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For international registered nurses who dream of working in the USA. Find out how we can help you achieve your American Dream.
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For international medical graduates who want to remain practicing in the USA upon completion of a residency or fellowship as part of the J-1 exchange visitor program.
Due to a population growth resulting in a growing need for health care services, a diminished pipeline of new students in nursing and an aging nursing workforce, the US is facing a very serious nursing shortage. It is estimated that by 2020, there will be at least 400,000 fewer nurses available to provide care than will be needed. This comes at a time when the need for patient care is higher, care is more complex and demand for service often exceeds capacity. At the same time, allied health fields are expecting to see a large increase in the number of available positions in the coming years. This again is due to the growth in the American population and with that the healthcare needs of its citizens. The medical technologist field is expected to grow by 30% in the coming years and with a projected 60,000 new Physical Therapist jobs to open up in the US within the next decade, it’s clear to see that there is a serious need for skilled healthcare professionals in the US. Conexus Medstaff advocate the employment of internationally trained nurse, as well as other healthcare workers in the US, to overcome the growing healthcare needs of the United States and to provide a solution to the critical nursing shortage in the US. We believe that the employment of international nurses in the US can alleviate the current day stresses US hospitals and long term care facilities face as they strive to uphold patient care. We believe that hiring internationally trained nurses goes much further than resolving the nursing shortage in the USA. The benefits of hiring international nurses are numerous. Bringing diversity into your workforce In a survey conducted by Glassdoor, two thirds of people consider diversity important in the workplace. The same survey also found that diversity was known to produce an increase in productivity in the professional environment. From our countless years of experience working with international healthcare workers, Conexus believes that diversity plays a key role in a healthcare setting. Diversity in healthcare is important, as it has a direct impact on care delivery. International healthcare workers are able to represent various populations. Foreign nurses bring with them an understanding of diverse backgrounds and cultures. This is advantageous, as it allows better patient-centred care for multicultural patients and for patients in general. A cost-effective workforce solution Conexus offers a reliable and highly educated workforce of international nurses and healthcare workers, providing a cost-effective alternative to short term staffing solutions like travel nurses or locum assignments. Conexus Medstaff estimates that our clients can save up to $30 per hour more by using International nurses compared to using travel nurses to fulfil recruitment needs. Beyond this, staffing turnover and nurses leaving the workforce have become a significant problem for hospitals today. Not only does this contribute to the nursing shortage, but it also brings with it economic and financial issues that can have an impact on a hospitals profit margin. According to the 2016 National Healthcare Retention and RN Staffing Report, the average cost of turnover a nurse ranges from $37,700 to $58,400. Hospitals can lose $5.2 million to $8.1 million annually. Our international nurses travel to the USA with realistic expectations and are ready to work full-time in hospitals and long term care facilities, in larger towns or hard-to-staff rural locations. The Conexus model of matching our international nurses to facilities and units that they are passionate about, help them perform at the highest level and contribute to their happiness and promote a positive work ethic. The stability of our international workforce brings with it a much lower turnover risk than other traditional workforces. Full-Cycle Support Conexus Medstaff consists of a team of qualified staff with a combined experience working in the international healthcare recruitment industry, the legal and Immigration sectors, as well as clinically trained staff who have worked in health organizations across the world, including the NHS. This combined experience, along with adhering to JACHO standards, makes us experts at what we do. We handle the recruitment process, visa application and emigration journey of all of our candidates, from day one, meaning you don’t need to worry about a thing. We pay for all related costs upfront, and our healthcare candidates will only become chargeable upon the commencement of their assignment – on top of this, there is no transfer fee upon completion of our candidate’s 5,000 hour contract with you. Using a state of the art, and award winning immigration case management system, LawLogix, our Immigration team can guarantee an efficient immigration process for all of our candidates meaning we can ensure our international healthcare professionals are ready to start work when you need them. Our bespoke training program prepares our candidates for their first assignment in the US, ensuring that their transition runs as smoothly as possible. Using the Conexus Medstaff Model, we match our candidates – professionally and personally - to their new community in the United States, as well as ensuring that we only place our candidates in hospitals, long-term care facilities or units where they will perform to their best of their abilities. And unlike a Vendor Management System (VMS), the Conexus Medstaff team are embedded in local communities to understand what’s important to clients as well as candidates. Conexus Medstaff can provide your healthcare organization with international RNs, PTs, OTs and MTs trained outside of the US. Additionally, we can supply international graduates who have recently graduated from American universities, injecting new talent into your workforce. We offer flexible, scalable and cost-effective solutions that reduce risk for your business. Request more information from us to find out more about our long term staffing solutions.
Before you can start you international registered nurse journey in the USA you will need to have passed the NCLEX-RN, which is short for the National Council Licensure Excamination. Since its launch in April 1994 over 5.4 million candidates have taken the NCLEX-RN exam so that they can practice as a registered nurse in the USA. Having the NCLEX-RN is a major step in your US RN adventure, and without it you won't be able to work as an RN in the USA. The NCLEX-RN is a computer test offered by Pearson VUE that has one purpose: to determine if it's safe for you to being practicing as a nurse in the United States. It does this by testing you on how you can use critical thinking skills to make sound nursing judgements. There are many sources out there to guide you through registering for the NCLEX-RN and to help you prepare for the NCLEX-RN examination. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) have a website exclusively dedicated to the NCLEX-RN. Their Pathway to Practice is a good starting point for many international nurses ready to take the NCLEX-RN. The NCSBN portal helps increase confidence and reduce test anxiety by making sure candidates are fully prepared for the test experience by offering a NCLEX-RN practice exam. They also cover what you will need to do before taking the exam, as well as what you can expect on exam day. Whilst the NCSBN has a lot of very useful information, we understand how easy it is for international nurses to feel confused and overwhelemed by all of the details and processes. That's why the team here at Conexus Medstaff are on hand to guide you through the NCLEX-RN process. From advising what Board of Nursing (BON) you should apply with to helping you apply for your Credential Evaluation Service Professional Report from the Credentialling Evluation Service (CES) offered by the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) so that you can begin your NCLEX-RN registration. We are here to support you. And don't worry, even once you have registered for the NCLEX-RN, the learning support team at Conexus Medstaff will still be by your side as you start studying to pass the NCLEX-RN. We'll point you in the right direcvtion of accessible NCLEX-RN learning material and sources that suit your learning style to help guarantee your NCLEX-RN success. To find out more about the NCLEX-RN, from where you can sit the exam to top tips for Conexus' US RN's, download our free, simple guide or explore our Learning Hub.
There's no need to feel in the dark about your Visa and Immigration application. We will process and pay for your immigration visa, so you won't need to worry about a thing. Once you have successfully passed our application process, our friendly, in-house immigration team, lead by our expert Immigration Manager, Veronica Sanchez, will handle the complete application for you, for no fee! Our in-house team of immigration experts are available around the clock to guide and support all of our international healthcare professionals through the visa and immigration process. From day one, you will be appointed your personal Immigration Support Officer who will tell you exactly what you will need to provide to us and keep you updated and informed on your application through every step, from providing you information to getting you ready for your Embassy Interview. We will even work with you to ensure you have an active license for when you arrive in the USA meaning there will be no delays in starting your new dream job in America. Don't just take it from us, hear it from our candidates: 'Just trust the process and persevere' 'After I signed the contract, they kept on updating me with the process and were able to answer my queries all the time' "The whole Conexus team were there to support me from step 1' If there's one thing you can expect from us here at Conexus Medstaff, it's honesty. We know that the visa application and immigration process can seem long and confusing, especially when you are so excited about finally achieving your American Dream in the USA. That's why our aim is to keep you as updated as possible on your visa and immigration application. After all, this is your American adventure! Our Immigration team uses state-of-the-art, award winning Case Management system, LawLogix, which allows us to track each of our candidates' immigration cases at the click of a button. LawLogix also allows our candidates to check their own status, too. Regardless of what international healthcare professional you are, there will be a visa that is perfect for you! So what visa will we sponsor you on; the EB-3, the EB-2 or even the TN? Even if you are currently on a temporary visa in the USA like the F1, OPT, J1 or another visa that is eligible for Adjustment of Status (AOS), we will still sponsor you on a more permanent visa so that you can remain living and working in the United States even after you have completed your assignment with us. To find out what visa is right for you, explore our Learning Hub or select the most relevant to you below. Can't find what you're looking for or want a consultation with our Recruitment and Immigration team? Then get in touch and we will point you in the right direction. Visa information for Canadian Citizens Visa information for Mexican Nationals Visa information for Philippine Nationals Visa information for Chinese Nationals Visa information for Indian Nationals Visa information for the rest of the world
The first time I had encountered Conexus Med Staff was during the time given to them by Rachell Allen to speak and introduce their Program to our Batch. Honestly speaking, it was a very transparent and detailed presentation of how they can be of help to my USRN dream. Sir Andrew, Ms. Cynthia and Sir Benjie was there to answer questions and explain altogether. Soon after passing my NCLEX-RN. I responded to the email that they had sent me and signed up with them on August, 2017.
Conexus was there every step of the way carefully answering all my queries, assisting my application to make sure everything was well taken care of. God is good! My priority date got approved this May 2018 and patiently waiting for it to become current.
My application with Conexus was so far smooth sailing, I came to know them during my review with Rachell Allen together with one of my friends, we decided to submit ourCVs. I passed all the interviews and the clinical exam. After I signed the contract, they kept on updating me with the process and able to answer my queries all the time. My I-140 was filed in November 2017, it was worth the wait since I got my approval in May 2018. I am grateful for the care that Conexus has given me because they treat me like a family.
I would like to thank my Conexus and Rachell Allen family for their never ending support . I have my NCLEX and IELTS review with RA and thank God I passed. I gave my 100% trust to Conexus Med Staff in fulfilling my American dream and they never failed me. I got a call from Conexus that they got my USCIS application approved. My PD is December 2017 and now waiting for my PD to be current. Just Trust the process and persevere
I just wanted to let you know that I spoke to Cynthia. We had a great conversation and she was thorough in explaining all of my questions. I honestly think that you guys are awesome at Conexus! I appreciate all the assistance being rendered to me.
I arrived in the United States in May 2018 with my husband and we will be based in Kentucky. We were well recieved by Ms. Tiffany who is our Operation Manager together with another two families, from India & from the Philippines. There was a metter and greet session with other nurses under Conexus alongside their families and they are all so nice and friendly! We soon became friends! It has only been a week here in Kentucky and I would say the place is calm and serene with many great sceneries. The locals here are very nice people and they always offer their help whenever they can.
Conexus made it easy for me to secure a RN job in the US. Cynthia, Marianne, Veronica and the whole Conexus team were there to support me from step 1. The best thing I liked about the team was they were always ready to answer my uncertainties and they on top of things, making sure everything will work out fine and even better. I am now working on a dream job that I thought would never have happened. Conexus helped me and my husband see brither future ahead.
It’s not easy to leave everything behind, the comfort, the usual everyday things, but the time came to venture to a new chapter in my life. Thanks to Conexus this was made possible. It’s hard enough to go through all the process without guidance, but Conexus and their staff held my hand from start to finish. This was just a dream that I thought would never come true. Through the years they were constantly updating us on what was happening up to the dates of the interview at the embassy. Manila-based staff were kind enough to get me through step by step from my medical exam to the interview at the embassy. Finally the time came for our flight – everything was provided and we were guided through until we finally got to the US. It was a pretty long way just to get here but finally we did. Tom, Cynthia and Crystal (from Conexus) were kind enough to meet us at Charleston airport even though it was almost 1am and brought us to the hotel for the night, had rooms ready for us, and some breakfast that morning. Then a one hour drive wasn't a long one as they were talking us through what was going to happen for the week. They were with us through it all from getting around to buy stuff, helping us get settled in our comfortable apartments and meeting hospital personnel. I would like to thank the Staff of Conexus for everything they have done, for without the Lord's grace and guidance upon us this would not be possible. Thank you.
I'll be forever grateful to Conexus for helping me achieve a once in a lifetime opportunity given to a selected few. Coming to America was never going to be easy, nevertheless, I kept myself busy working in UAE while the seemingly endless process is taking place so, without me knowing it, my deployment date was actually at hand! I still can't believe that my American Dream will happen but with prayers and keeping a hopeful heart - everything is possible! I'm equally grateful for today's technology that means, despite distance, I am able to communicate with Tom (at Conexus) and his staff, with regards to all the proceedings and requirements that their candidates need to comply. I would admit, it's a mutual effort from the candidate and Conexus. If I was non-compliant of whatever was asked of me, I wouldn't be here in Wyoming. Thank you very much to the management and staff of Conexus and professionals especially to Liza of the Philippines office, kudos to her, and to the rest of the candidates awaiting for their deployment. Live the dream!
It has always been my dream to see and feel what life in the West is. Journeying everyday through challenges, never have I thought about letting go of my dreams. With the help of Conexus, my dreams turned into reality. Taking this huge step, my two kids and I left our home country, the Philippines, to start a new life in West Virginia. We are so thankful to Conexus for supporting us all throughout this journey. For accommodating us in every possible way, my family extends our gratitude to you. Thank you for introducing to us Jason, a co-worker, during our trip here in the United States, for making sure that we won’t be travelling the whole trip alone, for the housing accommodation, for introducing me to the management of the hospital and lastly, for assuring us that we can survive this drastic change in our lives. We really appreciate the effort you exerted since the day one. You don’t just grant wishes and dreams, you also build friendship.
I want to express my words of thanks to you and all the staff of Conexus for all your work in finding a job for me. I am in a state of anxiety although excitement is leading me along. I am looking forward to meeting you very soon. THANK YOU.
I am a Filipino BSN-RN working in a step down unit in Arizona, USA. I migrated here in October 2012. Since then (and even up to now that I am directly hired by the hospital where they have deployed me), I still communicate with Conexus; in fact I have built friendships with most of them. This good relationship led me to refer a Filipino friend who is already here in the US and I am happy with the way Conexus has helped her too. Conexus has assisted me throughout the process and has paid all fees to complete the requirements I need to work here in the US. They also helped me obtain an Immigration Visa, not only for me but for my entire family. Arriving in the US, Conexus arranged my travel and accommodation. They have paid for my first month apartment rental in anticipation that I might not be able to start working while waiting for my RN license. They have given me a sign-in bonus which is enough to buy what is necessary to start. Conexus has assured me that I have an employer who has hired me based on my competencies and skills. I received relevant benefits which include overtime pay, holiday pay, health and dental insurance, paid leaves and others that they have specifically outlined in my contract of employment. Throughout this placement process, Conexus has maintained an open line of communication with me, and I believe with the rest of their nurses. Being one of their first nurses deployed in US, they have been open for suggestions, they valued my opinions and I saw them change their process through this date to better serve their clients. In fact I have volunteered to offer my service as their Ambassador to meet and greet the new nurses coming in town to help better serve them. Looking back three years, I am grateful with what I have achieved, not really bragging, but I have bought my family a nice comfortable pool home, mobilized them with cars, my three sons are all outstanding in school, my husband has landed a decent IT job in the same hospital where I work and I simply love my life and my job. How did these all start? When Conexus helped me come here to the US. Conexus may still be young in this industry but their willingness and being open to learn and achieve more is what sets them apart from the rest of the companies who have been in this business for years and has stopped hearing from their nurses.
The staff at Conexus have been absolutely amazing. Kirsty Docwra in the UK office gave me so much advice and support on obtaining my FCCPT certificate, and sitting the NPTE. Once I was at the stage of having a US license she passed me over to Tom Konitzer in the United States. Tom listened to exactly what were the most important issues for me to re-locate to the US with a young family and most certainly delivered. Both Kirsty and Tom have been so professional yet friendly and always approachable about the tiniest of irrelevant queries I have had. Communication is excellent with any contact responded to quickly. I can honestly say they made me feel like I was their only client. I would have no hesitation in recommending this company to anyone wanting to do the same.
I compiled with the required documents and in 3 months time I recieved my visa with a bonus. My kids who were not even born before 2012 embassy interview also made it here in the USA.
With Conexus, American Dream is real and not just a TV show or a dream. Thank you so much and keep it up!!!
Thanks again for being a big part to achieve my american dream, truly you and my Conexus family will remain in my heart where we may be. You will always be treasured. Kudos to all of you! Hoping you will help more Filipino nurses and their families make their American dream come true...
I just want to say that I am so glad to see you and very grateful that you really take good care of us when we arrived. We do appreciate it and will cherish and treasure it a lot. Your kindness to us is a blessing.
I was inspired to become a nurse in the USA because of job security and many opportunities for advancement. I choose to be sponsored by Conexus Medsstaff because of their experience and their capability to provide better service as well as thei attentiveness to your needs.
I am with Conexus Medstaff who have been a good blessing to me, who remains very supportive, helpful and always sees the best in me through the years. I am so thankful to them for the warmth they give their nurses. I will forver grateful to Sir Thomas, Cynthia, Veronica, Sir Andrew, Liza, Cianne who I call Conexus 'Family'.