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Nurse Immigration Workshop
Orlando, FL: Monday, June 11, 2007 - 8:30am-5pm

Location: Orlando World Center Marriott
Speakers: Joseph P. Curran, Sam Udani and Cindy J. Unkenholt


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This is an all-day, (8:30 am to 5 pm), comprehensive workshop. Considerable time will be devoted to back and forth and the seating is limited to the first 50 registrants to give participants ample opportunity to have their critical questions answered. Walk-In Registrations Accepted.MCLE Credits Applied For.


Continental Breakfast and Handouts Provided
Session 1: Why Recruit Nurses?
  • Nurse Shortage Economics, Trends and Projections
  • Recruiting Strategies
  • Health Care Facility Investment and Liability
  • Staffing Companies, Special Rules and Considerations
  • Global View of Nurse Migration, with Business and Ethical Issues
15 min. break: Refreshments provided10:30am-10:45am
Session 2: Temporary Visa Options
  • H-1B Specialty Occupation Visa Availability
  • H-1C Nurse Visas
  • TN Visas for Canadian Nurses
  • F-1 Student Visas, with “Practical Training” Employment Authorization
  • Other Nonimmigrant Visas
Lunch Program:
Includes Lunch and Presentation
Session 3: Nurse Credentials, Tests, Licensing
  • CGFNS; the Test, the Certification, and the Company
  • NCLEX Examination Procedures
  • English Language Examinations
15 min. break: Refreshments provided3:15pm-3:30pm
Session 4: Permanent Visas
  • Schedule A, Precertification for Immigrant Visa Eligibility
  • Adjustment of Status Eligibility, Procedures, and Common Problems
  • Consular Processing, from NVC to Immigrant Visa
  • Assimilation Strategies / Best Practices


Joseph P. Curran (discussion leader) has been exclusively involved in the practice of immigration and nationality law since 1985, with experience representing clients in all aspects of this area of law. He has served as counsel to numerous individuals, major corporations, universities, and research institutions, specializing in immigration issues impacting on business and family-based sponsorship in the New England area. Mr. Curran is a member in good standing of the Massachusetts Bar Association, and he currently serves on the Bar's Committee for Immigration and the Bar's Committee for High Technology. He has been an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1985, and frequently lectures on immigration law to business groups and academic institutions in the New England area. As a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association Congressional Liaison Committee, Attorney Curran works closely with U.S. Congressmen and US Senators regarding legislative and regulatory policy. Mr. Curran is also a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the Labor and Employment Substantive law Committee. In addition, Mr. Curran regularly volunteers his time to support the immigration assistance programs of charitable organizations in the community. He has been featured in major newspapers in the Western Massachusetts area for his efforts in the field of immigration law. After graduating from the State University of New York, Mr. Curran completed his Juris Doctorate at Western New England School of Law. Prior to entering the field of immigration, he worked on the United States Senate Judiciary Committee, writing speeches, drafting legislation and conducting research on the Equal Rights Amendment and Civil Rights legislation.

Sam Udani has spoken before many bar associations throughout the country on labor certification and law practice management. In 1992, he co-founded Adnet Advertising Agency Inc, a company specializing in labor certification advertising and was involved with that company through 2000. In 1999, he acquired ILW.COM (which was founded in 1995), and propelled it into the leading immigration law publisher online. He is the publisher of ILW.COM's Immigration Daily which now reaches 15,000 subscribers every weekday. He has authored articles on labor certification in AILA Monthly Mailing, Bender's Immigration Bulletin, and Immigration Daily.

Cindy J. Unkenholt's practice is concentrated on business immigration matters, including healthcare and physician issues. Previously, she was an Associate with Stephen Jeffries & Associates in New York, New York where her work centered on advising international physicians. Additionally, she was an attorney with the Immigration Group of Faegre & Benson in Minneapolis, Minnesota and served as Immigration Counsel for Deloitte & Touche LLP. Cindy received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Cincinnati and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Connecticut College of Law. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.


Orlando World Center Marriott, Resort & Convention Center
8701 World Center Drive, Orlando, Florida 32821

Tampa, I-4 East, to exit 67 (to 536 East). Hotel is on the left.

Miami, Florida Turnpike North, to Osceola Parkway West (toward Disney), to right on SR 535 North (Vineland Road), to left on 536 West. Hotel is on the right.

Daytona, I-4 West, to exit 67 (to 536 East). Hotel is on the left.

Atlanta, I-75 South, to Florida Turnpike South, to I-4 West, to exit 67 (536 East). Hotel is on the left.

Orlando (MCO) – (15 mi SW) Take South Exit from Airport to Greenway Toll Road South (Rt. 417). Take Exit 6 (536 East), go through 2 lights and hotel will be on the right.

Kissimmee (ISM) – (10 mi NE) Dyer Ave to U.S. 192 West to S.R. 535. Turn right on S.R. 535 to S.R. 536, Turn left, and hotel is on the right.

Sanford Airport – (41 mi NE) Take E. Lake Mary Blvd to I-4 West, approximately 30 miles. Exit 67 to SR 536 east. Hotel is on left.


Material included in the registration price is The Nurse Immigration Book
Edited by Dan H. Berger, Joseph P. Curran and William A. Stock

Please note that this book will be made available when published. Limited additional printed material will also be supplied.

Cancellation/Return/Shipping Policy
Workshop Package 
Orlando, FL: June 11, 2007 - 8:30am to 5pm.
Includes continental breakfast, sit-down lunch & coffee breaks.


If you prefer to sign up by mail or fax click here for the order form

Disclaimer: participation in this workshop does not create an attorney-client relationship with the speakers