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Visa Bulletin

The Visa Bulletin for December 2020 is out, and the EB-3 priority date for nurses in the Philippines is CURRENT!

This is the opportune time to pass NCLEX and IELTS (if you have not done so already). We have reached record-breaking visa approvals for the year and we continue to file more visas!

Click on this post to read other notable items from the bulletin.

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A Rewarding Experience Treating Patients – Rachel, Justin Anthony

Employee of the Month winners are formally nominated by the client facility, supervisor or a co-worker. They have been nominated because they stand out from their peers and show exemplary service to their practice and patients. Their performance goes above and beyond the facilities' expectations.

We are hereby honored to announce that the winners of October 2020’s RN and Allied Employee of the Month contests are Rachel and Justin Anthony! Congratulations to these outstanding healthcare professionals!

"What I love most about being an RN is the fulfillment I get after helping patients during the worst time of their lives. I like knowing that I made a positive impact and made them feel better." -Rachel

"This facility is my ohana; it is an extension of my family. From the top administrators down to the support staff and field clinicians, we treat ourselves as a family, to help and support each other, and to better serve our community." -Justin Anthony

For NursesUSA Holidays

Understanding U.S. Holidays: Thanksgiving 2020

Thanksgiving in the USA is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November every year. This is a day dedicated to giving special thanks in appreciation for everything we are grateful for. Whether you’re already working with us in the U.S., or are interested in joining PassportUSA, we hope you have a great week.

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The Opportunities Are Endless – Ivy Rose, USRN

Spotlight healthcare professionals are chosen by their International Employee Supervisor. These individuals stand out for their exceptional journeys and commitment to Health Carousel. We like to share their stories to promote their successes, and motivate others who are going through similar experiences.

We are proud to announce that the October Spotlight of the Month is Ivy Rose! Congratulations Ivy Rose!

Ivy Rose is from the Philippines and is currently working at a client facility in Georgia. She has been working in her field for 15 years and has been with PassportUSA for over one year.

Why did you want to come to the U.S.? "I believed coming to the U.S. would open many opportunities for me to grow personally and professionally. With the encouragement of my relative who used to work in the U.S., I decided to give it a try." -Ivy Rose

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Proud to Assist Patients – Christauf, Joann

Employee of the Month winners are formally nominated by the client facility, supervisor or a co-worker. They have been nominated because they stand out from their peers and show exemplary service to their practice and patients. Their performance goes above and beyond facilities' expectations.

We are hereby honored to announce that the winners of September 2020’s RN and Allied Employee of the Month contests are Christauf and Joann! Congratulations to these outstanding healthcare professionals!

"Being a nurse is not an easy task. Each day you deal with different problems, however, the opportunity in working with the healthcare team and being able to contribute to the recovery of each patient gives me satisfaction and fulfillment." -Christauf

"Moving to a different country with a totally different culture is a good challenge! I am part of a cooperative team. Our bosses have our backs and they go into the field themselves if we need more hands. We have open communication and we celebrate each other's success." -Joann

Visa Bulletin

The Visa Bulletin for December 2020 is out, and the EB-3 priority date for nurses in the Philippines is CURRENT!

This is the opportune time to pass NCLEX and IELTS (if you have not done so already). We have reached record-breaking visa approvals for the year and we continue to file more visas!

Here are some other notable items from the bulletin:

EB-2 dates for the Philippines and various countries that are not India or China: CURRENT!

EB-3s for various countries that are not India or China: CURRENT!

EB-3s for India: March 15, 2010

EB-3s for China: November 1, 2017

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.

A Rewarding Experience Treating Patients – Rachel, Justin Anthony

We are hereby honored to announce that the winners of October 2020’s RN and Allied Employee of the Month contests are Rachel and Justin Anthony!

Congratulations to these healthcare professionals as they are featured on both our Facebook and website! They will also receive the winner’s certificate for this month, bragging rights, and a gift!


If you know someone who is currently working for PassportUSA, you can nominate them to be our next employee-of-the-month. We also accept self-referrals from current PassportUSA employees!


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Rachel is a Registered Nurse who is from the Philippines and is currently assigned in Massachusetts. She has been working in the healthcare field for 9 years and has been working with PassportUSA for over one year!

Rachel was nominated for RN Employee of the Month by the Director of Nursing:

“Rachel is a very conscientious nurse. She is valued by her co-workers as a helpful, friendly, and always positive influence. She is flexible with her work schedule and is always reliable and punctual.”

Learn more about PassportUSA’s RN, Rachel, by reading her responses below!

What drew you to Health Carousel? “I was drawn to Health Carousel by how fast the application process was and it wasn’t long until I landed a nursing job in the U.S. I also appreciate the opportunity for career growth here.”

What do you like most about working with our client? “My coworkers are friendly, hardworking, and helpful. Also, their transition to electronic medical systems is helping to make documentation way easier.”

What do you like to do outside of work? “I love cooking Filipino food, shopping for my family and relatives in the Philippines, traveling, and watching movies or funny Tiktok videos during my free time.”

What do you love most about being an RN? “What I love most about being an RN is the fulfillment I get after helping patients during the worst time of their lives. I like knowing that I made a positive impact and made them feel better.”

What is your favorite American food? “I absolutely enjoy eating chicken and waffles!”

Tell us something unique about you! “My love for spicy food is definitely beyond any ordinary person. I would not eat any meal without chili on it. In fact, I have tried the world’s hottest pepper and I loved it!”

What’s your favorite quote? “To see is to believe.”


Justin Anthony is a Physical Therapist who is from the Philippines and is currently assigned in Hawaii. He has been working in the healthcare field for 9 years and has been working with PassportUSA for over two years!

Justin Anthony was nominated for Allied Employee of the Month by the Rehab Clinical Manager:

“Justin has been a great part of our team. He communicates well with his supervisors, assistants and other clinicians on his team. Justin often meets and sometimes exceeds his productivity expectations. He represents our company well and we are glad he is a part of our team.”

Learn more about PassportUSA’s PT, Justin Anthony, by reading his responses below!

What drew you to Health Carousel? “Health Carousel is one of the top health agencies that is helping aspiring Filipino therapists reach their dreams and aspirations. I believe there is no perfect company, but what drew me to Health Carousel is that they treat their employees well and provide the necessary support to their utmost best to their employees.”

What do you like most about working with our client? “This facility is my ohana; it is an extension of my family. From the top administrators down to the support staff and field clinicians, we treat ourselves as a family, to help and support each other, and to better serve our community.”

What do you like to do outside of work? “Together with, my fellow PassportUSA therapists, we like to hike, explore the island, swim, and play at the beach. During the days I want to be alone and reflect, I like to meditate and relax.”

What do you love most about being a PT? “What I like the most of being a PT, is the sense of fulfillment you see when your patient improves, and I am touched and grateful that somehow I was part of their journey to recovery and that I’m changing people’s lives.”

What is your favorite American food? “Eggs Benedict is my favorite American breakfast dish!”

Tell us something unique about you! “I love to explore places with my friends, experience exotic food, and be open to spontaneous adventures. Living in Hawaii for two years gave me that opportunity to balance work and play.”

What’s your favorite quote? “It only takes one person, one moment, one patient to change your life forever”. -Christina Yang, a fictional character from the TV show Grey’s Anatomy.


If you are not a current PassportUSA employee, simply apply with us today and we’ll get your journey to the USA underway! We are currently hiring registered nurses and will send you relevant information to start your #AmericanDream.

Apply for PassportUSA

Understanding U.S. Holidays: Thanksgiving 2020

Thanksgiving in the USA is celebrated annually on the fourth Thursday of November. This year it takes place on November 26.

Historically, the first Thanksgiving was a 1621 harvest feast shared by the English colonists (pilgrims) of Plymouth and the Native American Indian tribe called the Wampanoag. The pilgrims traveled via the Mayflower ship in 1620 in search of new beginnings and landed in what is now known as Cape Cod, Massachusetts. As they prepared for winter, a fellow Wampanoag named Squanto showed them how to grow corn and gather resources for survival. After several meetings, a formal agreement was made between the settlers and the native people to protect each other from other tribes and they had their first harvest feast to commemorate this.

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

This is a day dedicated to giving special thanks in appreciation for everything we are grateful for such as family, friends, good health, and more. Friends and family gather together on this day to share a grand meal. The Thanksgiving meal typically includes turkey, bread stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, and pumpkin pie. Some households may do a potluck, where the host provides the turkey, and everyone that visits brings their own side dishes to share with the group.

Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is considered one of the busiest traveling holidays of the year, however, this year’s celebrations may be done a little differently in terms of travel and get-togethers. The CDC recommends these lower-risk Thanksgiving activities during these unprecedented times:

  • Having a small dinner with only people who live in your household
  • Preparing traditional family recipes for family and neighbors, especially those at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19, and delivering them in a way that doesn’t involve contact with others
  • Having a virtual dinner and sharing recipes with friends and family

Registered nurses wishing to have future Thanksgiving celebrations in the USA should apply with us today!

Apply for PassportUSA

Visa Bulletin

Visa Bulletin

The Visa Bulletin for December 2020 is out, and the EB-3 priority date for nurses in the Philippines is CURRENT!

This is the opportune time to pass NCLEX and IELTS (if you have not done so already). We have reached record-breaking visa approvals for the year and we continue to file more visas!

Click on this post to read other notable items from the bulletin.

Honored to Work Here – O’Brien, MT

Honored to Work Here – O’Brien, MT

Spotlight healthcare professionals are chosen by their International Employee Supervisor. These individuals stand out for their exceptional journeys and commitment to Health Carousel. We like to share their stories to promote their successes, and motivate others who are going through similar experiences.

We are proud to announce that the November Spotlight of the Month is O'Brien! Congratulations O'Brien!

O'Brien is from the Philippines and is currently working at a client facility in California. He has been working in his field for 20 years and has been with PassportUSA for over three years.

Would you recommend PassportUSA to other people and why? "I would definitely recommend PassportUSA to other people because I experienced how it is working with them. PassportUSA is an agency that is really true to their word and is fair and honest when it comes to dealing with their employees. It's really a blessing for us who are from abroad to be working for a company where we can be at peace knowing that we can trust them with our futures." -O'Brien

A Rewarding Experience Treating Patients – Rachel, Justin Anthony

A Rewarding Experience Treating Patients – Rachel, Justin Anthony

Employee of the Month winners are formally nominated by the client facility, supervisor or a co-worker. They have been nominated because they stand out from their peers and show exemplary service to their practice and patients. Their performance goes above and beyond the facilities' expectations.

We are hereby honored to announce that the winners of October 2020’s RN and Allied Employee of the Month contests are Rachel and Justin Anthony! Congratulations to these outstanding healthcare professionals!

"What I love most about being an RN is the fulfillment I get after helping patients during the worst time of their lives. I like knowing that I made a positive impact and made them feel better." -Rachel

"This facility is my ohana; it is an extension of my family. From the top administrators down to the support staff and field clinicians, we treat ourselves as a family, to help and support each other, and to better serve our community." -Justin Anthony

Visa Bulletin

Visa Bulletin

The Visa Bulletin for December 2020 is out, and the EB-3 priority date for nurses in the Philippines is CURRENT!

This is the opportune time to pass NCLEX and IELTS (if you have not done so already). We have reached record-breaking visa approvals for the year and we continue to file more visas!

Click on this post to read other notable items from the bulletin.

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