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Thriving In Success – Emmanuela

Thriving In Success – Emmanuela

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

Emmanuela arrived in the U.S. with her husband and two sons in 2016 to improve their quality of life. Emmanuela has achieved many milestones while residing in the U.S. She purchased a brand new car, transitioned to various units, and continues to thrive in her success. Click on this article to read more about Emmanuela's story.

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.

Thriving In Success – Emmanuela

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

Emmanuela arrived in the U.S. with her husband and two sons in 2016 to improve their quality of life. Emmanuela has achieved many milestones while residing in the U.S. She purchased a brand new car, transitioned to various nursing units to expand her skills, and continues to thrive in her success.

Emmanuela and her husband with their new car!

A Top Performer

While on assignment, Emmanuela won the PassportUSA Employee of the Month and Employee of the Year contests for her enduring work ethic and effective team and patient communications. She frequently received DAISY nominations and praise from her manager and coworkers.

Emmanuela (middle) with her coworkers

As a matter of fact, Emmanuela received a score of 100% in annual satisfaction ratings from her nurse manager. In her performance reviews, the facility’s Nurse Manager commented:

“Emmanuela is a delight to interact with. She greets everyone with a big smile and a hello. She delivers compassionate, competent nursing care to her patients. She has been such an excellent addition to our team!”

Reflecting on Her Journey

“My opportunity to live and work in the USA positively impacted my whole family, especially my son. When we were still in the Philippines, he was diagnosed with developmental delay and speech delay. When we arrived in the US, we were able to find a good program for him with speech therapy and occupational therapy for free from government agencies. With a good support group around us and an excellent group of speech pathologists, occupational therapists, and case managers, his journey towards full potential is almost 100%! Isnt it amazing?

 

I want to thank my original PassportUSA International Employee Supervisor (IES), Jamie, for all of the help since day one. Thank you for all of the encouragement and patience, especially when I was starting out and had so many questions, and I appreciate your frequent positive feedback.

 

I would also like to thank Ashley. She has been my IES since October 2019 through the end of my contract. Thank you for the help and for being understanding, especially when it came to deadlines.

 

Lastly I’d like to extend a big thank you to Lisa, my nurse manager, for choosing my resume and for taking chances in me from the very start.”

What’s next for Emmanuela?

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


 

“Believe you can and you will.” – Emmanuela

Thank you, Emmanuela! 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 Jess: On the Fast Track to the USA

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 is Jess’ story on how the PassportUSA ASPIRE program helped him pass needed exams and expedited his arrival to the USA.

Jess’ USRN Career Began Much Sooner

Meet Jess, who joined the ASPIRE program and has been working as a USRN in Louisiana since October 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, Jess was able to interview with us in 2016, with one year of nursing experience!

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

How did you hear about the ASPIRE program?

“I was browsing the internet for healthcare staffing agencies that accepted new nursing graduates. Luckily, I found Health Carousel’s website and the rest was history.”

How soon after graduation did you join the ASPIRE program?

“I joined the program after about 7 months. I was also reviewing for 5 months to pass NCLEX.”

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

“No, I did not. That’s why I was really surprised and fortunate to find Health Carousel because they are the real deal.”

What perks made you decide to join the ASPIRE program?

“I decided to join because the program offers NCLEX study materials and online practice exams.”

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

“I absolutely recommend other recent Filipino nursing graduates to join the Aspire program and that they should start early because the process takes time.”

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

“Yes, I know a classmate that passed NCLEX and is now a PassportUSA USRN, and I know a few other classmates who are in contract with Health Carousel.”

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

“I chose to work in the U.S. because this has been my dream since I was young. I have an aunt residing in the U.S. that encouraged me to come work here and now I am able to visit her in just a short drive’s time.”

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

“I want to thank my family because they continuously reminded me to make my dream happen. My mother has been working hard her whole life and now I am able to support them financially. My aunt supported me all the way here. I am so proud of myself because I wasn’t able to afford a car in the Philippines, but now I have my own car and apartment! I also want to thank my Health Carousel advisors because they respond in a timely manner so I could get my documents submitted on time.

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

“I currently work in telemetry med-surg and I aspire to work in the ICU someday. I know I have the opportunity to advance my career here and to follow my heart with improving my nursing skills. I am so thankful.”

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

“A good U.S. nurse should always be compassionate for the job, manage time well, and get along with the team.”

Thank you, Jess! 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.

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.

Request More Information

Thriving In Success – Emmanuela

Thriving In Success – Emmanuela

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

Emmanuela arrived in the U.S. with her husband and two sons in 2016 to improve their quality of life. Emmanuela has achieved many milestones while residing in the U.S. She purchased a brand new car, transitioned to various units, and continues to thrive in her success. Click on this article to read more about Emmanuela's story.

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