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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.

Miko: An Accomplished Physical Therapist With Ambition #ThankfulThursdays

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!

Living Our American Dream Was Meant To Be – Iris

Living Our American Dream Was Meant To Be – Iris

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

Iris came to the U.S. with her husband and children with the hopes of a brighter future for her family. Without a doubt, they transitioned well into their community and even added their first pet to the family! They are also actively involved with their local church and have visited many sites in the U.S. that they would've never dreamed of visiting in their lifetime.

An Unforgettable Sense of Fulfillment – Airene #ThankfulThursdays

An Unforgettable Sense of Fulfillment – Airene #ThankfulThursdays

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

Airene has accomplished multiple items on her bucket list. She and her family have visited several places in the U.S., such as New York and Pennsylvania, Airene was able to have her mother and brother come to visit from the Philippines, and Airene and her husband have finally paid off long-term outstanding bills. Wow! Click on our post to read more about Airene's uplifting journey.

The Best Experience Ever – Charvey #ThankfulThursdays

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.

My Life Changed Tremendously For The Better – Donna Joan

Passing the NCLEX exam proves that you’re committed to achieving your #AmericanDream. The next step is finding a reputable agency to help secure your employment-based U.S. immigrant visa or recapture your existing priority date.

PassportUSA has expertly handled thousands of international nurse immigration cases. The PassportUSA Achieve program offers immigration filing services and test preparation resources to help you pass IELTS.

Here’s Donna Joan’s story of how the PassportUSA Achieve program helped her attain her EB-3 visa and a nursing career in the USA.

Donna Joan’s Opportunistic USRN Career

Donna Joan joined the PassportUSA Achieve program and has been working as a USRN in Texas since February 2018. When we spoke with Donna Joan regarding her experiences, here is what she shared:

How did you hear about the Achieve program?

“I first heard about the program from my sister. I had already passed NCLEX back in 2008 so I decided to apply for the Achieve program.”

What made you decide to join the Achieve program?

“I wanted to join the Achieve program because I wanted to try new things. Both of my sisters are overseas Filipino workers and being the youngest sister, I wanted to seek greener pastures and work as a USRN.”

What kind of training did you utilize to pass IELTS?

“I did online practice tests and studied a lot on my own. I read about current events and did speaking practice with my friends and family.”

What training did you utilize to pass NCLEX?

“I took some in-person classes in the Philippines. I also had an NCLEX study book and took practice tests on the computer.”

Would you recommend other nurses to sign up for Achieve right away?

“Absolutely! I recommend other nurses to sign up right away because most of my friends know about Health Carousel and they recommend it too.”

How did you feel the response time was for your inquiries regarding the program?

“The response time was fast. When I emailed my advisor, I typically got a response back before the end of the business day.”

What/who inspired you to pursue your American Dream?

“My parents inspired me to pursue my American Dream. I do this all for them. They gave me a lot of blessings and the motivation to live and work in the US. They are truly inspirational to me.”

How has your family’s life changed for the better now that you’ve been working as a U.S. nurse?

“My life has changed tremendously for the better. My salary wasn’t enough back in the Philippines and now I am able to help send money to my parents. I can afford all of my finances and I also help my sisters, nieces, and nephews with affording their medications. We are so fortunate for my USRN opportunity.”

What do you hope to accomplish in your U.S. nursing career and personal life within 5 years?

“I plan to become a better dialysis nurse. There is always much more to learn and to improve my skills. Eventually, I would like to become a Family Nurse Practitioner.”

What are the three qualities of yours that make you a good U.S. nurse?

“I advocate for the best of my patients. I am empathetic because I put myself in their shoes and understand how they are feeling so I can provide quality care. I also have a good sense of humor as to not take anything negative that happens to the heart and make sure to stay calm for everybody.”

Who/what motivates you currently to continue being a spectacular U.S. nurse?

“Definitely my family. My sister and I have a favorite saying: “Treat others like you want your family to be treated.” Thinking of this always makes me want to perform to the best of my abilities.”

Who do you want to thank for encouraging you to join the Achieve program and why?

“I want to thank my family for all of the support. My sister really encouraged me to pass NCLEX after I graduated nursing school and I am so glad I did because that was one of the first steps toward my American dream.”

What advice do you have for candidates that are thinking about joining the program?

“My advice to candidates is to follow Health Carousel’s instructions! Always be on top of your game by responding to their emails in a timely manner so they can finish processing your papers. Be patient with the visa process so it can go smoothly and always keep the faith that everything will work out in the end!”

Donna Joan on the right with her coworkers

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

Program Eligibility

The PassportUSA Achieve Program is offered to registered nurses who have already passed their NCLEX examination. NCLEX results never expire, so even if you passed NCLEX a few years back you still qualify. We also assist nurses that have been abandoned by a previous U.S. visa petitioner. We provide our Achieve candidates with access to resources to pass the IELTS examination and will expertly file for your U.S. visa after you pass IELTS.

Achieve Your #AmericanDream

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!

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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Miko: An Accomplished Physical Therapist With Ambition #ThankfulThursdays


#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 Miko, a physical therapist, who has now reached the end of his temp-to-perm assignment.

Miko and his wife

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!

A Top Performer

Miko received exceptional praise from his patients and coworkers for his professionalism, flexibility, and adaptability. He has also been recognized as the November 2017 PassportUSA Allied Employee of the Month!

November 2017 Allied Employee of the Month – Miko

In Miko’s final annual performance review, the facility’s Clinical Director stated,

“Miko is a very hard worker and does an amazing job. He is a great asset here. He works well with all of his fellow employees and physicians and referral sources.”

Reflecting on His Journey

“My facility was instrumental in helping me develop my skills as a home health physical therapist. My confidence level boosted while working with them.

 

I would like to thank all of the Health Carousel/PassportUSA staff here in the United States and in the Philippines. I rate them as a 10/10. I believe they will continue to guide others toward their dreams. With their guidance, I was able to fulfill my dream to work as a physical therapist in the U.S. I have been exposed to different cultures and cases that helped me grow professionally.

 

In addition, I would like to express my gratitude to all of the PassportUSA International Employee Supervisors that I worked closely with: Kara, Karly, Jamie, and Angela. Thank you for assisting me.”

What’s next for Miko?

Miko happily accepted a full-time employment offer from the facility. We know he will continue to exceed his employer’s and patients’ expectations.

“Rest if you must, but don’t quit!” -Miko

Thank you Miko! We wish you the best of luck.

We are actively hiring RNs, PTs, and MTs! 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 wanting to know more about the PassportUSA 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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