International Nurses

Step Forward with Expert Support

Our Partnership Program ensures that the next step on your career journey comes with our assistance, from completing requirements to securing a job, as well as support throughout your transition.

Our Partnership Program – How it Works

Applying for a nursing job is a lot of work. Applying for a nursing job in another country is even more work, and it can be challenging! The path to nursing in the US can quickly turn into an arduous hill to climb. Let our expertise empower your journey and make the experience easy and fun!

These are the steps that we’ll conquer together.

Credentials Evaluation

US licensure and immigration both require your professional credentials to be evaluated.

Credentials Evaluation

US licensure and immigration both require your professional credentials to be evaluated.

US RN Licensure

Apply, study, and pass—these are the requirements of the US RN licensure exam (NCLEX-RN).

Job Match & Offer

Excitement amplified—the opportunity of your dreams puts you on a US career path.

Job Match & Offer

Excitement amplified—the opportunity of your dreams puts you on a US career path.

Green Card Sponsorship

Your achievements thus far make you eligible for immigration sponsorship.

Transition Preparation

The immigration process is long, but the time is spent wisely preparing for your transition.

Transition Preparation

The immigration process is long, but the time is spent wisely preparing for your transition.

Relocation to the US

Plan, organize, pack, and repeat many times! Finally, you're on your way!

Arrival & Acclimation

A thousand welcomes and local support ensure a successful setup in your new location.

Arrival & Acclimation

A thousand welcomes and local support ensure a successful setup in your new location.

Employment & Support

While you focus on your career goals, we support your adjustment to life in the US.

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Our Favorite Program Benefits

Satisfaction

A job search turns into a rewarding and promising career, and the experience is easy and fun!

Commitment

Once you accept a job offer, a permanent position is yours, and relocation plans can start.

Preparing for Success

Our acculturation program is enjoyable, informative, and beneficial to you and your family.

Housing

We provide temporary housing and assist in your search for a permanent home.

Transparency

Compensation (pay, benefits, and perks) and job location are shared upfront.

Expertise

Our in-depth knowledge ensures you transition through the process phases with ease.

Clinical Transition Program

Our program is online and accredited, so earned continuing education credits are recognized.

Transition Support

We assist with your life adjustments in the US—during and beyond your program agreement.

Choice

Career decisions are yours to make—your future, your choice.

Green Card Sponsorship

You, and your immediate family, will be sponsored for permanent residency in the US.

Welcome Week

Your first week in the US is action-packed to ensure a successful setup in your new location.

Global Community

Join our community to learn from others and to share your story.

Our Guarantee to You

Satisfaction is our goal, and job happiness is our measurement. Our guarantee supports your career choices.

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Sylvia Mullarkey, Founder

Requirements: How to Qualify

If you’re interested in joining our Partnership Program, you must satisfy the following to begin the application process:

Education

BSN preferred, but not required.

Current Healthcare Setting

Two years (full-time) acute-care experience in a hospital with 100 beds or more.

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Must show theory and clinical hours in these areas: adult medical, surgical, pediatrics, obstetrics, and psychiatry.

Current Nursing Practice

Minimum of one year working (full-time) in current clinical specialty.

Registration

Active nursing registration in your country of employment.

Prior Nursing Experience

Past nursing experience is recognized, but your current specialty determines your job match.

Commit to satisfying the following programs and processes:
  • Credentials Evaluation Service (CES)—CGFNS
  • Study program for the NCLEX-RN
  • English language proficiency exam, if applicable
  • Immigration (green card) process and procedures
  • VisaScreen certification—CGFNS
  • Our clinical transition program
  • Our acculturation program
  • Finally, relocate to begin your US adventure.

FAQs

You have questions? We have answers. Here are some of the most common things we get asked about.

What does direct hire mean?

Direct hire means that you are employed directly by a US healthcare facility for a permanent, full-time position. And you receive an equitable compensation package (salary and employee benefits) based on your qualifications and years of experience. It’s neither an assignment nor a placement; it’s direct employment for a permanent staff position.

What is the difference between direct hire and contract placement?

Direct hire starts with a permanent staff position and recruits for that specific role. Contract placement begins with general recruitment and confirms a worksite location later in the process. Therefore, the main distinction is that direct hire offers a career choice, and contract placement ensures a future job assignment.

Check out our article on 3 Differences to Consider When Planning your US Nursing Career.

How do you choose between direct hire and contract placement?

With all decisions in life, being clear on what you want and why you want it produces the best outcome. What do you want from your US experience? What is personal and professional fulfillment to you? List your priorities, values, negotiables, and non-negotiables and use them as a guide. Then speak to as many recruiters as possible and gather information. Finally, make comparisons based on your preferences and basics, such as compensation packages, career development opportunities, and job locations. These steps will empower your decision-making. And they’ll help you determine which option best suits your needs and will most likely bring fulfillment.

Read more on this topic here: Nursing in the US: Direct Hire vs. Contract Placement.

How is Global Nurse Partners' program different from traditional direct hire?

Our Partnership Program has similarities to other direct-hire opportunities, but its differences make it unique. Our placement model is the same—you are hired directly by a healthcare facility for a permanent staff position—but the service level differs significantly.

With Global Nurse Partners, you receive comprehensive support from the point of recruitment to the end of your program agreement and beyond. We assist with each phase of the process to qualify and prepare you for living and working in the US. And we help with relocation and set up once you arrive, including temporary housing. But unlike other direct-hire models, our support continues until you complete your program commitment to ensure your transition is smooth and you adjust to life in the US, and that includes family members. And as such, our model offers the best of both worlds—a permanent staff position and full-cycle support. It’s truly comprehensive, and we’re with you every step of the way.

More Resources

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