May 2016 Visa Bulletin

The May 2016 Visa Bulletin has been issued by the U.S. Department of State. From the Department of State website: “This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during May for: “Application Final Action Dates” (consistent with prior Visa Bulletins) and “Dates for Filing Applications,” indicating when immigrant visa applicants should be notified to assemble and... Read More

April 2016 Visa Bulletin

The April 2016 Visa Bulletin has been issued by the U.S. Department of State. From the Department of State website: “This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during April for: “Application Final Action Dates” (consistent with prior Visa Bulletins) and “Dates for Filing Applications,” indicating when immigrant visa applicants should be notified to assemble and... Read More

March 2016 Visa Bulletin

The March 2016 Visa Bulletin has been issued by the U.S. Department of State. From the Department of State website: “This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during March for: “Application Final Action Dates” (consistent with prior Visa Bulletins) and “Dates for Filing Applications,” indicating when immigrant visa applicants should be notified to assemble and... Read More

Healthcare Industry Will See Most Growth Over Next Decade According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Report

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the healthcare industry is reported to grow faster and add more jobs between 2014 and 2024 than any other sector. The coming “Silver Tsunami” of an aging population approaching retirement combined with the expansion of health benefits to millions under the Affordable Care Act have no doubt... Read More

Internationally-Educated Nurses and Their Impact on Patient Satisfaction

by Shari Dingle Sandifer, RN, MBA According to a recent study published in the journal BMJ Open titled “Patient satisfaction and non-U.K. educated nurses: A cross-sectional observational study of English National Health Service Hospitals,” every 10-point increase in the percentage of non-U.K. educated nurses at the hospital bedside is associated with 10% lower odds of patients... Read More

February 2016 Visa Bulletin

The February 2016 Visa Bulletin has been issued by the U.S. Department of State. From the Department of State website: “This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during February for: “Application Final Action Dates” (consistent with prior Visa Bulletins) and “Dates for Filing Applications,” indicating when immigrant visa applicants should be notified to assemble... Read More

January 2016 Visa Bulletin

The January 2016 Visa Bulletin has been issued by the U.S. Department of State. From the Department of State website: “This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during January for: “Application Final Action Dates” (consistent with prior Visa Bulletins) and “Dates for Filing Applications,” indicating when immigrant visa applicants should be notified to assemble and submit required... Read More

Nursing turnover estimated to be 33% in the first three years

The nationwide nursing shortage has been big news for years, with the American Nursing Association reporting that the U.S. needs 1.1 million new nurses in its pipeline by 2022 in order to meet the country’s demand. But an overall nursing shortage isn’t the only problem that healthcare providers are contending with – across the country,... Read More