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Visa Bulletin Update: July 2021

​The Department of State has released the Visa Bulletin for the month of July 2021. This is the tenth Visa Bulletin of fiscal year 2021. See below for important dates: EB-3 Other Nationalities (CUR...

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Nurses Week Discounts 2021

​Today is National Nurses Day and the first day of National Nurses Week, which will run through May 12. In celebration of the dedication, compassion and care that nurses provide to their patients...

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Stabilization of the Healthcare Workforce

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every single person in one way or another, leaving no one unscathed. Healthcare and the healthcare system alike have been directly affected and forever changed,...

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From the Frontline: Brittany's Story

Hello, my name is Brittany and I am a Canadian trained registered nurse of five years this year. In the year 2019, I continued my nursing passion in the United States (US) through Conexus MedStaff....

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My Journey as a New Nurse in the Midst of COVID-19

Hello, my name is Saul Villalobos and I am originally from Mexico. I moved to the U.S. with the intention of becoming a health care professional, not knowing exactly which path I would take, yet ve...

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Nursing Continuing Education Requirements

Most states require nurses to complete some form of continuing education every two to three years as a condition of licensure. Even if your state board does not require any education for continuing...

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The New Gap in Healthcare

Normally, healthcare worker, nurses, therapists, etc., complete classroom and also in-person practical clinical training as part of their education to practice their specific profession. During the...

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Premium Processing: Is it Worth it?

We are often asked by nurses if we will file Premium Processing for their Priority Date (PD). We often give a lawyer-like response and say, “it depends,” because it really does. U.S. Immigration la...

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History in the Making: How Naturalized Immigrants make up 1 in 10 U.S. Voters

The 2020 U.S. election is a week away and a record-shattering turnout is expected to vote. With more than 58 million Americans already submitted their ballots, it is clear to see that people are de...

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If Left Untreated: The Fallout of Nurse Fatigue and Burnout

It seems like only yesterday we were raising the flag on the importance of our nurses and their impact on quality outcomes and patient care always, but particularly in the midst of a global pandemi...

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is breast cancer awareness month, and people are wearing pink to raise awareness of breast cancer, and to raise money for further research and treatment of the disease. Breast cancer i...

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The Visa Bulletin for Nurses: Your Place in the Line

With the October 2020 Visa Bulletin for the new fiscal year set to be issued in the coming weeks, we thought it would be a good time to recap what the Visa Bulletin actually is, how it works, and...

Our Top Interview Tips for Nurses and Nursing Students

Interview Tips   Conexus MedStaff has put together the below tips to help international nurses and international students communicate confidence, enthusiasm and intelligence during your telepho...

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Where Have All the Certified Nursing Assistants Gone?

Where has the ancillary support for our healthcare facilities gone? Ancillary support includes the critical position of Certified Nursing Assistants, or CNAs. These positions are vital to our staff...

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Diversity and Cultural Inclusion In Nursing

What a year 2020 has been so far, now halfway through it. Each of us is having to look at our inner selves closer than we ever have. And being less mobile is affording more time for this reflection...

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Karina - International Nurse Graduate on OPT

Like many international nursing students, Karina was worried about her future as a nurse in the U.S. after graduating. Karina, from Venezuala, had been looking for a job on her OPT but with very li...

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The Long-term Impact of COVID-19 on the Nursing Shortage

As a nurse, and a healthcare staffing professional, I can say that the COVID-19 pandemic has been “unique.”  I worked as an RN during HIV and was providing healthcare personnel during H1N1, SARS, a...

The most trusted and celebrated profession in the U.S.: The Nurse
The Registered Nurse: The most trusted and celebrated profession

The results of this year’s Gallup poll show that nurses are the most honest and trusted profession in the U.S., marking the 18th year in a row that the nursing profession has topped this list. To...

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COVID-19 Story: I am a Second Liner

This fight against COVID-19 hits closer to the heart for us as medical professionals. My friend in the Philippines has been in the hospital for 3 months now. He is an ICU nurse and followed all pro...

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COVID-19 Lockdown: What will Return to Office look like in the coming weeks?

It seems like we all have our groove going working remotely.  We have the technology, communications, metrics and reports, and a work routine, and then we hear: return to the office.  What does thi...