About Us

Avant Changes Lives

We change the lives of our healthcare professionals by helping them achieve their “American Dream.”

We change the lives of our clients through strong staffing partnerships that enable them to overcome staffing shortages and meet their patient care objectives.

We change the lives of patients who receive the care they need from our healthcare professionals.

Members of the Avant Cultural Transitions Team along with an Avant RN participate in a local breast cancer walk.

Our Mission

The Avant Healthcare Professionals team is dedicated to making long-term matches between our qualified internationally educated healthcare professionals and our client healthcare facilities in the U.S. to fill critical staffing needs.

Avant provides a unique combination of clinical and cultural transitions training as well as personalized, ongoing support to ensure a successful placement of all our healthcare professionals.

Avant is the best guide for international healthcare professionals and U.S. healthcare facilities to use to reach their career and staffing goals.

Avant founder and CEO Shari Dingle Costantini (left) and her daughter hike the Rockies to raise awareness to end human trafficking.

Our Founder

Avant Founder and CEO, Shari Dingle Costantini was diagnosed with viral encephalitis at 13 years old, losing much of her motor coordination. But the challenges she faced and overcame so early in life were just preparing her for the journey ahead.

By the time she became a registered nurse, Shari not only understood the gravity of illness as a patient, but she had become intimately familiar with the day-to-day struggles of providing patient care with increasing staff shortages.

Inspired by the challenge, Shari eventually transitioned to a position of a nursing staff provider. It was then that the need for a more efficient and attainable solution to this ongoing problem became her passion.

Because of that passion, Shari founded Avant Healthcare Professionals in 2003 as an answer to the highly specialized needs and challenges surrounding professional healthcare staffing.

The Avant Clinical Team packs over 2,000 meals for those affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Our Culture

Avant Healthcare Professionals is a leader in the international staffing industry. The Avant team is recognized as a pioneer in the business of successful international healthcare placement.

As a nurse and mother, our founder’s personal journey inspired Avant’s unique corporate culture. At Avant, we value holistic well-being. Whether it’s providing resources for personal development or encouraging physical fitness, we place great emphasis on work-life balance and the health of all our people.

Based in Casselberry, Florida, with more than 150 employees, Avant is a Joint Commission accredited staffing agency and founding member of the American Association of International Healthcare Recruitment (AAIHR).

Avant RN and his new clincial team members during their initial "meet and greet."

Our Promise

Positive patient experience. Exemplary clinical quality. Turnkey international staffing partnership delivering stability & reliability.

Avant Healthcare Professionals is founded and operated by nurses and healthcare professionals with experience in professional recruitment. We understand the extensive process and potential issues faced by both international healthcare professionals and healthcare facilities as they seek to provide better patient care through international recruitment.

We are leading advocates for the best staffing solutions. We are always reevaluating and exploring options to identify the best ways to successfully assimilate international employees and provide the highest return on investment for employers.

If you are looking for a way to fill your staffing needs or take the next step in your professional healthcare career, we invite you to discover the many advantages of working with Avant.

Healthcare Professionals

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