Avant Healthcare Professionals is the premier recruiting and staffing specialist for internationally educated healthcare professionals. Their comprehensive program guides qualified registered nurses, physical and occupational therapists through each stage of the licensure and immigration process and makes it simple!

Since 2003, we have pioneered new ways to effectively support and transition internationally educated registered nurses and therapists into our clients’ healthcare facilities across the United States.

• Nursing Education
They offer an in-depth, comprehensive program that includes NCLEX-RN® preparation, live skills webinars, online learning modules, personalized coaching support, and more.

They offer the following learning resources for NCLEX-RN:
• Textbooks
• Online learning modules
• Live webinars
• Personalized one-on-one coaching
• And more!

The Avant Clinical Preparation Program (CPP) is another proprietary program that is specifically designed for international nurses transitioning to practice in the United States. Our live skills videos and demonstrations of actual practice guide you to achieve maximum success and confidence in your clinical skills before your arrival to the U.S.
Our multifaceted approach includes:

• Live webinars
• Personalized one-on-one coaching
• Regular follow-ups to help keep you on track
• Licensure

Their experienced licensure team will guide you through the licensure and credentialing process. They will simplify the applications and assist you in securing all the documentation required to secure licensure in the U.S. Avant provides a comprehensive exam review program, organizes the exam date and the details of your trip to take the licensure examination. Avant covers many of the associated costs* throughout the licensure process.
• Immigration

After you have passed your licensure exam, the immigration process begins. They offer several visa options to match your situation and qualifications.

Their experts who have handled thousands of immigration cases are there to assist you through the entire visa filing process. They will keep you updated on your status, so you don’t have to worry – you are in good hands with Avant!
They also cover the majority of the associated costs* for your visa filing and relocation to our headquarters in the United States in Casselberry, Florida.

Requirements for Avant Healthcare professions.

• Have at least one year of current and consistent post graduate experience at a tertiary level or large secondary level hospital with at least 80 beds in an acute care inpatient setting.
• Be a graduate of a registered nurse training program from an accredited school of nursing which covered medical, surgical, obstetrics, pediatrics and psychiatry – both clinical and theory. A BSN is preferred but not required.
• Meet the requirements as laid down by U.S. immigration for permanent residency applicants.
• Meet English proficiency in accordance with Section 343 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigration Responsibility Act of 1996 (VisaScreen).
• Be very interested in pursuing both lifestyle opportunities and career development in the U.S. Be flexible on assignment location.
• Uphold and embody Avant’s Core Values.

(Source: Avant Healthcare Professional Website.)


With over 35 years of experience, O’Grady Peyton has set the standard as an international nurse recruitment agency, placing thousands of nurses across all 50 states. With more than double the experience of most of our competitors, and the largest selection of jobs, their success has always been based on the high level of understanding, compassion and caring that goes into the placement process.


• The largest selection of the highest paying international nursing jobs
• The only assignments in the industry that are less than three years
• Compassion and care in delivering and maintaining your life-changing career
• Satisfaction from thousands of international nurses who have surpassed their career dreams
• Prepare you for the cultural changes you will experience as you arrive in the U.S.
• Permanent residency for families


O’Grady Peyton, experts in nurse licensure and immigration, help you and your family get through the application process and succeed professionally and personally in the United States. They will help you:

• Complete all U.S. required forms
• Prepare for the U.S. licensing examination (NCLEX)
• Obtain a permanent residency Visa (Green Card)
• Arrange living accommodations in the U.S. as part of our Meet and Greet program
• Prepare you for the cultural changes you will experience as you arrive in the U.S.
• Medical, dental and life insurance
• Free airfare and accommodations for travel related to NCLEX testing
• A comprehensive retirement plan
• Free flight to the U.S. to start your new job
• Free continuing education courses (nursing CEUs)


Shearwater Health brings a unique advantage in the healthcare marketplace with their global Healthcare Solutions Model which allows them to partner with and retain the best clinicians in the world. Shearwater uses clinically-certified staff all over the world to meet the needs of healthcare companies in the U.S. They have over 2,000 clinicians in their HITRUST-certified and URAC-accredited facilities in the Philippines that operate in remote, dedicated teams for our clients.


• Step-by-Step guidance & legal expertise.
• EB-3 (Green Card) permanent residency Visa.
• Consistent updates through the documentation process.
• Ability to include immediate family on petition.
• Free IELTS exam ($250 value) and Visa Screen ($550 value).
• You get to Participate in choosing your hospital placement.
• Multiple prep sessions before interview.
• Sponsorship for state-specific licenses and hospital certifications

• A member of their American Dream Team will greet you at the airport to welcome you to America! They will help you acclimate to your new home and setup your bank account, cell phone, social security number.

• They will introduce you to your unit manager and others in your workplace. This also includes connecting you with other international nurses in the area and making sure you’re familiar with your new city and other necessary paperwork.

• Safe & affordable location near hospital.
• 1 month of free rent and 3 months of free furniture.
• Basic essentials provided (bedding, toiletries, household items, etc.).
• Utilities setup
• $1000 stipend check.
• $200 shopping gift card.
• $50 international calling card.
• Salary in-line with current nursing trends.
• Opportunity to earn overtime.
• Shift differentials
• Contracts are typically 30-36 months with the option to stay with the hospital upon conclusion. 85% of our nurses continue working at their original facility placement.
• Medical/Dental/Vision.
• Short-Term and Long-Term Disability.
• Life Insurance.
• Malpractice Insurance.
• 401(k) with matching bonus.
• Clinical Support.
• Career Coaching.
• Human Resources.
• Facilitation of Performance Reviews.
• All fees for the renewal of required licenses and certifications are reimbursed by us.

SOURCE: (Shearwater Health Website)


Kennedy Healthcare Recruiting, Inc. are a global nurse recruitment firm dedicated to helping international nurses residing overseas or in the US obtain jobs and start their lives in the United States. They work with some of the best hospitals and healthcare facilities in the US, where nurses earn starting salaries of $55,000 a year. Their nationally recognized Joseph Curran, Esq. provides trustworthy legal services to all our clients and their families. They also provide help with the qualifying exams of NCLEX, CGFNS, TOEFL, IELTS, TSE, and TWE in the form of excellent study materials and payment of exam fees.

At Kennedy Healthcare Recruiting, they believe the key to your success and well-being is informed decision making:

• As a qualified candidate, you will have a choice of jobs and locations.
• You will be fully informed of the terms and conditions of your prospective employment in the States before signing a contract.
• You will sign a contract directly with the hospital you choose to work with before you come to the USA.

Kennedy Healthcare Recruiting, Inc. is committed to the highest professional and ethical services in recruiting nurses to work for hospitals and healthcare facilities and the USA. Their executives have over eighteen years experience in helping thousands of international professionals obtain visas and start their lives in the United States. They select only the most qualified candidates. They also ensure that job offers are fair and compatible with nurses’ experience and preferences. They strive for transparency so that both nurses and the hospitals sponsoring them are fully aware of their options, and can make the most of them. Kennedy Healthcare Recruiting, Inc. endorses the ICN position statement on ethical nurse recruitment.

Unfortunately, the present nursing shortage in the USA has encouraged unethical practices in the recruitment industry. Each day they hear stories of recruiters who have exploited nurses by charging unreasonable fees, giving misinformation about their options, or manipulate documents and credentials. They have also heard stories of recruiters who match nurses with jobs that are incompatible with the nurse’s skills and preferences. Both nurses and hospitals suffer in such cases.

Kennedy Recruiting, Inc. condemns such practices, and endeavors to help nurses and hospitals make fully informed decisions.
They provide complete and accurate information to employers about nurses’ qualifications, education and experience. Likewise, nurses are fully informed about their prospective employers, job description, benefits, sick leave, etc. Nurses should expect proper orientation, constructive supervision and fair treatment. They should be aware of all the resources available to them such as professional and cultural associations.
SOURCE: (Kennedy Healthcare‘s Website



• Dedicated Agent with you every step of the way
• One on one deployment
• Custom package that fits your experience
• Paid Visa, Green Card and Licensing
• No fees for you!
• Hassle-free paperwork
• Best assimilation in the industry with a custom one-on one deployment
• $750 Relocation reimbursement.
• Paid flight.
• They pick you up from the airport.


• A RN License.
• At least 2 years of current hospital experience.
• Strong English.


Westways Staffing Services is a nurse-owned, highly experienced nursing registry specializing in both per Diem and travel nursing throughout the Western United States.
They are the premier leader in both per diem and travel nursing throughout the Western United States. Westways has over 30 years of nursing experience and is one of the few privately held nurse owned and operated nursing registries in the United States.

Westways is locally managed because we believe that individualized service will best address the specific needs of the facilities we serve. They are experts in the healthcare staffing industry and have been present in the hospital community developing the specific knowledge needed to meet the ever changing, day-to-day, supplemental staffing needs of our client facilities.
Our Joint Commission Certification* earned Westways the Gold Seal of Approval for healthcare staffing services. This certification acknowledges Westways’ compliance with the Joint Commission’s national set of consensus-based quality standards.