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Q1 2019 DAISY Award Winner – Janine
Q1 2019 DAISY Award Winner – Janine

Q1 2019 DAISY Award Winner – Janine

PassportUSA presented in person the DAISY award to our RN, Janine! Congratulations Janine! Outstanding performance and care!
Janine is currently working in Pennsylvania. She is being recognized for the Q1 DAISY award for her critical thinking and teamwork. PassportUSA recognizes Janine for living out her dream and role modeling all the qualities and attributes that are associated with an excellent nurse. She is a shining example of professionalism, teamwork, dedication and compassion. We learned from Janine that she had been involved in a situation where her critical thinking and quick response time was key to the total team efforts to resuscitate a resident.
Visa Bulletin
Visa Bulletin

Visa Bulletin

The Visa Bulletin for May 2019 is out, and the EB-3 priority date for nurses in the Philippines has moved forward 3 months to 6/1/2018. Here are some other notable items from the bulletin: EB-2 dates for the Philippines and all countries but...

A Better Future For Me and My Family – Jennifer
A Better Future For Me and My Family – Jennifer

A Better Future For Me and My Family – Jennifer

We are proud to announce that the April Spotlight of the Month is Jennifer!
Why did you decide to become a registered nurse? "I took up nursing because I wanted to help people in our community who have disabilities and illnesses. I have always believed that we need to help in creating a change in society, may it be helping the elderly or caring for the sick, it still makes a change in our community. I thought of this as an opportunity for my family to have a better life. I want to motivate our youth to aspire for a better future and a better community and to reach for their goals in life because the sky is the limit. I want to leave an impact to the patients I have taken care of and I want to become an inspiration to them to strive and to know that there is always hope."
Most Recent Welcome Wednesdays
Most Recent Welcome Wednesdays

Most Recent Welcome Wednesdays

Shown in the link below are some of our fantastic healthcare professionals that just arrived stateside. Feel free to wish them well in the comments box. You can also find our arrivals on Facebook under the hashtag #WelcomeWednesdays.

Q1 2019 DAISY Award Winner – Janine

Q1 2019 DAISY Award Winner – Janine
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PassportUSA presented in person the DAISY award to our RN, Janine! Congratulations Janine! Outstanding performance and care!

Janine is currently working in Pennsylvania. She is being recognized for the Q1 DAISY award for her critical thinking and teamwork.

PassportUSA recognizes Janine for living out her dream and role modeling all the qualities and attributes that are associated with an excellent nurse. She is a shining example of professionalism, teamwork, dedication and compassion. We learned from Janine that she had been involved in a situation where her critical thinking and quick response time was key to the total team efforts to resuscitate a resident. Janine was incredibly humble but proud of the teamwork and excellence in nursing that occurred in this incident.

Janine’s PassportUSA International Employee Supervisor values the commitment and professionalism that Janine displays in their interactions and highly recommended her for this prestigious award. Janine is an important part of the PassportUSA family and she truly represents the quality we strive to achieve and is an excellent ambassador for our mission “To make healthcare work better”.

While we were here presenting the award, we learned Janine has taken on yet another role at the facility! She is currently being trained and filling in for the Wound Nurse. Wound nursing is a specialty in and of itself so this is a significant commitment by Janine to continue her professional growth and development and to support her team at the facility.

The facility leadership team has shared similar feedback about Janine’s performance:
“Janine has been a great asset to my unit. She takes the initiative independently to get things completed and always helps her fellow nurses with their tasks. She has stayed numerous times to help as an “admission nurse” when the unit was quite busy. I have had her as a project nurse when we had an extra nurse on a shift and given her a list of tasks to complete. She has always completed the tasks timely and accurately. She listens and takes guidance seriously. She also has been a preceptor to one of our new Graduate nurses which can be trying at times, but has handled herself professionally and with a lot of patience to teach. She communicates well and has been in multiple stressful situations in which she handled herself appropriately and professionally. I feel that she really deserves this award whole heartedly!”

An excellent job Janine! We are tremendously proud of you!

If you are an international healthcare professional who is inspired by Janine’s success, start your journey to the USA by registering for the PassportUSA program below!

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Visa Bulletin

Visa Bulletin
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The Visa Bulletin for May 2019 is out, and the EB-3 priority date for nurses in the Philippines has moved forward 3 months to 6/1/2018.

Here are some other notable items from the bulletin:

EB-2 dates for the Philippines and all countries but India and China: Current

EB-3s for all countries but the Philippines, China, and India: Remains Current

EB-3s for India: forward 10 days 7/1/2009

EB-3s for China: forward 21 days 8/22/2015

Click here for full details on the Visa Bulletin and info on what you should be doing now to prepare for a U.S. visa.

If your EB-3 visa is now current, please reach out to your PassportUSA and/or Health Carousel Philippines contact right away.

A Better Future For Me and My Family – Jennifer

A Better Future For Me and My Family – Jennifer
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Each month, our International Employee Supervisor Team selects one or two spectacular A-players on assignment to showcase their journey. We asked our healthcare professional to share his or her story of perseverance, adjustment and professional growth.


Jennifer is from the Philippines and is currently working at a client facility in South Dakota. She has been working in her field for 11 years and with PassportUSA for almost 1 year.

Why did you decide to become a registered nurse? “I took up nursing because I wanted to help people in our community who have disabilities and illnesses. I have always believed that we need to help in creating a change in society, may it be helping the elderly or caring for the sick, it still makes a change in our community. I thought of this as an opportunity for my family to have a better life. I want to motivate our youth to aspire for a better future and a better community and to reach for their goals in life because the sky is the limit. I want to leave an impact to the patients I have taken care of and I want to become an inspiration to them to strive and to know that there is always hope.”

“I rate PassportUSA as a 10, I am extremely likely to recommend PassportUSA to other healthcare professionals. PassportUSA helped me realize my dream to work as a nurse here in America and helped bring my family here so they may have better opportunities and better lives. I want other nurses like me to have this opportunity.”

Before coming to the US, where did you practice your profession? “I worked as a volunteer at a general hospital. I also trained at another general hospital. For a short period of time I also worked as a clinic nurse.”

Why did you want to come to the US? “I persevered to come to the United States because I believe there are more opportunities here for nurses and I wanted a better future for me and my family.”

How did you first hear of PassportUSA? “I learned about PassportUSA through a college friend who came to the U.S. to work as an RN through the help of PassportUSA. I am grateful to him for recommending Health Carousel to me.”

How is your experience working with your PassportUSA International Employee Supervisor so far? “Working with my IES is indeed a great honor because she guides me through this experience and assists me with all of the things that I need to prepare. She always has time to answer my queries and concerns.”

Would you recommend PassportUSA to other people and why? “Yes, definitely because PassportUSA helped me realize my dream to work as a nurse here in America and helped bring my family here so that they may have better opportunities and better lives. I want other nurses like me to have this opportunity.”

Please rate how likely you are to recommend PassportUSA to other healthcare professionals. “I rate PassportUSA as a 10, I am extremely likely to recommend PassportUSA to other healthcare professionals.”

How has your life and your family’s life changed for the better? “Life here in the United States is entirely different, however, with God’s grace and the help of people from Health Carousel, it became better.”

How does working in the USA differ from your healthcare career abroad? “It is a lot different because the resources we used from my previous job and the charting they use here are totally different from what I was used to.”

How have you grown professionally? “Professionally, I became more confident and more efficient. Being a nurse here is different because you have to adapt to their culture and communication-wise it’s a lot different. Nurses here are highly regarded by the society.”


Thank you Jennifer for sharing your amazing journey so far. We appreciate your hard work and dedication in your profession and our company!


If you’re a registered nurse who is not being guided to your dream of the USA by PassportUSA, simply register with us today and we’ll help get your journey to the USA underway! 

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Visa Bulletin

Visa Bulletin

The Visa Bulletin for May 2019 is out, and the EB-3 priority date for nurses in the Philippines has moved forward 3 months to 6/1/2018. Here are some other notable items from the bulletin: EB-2 dates for the Philippines and all countries but India and...

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