Matching a foreign-trained nurse with a U.S. hospital is a bit like finding one's soulmate. Okay, this may sound like a bit of a stretch, for sure. But here are four matching principles that PassportUSA adheres to that will leave you firmly believing this to be true. Before we dive into the Four Matching Principles, let's take a look at the current state of nurse retention in the USA. The U.S. nurse turnover rate in 2017 was 21% nationwide and on the rise from previous years. That means that, after three years, almost two-thirds of all nurses have quit their employer and moved onto another healthcare organization where they feel the pastures are greener. By sticking to the Four Matching Principles outlined below, PassportUSA has been able to lower our nurse turnover rate to under 6% per year.
The Four Matching Principles
1: Rushing in Can Lead to Regrets - The nursing shortage in the USA is large�and growing. As such, facilities (including PassportUSA clients) are clamoring for additional nurses. More, more, more nurses, they say. Whoa!�PassportUSA wants to make sure our client facilities provide each of our nurses with quality, meaningful work experiences. In this regard, new clients are allowed only a limited number of our contracted nurses until all parties involved see that the relationship is working and that all new starts receive proper orientation and training.
2: Keep the Passion -�Roles in the nursing profession are about as diverse as the individuals working in them. Med/surg, ICU, ER, NICU, peds�the list of specialties goes on. Healthcare facilities differ greatly, from trauma-certified urban hospitals that are fast-paced to smaller rural facilities that serve a large geographic area. PassportUSA matches our nurses' skills to the best facilities for them, allowing them to work in units they are passionate about - and therefore helping them to perform at their highest level.
3: Don't Compromise Your Beliefs -�In placing our candidates, there are shortcuts available to us. But we don't take them. We don't compromise on principles #1 and #2 (above), as experience has shown that in doing so, you sacrifice long-term placement success.
4: It's Worth the Wait -�Matching Principles #1-3 can make it take a bit longer to place our candidates, but not much. Most importantly, once the perfect match has been made, everyone involved understands that it was well worth the wait. We encourage readers of this article to look over our U.S. Arrivals section and review our Employee of the Month winners. These are happy healthcare professionals doing amazing things.PassportUSA has a stance on healthcare professional placement that is uncommon in our industry. We believe it is critical to our 86% three-year retention rate. But don't infer that our 4 Matching Principles prevent us from placing a lot of nurses. This is simply not the case. So far in 2018, alone we have achieved some pretty healthy results.
JANUARY 2018 KEY STATS
137 healthcare professionals interviewed with our U.S. healthcare facilities
66 candidates selected
33 healthcare professionals arrived in the USA to start their dream assignments
For more on guidance on choosing the best organization to help you achieve your #AmericanDream, read our article How to Choose a International Staffing Agency.If you're ready to join an organization that goes to great lengths to ensure your success and happiness as a healthcare professional in the USA, click the button below to register or update your PassportUSA profile.