CareerKnacks Summary: July Visa Action Bulletin

CareerKnacks Summary: July Visa Action Bulletin

 

The Department of State (DOS) has published the Visa Bulletin for July 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 a few months, however, the 3rd preference Philippines category (which includes Schedule A Nurses born in the Philippines) moved forward by a full year (from May 1, 2013 to May 15, 2014), so that anyone in that category with a May 15, 2014 priority date or earlier is now eligible to submit an adjustment of status application with USCIS. Please note that, for employment-based cases, the priority date is the date on which USICS accepted an individual’s I-140 petition for processing. Read more

Immigration News Travel Restrictions

Immigration News Travel Restrictions

Immigration Travel Ban

U.S. SUPREME COURT AGREES TO HEAR TRUMP TRAVEL BAN CASE, REINSTATES PART OF BAN

Jonathan A. Grode

In an unsigned, per curiam opinion issued today, the Supreme Court of the United States has agreed to hear the revised Trump Travel Ban cases on their merits in the Court’s 2017-18 term which begins in early October. The Court has also partially lifted the injunction preventing the Executive Order from going into effect.  Specifically, except for applicants that can establish “a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States” the ban is now in effect for both new visa applicants from six Muslim-majority countries (Iran, Libya, Read more

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

May Visa Bulletin

May Visa Bulletin

 

The May 2017 Visa Bulletin  shows that, 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 application. 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) 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

Fact or Fiction: Immigration Edition NCLEX

Fact or Fiction: Immigration Edition NCLEX

NCLEXNCLEX-RN® Exam

 

Are you an international nurse looking to further your career and pursue the American dream by landing an RN position in the U.S.? CareerKnacks knows how daunting this process can seem if you have never gone through it, and with more than 25 years of experience we are the perfect (no fee!) agency to help! One of the biggest topics of concern is the NCLEX-RN® Exam, so today we are breaking down everything you need to know and separating fact from fiction when it comes to this important exam.

FACT: CareerKnacks can help you with preparing for and sitting for the NCLEX-RN® exam.

We offer an exclusive Assistance Program to help you with preparing for and ultimately, passing the NCLEX-RN® exam! Contact us today to learn more!

FICTION: Your NCLEX-RN® exam results expire if you don’t start your position in the U.S. right away.

While some important documents do expire throughout this process, your NCLEX-RN® exam results do not. We will make sure we keep you updated on anything that might expire before it happens, so you won’t need to worry about that happening. 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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April Visa Bulletin Shows More Movement Forward

April Visa Bulletin Shows More Movement Forward

US Immigration services

The April 2017 Visa Bulletin shows some movement forward for the employment-based categories. 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) moved forward by six months (from March 15, 2012 to September 15, 2012), so that anyone in that category with a September 15, 2012 priority date or earlier is now eligible to submit an adjustment of status application with USCIS. Please note that, for employment-based cases, the priority date is the date on which USICS received an individual’s I-140 Petition.

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All EU Nurses Can Enjoy A Discount On Our Signature NCLEX Assistance Program

All EU Nurses Can Enjoy A Discount On Our Signature NCLEX Assistance Program

 

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NCLEX-RN Assistance Program

With the passing of the Brexit referendum, the number of EU nurses registering in the UK has dropped by a whopping 92% since last June. This news is made even worse by the release of data showing that 68% of currently employed EU nurses in the UK have also left the health service. While this leaves the UK with a huge gap in available nursing positions, it also means that a record number of nurses from the EU are now facing an uncertain future.

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Everything You Need To Know About Your Immigrant Rights

Everything You Need To Know About Your Immigrant Rights

.Since we are always looking out for our CareerKnacks family of nurses, we wanted to share a really great graphic from Asian Journal on knowing your rights when it comes to immigration. Since it can be intimidating to be questioned in any way about your status, having a resource like this to refer to can really help to feel prepared if you find yourself in a difficult situation. For more information, had to their website to read the full article (and don’t forget to bookmark this graphic!). Although something like this is unlikely to happen, it is better to be safe and know in advance what your rights are.

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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

What Trump’s (Latest) Executive Order Means for Immigration

What Trump’s (Latest) Executive Order Means for Immigration

Immigration updates

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immigration updates

After the last one one was shot down in court, President Trump has issued yet another Executive Order this week regarding immigration. Six countries are affected by the latest order, including Iran, Somalia, Libya, Yemen, Sudan, and Syria. It states that individuals from these countries that do not currently have a valid visa are not eligible to travel to the U.S. for a period of 90 days.

It is important to note that the Executive Order does not apply to green card holders, dual nationals, any visas valid on or before the date of the order, diplomatic visas, and those who have been granted asylum or refugee status before the order goes into effect.

The Executive Order will go into effect on March 16, 2017 pending any further litigation.