CO now. If you have got this far by yourself like me, I wouldn't bother dealing with an agency just yet. There are a couple of things that may make it hard to gain employment in our situation. Depends on the hospital and if they are aware of E3 visa and the HR's prior history of recruiting 'outside the square' so to speak. A lot will probably think it is to hard but not know it is actually easy and cost free for them. The other obviously depends on the State and City your applying. Some States are doing much better than others employing new candidates. If you have the experience that they are after and are aware of the E3 visa you are half way there. I think agencies can charge up to $15k to the recruiting hospital for the privilege. I don't think many hospitals are that desperate to pay $$$$$ when they have an oversupply of applicants presently. good luck
  15. Visit  booha} profile page
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    grantsally!

    how are you? i got my license a few months back and have contacted an agency, and managed to secure a contract. however, the contract isn fabulous. i have delayed signing it and is currently looking at other options. i was wondering how you are doing with applying to individual hospitals. i am considering doing the same. i am a little slow as i ran into some problems with registration. i would love to hear of your progress. hope to hear from you soon.


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