We've provided the following resources to help you acclimate to the U.S. and get the most from your stay.
Living in America
Foreignborn.com - Practical guides for immigrants, from buying a car to establishing credit and using banking services
U.S. Holidays - Uniquely American holidays
U.S. Customs - Details on moving household goods and importing your car
Discovering Your New Hometown
U.S. Chambers of Commerce - Request information about your new community
WorldTime - What time is it there?
The Weather Channel - What's the weather like?
Google Maps - Maps, driving directions, road trip planner
Staying in Touch
Electronic Embassy - Contact numbers for foreign embassies in the U.S.
Gmail - Stay connected to family and friends with Web-based e-mail
National Center for Education Statistics - Research public and private schools and universities by city and state
Arts & Entertainment
CitySearch - Guides to shopping, dining, entertainment, arts and tourist attractions in top cities around the U.S.
Museum Guide - Guide to U.S. museums
AACN - American Association of Critical Care Nurses
AARC - American Association of Respiratory Care
ANA - American Nurses Association
AORN - American Association of Operating Room Nurses
AONE - American Association of Nurse Executives
AST - Association of Surgical Technologists
ASRT - American Society of Radiologic Technologists
ASHA - American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
APTA - American Physical Therapy Association
AOTA - American Occupational Therapy Assocation
ACNP - American College of Nurse Practitioners
AAPA - American Academy of Physician Assistants
National Council of the State Boards of Nursing
Our corporate university, Cross Country University (CCU), is committed to partnering with you in your professional development.
As an Assignment America nurse you will complete Web-based, accredited, continuing education that surveys the US healthcare accreditation and regulatory environment of care. These courses will help you understand your role and the standards that guide professionals and paraprofessionals providing safe and effective patient care.
CCU is nationally accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education (CNE) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC). ANCC credit is the gold standard for CNE and accepted by all US state and territorial licensing bodies. In addition to the initial survey course, you may, at your convenience, complete any of the more than 140 hours of free continuing education at the CCU learning site.
Cross Country University also provides clinical specialty testing in more than 100 disciplines and subspecialties. Completion of one of these nationally normed exams provides a virtually universally accepted validation of your credential for knowledge competence in that field. Once you have completed a specialty exam, nearly all Cross Country facility clients honor that initial credential so long as you are in continuous practice.