If you have been reading the previous articles on how to recruit foreign nurses you have a better understanding what is needed to begin the process to acquiring proper documentation to attract foreign nurses to the US.
With that said, these are things any medical staffing agency will need to make sure are completed before any process can begin to recruit foreign nurses.
Let's review these five key steps.
1. Make sure that the nurse has proof of diploma from originating country. Very important that you understand the different verification processes in each country. Validation and verification are so important and can mean the difference of succeeding in this venture or ruining your reputation.
2. Make sure Nurse has a license from originating country. You want to make sure the nurse is not an LVN and is a full licensed RN. The regulations are very straight forward and need to be adhered to. Get yourself familiar with verification bodies, as they do exist in other countries.
3. The nurse must pass the examination given by the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS). This is something that you may pay for or not, it depends on the RN and if they will commit to you. You may establish a contract with Hospitals to flip the bill, these and many other costing features will depend on your ability to negotiate deals. Depending on how aggressive other companies are competing against the same employee will determine who pays what and where.
4. Nurse must posses a license to practice in the state of intended employment. This is one of the reasons may starting down this path decide on recruiting new grad foreign nurses with an excellent English proficiency. An understanding of English will play a pivotal role in becoming licensed in the state of intended work.
5. If a hospital requests to immigrate an RN is exempt from having to submit an application for alien labor certification to the DOL or to a State Employment Security Agency.
There you have it, there is some work as I have mentioned before. Make sure you have a solid business plan and a ready source of income to enter this business venture.
Make sure you consult an attorney to cover all your legal requirement and documents, never move into this area without legal counsel as a legal disclaimer, I am not an attorney nor do I claim to be one.
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Roy Vera MBA, RT is an experienced medical staffing author, publisher and consultant. For more information visit us at http://www.vismedical.com