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An Exciting Adventure – Rheena

An Exciting Adventure – Rheena

PassportUSA is honored to have employed Rheena, a physical therapist, who has now reached the end of her temp-to-perm assignment.

Rheena has accomplished several personal achievements since she's been in the U.S since 2015. She got married in 2016, adopted a rescue dog, bought their dream house in 2018, and she had their first child! Wow, that's quite the adventure! Click on this article to read more about Rheena's story.

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The Most Rewarding Aspect Of My Life – Dyesebel

We are hereby honored to announce that the winner of May 2020’s Allied Employee of the Month contest is Dyesebel! Congrats to Dyesebel!

What do you like most about working with our client? "This is a home to me. It's a place where everyone you meet has a smile on their face. We are empowered to reach our goals and potential as healthcare professionals. This client facility has provided me the opportunity to use my skills as a physical therapist to help improve patients' quality of life so that they can be able to do the things they enjoy the most."

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Miko: An Accomplished Physical Therapist With Ambition #ThankfulThursdays

PassportUSA is honored to have employed Miko, PT for the last three years and he has now reached the end of his temp-to-perm assignment.

Miko exceeded his personal and professional goals in the U.S. He married the love of his life in 2019 and was able to bring her over to the U.S. in just a few short months. With the support of PassportUSA, Miko was able to complete his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree here in the states. He is proud to say that all of the amazing events during his assignment so far is attributed to the support of his family, PassportUSA, hard work, and patience!

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The Best Experience Ever – Charvey #ThankfulThursdays

PassportUSA is honored to have employed Charvey, PT for the last three years and he has now reached the end of his temp-to-perm assignment.

Charvey has had multiple achievements in his personal life since he's been working in the US. Charvey and his wife (who was also a former PassportUSA physical therapist), were able to take some vacation time and had a grand wedding in the Philippines, they purchased a new car, had their first child, and Charvey's parents came to visit their son's new home in the US! Wow! Charvey and his family have been efficiently balancing a healthy work-life.

An Exciting Adventure – Rheena

PassportUSA is honored to have employed Rheena, a physical therapist, who has now reached the end of her temp-to-perm assignment.

Rheena has accomplished several personal achievements since she’s been in the U.S since 2015. She got married in 2016, adopted a rescue dog, bought their dream house in 2018, and she had their first child! Wow, that’s quite the adventure! Congratulations Rheena and we look forward to hearing more updates from you!

A Top Performer

While on assignment, Rheena became a certified OASIS field clinician for Home Health. With her new certification, she is delighted to be able to do a more detailed patient evaluation during the admission process. Rheena is currently studying for her Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT) and she is on track to graduate by the end of 2020!

In her final performance review, the facility’s Clinical Director commented:

“Rheena demonstrated her adaptability to the change in development of patients’ plan-of-care (POC) and her ability to collaborate with the multi-disciplinary clinical team in POC development.

Rheena is an asset to our branch. Her presence over the years offered stability with our staffing, which was a key factor in the branch’s growth. Rheena is flexible to meet patient care needs.

Rheena communicates well with the team, escalates clinical issues appropriately to patient client management, collaborates with the clinical team, and provides appropriate guidance to physical therapy assistants.”

Reflecting on Her Journey

“Working in Home Health suits me well. This setting has made me more confident in dealing with emergency situations and focusing well with the patients’ needs. I have a calmer presence of mind, practice sound judgment, and am efficiently managing my time.

 

PassportUSA has helped me from the start since I first applied in the Philippines and throughout my entire work assignment. I would like to thank my PassportUSA International Employee Supervisor, Jamie, who helped me a lot while I conquered hardships and she answered all my questions promptly. Thank you PassportUSA for everything!”

What’s next for Rheena?

Rheena wholeheartedly accepted a full-time employment offer from the facility. We know she will continue to exceed her employer’s and patients’ expectations!


Rheena’s favorite quote: “You don’t have to be great at something to start, but you have to start to be great at something”. -Zig Ziglar (American author)

Thank you, Rheena! We wish you the best of luck.

If you are a registered nurse who wishes to live and work in the USA, simply click the button below to apply with us today and we’ll help get your journey to the USA underway!

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PassportUSA Frequently Asked Questions

We receive a lot of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

These are some of the most common questions we see and answer:

 

Joining the PassportUSA Program

We are currently, primarily hiring registered nurses. However, we currently staff registered nurses, physical therapists, medical technologists, occupational therapists, and speech language pathologists in healthcare facilities all over the U.S.

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We work with candidates from all over the world. We currently have candidates in our program from over 60 different countries around the globe.

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You may apply at any time on our website, however, to qualify to join our program you must have the following:

  1. You must have passed NCLEX (does not need to be active).
  2. We require our registered nurses to have at least 1-5 years of previous experience performing bedside patient care as a nurse and you must be currently working in a hospital, performing bedside patient care at the time of your application. The length of experience required may be increased or decreased based on factors such as but not limited to:
    • Quality of hospital
    • Nurse-to-patient ratio
    • Client facility requirements or specifications
    • The relation between previous experience and future practice

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We require work experience because we want you to be successful here in the United States. If you came here with no current work experience, that would hamper your success. We want you to know that one of the main reasons Health Carousel, PassportUSA is so successful with prestigious healthcare facilities in the USA is because we provide quality service and quality healthcare professionals. We partner with wonderful facilities who will help our candidates thrive in their careers. We are very aware of the fact that our healthcare professionals are caring for ailing patients and it is our duty to make sure these patients are being cared for by competent healthcare professionals. We feel so passionately about this, that we require you to maintain your work experience during your visa processing so that we can confidently place you in a position where you will be successful at improving lives and making healthcare work better in the USA upon arrival.

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Nothing. We do not charge our healthcare professionals any fees nor will we take money from your paycheck once you are here. This is part of our commitment to you. We are making an investment into your life and career in the USA.

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Please go to passportusa.com/apply to register with us.

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Visas and Licenses

The National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) is for the purpose of determining if it is safe for you to begin practicing as a nurse in a U.S. healthcare facility. You can only obtain a U.S. RN License after passing the NCLEX.

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Please click to read this article where we have detailed out the steps you need to take to apply for NCLEX.

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No. Once you have passed it, you will not need to take it again! The NCLEX allows you to obtain a U.S. State Nursing License and even though your U.S. State License may be expired, your NCLEX is not expired. PassportUSA’s professional licensure team will help you navigate the intricacies of endorsing your NCLEX to the U.S. State Board of Nursing where you will be assigned.

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We file the EB-3, Green Card visa for all of our nurses! It allows you to stay in the USA permanently and you will even have the opportunity to become a U.S. citizen eventually should you choose to do so.

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Yes! If you are a part of our PassportUSA team, we cover your visa filing costs, including your NVC visa fee bills.

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Yes, you can bring your spouse and/or children under the age of 21 with you. Since we encourage our healthcare professionals to bring their spouse and/or children with them to the USA, we also gladly file their eligible family members’ visa petitions! We do not charge you for the attorney’s fees associated with the filings however we do require you to pay us back for their associated visa filing fees (our attorneys will pay on your behalf to avoid delays in processing) before arriving to the USA. PassportUSA also allows you to bring them as soon as you deploy to the USA.

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IELTS and VisaScreen

The IELTS is the International English Language Testing System that the U.S. requires nurses to pass in order to obtain a VisaScreen Certificate which is required in order to obtain the EB-3 Green Card visa.

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No, you do not. Our PassportUSA IELTS Academy is set up exclusively for members of our program and they will have immediate access once they join! If you are a member of our team, we will pay for resources on your your behalf, you will have a coach to help you achieve results and we also have an IELTS Program Manager who will assist with remediation to make sure there is no learning gap to prepare you for taking your English exam!

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There are two types of IELTS however you will be required to pass the IELTS Academic in order to obtain your required VisaScreen certificate.

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It’s a certificate you receive for having a comprehensive screening service completed that evaluates your credentials, education and English language skills (IELTS). This certificate is required for healthcare professionals seeking an occupational visa to work in the United States. Applicants who successfully complete VisaScreen® receive an official ICHP Certificate for the VisaScreen and you will be required to present this certificate at the time of your official embassy interview.

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No, you do not. In fact, we are going to help you obtain both your IELTS and VisaScreen Certificate!

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The Immigration Process

For the duration of your journey to America with PassportUSA, you will have an associate who is dedicated to each stage of the process. They are professionally trained to handle each step and coach you through to success. They will let you know what documents are required at each stage, coach you through how to obtain them and be your constant support on this journey. They are committed to providing you updates regarding your application and processing.

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The fact that the U.S. immigration system can be affected by different policies, directives and administrations is the reality in which we live in the USA and no one knows this better than Health Carousel since we have successfully been in business over 15 years. For this reason, we are unable to guarantee a specific time frame that your visa petition will be filed and/or approved in. As always, we continue to remain committed to our candidates dreams to live and work in the United States and we know your commitment to us will pay off. Please remember that the immigration and placement process will vary for everyone. We deal with people, state boards, credentialing agencies and various governments (in the USA and abroad), which are all unpredictable. We cannot guarantee a timeline, but we can guarantee that we will get you here as fast as we are legally, and safely able to do so. It is our mission to fulfill your American dream and to improve lives and make healthcare work better in the USA. We will make this happen as soon as we possibly can, since getting you to the U.S. and started working is the only way our business is successful.

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U.S. Assignment

Your assignment location is determined by our prestigious client facilities. We submit your resume to our client facilities who have open positions that fit your skill set and if they decide you look like a fit for their team, we will schedule a time for you to interview with them. If the client facility feels you are a good fit for their open position and they extend you an offer, this will be your assignment location. For this reason, we will not know the geographic location of your future worksite at the time you sign the agreement. As soon as it has been determined, we will disclose the location to you. We currently place healthcare professionals at 130+ prestigious healthcare facilities in 35+ different U.S. states!

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Because we want to ensure that you are successful in your new position, we provide our nurses with transition-to-practice courses before they start work and you will also go through orientation at your assignment location. You are paid for your orientation period at your assignment location.

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Yes! We feel so passionately about patient safety that we even invested in hiring a Chief Nursing Officer and internal nurse managers with decades of experience to support our medical professionals when they need clinical support. We have an online learning management system and transition-to-practice training so that you will flourish in your new work environment. These are trainings that U.S. nurses rave about and are often too expensive for them to sponsor by themselves. Again, we are currently deploying more nurses in the United States than any other company and we are constantly investing in our nurses continued education and benefits plans here in the U.S.

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Deployment to the USA

Yes! We have an entire team of travel and housing specialists who will arrange the logistics of your flight and housing. They will create a detailed itinerary for you and make sure someone from our team will be available to meet you when you arrive.

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Yes! Get ready for a warm welcome from one of our PassportUSA team members who will personally welcome you and give you the best arrival experience possible when you land on U.S. soil.

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Life in America

The weather varies by location and season. Please read our article here.

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U.S. nurses are treated well with growing, respectable careers and healthy work environments. Teamwork and collaboration are appreciated, and opportunities are available for career advancement and higher education.

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Nursing jobs in the U.S. offer competitive pay and benefits. Oftentimes our employees send money back to their families in other countries and have disposable income for savings and leisure activities.

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Some of the benefits we offer are:

  • free visa sponsorship
  • an arrival coordinator that will personally assist you during your first few days in the USA
  • an International Employee Supervisor during the entire course of your U.S. work assignment and a Health Carousel Clinical Nurse Support Team
  • continuing education allowance
  • paid time off
  • cell phone plan
  • 401(k) retirement options
  • insurances such as life, medical, dental, vision, long-term and short-term disability, professional liability, cobra insurance availability after contract
  • employment assistance program
  • and much more.

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Yes, you will have a dedicated International Employee Supervisor that will act as your liaison and assist and guide you throughout the duration of your time with PassportUSA with work and non-work related inquires. We also have a clinical nurse support team who is also here to assist you during your time with PassportUSA as well if you feel that you need extra clinical support or enrichment tips for your development. Our clinical nurse support team is comprised of our nurse manager team who together have more than 30+ years of nursing experience.

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It depends on the visa you are on. Read our article for further details.

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For more information about the American Education System, check out this article here.

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To check out our main FAQ page, click here.

 

If you are ready to learn more about the PassportUSA commitment and our program that sets you up for a successful life and career in the United States, apply for PassportUSA today!

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The Most Rewarding Aspect Of My Life – Dyesebel

We are hereby honored to announce that the winner of May 2020’s Allied Employee of the Month contest is Dyesebel!! Congrats to Dyesebel as she will enjoy a spotlight on both our Facebook and website! She 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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Dyesebel is a Physical Therapist who is from the Philippines but is currently assigned in New Mexico. She has been working in the healthcare field for 21 years and has been working with PassportUSA for over 3 years!

Dyesebel was nominated for Allied Employee of the Month by the Director of Rehab:

“She was the leader in setting an example for all my therapists during COVID-19. We had to shut down and retool for home visits and telehealth. Even though we were all fearful stepping out into the unknown, she took the lead and did numerous home visits. We are eternally grateful.”

Learn more about PassportUSA’s PT, Dyesebel by reading her responses below!

What drew you to Health Carousel? “I have heard numerous stories from friends and colleagues about how Health Carousel helped them fulfill their great American dream. It gave me the confidence and assurance that I would be in good hands, Every staff from the agency has always been warm, kind, and supportive from the very first day I applied. Health Carousel has been with me through all the trials and victories since I started this new and exciting journey as a physical therapist in the U.S.”

What do you like most about working with our client? “This is a home to me. It’s a place where everyone you meet has a smile on their face. We are empowered to reach our goals and potential as healthcare professionals. This client facility has provided me the opportunity to use my skills as a physical therapist to help improve patients’ quality of life so that they can be able to do the things they enjoy the most.”

What do you like to do outside of work? “I love to do photography and cook. Photography is my way of reconnecting with mother nature. Cooking brings out my creativity and helps me convey the love and affection I have for family and friends.”

What do you love most about being a PT? “Being a physical therapist is the most rewarding aspect of my life. My profession is a channel that empowers others through motivation and encouragement in times of pain and frustration. With optimism and genuine care, we help our patients conquer life’s obstacles one step at a time.”

What is your favorite American food? “Roast beef and brisket are my favorite American foods.”

Have you received any awards or recognitions from the client facility? “I have received a few recognitions from our monthly rounding with our manager acknowledging my sincerity in treating our patients, helping keep our department clean especially in the morning, for being a team player in covering in-patients, and for being flexible with my schedule to accommodate some of our patients who are working or going to school.”

Tell us something unique about you! “I am fluent in 3 languages which are English, Tagalog, and Arabic; excluding 2 dialects in the Philippines. My next goal is to learn Spanish. I’ve been working and living alone in the US for more than 3 years now. More than a year ago, I met the love of my life and we’re getting married this October.”

What’s your favorite quote? “Carry out a random act of kindness without expecting anything in return; safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” -Diana, Princess of Wales


If you are not a current PassportUSA employee, simply register 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.

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An Exciting Adventure – Rheena

An Exciting Adventure – Rheena

PassportUSA is honored to have employed Rheena, a physical therapist, who has now reached the end of her temp-to-perm assignment.

Rheena has accomplished several personal achievements since she's been in the U.S since 2015. She got married in 2016, adopted a rescue dog, bought their dream house in 2018, and she had their first child! Wow, that's quite the adventure! Click on this article to read more about Rheena's story.

PassportUSA Hires Nurses From All Over the World

PassportUSA Hires Nurses From All Over the World

Over the past 15 years, PassportUSA has helped over 3000 international nurses from all over the world realize their American Dream and we are just getting started!

We have hired nurses from over 60+ countries including the Philippines, Kenya, UAE, Hong Kong, India, Canada, Nepal, Jamaica, Fiji, and many more. Click on this post to read what some of our currently working candidates from across the world who are now in the U.S. have to say about their journeys with PassportUSA.

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