Living in the USA
There are so many fantastic aspects to living in the United States of America. We are sure that when you make the move to the USA as an international registered nurse you will be rewarded with a lifetime of opportunities and experiences.
Culture - People are very friendly in America – everyone is willing to help and you will receive compliments from complete strangers. We are extraordinarily positive and optimistic people. This is still the land for abundant opportunity.
Work - Opportunities to work are everywhere. You may need to adjust your expectations slightly but you can always find a job that’s right for you. In America, great job performance and work ethic are rewarded.
Weather - You can pick the climate of your choice from a wide variety. You can choose to live somewhere that the climate is relatively the same all year round, or live somewhere that has all 4 seasons. Bear in mind that to experience a climate change can be a quick 3-4 hour drive away.
Travel - Less than 40% of Americans have a passport because there is so much to see right in our country - we don’t have to leave to enjoy a wide variety from beaches to mountains or national land marks. We tend to travel by car to see most of the US but flights are easily accessible from a number of airports and all that is required is a photo ID. Some cruises are even accessible to the Caribbean without a passport
Fun things to do - National parks are mostly free to explore and there are many varieties from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Grand Canyon. All cities are kid friendly with parks, museums and other attractions geared toward family fun. There are also other landmarks like historic houses, battlefields from the civil war, not forgetting the amusement parks like Disneyland and Disneyworld, Universal Studios, Sea World, and Busch Gardens.
Quality of life - Convenience is awesome! We have drive-thru everything from fast food restaurants, ATM’s, pharmacies and grocery stores. Grocery stores are huge and have a wide variety of foods from other cultures as well as very healthy options. All of our foods have nutrition labels and are regulated by the Federal Drug Administration. Land is cheap and construction is easy - buying a property or land to build a house on is fairly easy. Healthcare services are advancing all the time and even in remote areas, provision is generally good. There are over 5,500 registered hospitals across the country, plus other types of facilities such as stand-alone Emergency Rooms, and 24 hour clinics.
Finances - You can buy anything in the US. Whether it’s online, at a thrift store or at branch of Louis Vuitton. There is such a fantastic range of products as specific as you could ever want, and you’ll be able to find it in the price range that you want too. You will also get great customer service and product assurance as companies and retailers take pride in their products and services and want their customers to be satisfied. However since you can buy anything you want in the US, debt is a natural part of our society. It is important to be able to manage your own finances within your own manageable budget, and not to overspend.
Education - All students attending primary and secondary schools are afforded the same opportunities and schooling is free from Kindergarten to 12th year (between the ages of around 5 – 18 years). For higher levels of education we have over 4,000 accredited universities and colleges, and students can choose whether they compete their studies in person or online. Students have the opportunity to choose from topics that are not offered anywhere else for instance the growing technology field has afforded universities the opportunity to develop degrees associated with apps and gaming industry.
When you arrive to the US you will be fully supported by Conexus to do some essential tasks over the first few days. When you very first arrive, one of Conexus’ Operations Managers will be there to welcome you to America at your destination airport. They will drive you to the accommodation that has been arranged for you, and they will continue to support you over the next few days. They will take you to the local grocery store and help you obtain and set up a cell phone, and will take you to the social security office to obtain your social security number, and also to the bank so that you can open a checking account. Your Operation Manager will take you to your hospital facility where you will undergo a medical assessment which may include a physical examination and a mini stress test. If you have brought your children to the US with you they will take you to see the local school where your child may enrol. We will also introduce you to some of the other local Conexus nurses who work and live in the area. It is hoped that you will make great bonds with our other nurses as you will be able to spend fun times together as well as to support each other when you may have difficult times.
As well as settling into the local area and new culture, your Operations Manager will take you through all of the Conexus paperwork, policies and procedures to ensure that you understand your role and responsibilities, as well as our to you. You can be assured that you will have our full support to get you settled into your new and exciting home country!
If you're ready for life in the USA, apply with us today or why not come along to our next event in the Dubai & Abu Dhabi to find out more about how we can sponsor you to work as a RN in the USA. Register for our free event in the Middle East!