FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. What is OSSCC?
Answer: OSSCC is a recruitment company that places nurses directly with
the finest hospitals throughout the United States of America.
Q. How is OSSCC different from other recruitment services?
You will enter into an employment agreement directly with the hospital group.
We recruit nurses from all over the world.
We help you through the entire process of coming to America or Canada.
We recruit nurses for some of the largest hospital groups in the U.S. and Canada
Quality, Speed & Reliability
Our healthcare clients offer great salaries and benefits and our
immigration attorneys helps to bring you to the U.S. and Canada as quickly as possible.
We have clients all over the U.S. and Canada and can place you wherever the needs are.
Q. What are your minimum requirements?
Answer: You must have a Diploma or B.Sc. degree in nursing, a current nursing license in your home country, 2 years of work experience and ability to communicate fluently in English.
Q. How long will it take me to obtain my green Card in order to come to the United States?
Answer: If you have passed the CGFNS & IELTS exam, it will take approximately 8-12 months.
If you have not taken the CGFNS or IELTS exam, it will take approximately 12-18 months.
N.B The immigration process is dynamic and each candidate is treated differently.The political and economic climate of this country as at the time of your application will influence the duration of your green card processing.
Q. How much will you charge me for your services?
Answer: The process is free but training for CGFNS, IETLS and clinical skills training are $5,000.00.
Q. Who handles my visa processing paperwork?
Answer: OSSCC has immigration attorneys on board who will process all your paperwork. These attoneys will advocate on your behalf before the United States Immigration.
Q. Can my spouse and children come to the U.S. or Canada with me?
Answer: Yes. They will need to complete immigration forms and attend the visa interview at a designated American Embassy. Additional Visa application fees will be required by the U.S. or Canadian immigration. The fee will be determined by the size of your family.
NB: if you intend to come with your family, please indicate in your initial application to avoid any future delay.
Q. What is the CGFNS?
Answer: The Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) was
established to ensure that nurses educated outside the United States are eligible
and qualified to meet licensure and practice requirements in the U.S. The CGFNS
certificate is earned after successful completion of the following components:
• Passing score on the CGFNS Exam
• Passing score on the IELTS Exam
• A review of credentials, education and licensure
Q. What is the NCLEX-RN Exam?
Answer: The National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) is the U.S. registered nurse licensing exam. You must take this exam in the United States and pass it in order to work as a nurse in The United States of America. Each of the fifty States in America has thier own Nursing Board. You must Indicate the state you intend to use for your Initial Licensure. We Recommend New York State.
Q. What is Credentials Evaluations Service?
Answer: The Credentials Evaluation Service (CES), developed by CGFNS, evaluates education and licensure earned outside the United States.Every foriegn trained Nurse intending to work in the United States of America has to be evaluated by the CES under the current immigration regulation.
Q. What is the IELTS Exam?
Answer: IELTS tests the complete range of English language skills which will commonly be encountered by students when studying or training in the medium of English. All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking Modules. There is an option of either Academic or General Training Reading and Writing Modules. Nurses planning to come to the U.S. on a Green Card need to take the Academic Reading and Writing Modules. The IELTS exam can be taken in place of the TOEFL, TWE & TSE exams.
NB: you are only required to take 1 of 3 of the english testing Exams. We recommend the TOEFL or IELTS.
Q. What is the Visa Screen Certificate?
Answer: The Visa Screen Certificate is used to certify that an individual’s home country education is equivalent to a Nursing education in the United States and that the candidate's written and spoken English skills are at an acceptable level. A Visa Screen Certificate is presented to a consular office, or in the case of adjustment of status, to the Attorney General as part of the visa application.
NB: in order to qualify for a visa screen certificate, Nurses must possess the following: Original RN license from home country, CGFNS certificate and IELTS certificate.