Direct hire vs agency contract.

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by chrissy14 (New) New

Hello all. I an international RN with current PD. I have 2 agencies I am in contact with. One is offering a contract with them, that is I work in the hospital but get paid by the agency and the other is offering direct hire,that is the hospital is totally in charge of my contract.

Anyone with experience with either or both. Coming from outside of the US I just want as much information as possible to make the right decision. Any help is appreciated. Would like know the advantages and disadvantages of both.

MelodiousDreamer, BSN

Has 6 years experience. 30 Posts

Hi, could you please mention the names of the agencies you're in contact with? I'm currently looking for an agency that could help assist me to work in the US.

Eliza Monty BSN-RN

Has 3 years experience. 37 Posts

I think your best bet is to get sponsorship directly from the hospital. You have nothing to lose with direct sponsorship from the hospital but with an agency sponsorship you may get less than what you are working for and some other disadvantages.