International Nursing Jobs
Options in the United States
HealthStaff's Selection Criteria
WorldWide HealthStaff Associates
Ltd. in the United Kindom
Achieving Nursing Licensure
Employers and Job Offers
The Immigration Process
Living and Working in the United States
Working With Another Agency
Our No Fee Commitment
American health care employers are facing an ever-growing
shortage of health professionals. Driven by a number of factors, principal
of which is the aging of the US workforce, shortages of nurses are now
commonplace in American hospitals and clinics. In an attempt to compensate
for enduring staff shortages, employers have had to use the existing
health care workforce more intensively by relying on overtime and agency
staffing. More recently American health care employers are incorporating
an international recruitment strategy into their overall staffing plans.
There are approximately 1,890,000 nurses currently practicing in US. While no
exact number has been established for the actual number of nurses currently required,
there is a consensus that the current shortage is 110,000 - 125,000 nurses. An
array of studies analyzing the issues and trends affecting supply and demand
for nurses in the US, indicate that the shortage will increase.
As a Registered Nurse with current nursing experience, you may have the background
and skills that are currently in great demand by American health care employers.
We are recruiting Registered Nurses from around the
world for Registered Nursing positions in many locations in across the
To be eligible for consideration, all candidates must possess:
• Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree, or 3 year general nursing
diploma from a recognized educational program.
• A minimum of one year current work experience, preferably in a hospital
• Current licensure as a registered nurse in your home country.
• A clear criminal record.
• Good health, as a mandatory physical examination is required for immigration
As part of the initial evaluation of your eligibility, we will arrange for a
personal or telephone interview and require you to complete a skills analysis
HealthStaff Associates Ltd.
We have been assisting nurses in the Philippines,
United Kingdom, India and several other countries topursue their goal of
living and working in the US since 1998. To date we have assisted hundreds
of internationally educated nurses in achieving American nursing licensure,
secure full-time nursing employment in the US and obtain permanent residency
including immediate family members.
We have established a permanent, professionally staffed offices in Manila and
Cebu through an exclusive agreement with HPRC
Training and Accreditation Assistance Centre (HRPC) of Manila. The HealthStaff
- HRPC team combines to provide you with a comprehensive service package second
HealthStaff also has a permanent, professionally staffed offices in Canada, United
Kingdom and the United States and partnerships with leading recruiters in many
We have established our own professionally staffed office in London.
Our London office is conveniently located at:
London, W7 2QE
Telephone: 0208 434 3578
Toll Fee: 0800 876 6977
We are one of very few North American based recruitment firms to have
made a commitment to have an ongoing presence and capacity to work directly
with candidates in the UK. We are not only here today, we will be here
throughout the entire recruitment and immigration processes providing
advice and support.
Foreign educated nurses wishing to immigrate to the
United States must pass three standardized tests required by US immigration.
These are the:
• Certificate of Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) or the
• The International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS) Exam - Academic
Version or the TOEFL-iBT or;
• Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and Test of Spoken English
Please note that the CGFNS or NCLEX exam are required before an Immigrant
Visa application can be submitted, however the English language tests
can be completed while the Immigrant Visa is in process. If you completed the CGFNS exam and your nursing education was note completed in English or the native language of the country where you took your nursing education in not English, you will be required to complete the English language test in order for your CGFNS certificate to be issued. Foreign educated
nurses working in the United Kingdom (UK) can take the CGFNS, IELTS -
Academic Exam, or TOEFL and TSE exams in the UK.
NCLEX International Test Centers Now Available in 11 Countries
The NCLEX exam is now available in the following countries: Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Mexico, Philippines Puerto Rico and Taiwan.
The NCLEX Exam is available to both CGFNS passers and those who
do not have a CGFNS certificate.
WorldWide HealthStaff Associates Ltd. (HealthStaff) arranges full-time
registered nursing jobs in the United States for nurses working in the
United Kingdom. We have established a positive reputation for providing
professional and honest advice and assistance to nurses. Our commitment
is that we will never charge any fees whatsoever for our services to
nurses for whom we have to secured employment with a U.S. employer. This
includes nurse licensure and processing the immigration applications
of the nurse and their family.
The HealthStaff Advantage
HealthStaff represents only employers who are committed to providing
each nurse with an attractive financial assistance package including
free airfare and accommodations for sixty days upon arrival in the U.S.
Our employers will reimburse you for all exam costs, and will pay all
immigration related fees on behalf of the nurse
Registering for the NCLEX Exam
Foreign educated nurses wishing to immigrate to the United States must
pass at least two standardized tests required by US immigration.
Certificate of Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) or the NCLEX
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and Test of Spoken English
(TSE), or the TOEFL-iBT, or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam.
CGFNS Certificate Holders Contact our office today to schedule
an in-person consultation. HealthStaff will also assist you in securing
a job offer with a U.S. employer if have not already done so. HealthStaff
can assist you through each step of the nursing licensure and immigration
processes including registering for the NCLEX Exam
Non CGFNS Certificate Holders Some states that nurses may apply to write the NCLEX exam
for are California , Florida , New York or Ohio . The costs related to applying
to write the NCLEX exam are as follows:
time to process application
- 7 months
• All amounts are stated in U.S. dollars.
n/a = not applicable
Please e-mail our office at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have regarding the process.
NCLEX Review Program
The HealthStaff NCLEX Review Program will consist of an initial diagnostic exam,
the results of which will be used to formulate a personalized study plan for
each nurse. Upon completion of the study plan, each nurse will have the opportunity
to complete a second sample exam to evaluate their overall readiness to write
the NCLEX Exam.
and Job Offers
HealthStaff recruits nurses for direct placement with
American health care employers. We are not a staffing agency and we do
not place nurses into temporary travel positions.
Registered nurses are employed in acute care hospitals, long term care
facilities, community clinics and home health care organizations.
American law and existing collective agreements in place with employers
and unions require employers to offer every foreign educated applicant
the same pay and benefits offered to American applicants with comparable
Employers will provide financial assistance to help offset some of the
costs related to relocation, immigration and or professional licensure
in. The exact terms and conditions of such assistance vary with each
employer. Contact HealthStaff today for complete details.
Employers require that foreign educated applicants make a commitment
to work for them for a period of two years. Upon the completion of the
initial two-year term, each nurse has the option of remaining with the
employer or pursuing employment elsewhere.
Registered nurses are eligible to apply for permanent
residency in the US. As such, applicants are able to have their immediate
Permanent residents of the US have virtually all of the rights and responsibilities
of an American citizen. Access to publicly funded health care, education
and other social services is afforded to permanent residents in accordance
with regulations established by the federal and state governments.
The length of time it takes to process your immigration application will
be approximately twelve months. The actual length of time involved depends
on a number of factors including:
• The skill and expertise of the recruitment firm. HealthStaff has the
experience to ensure each step of the application process is managed in an efficient
and effective manner.
• The cooperation of the applicant in completing the necessary forms, the CGFNS/NCLEX and the required English language exams. Delays in completing these
tests can significantly add to the overall processing time. Our staff will assist
you in registering and preparing for these exams.
• The state is which your employer is located. US immigration applications
are processed at one of four regional processing centers. Each processing Center
is responsible for certain applications originating from certain states. The
processing times at each Center vary somewhat and do affect the overall length
of time required to complete the process.
WorldWide HealthStaff Associates Ltd. works closely with each applicant
in the preparation, submission and tracking of immigration applications.
Our experienced staff works with leading U.S. immigration attorneys and
is able to answer questions and to provide accurate and realistic information.
Applicants will not require the services of an immigration attorney,
as WorldWide HealthStaff Associates Ltd. facilitates the immigration
process from the initial application to issuance of the visa.
and Working in the United States
The United States has been welcoming immigrants from
around the world for more than 200 years.
The United States has the third largest landmass of any country in the
world. It is a country of vast geography, multicultural population, abundant
natural resources in a clean environment and accessible health and social
services. The US economy generally leads the world in productivity and
innovation resulting in an unprecedented overall standard of living.
As a prospective immigrant to the United States you will have many questions
as you evaluate your options. While there are vast amounts of information
that can be gathered from many sources, few people have the time to seek
out and evaluate the information accurately. As an international company,
we would be happy to share our information and experiences that have
been gained over a lifetime.
With Another Agency
With the significant increase in recruitment by US
employers, nurses are being presented with many options and apparently
ever more attractive job offers. Many times these offers include promises
of "We Will Get You to the US in 6 months", "No Fees" or "Thousands
of Dollars of Services for Free". While some of these offers are
genuine, increasingly, agencies and employers are resorting to making
offers that are not all that they appear to be.
Do you have any of the following concerns with your existing US job offer or
• Has your US Immigration application been outstanding for more than 12
months and you have no idea when it may be approved?
• Has it been more than 3 months since you have heard from your employer
or the agency with which you are working?
• Were you asked or coerced into signing agreements that were not fully
explained to you or that you did not understand at the time you signed them?
• Were you initially promised no fees and now you are being asked to pay
• Were you promised financial assistance only to find that it isn't being
If you have these or any other concerns with your US job offer or immigration
application, we may be able to help you.
WorldWide HealthStaff Associates Ltd. and HRPC Training & Accreditation
Assistance Centre have an established track record of providing nurses with
honest and realistic assistance in pursuing their dream of living and working
in the United States. We understand and respect the significant impact that
a successful and unsuccessful immigration application has on a nurse and their
family members. Our commitment is to be reliable, honest and ethical treatment
of nurses wishing to work abroad.
We would be pleased to provide you with a confidential, no cost, no obligation
consultation regarding the status of your application.
Our experienced staff may be able to help you:
• Expedite your existing application.
• Get answers from your employer or agency.
• Legally terminate agreements with unscrupulous agents and employers.
You can contact us in complete confidence today.
Ms. Sherryl Lanzuela
Mr. Ronald Hoppe
No Fee Commitment
We understand that you have choices in selecting a
recruiting organization to help you pursue your goals and dreams of achieving
professional licensure and permanent residency abroad.
WorldWide HealthStaff Associates Ltd. does not charge any fees whatsoever,
at any time for the placement and immigration processing services we
Our clients who contract our services to assist them in meeting their
staffing needs pay our fees in full.