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Mia's Story: From International Nursing Student on the F1 Visa to Becoming a U.S. Nurse

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

​When Mia came to the United States with her husband and children in 2010, she was determined to earn the necessary credentials to work as a U.S. nurse. Before she found Conexus MedStaff in 2018, she was a nursing student on the F1 visa at Arkansas State University – and before that - a midwife in Morocco.

“We came for school and to better our lives and our future for our kids,” Mia said. “I had to do nursing school all over because my nursing experience didn’t qualify to be transferred here.”

Mia’s passion for patients and healthcare were also driving forces behind her determination to finish nursing school and apply for a job with Conexus.

“I always loved to be surrounded by a lot of people, to have a job that can put me close to the community, and make a difference if I can,” Mia said. “To have a good impact on peoples' lives – it’s amazing. It’s a hard field, but it’s very, very rewarding.”

Eager to start her journey as a U.S. nurse, Mia began the application process with Conexus MedStaff before finishing nursing school.

“Conexus has been with me through a lot. My immigration process was so long and complicated and they helped. They provided resources for me to pass my interview with immigration and get my Green Card finally,” Mia said. “They made sure I had a good placement, my family is taken care of, like living situation and everything when I first started, so I appreciate that a lot.”

Mia is now on her second contract with Conexus MedStaff and is working as a registered nurse at a Level 1 Trauma Hospital in Tennessee.

“I want to tell everybody that if they just have intentions of growing their knowledge of nursing or becoming a nurse, and they want to transfer here to the U.S. and build a life here, then Conexus is very, very helpful,” Mia said. “I just love it. I’ve had a very positive experience.”

Whether you're a U.S. nursing student on the F1 visa or an international nurse ready to build a life you love in the U.S., we encourage you to apply today.