Temporary and Permanent International Staffing & Direct-Hire

AMN Healthcare’s International Nurse staffing solutions (which you may know as O’Grady Peyton International) and our International Direct Hire solutions (which you may know as Connetics USA) provide our healthcare clients with long-term nurse and allied staffing coverage from clinicians across the world. Our clinicians have an average of 9 years of experience and are fully licensed and authorized to work in the United States.

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Benefits of International Staffing

Utilizing International Clinicians to Supplement Staffing Has a Plethora of Benefits and Advantages

  • With a combined 55+ years of temporary and direct hire international staffing experience, our standards are high and our solutions are customizable
  • Facilities count on us to provide solutions for their healthcare staffing shortages and challenges, including planned leaves of absences, census fluctuations, and new unit or facility openings or expansions
  • Our English-speaking clinicians are carefully prescreened, have excellent references, licensed in the U.S., have an average of 9 years of experience

Why Choose AMN Healthcare

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Flexible international staffing and direct hire solutions
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70%+ of international nurses convert to permanent staff
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9 average years of experience

Planning with AMN Healthcare


Supplementing your staff with international clinicians requires strategic, advanced planning with a partner you can trust. When you work with the experts at AMN Healthcare you will get the partnership required for success. Look to us for help with a custom solution to meet your needs:

  • Direct hire: Secure long-term coverage, and see a significant reduction in costs (average of 35% cost savings compared to temporary International  Staffing)
  • International Staffing: Temporarily secure difficult-to-fill positions with international clinicians who can provide 2+ years of coverage (average of 15% costs savings compared to travel coverage
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Extensive Recruitment Experience

Global Staffing Requires Deep Expertise, and We’ve Got It

Our dedicated and experienced team are ready to help every step of the way. Our team provides a full-service solution that guides clients and clinicians through everything from licensing and credentialing, visa and immigration processing, relocation oversight and assistance, workforce and community integration, as well as family support.


With our international solutions, you’ll gain turnkey staffing options that provide your patients with culturally competent, compassionate care for all your International direct hire or staffing needs. 

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Supplement Your Workforce

with International Medical Technologists

Healthcare organizations choose us to provide highly qualified, experienced medical technologists while saving them time and money. Let us set you up for success with medical technologists who are ready to work at your facility in six months or less.

  • Our candidates qualify for H-1B visas, which are not subject to visa retrogression
  • Required bachelor's degree, ASCPi, and a minimum one-year experience in a lab setting
  • 3-year assignment with the option to extend provides a long-term solution to staffing shortages, reducing the time spent reposting and refilling orders
  • We handle all the time-consuming details of credentialing, immigration, and relocation
  • We provide post-arrival clinical and social support for the international medical technologists to ensure success on assignment and conversion to your staff upon completion

Understanding Visa Retrogression

The latest Visa Bulletin issued by the U.S. Department of State indicates that there is visa retrogression for employment-based visas around the world. Fortunately, AMN Healthcare has decades of experience with retrogression to help you navigate this uncertainty.


Download this educational flyer for everything you need to know about visa retrogression and what it means for international clinicians in your pipeline.

Words from a Trusted Client

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"Through our strategic partnership with AMN Healthcare, we have successfully integrated, both clinically and culturally, over 200 International Nurses to our workforce. In addition to stabilizing our nursing workforce, the International Nurses have added over 2100 years of experience and added incredible diversity to our workforce."
"We have been able to retain approximately 90% of International Nurses at the completion of their contract."

Charlene Wilson, chief people officer at ECU Health


International Staffing

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