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Join the thousands of nurses who’ve realized their American dream with AMN Healthcare, the largest and most experienced recruitment agency in the United States. We're proud to offer the most staffing and direct hire opportunities in the U.S. through our sister companies, O’Grady Peyton International and Connetics USA.
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Largest international staffing and direct hire company in U.S. with 40+ years of experience
Immigration, licensure, and credentialing support from a team of experts
Competitive pay, relocation support, sign-on and completion bonuses and more benefits
The most opportunities for both international direct hire and staffing jobs in the U.S.
Which choice is best for you?
Choose where you want to live in the U.S.
Do you have a particular place where you and your family want to live and work? Connetics USA and O’Grady Peyton International have healthcare positions available across the USA. Unlike other international nurse recruitment agencies, you have the option to choose where you want to realize your American Dream.
Image of map represents current opportunities in September 2023: Blue = Staffing available
Green = Direct hire available Purple = Direct hire and staffing available
International Staffing Agency Career Path
with O'Grady Peyton International
O'Grady Peyton International, an AMN Healthcare company, offers a staffing agency solution. The healthcare facility will hire a nurse through a staffing agency, which supplies and employs the talent. You become an employee of AMN Healthcare, versus an employee of the healthcare facility itself.
Visa sponsor: AMN Healthcare
Employer: AMN Healthcare
Benefits provided by: AMN Healthcare
Commitment length: 2 years or 4,160 straight time hours (shortest contracts in the industry!)
Pay rate: Competitive pay based on location and prevailing wage
Bonuses: Earn up to $10,000 USD for qualified post-NCLEX nurses including sign-on and completion bonuses! For post-NCLEX referrals, earn up to $1,000.
Connetics USA, an AMN Healthcare company, offers an industry-leading direct hire solution for international nurses. Working with a direct hire recruitment agency means the healthcare facility hires you directly as their employee. The direct hire agency is simply matching you with a healthcare facility position. Direct-hire jobs are typically core staff permanent positions with salary and benefits based on experience and education.
Visa sponsor: Healthcare facility
Benefits provided by: Healthcare facility
Commitment length: 3 years
Pay rate: Typically based on experience and education. Rate is the same as what is being offered to similarly experienced and domestic healthcare professionals employed by the healthcare facility
Referral Bonus: Earn up to $1,000 when you refer a qualifying post-NCLEX candidate
Additional benefits vary by the healthcare facility and may include relocation assistance (travel, housing), legal and government fees, bonuses (sign on, relocation) and more. A full list of benefits will be offered to you as part of the compensation package in your offer letter from the healthcare facility
The staffing career path covers your fees for the VisaScreen, NCLEX application and testing, licensure endorsement application, board of nursing application and transportation costs to the U.S. for testing.
The direct hire career path covers fees that are determined by your healthcare facility. Covered fees may include relocation assistance (travel, housing), legal and government fees, bonuses (sign-on, relocation) and licensure fees (VisaScreen, English review and testing, license endorsement, etc.).
What are my out-of-pocket expenses?
In the staffing career path, you are only responsible for direct immigration costs from the National Visa Center and U.S. Department of State Fees and travel for dependents, if applicable.
In the direct hire career path, you are responsible for NCLEX application and testing fees. You may also be responsible for various other licensure, credentialing and/or immigration fees. Your healthcare facility will cover various fees as part of a compensation package.
Where are opportunities available?
There is a wide variety of locations and settings available across the U.S.
*If you are looking for a specific U.S. facility to work at, that may determine whether direct hire or staffing is available for you.
Which specialty positions are available?
All RN specialties!
Do you accept RNs without experience?
When does the English exam need to be completed?
English, if required, needs to be completed before the embassy interview.
Is there an NCLEX sponsorship program available?
Yes, there is an NCLEX sponsorship program available for nurses who qualify.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is my employer?
In the staffing career path, AMN Healthcare is your employer.
In the direct hire career path, the healthcare facility is your employer.
Who sponsors my immigration petition?
In the staffing career path, AMN Healthcare sponsors your immigration petition.
In the direct hire career path, your assigned healthcare facility sponsors your immigration petition.
How long is my contract?
In the staffing career path, a 2 year full time contract.
In the direct hire career path, a 3 year commitment.
How much will I be paid?
In the staffing career path, you are paid a highly competitive pay rate based on location and prevailing wage.
In the direct hire career path, you are paid a highly competitive pay rate based on your assigned facility. Nurses are typically paid the same as what is offered to similarly experienced and situated domestic healthcare professionals employed by a healthcare facility.
When is the position and salary offered?
In the staffing career path, before or during the immigration process.
In the direct hire career path, before the immigration process.
Do you offer premium processing?
Frequently Asked Questions
Who provides my employment benefits?
In the staffing career path, AMN Healthcare provides your employment benefits.
In the direct hire career path, your assigned healthcare facility provides your employment benefits.
What benefits are included?
In the staffing career path, benefits are determined by AMN Healthcare. Benefits include medical, vision, dental, 120 hours of PTO, 401k and more.
In the direct hire career path, benefits are determined by the healthcare facility. They typically include medical, vision, dental, PTO, 401k and more.
What English education is available?
In the staffing career path, AMN Healthare provides English education scholarships that cover testing costs for those who qualify.
In the direct hire career path, an English proficiency study program is available at no cost to the clinician. English testing costs, however, must be paid by the clinician.
What pre-arrival education is available?
In the staffing career path, robust clinical training modules are provided with dedicated clinical oversight frpm AMN Healthcare.
In the direct hire career path, this education is dependent on your assigned healthcare facility.
What clinical support is available?
In the staffing career path, a clinical manager is assigned to support you throughout the duration of your two year contract.
In the direct hire career path, clinical support is dependent on your assigned facility.
Is licensure and credentialing support available?
In the staffing career path, AMN Healthcare provides licensure and credentialing guidance and also covers any fees related to support.
In the direct hire career path, licensure and credentialing guidance are available.
What post-arrival support is available and how long?
In the staffing career path, post-arrival clinical and social support is available for two years.
In the direct hire career path, post-arrival support is available for six months.
What documents will I receive assistance in obtaining?
In the staffing career path, your permanent Employment Based-3 Green Card, Visa, Trade NAFTA (TN), Adjustment of Status (initial and endorsement), and credentialing documents. Cost of obtaining these documents is covered by AMN Healthcare.
In the direct hire career path, your permanent Employment Based-3 Green Card, Trade NAFTA (TN), Adjustment of Status (initial and endorsement). Cost of obtaining these documents may be covered by the healthcare facility as part of the compensation package or by the clinician.