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Visa Bulletin for August 2020 Shows Exciting Progress for International Nurses

By Jim Burger | Aug 5, 2020
Visa Bulletin for August 2020 Shows Exciting Progress for International Nurses

The last several months have been filled with exciting immigration news for international RNs. First, the 2020 August Immigration Visa Bulletin shows a tremendous advancement in priority dates of one full year versus the July Immigration Visa Bulletin for the central visa category utilized for international nurses, EB-3 green card visas, and for all the…

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COVID-19 Confirms Immigrants Are Vital to the Healthcare Workforce

By Ron Hoppe | Jul 16, 2020
COVID-19 Confirms Immigrants Are Vital to the Healthcare Workforce

According to the New American Economy Research Fund, states across the country have faced critical healthcare worker shortages for years, and the coronavirus pandemic has only exacerbated these needs. In 2015, there were about 10 open healthcare jobs for every unemployed worker in the United States. By 2018, even before the current outbreak, this number…

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Hospitals That Sponsor Foreign Nurses Have Less Turnover and Improved Patient Safety

By Tiffany Atkins | Jul 10, 2020
Hospitals That Sponsor Foreign Nurses Have Less Turnover and Improved Patient Safety

The nursing shortage in the United States is more than just a lack of headcount, it is directly impeding the ability to deliver quality healthcare. As healthcare facilities all over the United States struggle to fill the employment gap in their nursing departments, the quality of healthcare decreases as the supply and demand disparity for…

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Nurse Recruitment to the Gulf Region

By Mark Bennett | Jun 11, 2020
Nurse Recruitment to the Gulf Region

Ultimately, the quality of care that a patient receives comes down to the caliber of the nursing professionals caring for them more so than the equipment and technology that a hospital may have. While technology reigns supreme, unfortunately, the human element is not always top priority for hospitals and healthcare facilities planning nurse recruitment to…

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Necessity is the Mother of Recruitment Innovation

By Ron Hoppe | May 21, 2020
Necessity is the Mother of Recruitment Innovation

I am still amazed at how in the matter of a few weeks, we went from record low unemployment to all-time record high unemployment insurance claims. I am also amazed at how in two- or three-months employers went from struggling to fill many types of positions to unprecedented layoffs. The lasting effects of the coronavirus…

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3 Things You Should Know Taking NCLEX During COVID-19

By Maryna Voievodina | May 4, 2020
3 Things You Should Know Taking NCLEX During COVID-19

Are you a nurse planning on taking NCLEX during COVID-19? Changes brought by the pandemic have affected all aspects of peoples’ lives creating a new “normal”. The NCLEX-RN exam is not an exception. All registered nurses must pass the NCLEX-RN exam at an approved test location to work as a nurse in the United States.…

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5 Factors Impacting the Nursing Shortage

By Tiffany Atkins | Apr 6, 2020
5 Factors Impacting the Nursing Shortage

It is no secret that healthcare facilities have a high turnover rate for nursing staff and that there is also a nursing shortage for the increasing number of people who are in need of healthcare in the United States. As the baby boomer generation grows older and retires, their healthcare needs will continue to grow.…

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New Visa Option for International RNs Responding to U.S. COVID-19 Pandemic

By Ron Hoppe | Mar 30, 2020
New Visa Option for International RNs Responding to U.S. COVID-19 Pandemic

In an effort to address the rapidly increasing shortage of medical professionals needed to care for the exploding number of coronavirus cases, the U.S. State Department announced on March 26, 2020 that RNs with an approved EB3 petition AND a priority date of January 1, 2017 or earlier, can contact the nearest U.S. Embassy and…

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Direct Hire Nurse Recruitment in the Era of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

By Ron Hoppe | Mar 19, 2020
Direct Hire Nurse Recruitment in the Era of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

With the continuing rise in the number of coronavirus cases across the United States and many other countries, the conversation is increasingly turning to an anticipated shortage of hospital beds and hospital equipment. A Harvard University study shows that if 50% of all currently occupied hospital beds were emptied and sizable percentages of Americans were…

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Preparing for Your U.S. Arrival

By Mario Nunez | Feb 19, 2020
Preparing for Your U.S. Arrival

While moving to a new country is the culmination of a dream, it can sometimes feel overwhelming due to the unknown and unexpected. If you are a nurse preparing for your move to live and work in the United States, you may have questions like the following: Will they let me in the country? Will…

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