Visa priority dates skip ahead; trend expected to continue

The U.S. Department of State has released the January 2015 Visa Bulletin with some good news for healthcare professionals seeking work in the U.S.: The priority dates for EB2 and EB3 applications are moving forward rapidly. According to the January bulletin, the new priority dates for employment-based visa applications are as follows:   Employment- Based... Read More

Avant Healthcare Professionals receives Health Care Staffing Services Certfication from The Joint Commission

AVANT HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS RECEIVES HEALTH CARE STAFFING SERVICES CERTIFICATION FROM THE JOINT COMMISSION International health care staffing leader passes certification process with “no recommendations for improvement.”  Casselberry, Fla. – Central Florida-based international healthcare recruiting and staffing agency Avant Healthcare Professionals (Avant) recently received Health Care Staffing Services Certification from The Joint Commission. The agency awarded... Read More

ANA predicts that the U.S. must produce 1.1 million nurses by 2022 to meet demand

For the last few years, healthcare industry experts have taken a bit of a “doomsday” approach regarding the state of healthcare staffing – particularly nurses – through their predictions of drastic shortages set to sweep the industry. However, recent reports that the nursing force in the U.S. has spiked and there aren’t enough positions available... Read More

For pediatric nurses, it’s all about location, location, location

It’s certainly not news that a shortage of educated, experienced nurses has led to a profession full of stressed, overworked individuals. While this is a trend that extends across the profession – regardless of practice areas and departments – a recent report found that, for pediatric nurses, the type of facility one works in makes... Read More

Mayo Clinic: Reduce readmissions with complex, patient-empowering interventions

Several strategies could potentially reduce 30-day hospital readmissions by nearly 20 percent, according to a Mayo Clinic review published in JAMA Internal Medicine. "Reducing early hospital readmissions is a policy priority aimed at improving quality of care and lowering costs," lead author Aaron Leppin, M.D., told Mayo Clinic News [...]