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

SEPTEMBER 2015 VISA BULLETIN

This post is from Musillo Unkenholt’s Immigration News at: http://www.musillo.com/2015/08/september-2015-visa-bulletin.html The Department of State has just released the September 2015 Visa Bulletin. This is the final Visa Bulletin of the 2015 Fiscal Year.  In mid-September the DOS will issue the first Visa Bulletin of Fiscal Year 2016. The bizarre retrogression of the Philippines EB-3 continues.  Although the July... Read More

JULY 2015 VISA BULLETIN

This post is from Musillo Unkenholt’s blog page.   It has the details of the July visa bulletin. musillo.com The Department of State has just released the July 2015 Visa Bulletin. This is the tenth Visa Bulletin of the 2015 Fiscal Year. The retrogression of the Philippines EB-3 continues.  To insure that no Philippine EB-3 visas are issued, the Department of... Read More

Avant Healthcare Partners with EDI Staff Builders international in the Philippines

New relationship to drive and facilitate Avant’s ongoing commitment to recruiting the most highly qualified healthcare professionals worldwide for U.S. healthcare organizations. Casselberry, Fla. – Central Florida-based international healthcare recruiting and staffing agency Avant Healthcare Professionals (Avant) recently partnered with EDI Staffbuilders International (EDI), a Philippines-based agency dedicated to providing overseas organizations with Filipino workers.... Read More