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English RN passed NCLEX: Now to use agency or direct hire in USA?

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by HelenaUK HelenaUK (Member)

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Hey all

I passed NCLEX in August 2017 and have a Texas BON license. Visascreen is still pending.

I have been offered a contract to sign with Passport USA, but am worried that they could send me anywhere, including cold places!

I would much rather be directly hired to avoid agency taking cuts of my wages. It would also guarantee that I'd end up in a southern state.

My dream is Florida but I am flexible to an extent (just don't want cold weather).

Does anyone have suggestions on any particular hospitals which are directly hiring international RNs?

Florida, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, etc...

Thank you so much, and any suggestions are very welcome.

Appreciate you reading this!

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Maemir has 1 years experience.

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Come to Houston as it has better pay (three times my income in UK) and good cost of living. Coming from UK, i dont want to live in east coast or up north. I got hired directly by my hospital and was grateful that they waited for me till I got my immigrant visa approval.

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Thank you sooo much for this message! It has inspired me whilst I am feeling really stuck.

I have visascreen now, am desperate to get hired and start the process of greencard sponsorship.

But I haven't heard back from any hospital in Texas or Florida!

Do you have any recommendations for which hospitals I could apply to in Texas? (Or Florida)

Thank you again, your message has given me more hope :-)

Helena

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Hi Helena,

I have been following your posts back the time when you were applying to BON to sit for NCLEX. How did you go about CGFNS credentialling as a UK trained nurse? Did you have issues with the Paeds/Obstetrics/Mental helath clinical and practical hours? Did you try it anyway and got the ATT? Thanks

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Silverdragon102 has 30 years experience as a BSN and works as a Registered Nurse.

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Hi Helena,

I have been following your posts back the time when you were applying to BON to sit for NCLEX. How did you go about CGFNS credentialling as a UK trained nurse? Did you have issues with the Paeds/Obstetrics/Mental helath clinical and practical hours? Did you try it anyway and got the ATT? Thanks

If you are missing any hours then you will not get ATT

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What means ATT, and who give you the ATT.Thanks

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Silverdragon102 has 30 years experience as a BSN and works as a Registered Nurse.

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What means ATT, and who give you the ATT.Thanks

ATT= Authorisation to test and is issued by Pearsonvue once the state has deemed you eligible to sit NCLEX

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Hi Maemir,

kindly email me/ send me your email on prissyope@icloud.com. I will like to ask you some private questions. Thanks

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Did you end up going with Passport USA? I'm English, and I signed with them. I wanted Texas where my boyfriend is, but I'm going to North Dakota, where its cold! But I have heard so many good things about that hospital, and I got the unit that I wanted - they're so desperate for nurses! Plus, PPUSA has good pay.

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