How It Works

Your Journey to a Rewarding Nursing Career in the USA Starts Here

The PassportUSA Program

Embrace your American Dream with PassportUSA, the dedicated program from Health Carousel International (HCI) designed to help internationally trained nurses pursue a career as a US RN. With a focus on transparency and personalized career paths, we ensure your journey to the USA is clear, confident, and uniquely yours.

Program Requirements:

Must be a nurse

Must have bedside experience

Must be proficient in English

Additional requirements may apply

While we welcome applications from nurses worldwide, we respect source countries by following their laws and avoiding harm to their healthcare infrastructure.

Learn more about our ethical recruitment practices

Employment Sponsored Visas

By choosing the PassportUSA program, you gain a partner with over 19 years of experience and a track record of successfully placing over 3,000 healthcare professionals. There are no fees for joining our program, and we cover the visa costs for you.

As your visa sponsor and employer, Health Carousel International offers you unparalleled support. Our experience ensures you get reliable advice and the right support for your journey to becoming a US RN.

Learn more about our employer sponsored visas

Experience the Full Circle of Support

Your pathway to US RN success starts with our Full Circle of Support. Our program offers a network of resources and expert guidance, empowering you to make informed decisions and navigate every step with confidence.

Dedicated Support Teams

Beyond mere guidance, our teams are your mentors, supporting every critical phase of your journey. From professional growth to personal milestones, you're never alone.

Journey with Confidence

Discover the step-by-step path that PassportUSA has meticulously designed for internationally trained nurses like you.

Platinum Benefits and Wellness Tools

Experience premium health insurance packages, employee assistance programs, and more to support your overall well-being.

Career Advancement

Your journey with us extends beyond your initial placement. Explore how our dedicated career services can open doors to opportunities for career growth and professional development in the US.

Join the PassportUSA Program

Ready to experience expert immigration assistance, tailored job placement, comprehensive relocation support, and ongoing career development? Take the first step towards your US nursing career by applying now!

Your Journey to the US

The PassportUSA program is your comprehensive roadmap to becoming a US RN. Every journey is unique, and we are committed to guiding and supporting you through each milestone in the process.

Step One
Talk with a Recruiter

As a certified Ethical Recruitment Company, we believe in providing honest and transparent guidance to our candidates. Our team of International Recruiters is dedicated to assisting you in understanding the eligibility requirements for our PassportUSA program and addressing any questions or concerns you may have regarding life and work in the US. With our expertise and support, you can confidently determine if our program is the right fit for you and your career aspirations.

Step Two
Prepare for Visa Filing

Upon joining our program, you will be assigned an International Program Associate (IPA) who will instruct you on the essential documents needed to file your visa petition. If applicable, we also provide support for test preparation, covering the costs and assisting you in preparing for both the English Proficiency exam and the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).

Step Three
Visa Filed with USCIS

Our experienced legal team will meticulously review your documents prior to filing your visa petition with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to maximize your chances for approval.

Step Four
Visa Approval

Once your visa is approved by USCIS, your priority date will be secured which represents your “place in line” to obtain your visa!

Step Five
Find Your Perfect Fit

Once your visa has been approved, we will help you explore healthcare facilities to find an assignment location that fits your career aspirations and lifestyle preferences. The interview timeline varies based on current client needs and your preferences, but we will submit your resume to open positions and work towards securing your client selection. After you complete a successful interview, you will receive an offer to finalize your assignment location.

Step Six
Gather Remaining Visa Documents

Around the same time as visa approval, you will be transferred to an International Deployment Advocate (IDA) who will help you gather the documents needed for the National Visa Center (NVC) for our legal team to submit.

Step Seven
Become Credentialed

Your IDA will work with our credentialing team to provide you with a list of credentials required for nursing in the US and will guide you through the rest of the immigration process, assignment selection, and embassy interview preparation.

Step Eight
Become Documentarily Qualified

Once the NVC receives your paid fee bills and deems you “documentarily qualified,” you will become eligible for your embassy appointment!

Step Nine
Complete Your Embassy Appointment

Once you have been selected for an assignment, you move onto the embassy appointment. Your arrival date to the US will be determined pending completion of credentials, state licensure, and orientation dates.

Step Ten
Arrive in America

Congratulations! Our Travel and Housing Team will book your travel and assist with housing, ensuring a smooth transition for the start of your US nursing career. An International Employee Supervisor will be assigned to support you throughout your assignment and assist you in acclimating to life in the US.

Step Eleven
Advance Your US Nursing Career

As you embark on your assignment, you will have the opportunity to climb our Clinical Ladder program, designed to honor nursing excellence and nurture your professional journey. Our team of Career Coaches will partner with you to craft a tailored career development plan and delve into additional pathways for growth, including participation in our work-study program post-assignment completion, should you wish to further advance your career.

Your Journey Begins Here

Ready to embark on your US RN journey? Take the first step by applying to the PassportUSA program today.

Inspiring Stories of Nurses Like You

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