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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The CareerKnacks Guide to the Ashe Cultural Arts Center in New Orleans

The CareerKnacks Guide to the Ashe Cultural Arts Center in New Orleans


Ashe Cultural Arts Center
via New Orleans Online

Anytime you combine local visual and performance art with a heavy dose of heart and soul from the community you will create the perfect gathering place for the surrounding community. That is exactly what the Ashe Cultural Arts Center has done for the Uptown and Garden districts of New Orleans. The center’s mission is ‘to use art and culture to support human, community and economic development’ with a special emphasis on both new and more established artists of African descent. 

The creative opportunities to be found here are great and include things like storytelling and poetry, music and dance, photography and performance art. There really is something for everyone here. You will be amazed at the creative talents of the artists showcased at the center and may soon find yourself a regular, joining in on all the community fun to be had here. 

In addition to putting on a good show and showing their visitors a good time, the Ashe Cultural Arts Center also includes offerings in health and wellness, education, field trips and outreach, a variety of exhibitions, and a variety of concerts and events throughout the year. But perhaps the most moving show they do here, is Health Nutz Nation. This 45-minute show is used by the center as an engagement tool with the audience to emphasize the importance of our health and how preventative health habits can help make a difference. The hope is to combat the chronic and treatable illnesses that has plagued the African American community for decades through education. The audience can also ask questions of Mama Jamilah, who is an RN BSN and FCN, throughout the show. We love what they are doing to promote the health of the community, both physically and in spirit.

And the best part is, admission is absolutely FREE

Ashe Cultural Arts Center

1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70113
M-F: 10am – 6pm
Sat: 10am – 5pm


The CareerKnacks Guide to the Algiers Neighborhood in New Orleans

The CareerKnacks Guide to the Algiers Neighborhood in New Orleans

New Orleans Neighborhood Guide
via New In Nola Blog

When it comes to neighborhoods in New Orleans, it just makes sense to start with one of the city’s oldest and most charming: Algiers. A short ferry ride will give you the kind of escape that can rarely be found in a city as vibrant as New Orleans. Community parks, Victorian cottages, the Jazz Walk of Fame, glass-blowing studios, a variety of bed and breakfasts, and more than three miles of riverfront for all of your outdoor adventures. This is just a sampling of what you will find in this one-of-a-kind neighborhood. 

Being one of the oldest neighborhoods in all of New Orleans, you would have once found six ferries running back and forth to New Orleans, with some capable of carrying railroad cars and livestock. The transition from industrial to an area so well-known as the place to go for dancing and music may seem impossible but that is just what happened here. In the early 1900s there were more than 35 dance and music halls here, playing host to some of the city’s most legendary musicians.

So what draws residents to this charming neighborhood? Well, for starters we like to think the bohemian vibe and the stark contrast to the often busy streets that New Orleans is so well known for. While the bustle may be what draws you for a visit to New Orleans, living amongst it can prove to be a nuisance for some, and Algiers is the perfect getaway just across the river. The English pubs, historic bars, and riverside cafes certainly don’t hurt either. 

Overall this great neighborhood is worth a few hours of your time spent exploring and stepping back in time to the beginning of the great city of New Orleans. We hope you will visit and can’t wait to hear what you think of the area.

The New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint

The New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint


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Jazz music is such an important piece of Louisiana history, that the Louisiana State Museum is working on opening its very own New Orleans Jazz Festival inside the old U.S. Mint. This one-of-a-kind project will conserve a piece of cultural history that is so important to New Orleans, and we personally can’t wait to visit once it is up and running! Here is a brief statement from the Louisiana State Museum on the project:

“Working with the Louisiana Museum Foundation, the museum has embarked on a multimillion-dollar fundraising campaign, and needs your donations to make this historic project come to life.

Besides underwriting construction and exhibition development, the campaign will help fund the conservation of  the Jazz Collection. The collection contains irreplaceable musical instruments and related artifacts, such as Louis Armstrong’s first  cornet, Sidney Bechet’s soprano saxophone, Edward “Kid” Ory’s trombone, George Lewis’ clarinet, Warren “Baby” Dodds’ drum kit, performance costumes, photographs, original manuscripts, historic recordings and rare film footage.

Through partnerships with educational institutions, theNew Orleans Jazz Museum will also broaden the local, national and global understanding of jazz as the most innovative, historically pivotal musical art form in American history.”


Compare the Cost of Living in New Orleans to Your Home City

Compare the Cost of Living in New Orleans to Your Home City

Moving to a new city, let alone a new country, can be overwhelming. There are so many different factors to consider when determining if a new place will be a good fit for you and your family. One big consideration is the cost of living. How does it compare to your current city? How does your salary compare to your current salary? Will you be able to afford a similar lifestyle to which you are accustomed? Expatistan offers a cost of living calculator which compares cities all over the world for just this reason. We decided to do a little roundup of some popular cities in compared to New Orleans. This shows the cost of living index on the righthand side. Basically the higher the number, the more expensive the city. The number on the left is the ranking among other cities. So London is considered the 7th most expensive city in the world, while New Orleans is all the way down at number 63. While these numbers are helpful in giving us a general idea of how expensive a city is, considering what your new salary will be compared to what your current salary is, is also very important.


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Our Complete New Orleans Arts and Culture Guide

Our Complete New Orleans Arts and Culture Guide

When it comes to New Orleans arts and culture, you will not be disappointed. With such a rich and diverse history, there really is something for everyone here. From festivals and museums, to theaters and one-of-a-kind music offerings, you will want to see and do it all. Each and every neighborhood stands alone and is worthy of your time. We recommend picking one at a time and truly enjoying and exploring all that it has to offer before you move onto the next. 

New Orleans Arts and Culture
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via New Orleans Museum of Art

The Historic New Orleans Collection
National World War II Museum
New Orleans African American Museum of Art, Culture & History
Madame John’s Legacy
The Cabildo
New Orleans Museum of Art
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Contemporary Arts Center
Newcomb Art Museum


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via French Quarter Festivals, Inc.

Mardi Gras
Soul Fest
French Quarter Festival
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo
Cajun & Zydeco Festival
Essence Music Festival
Satchmo Summer Festival
Crescent City Blues & BBQ
Voodoo Music Experience
Congo Square Rhythms Festival
Buku Music and Art Project
New Orleans Wine and Food Experience
Oyster Festival
French Market Creole Tomato Festival
San Fermin in Nueva Orleans (Running of the Bulls)
Tales of the Cocktail
COOLinary New Orleans
Louisiana Seafood Festival
Treme Creole Gumbo Festival
Oak Street Po-Boy Festival
New Orleans Film Festival
New Orleans Literary Festival
Words and Music
Shakespeare Festival
Whitney White Linen Night
Dirty Linen Night
Art for Arts’ Sake

Performance Art

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via Southern Repertory Theater

The New Orleans Opera Association
New Orleans Ballet Association
The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
Southern Repertory Theater






International Nursing Interviews in London – July 27th-29th, 2016

International Nursing Interviews in London – July 27th-29th, 2016

CareerKnacks specializes in bringing international nurses to America, and we would love to help you realize your own American dream. We are currently placing nurses for direct-hire Registered Nurse positions in New Orleans, Louisiana. If you are looking for an exciting new adventure, contact us to schedule your international nursing interview TODAY! We will help you every step of the way through this process.

We will be at the RCN in London July 27th – 29th, 2016 and would love to save an interview spot just for you. But hurry… these spots will fill up fast!

Join the CareerKnacks Family
Contact us today, before the interview spots fill up!

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