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Puerto Rico: Working in USA as an International Registered Nurse (RN)

  • Publish Date: Posted over 4 years ago
  • Author:by Kate Andrews

For registered nurses in Puerto Rico looking to experience nursing in the U.S., make lasting friendships, and provide for you and your family with life-changing opportunities, Conexus MedStaff can help you.

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

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

Nurse Salary in the U.S. 

As a nurse in Puerto Rico, you have an opportunity to earn a lot more in the U.S.

To put things into perspective, the U.S. is the third-highest paying country in the world for registered nurses, behind Iceland and Luxembourg. The national average salary in the U.S. for nurses is approximately $68,000, compared to $27,257 in Puerto Rico. With this in mind, it’s hard to ignore the financial benefits of moving to the U.S. 

Not only can you earn more, but you could also have more free time to explore what the U.S. has to offer as full-time nurses typically working between 36 and 40 hours per week vs. longer hours in Puerto Rico.

U.S. Nursing Opportunity 

Right now, the U.S. is experiencing a significant nursing shortage that has been amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, an additional 203,700 nurses are needed each year up to 2026 to fill newly created positions and replace retiring nurses.  

Not only does this mean the U.S. is bursting with opportunities for international nurses, but nurses are guaranteed job security for their futures. On top of this, U.S. hospitals are giving nurses more authority in the workplace, meaning that registered nurses are not only given their time to shine, but they’re also continuously encouraged to expand their knowledge and experience through our International Nurse Professional Pathway Program (INPP).

From Puerto Rico to the U.S. as a Nurse

For nurses from Puerto Rico, making the move to the U.S. is straightforward. With the help of the Conexus team, we will place you in a healthcare facility that matches your career aspirations. 

The Conexus team mentors and educates our nurses through their contract and beyond. To make sure you get the best possible start, we assist you with housing, banking, transportation, shopping, and finding the right school for your children. In short, we’ll help you get to where you want to be. 

What Are You Waiting For? Apply to be a Nurse in the U.S. 

We are currently hiring international registered nurses to join our team of talented nurses in the U.S. Fill in the form below and we will be in touch: