Health Professionals

The Alliance for Ethical International Recruitment Practices (Alliance) is a neutral, not-for-profit organization based in the United States that was created to ensure recruitment practices of foreign-educated health professionals to the United States are ethical, responsible, and transparent. It is comprised of a wide range of stakeholders with diverse views on international recruitment of health workers to the United States.

The Alliance neither endorses nor opposes the recruitment of foreign-educated health professionals (FEHPs), but believes strongly that when recruitment takes place, it must be conducted in an ethical, responsible, and transparent manner. The Alliance has developed the Voluntary Code of Conduct for the Ethical Recruitment of Foreign-Educated Health Professionals to the United States (Code) and created a monitoring, remediation, and verification process to achieve those standards of practice.

The Alliance recognizes that FEHPs either preparing to come or already working in the U.S. have a unique set of experiences relating to their recruitment and employment. The Alliance strives to provide a forum for FEHPs to both share their experiences and locate practical information about their rights and responsibilities throughout the recruitment process.

FAQs for Foreign-Educated Health Professionals (FEHPs)

Why should I work with a Certified Subscriber?
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Are the surveys anonymous and confidential?
What types of reported problems can the Alliance address?
How will problems be handled by the Alliance?
How long will the remediation take?
What happens if the remediation is unsuccessful?
How can I access the survey?
Who will see my survey?
Can I take the survey if I do not work for a Certified Subscriber?
Can I submit an open report if I am participating in the Alliance Survey Monitoring Program?
Can I submit an open report if I have submitted the same report to another organization?
Whom should I contact with questions about the survey?


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Stakeholder Comments

"State boards of nursing believe ethical recruitment practices are important to ensure compliance with state nurse licensing laws and to help the newly licensed nurse understand his or her legal responsibilities."   

- Kathy Apple, National Council of State Boards of Nursing

"Regardless of nationality, no health professional should be exploited. It is imperative that the Alliance for Ethical International Recruitment Practices continue to be supported in its work to protect health professionals recruited from abroad."

- Norma Amsterdam, Nurse Alliance of SEIU Healthcare