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The latest Sentosa Recruitment news and updates. Sentosa specializes in helping Filipino nurses who want to work in the USA.

We’re Looking For Great Nurses. Is This You?

No other profession offers the opportunity to make such a profound difference on the lives of people who truly need and appreciate it. Good nurses greatly contribute to the success and stability of healthcare institutions and to the mental and physical wellbeing of their patients. They give not only their book knowledge, but a piece of their heart to each and every patient they care for. Those who succeed in nursing and gain the most personal fulfillment from it start their careers with certain unique qualities. Read this brief overview and find out if you have what it takes to [...]

December 16th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

What’s it like to be a Filipino in the USA?

Source: Quora I want to bring in here a different perspective on growing up, since I was born in the Philippines, migrated when I was 9 to the United States, then moved back when I was 14 (after naturalizing in the process, so yes, I am a U.S. citizen), then shuffled between the two countries since then.  It might also help that for most of my life there, I didn't grow up in a predominantly Filipino place; rather, I lived in Pittsburgh, where there are only 1,000 Filipinos in a metropolitan area of two million.  I was the only Filipino in [...]

November 15th, 2017|Categories: Nursing|

10 Qualities That Make a Great Nurse

Few would disagree that nursing is one of the most underrated professions in modern times. Being a nurse isn’t easy. In fact, it is a field that can be extremely demanding—and even unforgiving—to those who pursue it. Being around the ailing and the frazzled for long hours and dealing with them patiently day after day can be challenging, to say the least. Nurses are required to be not only compassionate and helpful, but also capable of making difficult decisions and administering the right medical care to patients in the absence of doctors. Of course, education plays a big role in [...]

October 15th, 2017|Categories: Nursing|Tags: , |

Sentosa Recruitment Conducting Free Orientation For US Immigrant Visa Petitions

Featuring  Mrs. Bernadette Hanopol, former Sentosa recruit. Come for orientation and be one of our successful USRNs in New York! Employers from the USA will be present. 

July 7th, 2017|Categories: News, Nursing|

Unforgettable Nurses Who Impacted History

Soldiers, presidents, and billionaires aren’t the only ones who earn a place in the history books. These nurses impacted American history and will always be remembered for their contributions to their country. Lillian D. Wald Lillian Wald lived from 1867 to 1940 and spent her adult life advocating for public health. She graduated from nursing school in New York and began her career teaching nursing lessons to poor immigrant families, and this soon evolved into a job as a visiting nurse for Lower East Side residents. Wald even moved into a basic, spartan room to live closer to her patients. [...]

May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Thinking About a Career In Nursing in 2018? Demand Is High

There’s been a nursing shortage in the U.S. for several years, as the healthcare industry simply can’t keep up with the demand. This job growth has occurred for a number of reasons, including an increased emphasis on preventative care and demand for healthcare services for Baby Boomers. In fact, according to the American Nurses Association, there will be an additional 1.13 million nurses needed in the workforce by 2022. Even with this projected growth, supply and demand in the nursing workforce can be affected by numerous factors, including population, location, healthcare changes, and economic conditions. Whether you’re considering a career [...]

April 17th, 2017|Categories: News, Nursing|

Nursing Jobs Outlook and Trends

Thinking about working as a nurse in the USA in 2017? Here's one view of the hiring outlook. ANA Senior Policy Fellow and Health Care Economist Q. How is the hiring outlook? Peter McMenamin: Great. Nursing is a good job. Work satisfaction is high. If you look at the employment in U.S. hospitals for the last decade, month after month, there's only a single month where employment went down. Hospitals have been continuing to hire during the recession. Q. Will the trend toward an increase in hiring continue? Peter McMenamin: The Labor Department predicted there would be 712,000 new jobs [...]

March 7th, 2017|Categories: Nursing|

Considering a Career In Nursing? You’re In Demand

Considering a career in nursing or already working in the field? Nurses have been in high demand for several years, and that demand remains strong. This is partly because aging members of the huge Baby Boomer generation are beginning to require more and more medical care. According to the American Nurses Association, 53 percent of registered nurses (RNs) are older than 50. A study by CareerBuilder and EMSI indicated that 62 percent of nurses are considering retirement within the next three years. With an array of career opportunities within nursing including such occupations as nurse anesthetist, nurse practitioner and nurse [...]

January 23rd, 2017|Categories: News, Nursing|

Nursing For Senior Citizens

Senior nursing is a specialization that focuses specifically on the needs of the older patient. The need for specialized care related to aging increases due to illness, disease and other health issues. Nurses who specialize in adult or senior care perform a wide range of duties that may include distributing medication, assisting doctors, examining patients, providing pre or post-operative care and giving guidance and comfort to patient family members. Nurses who provide care for senior citizens can work in various settings like nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals, and community health centers, or they may provide care through a home healthcare agency. They often [...]

May 19th, 2016|Categories: News, Nursing|

Tips For Nurses Seeking To Work Overseas, In The USA

How does a nurse get an overseas contract? 1: Requirements to work overseas In addition to the standard nursing criteria required here in the United States, potential nursing candidates must first apply for a visa in the country they wish to work in. Depending on the country, visa issuance can take anywhere from a couple of days to several months or more. So you should be prepared for the wait. Nurses will also need to provide proof of licensure in order to practice their profession in whatever country they decided to go to. In some nations nurses will have to contact that [...]

May 10th, 2016|Categories: News|

International Nurse Migration: The Facts

International nurse migration and remittances are an important source of income and stability for individuals, families and communities around the world. Remittances, the money sent home by migrants, far exceed official development assistance and provide an economic lift and income security to families back home. In 2013, migrants sent more than $414 billion dollars to their homeland. The growth rate of remittances in real terms has been impressive. In the decade preceding the 2008 financial crisis (1999-2008), the average annual real growth rate of remittances was 12.9 percent, comparable to the 11.0 percent annual real growth rate of foreign direct [...]

May 2nd, 2016|Categories: News|

Why Filipino Nurses Are In High Demand

In his 2013 State of the Union Address President Obama hailed a Filipino nurse as a role model. He said “We should follow the example of a New York City nurse named Menchu Sanchez. When Hurricane Sandy plunged her hospital into darkness, she wasn’t thinking about how her own home was faring…Her mind was on the 20 precious newborns in her care and the rescue plan she devised that kept them all safe.” Menchu represented all Filipino nurses – skilled, efficient, caring and compassionate. They are highly prized around the world for these outstanding qualities. They speak English, are trained in American-caliber [...]

April 28th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Sentosa Nurses Working In The USA Have Access To Many Great Benefits

For a nurse who wishes to work with Sentosa Nursing Recruitment, our agency offers many excellent benefits and perks.  This includes a competitive salary, medical insurance coverage, airfare from Manila to New York plus training and orientation.  We also provide free housing to all our new immigrant nurses. Sentosa Recruitment Agency Also Offers Immigrant Visa Petition Applying for an Immigrant Visa or Green Card is the best decision you, as a Filipino nurse, can make. Although this may take longer than an employment-based petition or Visa, it is generally the best and safest course you can take. While the processing of your Green [...]

April 25th, 2016|Categories: News|

What Are The Best Nursing Schools In The Philippines recently published a list of their top 10 nursing schools in the Philippines and we thought it worth sharing. Their primary parameter for inclusion in the list was which schools produced graduates with the highest overall passing rate last 2014 PRC board exams for nursing. With a criteria of 50 or more examinees and with at least 80% passing percentage, their top ranked schools were: West Visayas State University - La Paz: 139 out of 139 people passing the exam (100%) Cebu Normal University (Cebu State College): 78 out of 78 passed the exam (100%) Silliman University: 53 out of 53 passed the [...]

April 20th, 2016|Categories: News|

The American Dream Is Alive. Be A Nurse In The USA Through Sentosa Recruitment

The American Dream has been defined as the set of ideals (Democracy, Rights, Liberty, Opportunity, and Equality) in which freedom includes the opportunity for prosperity and success, and an upward social mobility for the family and children, achieved through hard work in a society with few barriers. In the definition of the American Dream by James Truslow Adams in 1931, "life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement" regardless of social class or circumstances of birth. There are about 150 million adults living in countries around the world who [...]

April 15th, 2016|Categories: News|

What Makes a Great Nurse?

Great nurses aren’t just compassionate and kind - they also have the medical smarts of a doctor. Despite the stress, a career as a nurse can offer a sense of personal satisfaction second to none because they have the ability to impact people’s lives on a very personal level. What makes a great nurse? Compassion An effective nurse is caring, understanding, nonjudgmental and has a strong ability to empathize with patients from all walks of life. Having sympathy for someone else’s suffering without judgment is the root of compassion. But nurses are in a profession where they can actually make [...]

April 12th, 2016|Categories: News, Nursing|

RN Shortages – Where To Go For Nursing Jobs In The USA

We found this great infographic that speaks to where to go for nursing jobs in the United States. The U.S. Department of Labor expects nursing to grow 22% from 2008 to 2018, creating over half a million jobs. If you want to come to the USA and work as a nurse, Sentosa Recruitment wants to hear from you. Contact us for more information or fill out your application online. Source:

April 8th, 2016|Categories: News|

More On the Nursing Shortage In The US

Excerpted from The Atlantic America’s 3 million nurses make up the largest segment of the health-care workforce in the U.S., and nursing is currently one of the fastest-growing occupations in the country. Despite that growth, demand is outpacing supply. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1.2 million vacancies will emerge for registered nurses between 2014 and 2022.* By 2025, the shortfall is expected to be “more than twice as large as any nurse shortage experienced since the introduction of Medicare and Medicaid in the mid-1960s,” a team of Vanderbilt University nursing researchers wrote in a 2009 paper on the [...]

April 6th, 2016|Categories: News|

Sentosa Recruitment Agency Offers Immigrant Visa Petition

Applying for an Immigrant Visa or Green Card is the best decision a nurse can make. Although this may take longer than an employment-based petition or Visa, it is generally the best and safest course a Filipino nurse can take. While the processing of your Green Card can take time, its benefits are superior: You can travel freely to and from the United States You have the right to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis You can either remain a citizen of your home country or choose to become a U.S. citizen after a designated [...]

April 5th, 2016|Categories: News|

Nurses Coming to America

Ten years ago, international nurses who qualified to work in the U.S. had to wait about one to two years to obtain a green card, which is a big contrast to the stories of foreign-educated nurses arriving today. Now the majority of international RNs hired in the U.S. have been on a waiting list for five to eight years as a result of retrogression —a backlog of green card applications created because the federal government lowered the cap on the number of visas granted each year. Between 3,500 and 5,000 nurses receive visas each year, compared to more than 20,000 before [...]

April 4th, 2016|Categories: News|

Sentosa Recruitment Agency Supports Qualified Filipino Nurses Wishing to Work in the U.S.

Sentosa Recruitment Agency was the first agency in the Philippines that acted as an advocate for nurses, introducing the concept of not charging a placement fee. It assists applicants with all aspects of gaining permanent resident status, obtaining Social Security numbers and limited permits. It even provides free airfare from Manila to New York as well as temporary housing. This is a vital service to healthcare providers in the face of nursing shortages in the U.S., and Sentosa is committed to continuously processing applications and placing qualified personnel. ABOUT SENTOSA RECRUITING AGENCY Sentosa Recruitment Agency was formed by nurses, for nurses who [...]

March 17th, 2016|Categories: News|

There’s An Upcoming Nursing Shortage in the United States

This article from The Atlantic gives a good overview of the upcoming shortage of nurses in the United States. Sentosa Recruitment is keenly aware of the situation and we are focused on addressing it by bringing in the best nurses from the Philippines and elsewhere around the world.

March 17th, 2016|Categories: News|