Voluntary Code of Ethical Conduct for Recruitment of Foreign-Educated Nurses to US

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    voluntary code of ethical conduct for the recruitment of foreign-educated nurses
    to the united states

    introduction
    the following voluntary code of ethical conduct for the recruitment of foreign-educated nurses to the united states (the code) reflects the mutual recognition of stakeholder interests relevant to the recruitment of foreign educated nurses (fens) to the united states. it is based on an acknowledgement of the rights of individuals to migrate, as well as an understanding that the legitimate interests and responsibilities of nurses, source countries, and employers in the destination country may conflict. it affirms that a careful balancing of those individual and collective interests offers the best course for maximizing the benefits and reducing the potential harm to all parties.

    while the code acknowledges the interests of these three primary stakeholder groups, its subscribers are the organizations that recruit and employ foreign educated nurses, e.g., third party recruiting firms, staffing agencies, hospitals, long-term care organizations and health systems. for the purposes of the code, “recruiters,” refers to those who contract with an fen in a source country in order to facilitate their migration to the united states and their placement in health care employment. “employers” refers to those health care organizations that employ fens in the united states. some entities provide both services, i.e., a health care employer may engage in direct recruitment and a recruiter may employ fens under a staffing agency model in which the agency employs and contracts nurses to healthcare organizations on a short- or long-term basis. where recruitment and employment services are the shared responsibility of two or more entities, each will be responsible for ensuring ethical conduct throughout the process.

    recruitment and employment organizations that subscribe to the code voluntarily agree to comply with specific minimum standards, as specified in part i of the code, and to strive to achieve the best practices, as described in part ii of the code. subscription to the code also implies full cooperation with the monitoring system that will be developed by a representative board of directors......
    signers:

    virginia alinsao
    johns hopkins health system

    geraldine bednash
    american association of colleges of nursing

    james bentley
    american hospital association

    lolita compas
    new york state nurses association

    paul foster
    o’grady peyton international

    sara gabriel
    national association of indian nurses of america

    lawrence gostin
    georgetown university law center

    kathy harris
    banner health

    kristin hellquist

    national council of state boards of nursing

    joanne joyner
    university of the district of columbia

    joni ketter
    aft healthcare

    kathryn leonhardy

    georgetown university

    carla luggiero
    american hospital association

    ronald marston

    hcca international

    rosario-may mayor
    philippine nurses association of america

    bruce morrison
    morrison public affairs group

    john monahan
    georgetown university law center

    barbara nichols

    commission on graduates of foreign nursing schools

    patrick page
    st. johns healthcare development network, inc.
    patrick j. page, attorney at law, ltd.

    judith pendergast
    hammond law group

    cheryl peterson
    american nurses association

    patricia pittman
    academyhealth

    michele sacco
    the joint commission

    shari sandifer
    avant healthcare
    american association of international healthcare recruitment

    franklin shaffer
    cross country healthcare, inc.

    valerie tate
    nurse alliance of seiu

    anne wilson

    capacity project, intrahealth international
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    Hope OGP are intending to reduce or remove the ridiculous cancellation fees (tens of thousands of dollars) they currently charge foreign nurses who are unable or unwilling to complete their contracts.
    Silverdragon102 likes this.
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    Definitely good news for foreign nurses. Hopefully it will reduce a lot of the scams that target people who are desperate to find employment overseas...
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    OGP cancellation fee is actually $45,000 now. At least from the last members that have been in contact with me over this.
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    Quote from Nurse!Nurse!Hello?
    Definitely good news for foreign nurses. Hopefully it will reduce a lot of the scams that target people who are desperate to find employment overseas...
    The retrogression is still in place and that is not going to change. When a nurse is looking at more than seven years for a chance at a green card, you start to see all types of things happen.
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    $45K that's insane!!
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    My take on it as well. But that is what the nurses from the UK got hit with when they wished to cancel.

    And it is $8,000 US if one signs the contract and then wishes to back out even the next week before anything is done.

    This is what needs to be changed.


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