CareerKnacks Summary: June Visa Bulletin

CareerKnacks Summary: June Visa Bulletin

The Department of State (DOS) has published the Visa Bulletin for June 2017. Once again, USCIS has indicated that employment-based applicants must use the Final Action Dates chart (shown below) to determine when they may file their adjustment of status applications. This month, the Final Action Dates mostly moved forward by several months. The 3rd preference Philippines category (which includes Schedule A Nurses born in the Philippines) moved forward by four months (from January 1, 2013 to May 1, 2013), Read more

Strong Opposition Rises Against Trump’s 2018 Budget Proposal

Strong Opposition Rises Against Trump’s 2018 Budget Proposal

Trump’s 2018 Budget Proposal

Trumps Budget Propsoal

 

The American Nurses Association has put out a news release regarding the latest budget proposal released by President Trump for the 2018 budget. With cuts in the hundreds of millions for funding for nursing programs, it is highly likely that it will affect the overall concern with the rising nursing shortage. Here is a brief note from the news release.

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is deeply concerned that President Trump’s FY 2018 Read more

Philippine Nurses in New Orleans!

Philippine Nurses in New Orleans!

Visiting Our Philippine Nurses in New Orleans!

The most important thing for us here at CareerKnacks is our CK family, and we love to make sure they are settling in and enjoying their new lives here in America. So our fearless leader, Lisa headed off this week to visit some of our Philippine Nurses in New Orleans, and show them a great time. The Cajun restaurant (complete with original Cajun music!) was a big hit with everyone. The bread pudding was a crowd favorite and Lisa had a really great time chatting with everyone and getting to know everyone even better.

We look forward to spending more time together soon and to growing this CareerKnacks family of ours! Will you be the next member of our family?

Philippine nurses in New Orleans 

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April International Recipe Party

April International Recipe Party

international recipe

For the last 25 years, CareerKnacks has placed our share of nurses from Saudi Arabia in their dream jobs here in America. So for April we thought we would share a popular dish from the country to inspire you to try it out this weekend. Kabsa is often touted as a favorite of the locals in Saudi and we have to admit, we are really interested in trying it out ourselves! [Recipe adapted from All Recipes.]

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The Year of the Healthy Nurse, in April

The Year of the Healthy Nurse, in April

Healthy International Nurses

With stress at least partially credited with dozens of illnesses, it is no surprise that the American Nurses Association has made this a point of focus with their Year of the Healthy Nurse campaign. Stress is one of the most difficult issues nurses face in the workplace and can be difficult to leave at work when you head home every day. Finding ways to relieve, if not avoid unnecessary stress is critical to maintaining optimal health and is the focus for our April health post.

To help get you started we are sharing five ways to put this into action for a healthier YOU!

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A Day in the Life of a (Rock Star) CareerKnacks Recruiter

 

NO FEE AGENCY

 

Fueled by passion for helping our nurses and a healthy dose of coffee and chocolate biscuits, our recruiters are the best in the business. They spend their days staying on top of every last detail, deadline, and paperwork needed to ensure our nurses flow through the process as seamlessly as possible. Their dedication is what helps set CareerKnacks apart from the competition and one of the biggest reasons we are proud to be a NO FEE AGENCY! We wanted to share a little sneak peek behind the scenes of what a typical day looks like for our (rock star) recruiters! Read more

How Public Speaking Can Positively Impact Your Nursing Career

How Public Speaking Can Positively Impact Your Nursing Career

Positively Impact Your Nursing Career

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If there is one thing we are passionate about here at CareerKnacks, it’s this. That our CareerKnacks family or nurses has the best of everything and a chance to thrive in their careers. That is why we work so hard to partner with hospitals that want the same for their employees. Career development is a big part of continued success in any job and we like to share tips and tricks that we come across whenever possible. Whether you are new to the field of nursing or have been practicing for decades, it is always a good idea to continue to improve your skills and the network you surround yourself with. Read more