The Faq
1.

What does an occupational registered nurse and nurse practitioner do?

2 What skills are important?
3. What's the work environment?
4. What does the job pay?
5. What are the working hours?
6. Does employer offer any benefits?
7. How do I find a job?
8. What are the career prospects?
9. How long does it take to get an immigrant visa?
10. Do I have to work for my petitioner?
11. Can I bring my family also?
12. Do I need a CGFNS certificate?
13. You are my lawyer. Right?
14. Describe the compensation package.
15. How many hospital-clients does the company have?
16. Will you sponsor the EB3 visa for the nurse's dependents?
17. If a nurse has an offer of employment and is pursuing state licensure instead of obtaining a CGFNS certificate, and the nurse then fails the NCLEX exam, can the nurse still be employed?
18. How long would it take for a nurse to actually immigrate to the US after sitting for the CGFNS exam?
19. If a nurse already has an approved EB3 petition with a petitioner whom he no longer communicates with, should he start all over again or can he use the approved EB3 petition for a new petitioner?
20. Is there a method by which a nurse can sit directly for the NCLEX examination without having to sit for the CGFNS?

 

1. What does an occupational registered nurse and nurse practitioner do?

REGISTERED NURSES (RNs) constitute the largest group among all the health occupations. Most RNs work in acute care hospitals as hospital nurses. They care for the patient at the hospital bedside, in private clinics and in the patients home. Nurses may also work to help prevent diseases, to educate the public about health issues, to enhance public health, and to support ill patients both physically and mentally.

Hospital nurses make up the largest group of nurses. They perform the following tasks:

Provide bedside care for the hospital in-patients

Monitor all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity
Administer treatment and give medication to patients under the direction of physicians
Observe the patient, assess and record symptoms and note reactions and progress
Develop and manage nursing care plans and instruct patients and caregivers on how to perform tasks they can do themselves
Office nurses work in doctor's offices, clinics, emergency care centers and Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs). They perform the following tasks:
Prepare patients for and administer physical examinations
Dress wounds, give injections or medicines, and assist in minor surgeries
May help with the management of the office and supervise other staff
Home health nurses provide health care in patient's homes. They perform the following tasks:
Travel to patient's home and administer medicine, check the physical and mental condition of the patient, and instruct the patient on proper home care
Educate the patient and family on various aspects of home health. Nurses may teach, counsel and demonstrate skills
Act as an intermediary between the physician, hospital, staff and the patient
May supervise other home health workers
Public Health Nurses work for government agencies, schools, clinics, and retirement communities. They work to better the health condition of the general public. Instead of administering care to individuals, their mission is to enhance the overall health of the community at large. They perform the following tasks:
Work in concert with local government to remedy health problems that are present in the community
They lecture groups on healthy living, disease prevention, nutrition, and how to identify health risks in the community
Arrange immunization clinics, blood pressure testing, cholesterol level testing and other health screening clinics
Work with pregnant women to ensure proper prenatal care
Work to decrease the incidence of infectious disease and assist in quarantine efforts. Make field investigations and help in epidemiological health studies.
Nurse practitioners are Registered Nurses with graduate level training in diagnostic and health assessment skills. Their training allows them to provide basic medical care. They relieve the doctor of many time consuming tasks. Under the supervision of a physician they perform the following tasks:
Interview patients, take medical histories, perform physical examinations, order laboratory tests, make tentative diagnosis and prescribe appropriate treatment.
Prescribe treatment and medical devices if they have a Nurse Practitioner Furnishing Certificate
Refer patients to physicians for consultation or to specialized health resources for treatment

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. What skills are important?

Skills knowledge and abilities required and used by Registered Nurses and Nurse practitioners include:
Speaking - talking to others to effectively convey information
Service orientation - actively looking for ways to help people
Social Perceptiveness -being aware of others reactions and understanding why they react the way they do
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
Judgment and Decision Making - weighing the relative costs and benefits of a potential action
Medicine and Dentistry - knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat injuries, diseases and deformities. They include the symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions and preventive health care measures.
Biology - knowledge of plant, animal and living tissues, cells, organisms and entities, including their functions, interdependencies and interactions with each other and the environment
Customer and Personal Service - knowledge of principals and processes of providing customer and personal services, including needs and assessment techniques, quality service standards, alternative delivery systems and customer satisfaction evaluation techniques
Chemistry - knowledge of the composition, structure and properties of substance of the chemical processes and transformation that they undergo. This includes use of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, procedure techniques and disposal methods
Therapy and Counseling - Knowledge of information and techniques needed to rehabilitate physical and mental ailments and to provide career guidance including alternative treatments, rehabilitation equipment and its proper use and methods to evaluate treatment effects.
Problem Sensitivity - the ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving problem, only recognizing there is a problem
Critical thinking - using logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of various approaches

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. What's the work environment?

Nurses generally work in hospitals and clinics in comfortable and well-lighted environment. Although most tasks are not strenuous, nurses need physical stamina to perform their duties. They also need emotional stability to cope with human suffering and frequent emergencies. Since they work as a part of a closely-knit team, they must work well with others in cooperative setting.

A few Registered Nurses work as members of emergency response teams. They may treat patients while en-route by helicopters to hospitals at disaster sites, such as earthquakes or floods.

Nurse-Midwives, licensed to provide care and treatment to pregnant women, often deliver babies in patients' homes. In addition to Doctors, Nurses work for doctors and medical groups, public health agencies and home care services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. What does the job pay?

Regd. Nurses and Nurse Practitioners 2000 Wages
# Wage rate Range

1. Hourly wages (generally range from) $22.46 to $27.09
2. Average hourly wage $19.22
3. Average annual wage $56,357
(Source: Occupational Employment Survey of Employers by EDD/ LMID)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. What are the working hours?

A Nurse's schedule varies. Nurses may work a morning shift one week and a night the next. Some emergency room staff work 24-hour shifts twice a week while others work 12 hour shifts weekly. Clinic staff usually work a five day week, 40-hour week. A variety of schedules may be available for less than full time staff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Does employer offer any benefits?

Fringe benefits may vary among employers. Most employees receive paid vacation, sick leave, health and retirement benefits, dental and vision insurance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. How do I find a job?

The simplest and surest way is through BhM Nursing Solutions LLC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. What are the career prospects?

Experienced RNS may advance from bedside nursing to supervisory positions or clinical specialist positions, such as Critical Care Nurse. Those with Bachelor's degrees may become nursing administrators, educators or researchers. A growing number take special courses, often earning a master's degree to become Nurse Practitioners.

A registered nurse may be promoted to become the Director of Nursing, who is responsible for hiring the nursing staff and overseeing all nursing functions.

Nurse Practitioners may advance into administration, but most view themselves as health care professionals trained to diagnose and treat patients for illness and injuries formerly treated only by the doctors. Most of them stay in this profession through out their career life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. How long does it take to get an immigrant visa?

4 to 8 months when following the CGFNS route. If following the direct NCLEX route this time is much shorter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. Do I have to work for my petitioner?

Yes for the first 3 years. Thereafter you can renegotiate your contract either through us or directly or try for a placement in another hospital.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11. Can I bring my family also?

Yes. The hospital or Health Care Establishment will sponsor your family where you are placed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12. Do I need a CGFNS certificate?

Yes if you are being placed in a hospital in a State where this is a compulsory requirement to sit for the NCLEX examination. In some states it is not necessary for the RN to pass the CGFNS to sit for the NCLEX examination.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13. You are my lawyer. Right?

No we are not your lawyers. However we will give you most of the advice you need for migrating to the US on an EB3 Visa and for your family to join you thereafter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14. Describe the compensation package.

a) Absolutely free service with no hidden charges.
b) Reimbursement of CGFNS and TOEFL fees on successful placement.
c) *Payment of up to US$ 1500.00 after placement and when the nurse's family arrives.
d) Board and lodging in single/shared accommodation on arrival and till placement.
e) Remuneration of 17 to 40 US$ per hour depending on your qualifications and experience.
f) Minimum 40 working hours per week.
g) Night and weekends over time extra at stupendous rates.
h) Sponsorship for spouse and children for Green Cards.
i) Job opportunities for spouse.
j) Full medical, eyes and dental cover for you and your family.
k) Prescription drug discount program.
l) Cultural orientation before departure from India and on arrival in the US.
m) Paid vacations.
n) Free education for children for Public School age kids.
o) Assistance in locating, renting and buying a house/apartment.
p) Advice for buying a car.
q) **Childcare. (Discounted daycare on hospital facilities)
r) *College tuition reimbursement.
s) **Pension plans.
t) Career development.
u) Recreational facilities and events.
v) End of service bonus
w) Free one-way air ticket to the US.

*Some conditions apply.
** At some of our hospitals.

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15. How many hospital-clients does the company have?

As of now, over 250. This number is growing fast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16. Will you sponsor the EB3 visa for the nurse's dependents?

The hospital or health care establishment where a nurse is positioned will do this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17. If a nurse has an offer of employment and is pursuing state licensure instead of obtaining a CGFNS certificate, and the nurse then fails the NCLEX exam, can the nurse still be employed?

NO.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18. How long would it take for a nurse to actually immigrate to the US after sitting for the CGFNS exam?

About one year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19. If a nurse already has an approved EB3 petition with a petitioner whom he no longer communicates with, should he start all over again or can he use the approved EB3 petition for a new petitioner?

An EB3 visa has an associated commitment to serve with the original petitioner for a period of 3 years. After the first three years the nurse can relocate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20. Is there a method by which a nurse can sit directly for the NCLEX examination without having to sit for the CGFNS?

Yes. There are a number of states in the US that do not insist on a nurse first passing the CGFNS exam before sitting for the NCLEX exam in the US. In such a case the whole procedure of immigration gets reduced to about 4 months. However the nurse will proceed to the US on H1 work visa and not on an EB3 permanent immigration visa.