RNs & Therapists
Direct Hire Services for International Nurses & Therapists Seeking U.S. Employment
Are you a medical professional currently working in the Philippines, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, United Kingdom or Canada? Nursing jobs in the U.S.A. could be the perfect opportunity to expand your skills, further your career, and immerse yourself in a new culture.
With various international nursing recruitment agencies out there, you might be wondering what sets us apart:
- Choose from a large number of career locations across the United States.
- Gain access to excellent salary and benefit packages from employers that are eager to add you to their team.
- Get assistance with credentialing and licensure requirements to work in the United States.
- Receive a professional sponsorship for your permanent resident visa or green card.
- Get help settling into your new home in the United States. We’ll help you find temporary housing, enroll your children in school, and finance a car without any local credit history.
- Enjoy a permanent employment situation without the need to look for a new job in a year or two.
Once you apply for and are accepted into a nursing position in the U.S., HealthStaff coordinates and manages immigration and relocation for you. We work as an advocate for international nurses, coordinating the logistics of relocation between you and your employer. Keep in mind that it takes about 12 to 18 months to be placed, regardless of your specialty or medical background. The immigration process is the sole determining factor for how long your placement takes. The timeframe depends largely on where you were born and currently live.
Minimum requirements: You should have at least 2 years of experience working in a modern medical facility. You should also be fluent in written and spoken English and have completed an internationally recognized education program. If you have not already passed the NCLEX RN exam, we can help you prepare for this while processing your application. NCLEX exams are available at test centers in the United States and elsewhere throughout the world.
INTERNATIONAL NURSING STUDENTS
If you’re earning your RN degree outside the United States, you undoubtedly want to begin your nursing career as quickly as possible. One option is to gain experience in your native country for a few years first.
However, a better option for many international nursing students is to work with HealthStaff to connect with an employer in the U.S. who will hire you into a full-time position and sponsor your green card visa. You may need to continue working in your country until the immigration process is complete, but applying while you’re still a student speeds up the process.
EVALUATING YOUR JOB OFFERS
Many hospitals in the United States are struggling to fill staff nurse vacancies, meaning your skills are in high demand. However, not all job offers are created equal. If you’re considering a nursing job in the U.S. that includes green card visa sponsorship, you must make sure the opportunity will satisfy your family and career needs.
Job offers from HealthStaff are always a direct hire for permanent placement. This differs from a contract hire that comes from a staffing or travel nurse agency. Direct hire international recruitment is the best way to pursue a long-term nursing career in the U.S. Learn more about evaluating your job offers before you accept one or the other.
UNDERSTANDING EMPLOYER CONTRACTS
When you’re eager to start your RN job in the U.S., you might be tempted to sign an employer contract without reading it thoroughly. However, it’s vital to understand employer contracts so you know the terms you’re agreeing to. HealthStaff can help educate you on your rights before and after signing a contract.
IMMIGRATION & RELOCATION PROCESS
Once you apply for and are accepted into a nursing position in the U.S., immigration and relocation are the next steps. HealthStaff coordinates and manages these processes. We work as an advocate for international nurses, coordinating the logistics of relocation between you and your employer.
Keep in mind that it takes about 12 to 18 months to be placed, regardless of your specialty or medical background. The immigration process is the sole determining factor for how long your placement takes. The timeframe depends largely on where you were born and currently live.
Don’t worry—HealthStaff will assist with navigating the process and even help you settle in once you get to the U.S. For instance, we work with International AutoSource to help immigrant nurses lease, finance, or purchase a car without a local credit history.