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Adjusting Wonderfully To The U.S. – Sheryl Jay

Adjusting Wonderfully To The U.S. – Sheryl Jay

We are proud to announce that the February RN Spotlight of the Month is Sheryl Jay! Congratulations Sheryl Jay!

How has your life and your family's life changed for the better? "We will always be thankful to PassportUSA for bringing us to the U.S. I am very happy and thankful because I am working in a beautiful facility with the best director, nurse manager, team, and co-nurses. I am learning new skills everyday. Everyone is happy to help me learn and that makes a big difference to me in becoming a better USRN. For my family, a brighter future is ahead of us. Every day is a blessing."

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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 and Instagram under the hashtag #WelcomeWednesdays.

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2020 Year of the Nurse Fast Facts

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife. It is also in honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.

Click on this article to read some fast facts about Year of the Nurse.

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Visa Bulletin

The Visa Bulletin for February 2020 is out, and the EB-3 priority date for nurses in the Philippines has moved forward to June 1, 2018. This is the opportune time to pass NCLEX and IELTS (if you have not done so already). Here are some other notable items from the...

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Improved Quality of Life – Paraluman #ThankfulThursdays

PassportUSA is honored to have employed Paraluman, RN for the last three years and she has now reached the end of her temp-to-perm assignment.

Paraluman is proud of all of her achievements, most notably the fact that she has improved her family's quality of life. She is also excited to have purchased her brand new car. With the money she earns working as a nurse in the U.S., Paraluman is able to save enough money to support her family back home in the Philippines.

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How to Choose an International Staffing Agency

If you want to live and work in America as a licensed healthcare professional, you'll likely need to find an international staffing agency to assist you. There are many reputable agencies out there that have your best interests in mind. But unfortunately, there are also entities (or individuals) out there that exist to prey on those eager to improve their lives and careers in the USA.

PassportUSA has seen enough examples of both to advise you on how to choose an international staffing agency. Click on this article to read about the easiest ways to separate the good from the bad.

Adjusting Wonderfully To The U.S. – Sheryl Jay

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Each month, the PassportUSA 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.


Sheryl Jay is from the Philippines and is currently working at a client facility in Nebraska. She has been working in her field for 6 years and has been working for PassportUSA for almost 1 year.

Why did you decide to become a registered nurse? “I chose to become a registered nurse because it is a self-fulfilling profession. I get to touch lives, share compassionate care, and help all ages with their health needs.”

Before coming to the U.S., where did you practice your profession? “I gained my nursing experience in the Philippines and practiced in the OR and ED units, and in the orthopedic clinic.”

Why did you want to come to the U.S.? “I was raised by a single mother. I dreamt and promised myself that I would bring my mother to the United States and at the same time I would practice my nursing profession. Hearing sweet stories about brighter opportunities for nurses in the United States gave me the encouragement to dream bigger to come to the U.S.”

How did you first hear of PassportUSA? “I first heard of PassportUSA by reading a post by a friend on Facebook about how Health Carousel helped her with her U.S. application. From there, that is when I decided to sign up with Health Carousel.”

How is your experience working with your PassportUSA International Employee Supervisor (IES) so far? “My IES Angela is the best. She called me the night before my flight and I found that very reassuring. I knew I was going to have a smooth transition and adjustment to the U.S. because I have a caring IES that is there for me. She is always available to answer my concerns, even when she is off from work. Her availability is very relieving to me.”

Would you recommend PassportUSA to other people and why? “Yes! I definitely recommend PassportUSA because PassportUSA will help applicants fulfill their dreams to work and live in the United States. They assist with great effort to make us comfortable in our facility assignment.”

How does working in the U.S. differ from your healthcare career abroad? “The setting and equipment is different in the U.S. and it is fairly new to me. I am grateful to all of the staff in my area because they are understanding and helpful since my first work day. They never view me as having little skills compared to what they possess. Instead, they always encourage, teach, and share what they know.”

How have you grown professionally? “I am prepared to gain new knowledge each day. I am productive and growing my professional skills. I want to give a big thanks to my surgery family for being so helpful.”

How has your life and your family’s life changed for the better? “We will always be thankful to PassportUSA for bringing us to the U.S. I am very happy and thankful because I am working in a beautiful facility with the best director, nurse manager, team, and co-nurses. I am learning new skills everyday. Everyone is happy to help me learn and that makes a big difference to me in becoming a better USRN. For my family, a brighter future is ahead of us. Every day is a blessing.”


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


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

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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 and Instagram under the hashtag #WelcomeWednesdays.



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2020 Year of the Nurse Fast Facts

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The World Health Organization (WHO) announced 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife. It is also in honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.

These are some of the fast facts about Year of the Nurse (YON):

  • Nurses and midwives account for nearly 50% of the global health workforce.
  • There is a global shortage of health workers, especially in nurses and midwives.
  • Nurses and midwives play a vital role in healthcare. These trusted professionals devote their lives to caring for mothers and children; giving lifesaving immunizations and health advice; looking after the elderly; and generally providing for patients’ essential health needs.
  • Nurses and midwives are often the first and only point of care in their communities.
  • The world needs 9 million more nurses and midwives if it is to achieve universal health coverage by 2030.

Celebrate YON With PassportUSA

Celebrate YON with us by using the hashtags #YONPassportUSA and #YearOfTheNurse. You can also leave a comment below about why you are proud to be a nurse!

Stay tuned for more PassportUSA updates about Year of the Nurse!


Are you an international registered nurse that wants to live and work in the U.S.? Click on the button below to apply to the PassportUSA program and we will send you relevant information to get your #AmericanDream started!

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Adjusting Wonderfully To The U.S. – Sheryl Jay

Adjusting Wonderfully To The U.S. – Sheryl Jay

We are proud to announce that the February RN Spotlight of the Month is Sheryl Jay! Congratulations Sheryl Jay!

How has your life and your family's life changed for the better? "We will always be thankful to PassportUSA for bringing us to the U.S. I am very happy and thankful because I am working in a beautiful facility with the best director, nurse manager, team, and co-nurses. I am learning new skills everyday. Everyone is happy to help me learn and that makes a big difference to me in becoming a better USRN. For my family, a brighter future is ahead of us. Every day is a blessing."

Visa Bulletin

Visa Bulletin

The Visa Bulletin for February 2020 is out, and the EB-3 priority date for nurses in the Philippines has moved forward to June 1, 2018. This is the opportune time to pass NCLEX and IELTS (if you have not done so already). Here are some other notable items from the...

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