Making the Move: Puerto Rico

Calling all registered nurses from Puerto Rico – the USA wants you! We’ve put together our top reasons why making the move to the USA is the right move for you and your family. If you’re looking to experience nursing in a new country, make lasting friendships, and provide you and your family with life-changing opportunities, then you’ve come to the right place.

Not only are nurses in the US experiencing better working conditions and benefits than their counterparts in Puerto Rico, but let’s not forget to mention the US’s better public services and higher living standards. 

And if an adventure of a life-time is what you are looking for, then you can’t go wrong. The US 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 space of the outdoors, long drives along the west coast or simply spending quality time with family and friends – the US has something for you!

That’s not all, read our other reasons why the USA could be the next chapter of your journey.


Did you know that the USA is in the top 3 highest paying countries for registered nurses?

If you are a nurse from Puerto Rico, it’s probably not news to you that the average earnings in Puerto Rico for a specialized nurse are considerably low considering the years' of training and hard work that it takes to become registered nurse. Meanwhile, the average starting salary for a registered nurse in the USA is between $20 and $35/ hour. Taking this in to account, it’s hard
to ignore the financial benefits of moving to the USA. 

Not only could you earn more in the USA, you could also have more free time to explore what the beautiful country has to offer. Nurses in America typically work a 40 hour week!

The benefits for nurse from Puerto Rico working in the USA don’t just stop here. According to a Gallup poll in 2016, Nursing was voted the most trusted profession in the USA for the 15th year in a row. A statistic that would make anyone feel appreciated and proud to be a nurse in America.



Right now the USA is experiencing a nursing shortage, and with this increasing demand for nurses, experts are estimating that an extra 1.2 million nurses will be needed in the next 3 years alone! This means that the demand for International Nurses is increasing substantially, especially as the economy continues to improve and the baby boomers begin to retire.

Not only does this mean the USA is bursting with opportunities for nurses but it also means that nurses in the USA are guaranteed job security for years to come. On top of this, USA hospitals are also giving nurses more authority in the workplace, meaning that registered nurses are not only given their time to shine in the USA but they are also continuously encouraged to use, share and expand their knowledge.

In addition to having great career opportunities, registered nurses in the USA have access to great public services and a higher standard of living. For nurses from Puerto Rico, the USA would also be the land of opportunity for your family. Everyone in the USA is entitled to free education which means that any children you have or any children that are born whilst you are in the USA, will have 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 USA and it's this that makes the land of opportunity a richer and more exciting place for you to live and grow! 



For International nurses from Puerto Rico, making the move to the USA won’t take long at all. With the help of the Conexus team, you and your family could be living and working in the USA in as little as 12 months on a green card, permanent residency visa. However our help goes much further than visa sponsorship and placing you in a hospital that’s right for you. 

Not only do we bring nurses to the USA and place them, but the team at Conexus mentor our nurses for the duration of their contract and beyond. We build long-lasting relationships with our nurses and their families and walk them through each phrase of the journey in the USA. We assist you with housing, banking, transportation, shopping and helping you find a school for your children. 

We really are like one big family and together, we will help get you to where you want to be!




So what are you waiting for? The secret of getting ahead is getting started! Swap Puerto Rico for the USA by getting in touch with us today and let us help you achieve your American dream. Or simply Apply Now! 


Our community