Please be very careful

  1. have just heard that there are a few very unscrupulous people from the us over in the philippines right now recruiting and they are focusing on those that took the exam in june and offering to bring you to the us. do not buy into it. as we say over here, you have been warned. to be brought over under not legal avenues will be grounds for you to be deported, as well as get into serious consequences with us immigration. you will be paid minimum wage, or even less, since you will not be covered by a green card, nor will you be able to get your license to work in the us.

    please be very careful in what you do, if will stay with you for the rest of your life. and there will be nothing that i or anyone else will be able to help you with, if you decide to something illegal right from the start.

    please be very careful about this. if the contract is not bringing you over as an rn, do not sign it. if it tells you that you will take the exam later on, do not sign it. if it says that you can work as an rn in the us in about six months after you get here, do not sign it.

    none of that is true. ca has not even decided what they are going to do about the exam. it takes ca four to six months to give permission to sit for the exam, and that is when there are no issues surrounding anything. you must pass the exam, before immigration process can be started for you to work as an rn. you do not just change over work jobs, you will need to get a green card to work as an rn. as well as pass the series of english exams and get a visa screen certificate. and that is not going to be quick to happen.

    all i can say is run..........as fast as you can from anyone that presents a contract like that and report them to the authorities over there.

    you will be unable to support yourself in the us on what that contract is offering you. and especially in ca. impossible to do.
    Last edit by suzanne4 on Sep 6, '06
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  2. 26 Comments

  3. by   lawrence01
    And NEVER sign to an agency before you even passed the NCLEX or at least CGFNS exam. What's the hurry to sign if you haven't passed any foreign exams yet. They cannot process anything on your behalf and file a petition to USCIS if you do not have proof that you passed either exams and majority of facilities and employers wants an NCLEX passer from the start.

    A lot of the June 2006 passers are already signing up.. why is that ??
    Nothing can be done as Suzanne said and this is for none June 2006 passers as well. Why sign this early ??

    You'll have more options when you already passed either exams.
  4. by   lawrence01
    There is also a certain agency already in the news. No need to say the name because it's well publicized already. Don't be fooled on the fastest processing trap... unless you want to go back to the Philippines the fastest time possible as well. Majority are alreay back in the Philippines because they can't support themselves in the US.
  5. by   ninamik
    I know of an agency ( they do not call themself as an agency tho), they ask the nurses for a post dated check for $1600 so that the agency will pay for the nurses’ NCLEX. The agency wants the post dated check so they are assured that the nurse will take and pass the NCLEX within 6 months. I find it dumb because the nurse would really want to pass the NCLEX ryt?! We all do. So why do they need a post dated check to make sure of that? And I find it funny because if ever you fail, you already feel bad that you failed ryt? But then you also need to look for the money (the $1600 is equivalent to around 80,000pesos) so you can put money for the post dated check you gave the agency.
    Please dont be fooled into agreeing into this kind of agreement.
  6. by   BurstPurse
    I also heard a different approach of recruitment for US. They are offering medical trainings as a way of entering the US. Applicant will enter the US with a tourist visa. Once in there, they will start job hunting right after the training. The recruiter has some connections to different home cares for a sure low pay job. Nursing Aide job for those who are not NCLEX passer and RN works for those NCLEX passer. The nursing care (employer) is willing to petition but there are some terms and conditions.

    This is just an information that I got from a friend who has a relative that tried this kind of recruitment. His relative is now waiting for the result of his immigration, but he already have his working permit.

    Don't know how it goes.
  7. by   gracediwa
    To Dylan20,

    Oh i thought you're in US already. It states in your profile-country-US.
  8. by   Dylan20
    Quote from gracediwa
    To Dylan20,

    Oh i thought you're in US already. It states in your profile-country-US.
    hi grace... I'm still in the philippines but i haven't even touched my profile yet. I just registered yesterday and got very excited to join the forum i decided to skip the create your profile part.

    How I wish i'm in the US.

    I will create my profile later when I finished my draft.....

  9. by   suzanne4
    Quote from BurstPurse
    I also heard a different approach of recruitment for US. They are offering medical trainings as a way of entering the US. Applicant will enter the US with a tourist visa. Once in there, they will start job hunting right after the training. The recruiter has some connections to different home cares for a sure low pay job. Nursing Aide job for those who are not NCLEX passer and RN works for those NCLEX passer. The nursing care (employer) is willing to petition but there are some terms and conditions.

    This is just an information that I got from a friend who has a relative that tried this kind of recruitment. His relative is now waiting for the result of his immigration, but he already have his working permit.

    Don't know how it goes.
    Medical trainings? Far from it.......What they are doing is actually illegal, they are trying to bring nurses in as unskilled labor...........

    And there is No RN Work if the nurse has not passed the NCLEX and have a Visa Screen Certificate.

    Please notify US Embasy of this scam. Unless you believe in slave labor and that is exactly what it is. You can get more money working at Burger King or McDonalds.

    And if the agency or so-called agency does not actually have a recruiter license there, then they are also breaking the law as well. And they need to be reported to the Philippine Embassy as well in the US.
  10. by   RNHawaii34
    i hope you guys won't take the " easy way" in going to work here in the u.s. it is sad that many want to take advantage of those vulnerable nurses due to that leak scandal....scammers will do everything to entice you. they don't have anything in mind but to get money from you. don't agree with measly $10.00 an hour rn job...remember it took you hard 4 long years to get your bsn. anyone can work in mcdonald's..not that i am saying it's pitiful but you can do better than that. pls. don't beleive in any hearsay, because that will actually misleading. pls. do it the right way.shortcut is not always good.
  11. by   paul_david_hewson
    For those nurses who just took their oath you shouldn't be in a hurry of signing any contract with any agency. You should first passed CGFNS, NCLEX and IELTS.
  12. by   ancella marie
    [font="comic sans ms"] you're right suzanne - do not sign anything that will promise you that you will just get your nclex here - because in this way anything can happen to you when you're here. i have heard of instances when they were forced to work not as an rn because they were not allowed to take the exam for a certain period of time, and worse they were obliged to work under terrible circumstances and below the minimum wage - working for 6 days, and travelling for 2 hours going to the nursing home and another 2 hours going back home.
    be very careful in choosing people that will bring you over to this place. do your own research about nurses that they have sent here. what was the situration like when they came. were there people who stayed to be with them the first few days, just to find their way around the place.
    i wish nurses who plan to work here in the united states would take the legal way of doing things - it may take more time but doing it right from the very beginning will prove to very rewarding in the long run. goodluck to everyone who's working on their dream :wink2:
  13. by   icing
    I guess its ok to take your NCLEX when you get there if, and ONLY if, you have been directly hired by the institution/hospital you intend to work in and they promise to take you under their wing as a trainee... but you have to pass the NCLEX in a given time period... A RECRUITMENT AGENCY CANNOT GIVE YOU THAT GOOD A DEAL..... Also you can't get this opportunity wihtout at least 2 years of hospital experience as a registered nurse...
  14. by   crumvy
    yah you take your nclex when you get there, but not necessarily it was a direct hired as long as you have your cgfns and ielts you can apply to local agencies here...

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