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

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    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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    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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    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
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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?
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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
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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.
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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 !
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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.


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