NURSES

NURSES

Are you a licensed nurse looking for a challenging and exciting opportunity in the United States?

At Healthcare Resources International, LLC we want to help you find the perfect employment situation to utilize your talents and suit your preferences for location and types of facilities.


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PROCESS

Healthcare Resources International, LLC understands that being a healthcare professional is more than a job. Your commitment and passion for helping and healing people is a gift. We want to help you realize your dreams and potential as a professional in America. We will make your transition to America as worry-free as possible by guiding you through the process step by step. When you partner with us, we guide and support you through the following process:



Placement
Placement is an agreement between you and a healthcare facility for a period of up to two to three years. You will receive a competitive salary based on your skills and experience, with excellent benefits that include medical, dental and life insurance.

 

HOW IT WORKS

To begin your career as a nurse in the United States, you must:

  • Have a Nursing diploma
  • Have a current unrestricted RN License in the country of education
  • Pass the NCLEX exam
  • Pass the TOEFL® exam or IELTS exam within 2 years
  • Obtain the VisaScreen Certificate

NCLEX

The National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) is the U.S. registered nurse licensing exam. It is required that all nurses who would like to practice nursing in the USA have a nursing license issued by the USA. To get this license, all nurses need to take the NCLEX examination. This exam is given to ensure that it is safe for USA hospitals to employ you as a registered nurse. You must pass this exam to get a license to work as a registered nurse. This exam is primarily taken in the US but may scheduled outside the US by telephone.

To ensure public protection, NCSBN member board jurisdictions require a candidate for licensure to pass an exam that measures the competencies needed to perform safely and effectively as a newly licensed, entry-level nurse. NCSBN develops two licensure exams, the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN), that are used by boards of nursing to assist in making licensure decisions.

All the states in the USA accept NCSBN's recommended passing standard for the NCLEX-RN exam. The exam will be in the form of a Computer Adaptive Test (CAT). The fee for taking the NCLEX® examination is $200. You may also have to pay other fees for licensure required by the board of nursing in the jurisdiction in which you are applying. You must check with your board of nursing to find out about these fees.


Before you can take the NCLEX, you'll need an Authorization to Test (ATT). To get this, you'll need to apply to your board of nursing and then register with Pearson VUE. You'll want to start this process well in advance of your target date for taking the exam.

As part of your preparation, you'll want to review the NCLEX Candidate Bulletin and familiarize yourself with the format of the NCLEX test plan. Before the exam, it's also important to locate your test site!

Test centers can fill up quickly. Don't wait until your ATT is close to expiration to schedule your exam or you may have to reregister and repay.

If you choose to travel to the USA for this test, you will need to obtain a visitor's visa. You will be required to show the following documents at your consulate at the time you apply for your visitors visa.

  • Original educational qualifications certificates
  • Original hall ticket for the NCLEX exam

For additional information on NCLEX – https://www.ncsbn.org/nclex.htm


TOEFL®

The TOEFL test measures your ability to use and understand the English language as it's read, written, heard and spoken in the university classroom. As the most accepted English-language test in the world, more than 9,000 universities, agencies, and other institutions in more than 130 countries accept the TOEFL test as part of their admissions criteria — including nearly every college and university in Australia and the UK.


The test, often referred to as the TOEFL iBT® test, is administered at more than 4,500 test sites around the world. A paper-based version of the test is available in areas where TOEFL iBT testing is not possible.


In order for the TOEFL iBT to measure how well you read, listen, speak and write in English, and how well you use these skills together, you'll be asked to integrate these skills for the test. For example, you may read a passage or listen to a lecture, and then write or speak about what you learned.


The TOEFL test measures your ability to integrate the four English skills you need in an academic setting, making it the most comprehensive academic English test available.


Cost for the TOEFL® Test

The test fee depends on the test location you choose. To give you an idea, the cost ranges from US$160 to US$250. For information on registration fees, testing site locations, test dates and test formats Find the testing location nearest you


For additional information on TOEFL® – toeflgoanywhere.org



TOEIC®

Since 1979, organizations around the world have used the TOEIC® (Test of English for International Communication) test to hire, place and promote employees.


For additional information on TOEIC® – ets.org/toeic



IELTS

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) assesses the English language proficiency of people who want to study or work where English is used as the language of communication. IELTS tests are held in over 900 locations across the world with tests up to four times a month.

IELTS tests all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking. The IELTS Speaking test is a face-to-face interview with a certified Examiner. It is interactive and as close to a real-life situation as a test can get.

For additional information on IELTS – ielts.org



Credentials Evaluation Service (CES)

The CGFNS International Credentials Evaluation Service (CES) Academic Report provides a detailed analysis of the nursing education received outside the United States. Nurses use this service primarily for academic admissions purposes. Other healthcare professionals and report recipients desiring a comprehensive analysis of education also find this report helpful.

The CES Academic Report is advisory in nature and does not make specific placement recommendations.


Benefits of the Credentials Evaluation Service Academic Report

The CES Academic Report serves as a valuable tool for regulatory/licensing agencies, specialty certification authorities, academic institutions, immigration attorneys, prospective employers and others requiring a detailed analysis on the education received. It also helps qualified applicants demonstrate the merits of their education when compared to U.S. standards, facilitating their pursuit of educational or career opportunities in the United States.


Fees for CES Reporting

Credentials Evaluation Service Academic Report Application $385

For a full listing of CES Fees please visit the CES site


VisaScreen®

The VisaScreen® Service is a comprehensive screening program for health care professionals who are not U.S. citizens and are seeking an occupational visa to work in the United States. Section 343 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (the IIRIRA) of 1996 requires specific health care professionals to complete a screening program before they can receive either a permanent or temporary occupational visa, including Trade NAFTA status.


Screening Requirements Include:
  • An assessment of an applicant's education to ensure that it is comparable to that of a U.S. graduate in the same profession
  • A verification that all professional health care licenses that an applicant ever held are valid and without restrictions
  • An English language proficiency examination
  • For registered nurses only, a verification that the nurse has passed either the CGFNS Qualifying Exam®, NCLEX-RN® or for select years and provinces its predecessor, the State Board Test Pool Examination (SBTPE).

Applicants who successfully complete the VisaScreen® requirements receive a VisaScreen® certificate, which satisfies the requirements set forth under Section 343 of the IIRIRA. If processing an Immigrant Visa application from outside of the United States, the VisaScreen® certificate must be presented to the Consular officer before the visa can be issued. If filing for adjustment of status from within the United States, the VisaScreen® certificate must be submitted as part of the application.


Four Steps to VisaScreen® Certification
  • Application - Apply online with the CGFNS Connect System
  • Have your required documents submitted for review
  • Upload a passport sized photo
  • Have your English Language Proficiency scores submitted

Cost for the VisaScreen® Application

VisaScreen® Application $540

For a Complete listing of VisaScreen® fees visit their website

For more information on VisaScreen® Certification - cgfns.org/services/visascreen


Visa Petition

As your U.S. recruiter, we will initiate the sponsorship of your U.S. Permanent Residency Visa. This visa is more commonly referred to as a Green Card. Once you get a green card, you can stay permanently in the USA. To get a green card, however, you need a sponsor. In your case, your sponsor will be your employer. Your spouse and children under 21 can also qualify for a U.S. Green Card.

The process of getting a green card involves these steps:


  • Immigration Visa petition in USA
  • Consular processing in your country

To get an immigrant visa, a petition has to be filed with the U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) of The Department of Justice, the Government of USA. To get an immigrant visa, your appointed attorney in the USA will file a document called the I-140.


Procedure for filing an immigration petition:

Your appointed attorney will collect the I-140 Immigrant visa petition and send it to you to fill out. You will fill out the forms, sign them, and send them . You will also have to send documents along with the petition. Remember that you will have to follow the instructions very carefully. Otherwise, USCIS can refuse to provide you the visa.


Documents that you must submit for visa petition:
  • Completed Immigration Questionnaire
  • Copies of educational certificates: School, Intermediate, Nursing Degree / Diploma and mark sheets
  • Copies of nurse license
  • CGFNS Certificate / passing score in NCLEX –RN exam
  • Detailed nursing work experience certificate
  • Reference letters
  • Copy of the passport
  • Current biographical data
  • Letter of employment from the US hospital

The I-140 has to be submitted to the USCIS by your petitioner on your behalf . Your Attorney will file the papers with the USCIS and pay the USCIS fee of $135. USCIS will send a receipt to you and your petitioner (employer).

If the USCIS approves the petition, it will send a packet to your attorney.

Your attorney will then send the packet to you so that you can approach your consular office for a visa.


Consular processing:

The consular processing procedure and the time taken for processing varies between different consulates. After you have submitted the forms to your consulate, you will be asked to appear for an interview. The consulate will also ask you to get a medical exam. They will also take a copy of your fingerprints. Since there is a huge shortage of nurses, you can get a green card in a year after you have filed the I-140 petition.


Healthcare Resources International, LLC will do our best to make sure that you fully understand every step of the process on your way to becoming a qualified USA employee and beginning your exciting career here. When you partner with Healthcare Resources International, LLC you can rest assured that you have the very best in service and knowledge at your disposal whenever you need it. We want you to have the peace of mind you deserve throughout the qualification process.