If you’re a foreign educated and trained nurse and dream of immigrating to the USA, either to begin or continue your nursing career, it’s definitely possible and attainable. But because filling out the paperwork can be a long and complex process, the best way to realize your dreams of working in the USA is to get sponsorship. Let us, Oasis Professional Management Group, LTD. (OPMG), be your Company and you be our Employee!
- What is Oasis Professional Management Group, LTD. (OPMG)?
- OPMG is a premier healthcare staffing and recruitment agency based in New York City. We have been serving clients in the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut since 2009 and we specialize in the placement of highly skilled and motivated healthcare professionals such as (to name a few):
– Registered Nurse (RN)
– Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
– Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
– Physical Therapist (PT)
– Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)
– Occupational Therapist (OT)
- I am a nursing graduate from another country, not the USA, how will I know if my education is acceptable to become a registered nurse in New York?
- To meet the education requirements for licensure as an RN, you must graduate from a nursing education program acceptable to the New York State Education Department (NYSED). In addition, you must complete NYSED approved child abuse reporting and New York State required infection control coursework or qualify for an exemption from the coursework requirements.You must graduate from a nursing education program that meets one (1) of the three (3) criteria below.
A nursing education program (associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree or Diploma program) registered by NYSED as license qualifying for RN; or,
A nursing education program located in another state or U.S. Territory, if approved by the licensing authority of the state or U.S. Territory as preparation for practice as an RN. (US territories include: Puerto Rico, Guam, US Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa); or,
A general nursing education program located in a country outside of the United States or its territories, which is acceptable to NYSED.
- What are the requirements to become a registered nurse in the State of New York?
- You must be licensed and registered by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) as a registered professional nurse (RN) to practice nursing as an RN or refer to yourself as an RN “registered nurse” in New York State.
- How can I get the license and registration?
- To be licensed and registered as an RN in New York State, you must:
– be of good moral character;
– be at least eighteen (18) years of age;
– graduate from a nursing education program acceptable to NYSED;
– complete New York State required infection control coursework and child abuse reporting coursework;
– pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) or another license examination acceptable to NYSED; and,
– apply for an RN license with NYSED.After you qualify for a license as an RN, NYSED will issue you a license parchment and a registration certificate.
– Your license is valid for life, unless it is surrendered, revoked, annulled, or suspended by the New York State Board of Regents.
– Your RN registration certificate will authorize you to practice as an RN for three (3) years in New York State. The second registration after licensure is shortened to move your re-registration period to align with your month of birth. The registration renewal fee will be prorated for that period. You must renew your registration every three (3) years to continue to practice as an RN in New York State. You are not legally allowed to practice as an RN while your registration is expired.
- What test must I pass to qualify for RN license in New York?
- Most applicants for an RN license must pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). The NCLEX-RN is designed to test knowledge and skills essential for safe and effective entry level RN practice. In very rare circumstances, an applicant may qualify for a license by passing the State Board Test Pool Examination (SBTPE) or other RN license examination accepted by another state or US territory. Pearson VUE is a company that offers the NCLEX-RN throughout the US, in US territories, and in some other countries.
- What are the fees for licensure and registration?
- The fee for licensure and first registration is $143.
- I have already registered to take the NCLEX with Pearson VUE. When will I receive my Authorization to Test (ATT)?
- The New York State Education Department (NYSED) must review your RN or LPN license application to determine whether you are eligible to take the NCLEX. If NYSED determines that you are eligible to take the NCLEX, NYSED will inform Pearson VUE directly. Pearson VUE will then issue an ATT to you by mail or email. The ATT will include an ATT number. You must have an ATT number to schedule an appointment to take the NCLEX. Additionally, you must present the ATT and acceptable identification at the test center in order to be admitted to take the NCLEX.
- Do I need to take TOEFL, TOEIC, or IELTS?
- Some foreign educated nurses must demonstrate their proficiency with the English language by taking an exam such as the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC), or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic). There are exemptions to this depending on your country of origin.
- Will I be provided with immigration assistance?
- Yes, OPMG’s legal team shall take all reasonable steps to ensure Employee obtains the relevant authorizations and meets the requirements necessary to legally commence work in the United States and to maintain Employee’s legal status to work in the United States for the duration of the Term. The Employee agrees to cooperate with the Company in obtaining legal status to commence work and to continue working in the United States.
- Who will be my employer of record?
- Your petitioner, Oasis Professional Management Group, LTD. (OPMG) will be your employer of record.
- What type of healthcare facilities will I work at?
- You will be assigned to Skilled Nursing facilities/ Nursing Homes, Assisted Living facilities, and private homes for Home Care.
- Will I be given an orientation before I start to work?
- Yes, two to five (2-5) days of paid training and orientation will be provided.