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International nursing students - USA F1 visa: 5 questions

  • Publish Date: Posted about 2 years ago
  • Author:by Conexus MedStaff

​You’re getting close to your nursing school graduation in May. You made the big move overseas to pursue your American dream, you worked hard for the last several years, and now, you’re wondering how you can apply your education and build a life you love as a U.S. nurse.

You’re not alone. Our Conexus MedStaff recruiters talk to international nursing students in the USA just like you every day. They are experts in helping nursing students with an F1 visa find the perfect opportunity right here in the U.S.

Here are answers to the top five questions international nursing students ask our recruiters:

When is the best time to apply and contact Conexus MedStaff?

We recommend you contact us within the six months leading up to your graduation date so we can get the process started before your OPT period begins. If you wait until after graduation, it’s a race against time. We want to help you keep your status in the U.S., and the sooner we can get started on that, the better chance we have at success.

We also want to offer our services to you and be a source of advice as you navigate this process. We offer personalized service to make sure you have support along the journey of finding your first job as a U.S. nurse and throughout your employment with us.

Where will I work?

Though we cannot guarantee a location, we always look at your personal circumstances and try to place you in a community you would like. This is an opportunity to experience another part of the U.S. and work with other Conexus nurses who are part of our community of international healthcare professionals.

No matter where you are placed, you will have international healthcare professionals on the same journey as you. We also have engagement managers, who will support you along the way and help you get acclimated to your new home.

Do you hire new graduates without nursing experience?

Yes! We hire new nursing graduates who have trained in the U.S. We know this is your first experience working as a nurse in the U.S., and we provide ongoing personalized education and professional development to ensure your success.

What do you pay for?

If you’re worried about the costs of moving to a new location, we’ve got you covered. We pay for all the deployment costs, which include relocation and travel costs to help you settle into your new home and 30 days of accommodation. We’re here to make this process as easy as possible.

How long does the green card process take and how long will I be working in the facility?

We utilize your OPT period to begin adjustment to the green card, which can take 12-18 months. When placed at the facility, you will be on a 5000 hour contract, part of which can be completed during your OPT period.

We’re so excited for you to embark on your new journey. We know you’ve put in many hours of hard work, and we are here to help you take the next steps.

Click here to get started today!