Our Founder’s Story
Originally from Ireland, Sylvia Mullarkey lived and worked in several European countries before immigrating to the US. These adventures prepared her for the work she does today and gave an appreciation of the skills necessary to embrace change, transitions, and adjustment.
Since 1997 Sylvia has assisted international nurses in fulfilling their goal of living and working in the US and has worked with healthcare facilities to address their staffing needs.
It’s been a privilege and an honor to accompany the nurses, their families, and the healthcare facilities on their quests. It’s a joy to be a part of so many life stories filled with hope, determination, and courage.
It’s a passion, and it’s greatly influenced by experiences as a young Montessori teacher in Italy and studies in sociology and anthropology, which encouraged the exploration of full-spectrum sociocultural adjustment.
This passion inspired Sylvia to create the first US acculturation program in the healthcare recruitment industry while working with O’Grady-Peyton International. It’s also what inspired her to approach Cross Country Healthcare and establish their international recruitment company, Assignment America, and what motivated her to create Global Nurse Partners as a unique and innovative offering.
For Sylvia, it is truly a dream come true to bring Global Nurse Partners to life and celebrate possibility in all its glory. And it’s her joy to deliver value and fulfillment for the Global Nurse Partners—internationally experienced nurses and their families, US healthcare facilities, and the communities they serve.
Global Nurses Partners welcomes everyone who wants to join in on this fun and exciting journey. Let’s celebrate dreams and successes together!