A Nurse’s Voice

A year after the fanfare, we need to do better by our nurses

A Nurse’s Voice

By Eveth Green Vice President of Nursing, AdvantageCare Physicians Being a nurse is a calling and we love what we do. However, the work is challenging, especially now as we are still in the throes of COVID after nearly two years. Coming out of years of pandemic hardship, New York spent the bulk of 2021 […]

Two New York Nurses Were Arrested After Making $1.5 Million in Fake COVID-19 Vaccine Card Scheme

Two New York Nurses Were Arrested After Making $1.5 Million in Fake COVID-19 Vaccine Card Scheme

By Katie Balevic, Insider Two Long Island nurses were arrested this week after investigators uncovered a COVID-19 vaccine card fraud scheme in which they made millions selling bogus vaccine cards, and then entering false information into the state vaccine database. Julie DeVuono, a 49-year-old pediatric nurse practitioner, and Marissa Urraro, a 44-year-old licensed practical nurse, […]

Why the U.S. Nursing Crisis is Getting Worse

Burnout, vaccine hesitancy, and plum traveling gigs are making it harder for hospitals to hire the nurses they need.

Why the U.S. Nursing Crisis is Getting Worse

By Dylan Scott, VOX Covid-19 may no longer be surging widely across the United States, but America’s hospitals are still experiencing a staffing crisis that is putting critical care for patients in jeopardy. Hospitals all over the country are struggling, especially those in lower-population areas. A new survey of rural hospitals from the Chartis Group, […]

Green Card: EB-3 for Nurses & Physical Therapists

Green Card: EB-3 for Nurses & Physical Therapists

The Green Card or Resident Alien Card or Form I-551, is the permanent work and residence permit for foreign nationals who reside legally in the U.S. What are the basic requirements? Employment-based immigrant visas typically involve three main steps (the entire process can take several years): First, the employer files a Labor Certification application with […]

USCIS Updates Guidance for Schedule A Occupations

USCIS Updates Guidance for Schedule A Occupations

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced updated guidance for adjudicating EB-2 and EB-3 Schedule A petitions for registered nurses, physical therapists, and aliens of exceptional ability. The update does not change any policy, but does clarify how USCIS adjudicators should apply Department of Homeland Security and Department of Labor (DOL) regulations when deciding these […]