In this blog post, we will answer some of the most common questions from our nurses. We have broken it up into different sections for your convenience.
Q: Do you only recruit Registered Nurses?
A: Yes, we only recruit Registered Nurses to work overseas.
Q: Is the English language test (OET) accepted?
A: No only the International English Language Test (IELTS in which you will need a minimum score of 6.5 and 7 in the Spoken Band section in order to pass) or the TOEFL isaccepted.
Q: When does my International English Language Test (IELTS) expire?
A: It will expire after 2 years.
About the NCLEX:
Q: Can I take the NCLEX exam in my home country?
A: There are only certain countries where you can write the NCLEX-RN Exam. We advise our nurses to write it in their nearest location, for example our African nurses to write in Johannesburg, our Middle East and Nepal nurses to write in London or India, and our nurses from the Philippines can write in their own country.
Q: Are there required times that I need to study during the NCLEX 24 Program?
A: No, but in order to succeed and pass the NCLEX-RN exam you would need to dedicate a few hours every day during the course.
Q: Will any application fees be deducted from my salary?
A: No, Adevia Health will not deduct any application fees from you.
Q: How much is the average cost of living for a family in the U.S?
A: You will spend an average of $800 – $1200 p/m on rent for a 2 – 3 bedroom house. Groceries and food will also average $250 – $400 per month, but remember each state is different and have different costs of livings. The salary offered by Adevia Health will be more than enough to cover your rent, food, entertainment, savings and still send money home to the family.
Q: Can I choose a state where I will practice my profession?
A: Yes, you can let us know where you would like to work and we will try our best to find your work as close to your desired location as possible.
Q: Are there age limits for nurses?
A: Yes, the age limit for General Nurses is 48 years, and 51 years for nurses with a specialty.
Q: Can I take my common-law partner with me?
A: No, you will need to be legally married to your partner.
Q: Can I immigrate with my family?
A: Yes, you can immigrate with your husband/wife and dependents under the age of 21.
Q: Will my partner get a work permit?
A: The Spousal permit allows your partner to work.
Q: What about my children’s education?
A: Once you have been assigned to a hospital and state, we will assist you in finding schools in that area for your children.
Q: Should I take my family with me when I go?
A: We recommend that you stay 2/3 months first, as this can help you to prepare for your family to join you and ease their arrival while you also get settled into your new job.
About the U.S process:
Q: How long does the whole process take?
A: The process takes on average 18-24 months.
Q: When will I be interviewed?
A: During the immigration process, our U.S recruitment company in Atlanta will interview you and provide you with a conditional job offer.
About U.S accommodation:
Q: Will you arrange accommodation when I arrive in the U.S?
A: We will arrange accommodation and pay for the first month’s rent.