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Making the Move from the UAE to the U.S. as a Nurse: Why UAE Nurses Move to Work as a Nurse in the U.S.

Are you a nurse ready to start an adventure of a lifetime in the U.S.? Find out the top 3 reasons to consider a career move.

1) THE LAND OF OPPORTUNITY
With the increasing demand for nurses in America, experts continue to forecast a major nurse shortage. On top of this, U.S. hospitals are giving nurses more authority in the workplace, meaning that RN's are not only given their time to shine in the USA, but they are also continuously encouraged to use, share and expand their knowledge. This is especially true at Conexus where our award-winning nurse education program supports nurses from the moment they begin with us and throughout their contract. 

In addition to having great career opportunities, US-based RN's have access to great public services and a higher standard of living. The cost of renting a house in the USA is much more affordable than the cost of renting an apartment in the UAE, and with housing at an affordable price in the USA, it’s more realistic than you might think to buy your own home. 

The U.S. is also the land of opportunity for your family. Every child in the U.S. is entitled to free education, which means that any children you have or any children that are born while you are in the U.S., will benefit from free access to the best education in the world. 

Beyond all of this, every culture, every language, and every custom can be found in the U.S., and it's this diversity that makes the land of opportunity an exciting place for yout to live and grow your nursing career! 

2) SALARY AND BENEFITS
Did you know that the U.S. is in the top 3 highest paying countries for registered nurses? The average monthly salary for a nurse in the USA is 5,660 USD. Taking into account that the monthly salary for a nurse in the UAE is 8,500 DH (the equivalent of approximately $2,310 USD), it is hard to ignore the financial gains of moving to the U.S. as a nurse. 

Not only could you earn more in the U.S. as a nurse, you could also have more free time to explore all that this beautiful country has to offer. Nurses in America typically work a 40-hour week, compared to the mandatory 48-hour week that RN's are expected to work in the UAE.

The benefits of working as a nurse in a U.S. hospital don't stop here. According to a 2016 Gallup poll, the nursing profession was voted the most trusted profession in the U.S. for the 15th year in a row; a statistic that would make anyone feel appreciated and proud to be a nurse in the U.S.


3) THE ADVENTURE
Want to spend time in the desert? There's Phoenix or Nevada. Like long, cold winters, skiing and sled riding? There are lots of states for you. Forests, farms, mountain tops, beaches, bustling cities? Yes, Conexus offers a variety of locations available for nurses, and even more important, we provide incredible career opportunities. 

The U.S. has a world's worth of climate and geographic variety in one country, making it one of the best countries in the world to explore. Whether you want to spend your free time enjoying the outdoors, long drives along the Coast, or simply spending quality time with family and friends and other Conexus nurses – the U.S. and Conexus has something for you!

The secret of getting ahead is getting started! Learn more in our Virtual Meet and Greet specifically for UAE nurses, or Apply Now.

 

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