We are excited to share this one with you. Guenjae, an International US Graduate, got in touch with Conexus after hearing about how we can help International US Healthcare graduates continue their healthcare career in the USA after graduating from University in America.
Through our graduate visa sponsorship program, Guenjae, a Nursing Graduate, is now able to plan his future in the USA doing the job he loves – nursing. We got together with Guenjae, one of our most adventurous RNs to date, to ask him a few questions about how his journey started, his passion for nursing and what he hopes he will achieve as a US RN.
Conexus Medstaff: Hello Guenjae, where is home for you and how did your journey in to Nursing start?
Guenjae: “For me, home is the place where the people I love the most are. Physical location doesn’t matter. My journey in to nursing started in 2007 at Erie Community College, I then went to University at Buffalo College of Nursing for my undergrad school. After that, I moved to Cincinnati for my Master’s degree in Occupational and Environmental Nursing, and also for my work.
CM: What made you decide to study for your Nursing degree in the USA?
G: “There is no better place that the USA to widen my world view and perspectives because the US is well known as a ‘melting pot.’”
CM: Tell us more about why your chose to become a RN and what being a RN means to you?
G: “I was always interested, and found great joy, when I was helping and serving people. When I found out about the field of nursing, I thought that is was perfect for me. I enjoy having a therapeutic relationship with a patient and their family members. I love to learn about patient health and social history too. The fact that I become part of a patient’s life story (I hope) and influence them in a positive way. I love whenever I see a patient become better.”
CM: What do you enjoy most about being in the USA?
G: “I enjoy learning about different cultures (race, gender, ethnicity…) I enjoy travelling all around the USA to larger cities, visiting sites of beautiful nature and also experiencing the different climates.”
CM: So, how did you hear about us?
G: “I searched online for an international staffing agency and came across BONA CARE (now PANSEE). PANSEE partnered with Conexus and directed me to you. Conexus handled my application and placement process very professionally and efficiently. The interview process was done via phone and video conference, I loved the warm and encouraging interviewers!”
CM: How did you find our process?
G: “Conexus tried everything they could to fulfil my preferences when it came to location of hospital and the department I wanted to work. They were very flexible for the transition process, taking into account my schedule for school and work before relocating me to my placement. The staff at Conexus were very kind and showed my family genuine hospitality and caring”
CM: Would you recommend Conexus to other F1/OPT International USA Graduates looking to stay living and working in the USA after graduating their healthcare degree?
G: “So far, I have totally enjoyed every moment with Conexus, and would recommend them to other International RN Graduates.”
CM: What’s your dream for your future in the USA?
G: “I dream to have permanent status and permanent job in the USA, so that I can bring my parents here and live together.”
CM: Finally, what would you say to other International RN Graduates in the USA who want to remain living and working in the USA after graduating?
G: “I would tell them that in the USA, the number one trusted occupation is always a Nurse! People treat nurses in America better than in any other country. There are unlimited opportunities if you become a RN in the USA.
“Yes, you made the right choice to stay in the USA to live and work. Choose what you want to be and work hard. One day, before you even know, you will become what you wanted to be.”
If you're an International US student on your F1 or OPT in the USA, and are wanting to stay living and working in the US once you gradudate from your Nursing and Allied Health degree, get in touch with us today.