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Chase Your Dream – Mia #ThankfulThursdays

Chase Your Dream – Mia #ThankfulThursdays

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

Mia is proud to have purchased two cars in the U.S. so far and she looks forward to exploring more that the USA has to offer. "My family loves living in the USA. We are more independent and adventurous. There are a lot of opportunities to enhance our careers. PassportUSA upholds their values and I am proud that I was part of this amazing company. I am grateful to have worked with PassportUSA." -Mia

Improved Quality of Life – Paraluman #ThankfulThursdays

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.

Providing More For My Family – Richard #ThankfulThursdays

Providing More For My Family – Richard #ThankfulThursdays

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

"By having this great opportunity here to work as a nurse in the U.S., now I can buy all of the things that I want, such as brand name clothes, good appliances, and also my dream car. I am able to provide more for my family and have more leisure time. This is a true blessing." -Richard

Mary Rose: From Staff Nurse to Preceptor and Charge Nurse #ThankfulThursdays

Mary Rose: From Staff Nurse to Preceptor and Charge Nurse #ThankfulThursdays

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

While on assignment, Mary Rose and her fellow nurses worked hard to earn her assigned facility Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Magnet status is granted to only those hospitals demonstrating nursing excellence and high quality patient care. Additionally, she precepted many new nurses, continued to work on earning extra nursing certifications, cross-trained to become a charge nurse, and expanded her skills to work in the progressive care, med-surg, and telemetry units.

Fantastic Support System – Florian #ThankfulThursdays

Fantastic Support System – Florian #ThankfulThursdays

PassportUSA is honored to have employed Florian, RN for the last three years and he has now reached the end of his temp-to-perm assignment. Florian has exceeded his own personal expectations by finally purchasing his first brand new car. With this car, he plans to travel around the U.S. and see what other sites have to offer. "I want to see those beautiful places that I've read about in books. I never thought this would come true in my lifetime but I'm so glad I'm living my dream now!" -Florian

Proud Preceptor to New RNs – Kathryn Ann #ThankfulThursdays

Proud Preceptor to New RNs – Kathryn Ann #ThankfulThursdays

PassportUSA is honored to have employed Kathryn Ann, RN for the last three years and she has now reached the end of her temp-to-perm assignment. Since working in the U.S., Kathryn became a new home owner! She is ecstatic to have found the perfect home to raise her kids in. She has served as a preceptor to more than five new RNs in the past two years. As a result of Kathryn's hard work, she earned a promotion and is now a Senior RN at her facility! It is everything she has dreamed of for her family's #AmericanDream.

Accomplished My Greatest Achievements Here – Archana #ThankfulThursdays

Accomplished My Greatest Achievements Here – Archana #ThankfulThursdays

PassportUSA is honored to have employed Archana, RN for the last three years and she has now reached the end of her temp-to-perm assignment. While working as a RN in Nepal, Archana focused on building great clinical skills and was a highly motivated learner. This in turn helped her excel in her USRN career. Her U.S. nurse manager raved: "Archana's attitude and determination to succeed shows in her work."

Forever Grateful For This Experience – Ace #ThankfulThursdays

Forever Grateful For This Experience – Ace #ThankfulThursdays

PassportUSA is honored to have employed Ace, RN for the last three years and he has now reached the end of his temp-to-perm assignment. Ace had previous experience working in the UAE in an advanced healthcare facility. This helped him transition well to the U.S. As a result, Ace received a promotion while at his facility! He was recently promoted to Shift Leader and is proud of all of his accomplishments.

Chase Your Dream – Mia #ThankfulThursdays

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#ThankfulThursdays posts celebrate the career and personal achievements of our healthcare professionals who have reached the end of their temp-to-perm assignments at their assigned PassportUSA client healthcare organizations.

PassportUSA is honored to have employed Maria Mia, aka Mia, a registered nurse, who has now reached the end of her temp-to-perm assignment.

Mia found an apartment within a short commute from her facility and was able to enjoy the time spent there with neighbors and her family. Her family attended their local church and they stayed up-to-date on community activities. Mia is proud to have purchased two cars in the U.S. so far and she looks forward to exploring more that the USA has to offer.

A Top Performer

While she was on assignment, Mia was recognized as a 2016 PassportUSA Employee of the Month!

“Being recognized as the PassportUSA Employee of the Month was such an amazing experience because it showed that my hard work and effort was not unseen. My assigned facility is the best workplace I have ever worked at in my entire life and there is nothing negative about it that I can think of.” -Mia

In her final performance review, the facility’s Director of Surgical Services commented:

“Mia has been a pleasure to work with and an asset to our team. She provides safe and effective patient care daily. She takes pride in a job well done. Mia is always willing to help others. She is kind and compassionate.”

Reflecting on Her Journey

“My family loves living in the USA. We are more independent and adventurous. There are a lot of opportunities to enhance our careers.

PassportUSA/Health Carousel supports nurses who dream of living and working in the USA. They fulfill their mission and uphold their values and I am proud to be part of this amazing company. I am grateful to have worked with PassportUSA/Health Carousel. PassportUSA International Employee Supervisors; Jamie and Ashley went above and beyond to be there for me. They made me feel important and valued. Thank you both.

I also want to thank my OR team for influencing me to become a more effective and efficient OR nurse. The environment felt like family and I learned numerous skills that made me who I am today.”

What’s next for Mia?

Mia received a full-time employment offer from the facility, however she is pursuing family priorities. We know she will continue to exceed her employer’s and patients’ expectations wherever she is.


“Chase your dream and do all things with prayers and great love because the reward at the end is priceless. ” – Mia

Thank you Mia! 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!

Are you a U.S. healthcare organization wishing to staff PassportUSA RNs for a long-term workforce solution? Click the button below to get more information about how PassportUSA connects healthcare institutions with exceptional global talent.

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PassportUSA RN John Ardy Accelerates Path to the USA

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Chances are you have a relative or family friend that has been working in the USA as a nurse for some time. They probably inspired you to become a nurse to help patients and as a means to achieve your #AmericanDream. Most likely they also gave you advice on how to become a USRN. Their advice probably sounded something like this:

  1. Do well in nursing school.
  2. Graduate and pass the local board exam.
  3. Get to work as a staff RN anywhere you can.
  4. While working, study for and pass the NCLEX and IELTS exams.
  5. THEN if you have two years of nursing experience, find an agency that will help you get a visa and nursing job in the USA.

WOW! That is a lot to do on your own, but that’s the way most agencies still operate.

Here’s John Ardy’s story on how the PassportUSA ASPIRE program helped him pass needed exams and expedited his arrival to the USA.

John Ardy’s USRN Career Began Much Sooner

Meet John Ardy, who joined the ASPIRE program and has been working as a USRN in Virginia since February 2019. Under the traditional pathway outlined above, he would not have even been able to interview with an agency until he had at least two years of experience after graduating from nursing school. That would have been in 2017. Yet, through the PassportUSA ASPIRE program, John Ardy was able to interview with us in 2016, with one year of nursing experience!

We spoke with John Ardy regarding his experiences and here is what he shared:

How did you hear about the ASPIRE program?

“I saw a Health Carousel Philippines Facebook advertisement regarding newly-graduated nurses in the Philippines. I applied online and asked several questions. I was so excited because I wasn’t sure where I wanted to go work and I am glad I decided to sign the contract!”

How soon after graduation did you join the ASPIRE program?

“I graduated in 2015 and then applied to Health Carousel in 2016.”

Did you know agencies were helping new graduates to pass NCLEX?

“No, I did not! I was very happy to see this new program because most agencies look for more qualified nurses with over two years of experience. I was very happy to hear about Health Carousel.”

What perks made you decide to join the ASPIRE program?

“I like the fact that they cater to new nursing graduates in the Philippines. They also assist with IELTS study resources. A big plus!”

What about NCLEX assistance?

“I was given tips on how to prepare for the test and I studied self-review books.”

Would you recommend the ASPIRE program to other recent Filipino nursing graduates?

“Yes! If they want to come to the U.S. and make their American dream come true, then they should apply to join the ASPIRE program right away. The International Deployment Advisors are very knowledgeable and will answer your queries quickly.”

Do you know anyone else that was or is currently in the ASPIRE program?

“Yes, I have referred at least four of my colleagues to Health Carousel.”

Why did you choose to work in the U.S.?

“My mother is a big influence on me because she supported my American dream and wanted to see me through to it. I want to thank her and I want to thank Health Carousel for pushing me to complete all of the requirements. Now I am able to support myself financially and can give back to my family in the Philippines.”

What do you hope to accomplish in your U.S. nursing career within five years?

“My goal within five years is to adjust well and be a better nurse. I will be more proficient like the other U.S. nurses in terms of following protocols, and improving my communication skills.”

What are three traits of a good U.S. nurse?

“A good U.S. nurse should always be patient, respectful, and manage time well.”

 

Thank you John Ardy! We are proud to see how far you’ve come and look forward to seeing your nursing career progress.

 

Program Eligibility

The PassportUSA ASPIRE Program is offered to recent graduates of Philippine nursing schools and students enrolled in their final year of Philippine nursing schools.  We provide our ASPIRE candidates with access to resources to pass the NCLEX and IELTS examinations and will file for your visa as soon as you pass the NCLEX.

Aspire Program Details

Please note: In the Philippines, PassportUSA is recruiting through Health Carousel Philippines. License number — POEA-230-LB-103018-R. For manpower pooling only. No fees to be collected. Be aware of illegal recruiters and human traffickers.

Improved Quality of Life – Paraluman #ThankfulThursdays

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#ThankfulThursdays posts celebrate the career and personal achievements of our healthcare professionals who have reached the end of their temp-to-perm assignments at their assigned PassportUSA client healthcare organizations.

PassportUSA is honored to have employed Paraluman (nickname Monie), a registered nurse, who 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.

“In many ways, living and working here in the U.S. helped my family attain nicer material items and greater career and schooling opportunities. The state we are living in is beautiful and peaceful. The people are friendly and our lives have changed for the better.”

A Top Performer

While on assignment in the observation/oncology unit, Paraluman used state-of-the-art equipment to best cater the needs of the community. She has received plenty of positive feedback performance from patients and staff.

Paraluman was awarded the Q3 2019 DAISY award by PassportUSA for her outstanding care!

In her final performance review, the facility’s nurse manager commented:

“Paraluman has been a wonderful addition to our team over the last three years and I look forward to continue working with her. She is caring, kind, and always puts her patients and their families at the center of her care.”

Reflecting on Her Journey

“I am grateful to PassportUSA for the realization of my dreams. They are the avenue that helps international healthcare professionals fulfill their dreams of working here in the U.S.

 

I would like to thank my PassportUSA International Employee Supervisor, Jamie, for always being there for me during the majority of my journey. She always responded to me in a timely manner. I commend her efficiency. I also want to thank PassportUSA International Employee Supervisor, Ashley, for being there for me toward the end of my assignment.

 

I had a wonderful and fruitful three years working with PassportUSA and at my assigned facility. Thank you PassportUSA for guiding me and for all that you do!”

What’s next for Paraluman?

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


"Never give up your dreams! Work hard for it, and above all pray and always seek guidance from God." -Paraluman

“Never give up your dreams! Work hard for it, and above all pray and always seek guidance from God.” -Paraluman

Thank you Paraluman! 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!

Are you a U.S. healthcare organization wishing to staff PassportUSA RNs for a long-term workforce solution? Click the button below to get more information about how PassportUSA connects healthcare institutions with exceptional global talent.

Request More Information

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