Rocknurse has 33 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Critical Care and ED.
My name is Khue. I am an international nurse from Vietnam. I came across your posts about you and your agency in March 2004. I am currently in similar situation and my agency has not provided me any work for 2 months after my green card. I have been checked in with the agency CEO, Director, Regional VP, and my recruiter every other day but have not been offered any full time position. I am wondering if you could share a little more about what happened after that post. Did you end up breaking your contract? and did you have to pay any penalty fee? I assumed that your immigration status was fine since you are an NP now. I appreciate you for helping me with this matter.
Hi there. I was only 8 months into my contract when I decided to leave because they were not able to place me on the East Coast where I wanted to be. I gave my notice and took a travel position on the other side of the country. They sent me a few threatening letters but they never followed through and I never tried to hide. Ultimately nothing happened and I stayed on the East Coast where I've been for 17 years.
I can't promise they will do the same with you, as things may have changed. It's been a long time. I would maybe plan on paying them as a worst case scenario but not answer their initial letters and see what happens. You need to work and they are not fulfilling their contract so I would look elsewhere. At the very least see a lawyer as their fine might not be enforceable seeing as they're not holding up their end of the bargain. There are tons of travel positions right now in Texas and other parts of the south. I really hope you find something. Good luck!
I hope you are well. I wanted to send a message to ask about the UCONN AGACNP program because I read a few of your posts and I'm highly interested. I really want to specialize in cardiology. I have only been a RN for the past 2 years on an interventional cardiology floor, hoping to get maybe another two years of CCU experience and then apply. The one thing I'm worried about is my GPA. I have a 3.8 from my RN-BSN, a 3.2 from my nursing diploma, but I actually do have a previous Bachelors degree in Allied Health Sciences from UCONN from 2012 that is 2.5...hmm I'm hoping if UCONN would consider that I matured and learned from my mistakes. I just want to ask what the curriculum, online or in person, was like and any advice on how to make my application stand out. Also I don't really want to work in the ICU/CCU as a NP, more like cath lab or patients with CHF, would it make sense to still go for my AGACNP or just FNP. Thank you ?
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