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Nursing (RN) Jobs in USA: Moving from Jamaica

  • Publish Date: Posted over 7 years ago
  • Author:by Conexus MedStaff

Are you a Jamaican nurse thinking about taking flight and making the move to work in the U.S.? If so, you’re not the only one. International registered nurses from around the world are making the move to the United States, to pursue their version of the American dream. We wanted to share our top reasons why now is the perfect time for nurses to make the move from Jamaica to the U.S.

1. Pay

If you are a Jamaican nurse, it’s probably not news to you that the average earnings in Jamaica for a specialized nurse are considerably low considering the years of training and hard work it takes to become an RN. Meanwhile, the salary for a registered nurse working in the U.S. with Conexus MedStaff is between $30-45 hour. When you couple this with the increasing demand for nurses in America – experts are forecasting a major nurse shortage and estimates an extra 1.2 million nurses will be needed in the U.S. the USA is bursting with opportunities for Jamaican nurses!

2. Working Conditions

Nursing is one of the fastest growing occupations in the U.S. and to attract more nurses to fill the expanding number of roles, not only are hospitals using financial initiatives, but they are concentrating on improving the working conditionsof registered nurses by “introducing technology which helps dramatically reduce paperwork, offering more flexible hours, reducing caseloads… and giving [nurses] more authority."

While U.S. RNs are experiencing some of the best working conditions in the world, the working conditions and patient to nurse ratio for nurses in Jamaica are not showing any signs of improvement due to the continuous reductions in Government healthcare expenditure. With the poor conditions and the back-breaking workload facing nurses in Jamaica, it is no surprise that more and more Jamaican nurses are choosing to pursue a career in the USA.

3. Realizing the American Dream

What better way to achieve your version of the American dream than working in the USA's most trusted profession? According to Gallup, Nursing has been consistently voted one of the most trusted professions in the U.S. since 1999 – a statistic that would make anyone feel appreciated and proud to be a nurse in the USA!

Not only are nurses in the US experiencing better working conditions and benefits than their counterparts in Jamaica, but let’s not forget to mention the United States' better public services and higher living standards. Making the move from Jamaica to the U.S. will give you the chance to experience nursing in a new country, make lasting friendships, and provide you and your family with life-changing opportunities.

With the help of Conexus MedStaff, your American dream could be a lot closer than you think! For Jamaican citizens, our in-house Immigration team can help process your U.S. visa in 9-12 months.

Begin building your nursing career and your future. Apply now to work with Conexus MedStaff, or find out more about our upcoming recruitment events near you.

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