A Q+A With the CareerKnacks Family – volume 2

A Q+A With the CareerKnacks Family – volume 2

Growing the CareerKnacks Family is among our greatest accomplishments here at CareerKnacks and we take great care to ensure that all of the nurses (and their families!) are taken care of every step of the hiring and moving process. We decided to share a little bit of information about some of the nurses we have added to the CareerKnacks Family to give you a little glimpse behind the curtain.

Agnes Galang-Salazar was gracious enough to answer a few questions about her journey to America for us to share with our readers. Enjoy! Read more

CareerKnacks Breaks Down All of Your Questions on the VisaScreen Certificate

CareerKnacks Breaks Down All of Your Questions on the VisaScreen Certificate

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For any nurses wishing to move to America, there is a requirement to go through a specific screening process in order to get an occupational visa. This includes an assessment of the nurse’s education, validation or healthcare licenses and degrees, an English language proficiency exam, and verification that the nurse has passed the CGFNS Qualifying Exam® or the NCLEX-RN®.

Registered Nurses must have completed a secondary school education, separate from their nursing degree, graduated from a government-approved, two-year general nursing program at least two years in length, and received a minimum number of theoretical instruction hours and clinical practice hours in each of the following – nursing care of the adult (which includes both medical and surgical nursing) – maternal/infant nursing (excluding gynecology) – nursing care of children (pediatrics) – psychiatric/mental health nursing (excluding neurology).

CareerKnacks has plenty of experience in this area and we walk all of our nurses through each step of the process. For more information, head right this way. Or get in touch and we can help answer all of your questions.

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A Q+A With the CareerKnacks Family – volume 1

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Growing the CareerKnacks Family is among our greatest accomplishments here at CareerKnacks and we take great care to ensure that all of the nurses (and their families!) are taken care of every step of the hiring and moving process. We decided to share a little bit of information about some of the nurses we have added to the CareerKnacks Family to give you a little glimpse behind the curtain.

Analiza Paredes was gracious enough to answer a few questions about her journey to America for us to share with our readers. Enjoy!

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Analiza Paredes
  1. What is your nursing specialty?
    I am a Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) Nurse.
  2. Tell us about your interview process with both CareerKnacks and the hospital?
    With this position, I didn’t have an interview with CareerKnacks as I’ve been with Lisa since 2010. The hospital interviews were great! I had a Skype interview by the International Talent Acquisition Team and a telephone interview by the Director of Nursing.
  3. How long have you been a nurse?
    I’ve been a nurse for 24 years, with 11 of those years as a PACU nurse.
  4. In what countries have you practiced nursing?
    In the Philippines and the United Kingdom.
  5. Why did you want to move to America to further your nursing career?
    It’s always been my dream to work in America. The different advancement now in technology attracted me more to further my nursing career in America. And I believe that I could also develop further my professional skills by attending classes/courses and trainings offered by the hospital.

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FAQ – What You Need to Score on the IELTS

FAQ – What You Need to Score on the IELTS


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If you are interested in moving abroad to further your nursing career in America, one of the most important factors is your proficiency of the English language. The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the way to fulfill the language requirement of working in the United States as a nurse. The test involves four different sections: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.  The IELTS website offers some great suggestions on how to prepare for the test.
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All nurses wishing to work in America will need to take the Academic module and will need to score 6.5 overall, and 7 in the speaking section. This score is necessary in order to be issued your Visascreen certificate, which is necessary for immigration purposes. The IELTS exam is also required by some of the U.S. nursing boards before international nurses can be licensed in that state.

If you have any additional questions not covered here about the IELTS, Visascreen Certificate or anything having to do with furthering your nursing career in America, please let us know. We are always here to help guide you through this process.

We Are Answering All Of Your Questions About Moving Abroad

We Are Answering All Of Your Questions About Moving Abroad

Moving abroad, while exciting, also comes with a long checklist of things to do before you go. CareerKnacks thrives on helping answer your questions throughout the hiring and moving process, there are some things that just need to be answered up front. Knowing what you are getting yourself, and your family, into before you make the leap to working and living abroad is incredibly important. So we are answering all your questions about moving abroad.

  1. How much will it cost to bring my belongings with me?
    While there are certainly options for shipping all of your belongings to your new home in America, it can be costly. We suggest bringing a few extra suitcases on your flight over and buying new things for your home when you arrive. The cost of the extra cases is a lot more cost-effective and the options for picking up inexpensive furniture and home goods is easy with sites like Craigslist, etc.

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CareerKnacks Presents the NCLEX-RN® Assistance Program

CareerKnacks Presents the NCLEX-RN® Assistance Program

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Taking the NCLEX-RN® Exam can often feel stressful and overwhelming, taking your focus and energy away from the most important part of it all: studying! CareerKnacks has been helping nurses navigate this process for more than 25 years. We have heard your concerns and  created a program to help. The CareerKnacks NCLEX-RN® Assistance Program was designed with you in mind and we would love to ease your stress with this helpful service. The benefits are too long to list here, but here is an idea of what you can expect to find when you enroll in our Assistance Program.

  1. Personal Advice and planning on the most appropriate Board of Nursing for your license application.
  2. Comprehensive instructions enabling you to obtain and correctly complete the appropriate Board of Nursing application forms.
  3. We will liaise with the Board of Nursing and keep track of your application and inform you on a regular basis the status of your application.
  4. We will liaise with MorphoTrust USA regarding your fingerprints and criminal background check.

The best part of this program is that you are in no way committed to CareerKnacks for your job placement. We know that you will have such a great experience that we can offer this service contract-free. However, if you do find placement through CareerKnacks, your program fee will be refunded in full upon commencement of your new job in America.

Interested in learning more about the NCLEX-RN® Assistance Program? Contact Us TODAY!
CareerKnacks Brings You the H-1B Visa Timeline

CareerKnacks Brings You the H-1B Visa Timeline

Congratulations! You have landed a job as an RN in America. Now one big question remains: how long will it take to get my visa? While the H-1B visa process can get a bit complicated, we like to keep things simple for you. Here is an approximate idea of what you can expect from your own visa experience.