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Understanding U.S. Holidays: Thanksgiving 2018
Understanding U.S. Holidays: Thanksgiving 2018

Understanding U.S. Holidays: Thanksgiving 2018

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Thanksgiving in the USA is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November every year. This year it is on November 22.

How do we celebrate Thanksgiving in the U.S.?

This is a day dedicated to give special thanks in appreciation for everything we are grateful for. Some people run in local races in the morning called “turkey trots” — this is a great way to pre-burn the extra calories that the day’s typical feasts will deliver.

There are also parades locally and on national television. American professional football games are hosted all day too. Most people typically have a roasted turkey dinner with potatoes, gravy, and pie with their friends and families. It is considered one of the busiest travel days in the U.S. with the amount of people visiting others out of town.

 

History of Thanksgiving

Whether you’re already working with us in the U.S., or are interested in joining PassportUSA, we hope you have a great week.

Healthcare professionals wishing to have future Thanksgiving celebrations in the USA should register with us today!

Register Now

NCLEX Myths Debunked
Four NCLEX Myths Debunked

Four NCLEX Myths Debunked

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What’s holding you back from taking NCLEX?

For many qualified test takers, it may be as simple as their preconceived notions regarding the U.S. nursing license examination.

With so much complexity surrounding how to qualify for the exam, it’s understandable that well-meaning advice from friends, teachers, and even parents is often accepted as gospel truth.

In this article, we examine four of the most commonly upheld NCLEX misconceptions and expose the truth.

Myth #1: You must work as a nurse for 1-2 years before you can take NCLEX.

DEBUNKED: While it is true that some U.S. State Boards of Nursing list clinical experience as a prereq for international nurses wishing to take the NCLEX, there are many that do not. That means there are several U.S. states that will accept applications from new grad international nurses.

Despite this fact, several of the most popular nursing websites contain the WRONG information on this. Work experience is NOT a universally listed requirement and waiting to take the NCLEX can actually lower your chances of passing in many cases (See our article NCLEX Test Taking Tip: Sooner is Better for more information).

Don’t get us wrong. Having solid clinical nursing experience is important, but there is ample time to gain experience after you’ve passed NCLEX and are awaiting your U.S. visa approval. Rest assured that PassportUSA will help you pick the best U.S. state to file through based on your situation.

Myth #2: You must register for NCLEX in the U.S. state in which you plan to live.

DEBUNKED: Passing NCLEX is your ticket to getting a U.S. nursing license in ANY state. In fact you can even take the exam in American Samoa, Guam, or the Northern Mariana Islands and then your license can be endorsed at a later date to any other U.S. state in which you choose to live.

In practice, you should avoid states that have more difficult requirements or require a Social Security Number for license issuance. When you work with PassportUSA, we’ll help you choose a “friendly” state to register through.

Myth #3: NCLEX results will expire unless your U.S. nursing license is issued quickly.

DEBUNKED: NCLEX does not expire. And you don’t have to practice in the US within a year of writing the NCLEX exam. There are other important documents that do expire. Your English proficiency test has a shelf life and expires. Your VisaScreen will ultimately expire. But your NCLEX results? Those don’t expire.

Myth #4: You must pass an English exam first.

DEBUNKED: While some states (six out of 50) list passage of an English exam as a prerequisite to take the NCLEX, the vast majority do not. You are much better off passing NCLEX first and then moving onto the IELTS English language exam for many reasons including the one cited in the debunking of Myth No. 1 above.


Now that you know the truth about taking NCLEX, it’s time to get started, and we’re here to help in a big way with our NCLEX Assistance Program. This one-of-a-kind program will pay for well more than $1,000 in expenses you’d normally incur to prepare for and take the NCLEX. These expenses include:

  • NCLEX test prep course
  • CGFNS credential review
  • Criminal background check
  • U.S. state board of nursing application fee
  • NCLEX exam and scheduling fee

Eligibility Details: This program is open to nurses who have graduated from a Philippines nursing school in the past two years and who have signed an Aspire Program agreement. Click the link below for more information on our Aspire Program.

Aspire Program Details

Most Recent Welcome Wednesdays
Most Recent Welcome Wednesdays

Most Recent Welcome Wednesdays

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



View More US Arrivals

Understanding U.S. Holidays: Thanksgiving 2018

Understanding U.S. Holidays: Thanksgiving 2018
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Thanksgiving in the USA is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November every year. This year it is on November 22.

How do we celebrate Thanksgiving in the U.S.?

This is a day dedicated to give special thanks in appreciation for everything we are grateful for. Some people run in local races in the morning called “turkey trots” — this is a great way to pre-burn the extra calories that the day’s typical feasts will deliver.

There are also parades locally and on national television. American professional football games are hosted all day too. Most people typically have a roasted turkey dinner with potatoes, gravy, and pie with their friends and families. It is considered one of the busiest travel days in the U.S. with the amount of people visiting others out of town.

 

History of Thanksgiving

Whether you’re already working with us in the U.S., or are interested in joining PassportUSA, we hope you have a great week.

Healthcare professionals wishing to have future Thanksgiving celebrations in the USA should register with us today!

Register Now

Four NCLEX Myths Debunked

NCLEX Myths Debunked
image_pdfimage_print

What’s holding you back from taking NCLEX?

For many qualified test takers, it may be as simple as their preconceived notions regarding the U.S. nursing license examination.

With so much complexity surrounding how to qualify for the exam, it’s understandable that well-meaning advice from friends, teachers, and even parents is often accepted as gospel truth.

In this article, we examine four of the most commonly upheld NCLEX misconceptions and expose the truth.

Myth #1: You must work as a nurse for 1-2 years before you can take NCLEX.

DEBUNKED: While it is true that some U.S. State Boards of Nursing list clinical experience as a prereq for international nurses wishing to take the NCLEX, there are many that do not. That means there are several U.S. states that will accept applications from new grad international nurses.

Despite this fact, several of the most popular nursing websites contain the WRONG information on this. Work experience is NOT a universally listed requirement and waiting to take the NCLEX can actually lower your chances of passing in many cases (See our article NCLEX Test Taking Tip: Sooner is Better for more information).

Don’t get us wrong. Having solid clinical nursing experience is important, but there is ample time to gain experience after you’ve passed NCLEX and are awaiting your U.S. visa approval. Rest assured that PassportUSA will help you pick the best U.S. state to file through based on your situation.

Myth #2: You must register for NCLEX in the U.S. state in which you plan to live.

DEBUNKED: Passing NCLEX is your ticket to getting a U.S. nursing license in ANY state. In fact you can even take the exam in American Samoa, Guam, or the Northern Mariana Islands and then your license can be endorsed at a later date to any other U.S. state in which you choose to live.

In practice, you should avoid states that have more difficult requirements or require a Social Security Number for license issuance. When you work with PassportUSA, we’ll help you choose a “friendly” state to register through.

Myth #3: NCLEX results will expire unless your U.S. nursing license is issued quickly.

DEBUNKED: NCLEX does not expire. And you don’t have to practice in the US within a year of writing the NCLEX exam. There are other important documents that do expire. Your English proficiency test has a shelf life and expires. Your VisaScreen will ultimately expire. But your NCLEX results? Those don’t expire.

Myth #4: You must pass an English exam first.

DEBUNKED: While some states (six out of 50) list passage of an English exam as a prerequisite to take the NCLEX, the vast majority do not. You are much better off passing NCLEX first and then moving onto the IELTS English language exam for many reasons including the one cited in the debunking of Myth No. 1 above.


Now that you know the truth about taking NCLEX, it’s time to get started, and we’re here to help in a big way with our NCLEX Assistance Program. This one-of-a-kind program will pay for well more than $1,000 in expenses you’d normally incur to prepare for and take the NCLEX. These expenses include:

  • NCLEX test prep course
  • CGFNS credential review
  • Criminal background check
  • U.S. state board of nursing application fee
  • NCLEX exam and scheduling fee

Eligibility Details: This program is open to nurses who have graduated from a Philippines nursing school in the past two years and who have signed an Aspire Program agreement. Click the link below for more information on our Aspire Program.

Aspire Program Details

Most Recent Welcome Wednesdays

Most Recent Welcome Wednesdays
image_pdfimage_print

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



View More US Arrivals

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