Starting or expanding your temporary medical staffing agency to recruit foreign nurses remains one of the most lucrative and highly sought after endeavors. Recruiting foreign nurses can be profitable, yet the barrier to entry remains high. The barriers remain high partly because the costs and time are your biggest hurdles. Overcoming these barriers results in a profitable and sought after service.
Let's continue to examine some of the key processes a medical staffing agency needs to obtain to recruit foreign nurses.
In the previous article we talked about how to go about in securing a foreign nurse using what is called an H1-B visa. We examined the various steps needed to bring a nurse using this visa as well as dealing with INS.
Continuing with the goal of finding foreign nurses as a staffing agency and learning the terminology to better position you to streamline the process and avoid as much red tape and eliminate as much time from the process will help bring about a quicker return on investment.
Unfortunately, the process to bring a foreign nurse to the States remains entangled with time. Time is the one constant you cannot avoid. Unless the nurse has already much of her/his bases covered, you are almost forced to wait.
What is the typical time frame it will take to bring a nurse to the States from point one?
First, I will answer this question by first stating that the code for being allowed to bring a foreign nurse to the States is called an EB-3
The EB-3 is what allows a medical staffing agency to recruit foreign nurses to the USA on permanent resident status. The process currently takes approximately 8 to 12 months.
This is the one part of bringing foreign nurses that cost money and takes time. If you have enough capital and are willing to wait then the profitability for your company is extremely high.
Many medical staffing agencies starting down this path have a steam of income established already before they move into this area. Few nursing staffing agencies start out by exclusively targeting this market. It is a long investment with no actual guarantees, except the lure of a huge payout at the end.
Part 3 will dive straight into how a medical staffing agency is able to recruit foreign nurses to the US. There are several variables that need to be addressed, as always 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