My initial route to the US was to study nursing through a student visa. I packed my bags and left then my 7 yo daughter. Upon graduation, retrogression was still in place. Employers were not willing to sponsor and agencies in NY advised me to go back. I was in my 4th year away from my daughter. It seemed America was not where I should be at that time. I went back to Manila and promised that I will find my way back no matter what, this time with my daughter.

PPUSA allowed me to keep my promise. I will now take my 18yo daughter with me and finally be reunited with my siblings in the US. I am grateful for the direction PPUSA has given me particularly Ms. Liza with whom I am fortunate enough to handle my case. Very persistent and relentless in ensuring that I reach every step of the immigration process to completion. We have a working relationship where my inquiries and requests were addressed promptly in person or thru phone, email and text message. With every obstacle, a milestone reached in each process, she is there to celebrate with me. There will be road bumps along the process but I know that PPUSA will exhaust all efforts to pull us through.

In hindsight, I now know that this is exactly how God planned it to be, in the right place and in His time. Thank you PPUSA and Health Carousel for being the instrument to my path in the US.

Cherry Anne, RN

The simulation training was a combination of pure education and virtual experience. I had a great time learning step by step procedures and distinguishing advance types of equipment used by nurses. The training was rigid and intense, lots of information to take in. You can learn so much from real life scenarios. You’ll be able to see the difference in practices and procedures when comparing different settings.

The program took me about six weeks to finish.

Recommend? Definitely! It is like a bird’s eye view of the situation we are going to face in the US. So, to be able to have this, for me, is a must.

All in all, my hesitation in my transition to a US Healthcare Facility System is reduced to a minimal, and my confidence soared to an all-time high! This training is phenomenal!

Rainier, RN

The simulation training is very helpful for training individuals to enhance knowledge and skills in the US Healthcare Delivery System. The time limit for each module is quite a pressure, however, the purpose to get the students to finish the task on time is met due to the pressure. Modules were easy to comprehend and the simulations give students the feeling to be in an actual scenario where patient outcomes will depend on the decision/critical thinking skills of the nurse. Thus, the experience was very realistic. Undergoing the simulation training was a great experience not just for the students and new graduate nurses but also for nurses like me who are already working/practicing the profession outside the U.S.

Continuous education or training is very important. Regardless if a person is already working for many years, updating/refreshing knowledge and skills is really a must especially if the country you are currently working to has a different healthcare delivery system. Less than 2 months. I made sure I stick to the checklist and as much as possible finish my task earlier than the target week per module.

It is definitely recommended because the health care system in the USA is different in most countries. Furthermore, it is good to have a review of knowledge and skills in nursing in the Health Care Delivery System in the USA before proceeding to the country.

Yes, undergoing the Training gave me the confidence to work in the US a boost. However, to settle to just being confident now may not be enough, after all, there will always be change or new updates in the health care delivery system, therefore, it is still imperative to continue learning and enhancing skills as a nurse even after the training.

Sherilyn, RN

I found the course interesting, challenging, and rewarding. I learned a lot by following the programme and the study training testing set out. It took me at least a month to finish the course. It is highly recommended for foreign-educated nurses to gain insight and prepare for the transition to the USA. My concerns were addressed quickly, with lots of positive feedback from my Training coach. I feel that over the duration of the course I gained a lot of knowledge and practical strategies that will be beneficial to me, and those I deal with personally and professionally.

Sheryll, RN

I’ve learned new knowledge thru this course Health Carousel get me into. And the beauty of the said new knowledge is it presents, teaches and encourages to implement evidenced-based research. What a smart decision and professional move.

Thanks again everyone for all of your lessons, suggestions, and materials. I will continue to use the skills and knowledge I learned from my sessions not only in my current and future hospital workplace but also in my day-to-day interactions with people outside of my work like my families and friends. I will continue to apply the confidence that was re-developed in me after taking this course, I will keep working toward a positive, effective nurse.

Nonetheless, I would also like to express my deepest thanks to the coaches, Ms. Carolyn and Ms. Emily for patiently and calmly checking up on me and motivating me while I am into this course which I personally believe, boost my self-esteem and confidence being a nurse. The lesson, training, and real-life-scenario made me a globally competent nurse and I personally believe, am ready to be a nurse in the US.

Imelda, RN

I’ve learned new knowledge thru this course Health Carousel get me into. And the beauty of the said new knowledge is it presents, teaches and encourages to implement evidenced-based research. What a smart decision and professional move.

Thanks again everyone for all of your lessons, suggestions, and materials. I will continue to use the skills and knowledge I learned from my sessions not only in my current and future hospital workplace but also in my day-to-day interactions with people outside of my work like my families and friends. I will continue to apply the confidence that was re-developed in me after taking this course, I will keep working toward a positive, effective nurse.

Nonetheless, I would also like to express my deepest thanks to the coaches, Ms. Carolyn and Ms. Emily for patiently and calmly checking up on me and motivating me while I am into this course which I personally believe, boost my self-esteem and confidence being a nurse. The lesson, training, and real-life-scenario made me a globally competent nurse and I personally believe, am ready to be a nurse in the US.

“I am ready to be a Nurse in the U.S.” – Imelda, RN, USRN

The American dream is real and thanks to Health Carousel for processing my papers. I was abandoned by my previous employer and last year of March, one of my colleagues told me about the agency. I signed the contract and everything was facilitated through online which is very convenient.

Tomorrow, May 30 is our departure, including my wife and daughter. I would like to take this opportunity to extend my gratitude to Ms. Nyra, Ms. Karen, Ms. Roda and Ms. Kimberly.

 

Jose, RN

I come across Health Carousel/PassportUSA through my mom. The agency had been very consistent and reliable in helping me pursue my goals ever since I joined in 2014. The process of the application had been smooth, despite all the requirements that needed to be completed because of the help and support of the processing associates. I’m thankful to them because they have been professional and patient in dealing with my queries and demands.

I recommend Health Carousel to other nurses and medical professionals who aspire to go to the U.S. as well.

Maricel, RN

I joined Health Carousel in late 2014 and since then they were constantly in touch with me until my deployment. The whole process became less stressful because of the guidance and support that I got from my respective processing associates and IDA.

I would like to thank Karen and Liza for their patience in assisting me to reach my American dream.

To those who are just starting or planning to work in the US – I say it is never too late, with persistence, perseverance, trust in your employer and trust in God, everything is possible.

Dhea, RN

I passed my Nclex in 2013. At the time, I tried to apply to all agencies here and abroad, but I never got an answer. It was only Health Carousel at the time that was open and actively filing immigrant visa petitions for nurses even if there was retrogression.

I was interviewed by Heather and Ericka in 2013 and was accepted. At that time, Health Carousel did not have any of their programs existing now (e.g. IELTS, VS) so it took me a year to process my visa screen because I was working and had a baby as well. I signed with Health Carousel in February 2015. My I-140 was filed in June 2015 and my I-140 was approved in September 2015.

I can say that Health Carousel really takes care of their candidates and I speak from experience. What I like is their transparency and honesty in keeping their candidates updated. I can say that I really made the right choice in staying with them. I can say that I am very lucky to have been under Ms. Raissa. She is really the best IDA ever! She goes way beyond what is expected of her… the extra mile that sets her apart from all others. I not only gained a valuable partner in my journey to the US but I also gained a friend.

I would just like to say to other nurses/PTs/OTs waiting for their application process, please be patient J Believe and trust Health Carousel

Myra Katrina, RN