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USA Nurse on the Frontline: Brittany's Story

Hello, my name is Brittany and I am a Canadian trained registered nurse of five years this year. In the year 2019, I continued my nursing passion in the United States (U.S.) through Conexus MedStaf...

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My Journey as a New Nurse in the U.S. in the Midst of COVID-19

Hello, my name is Saul Villalobos and I am originally from Mexico. I moved to the U.S. with the intention of becoming a health care professional, not knowing exactly which path I would take, yet ve...

Karina - International Nurse on OPT

Like many international nursing students, Karina was worried about her future as a U.S. nurse after graduating from a U.S.-based university. Karina, who is from Venezuala, had been looking for a jo...

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Making the Move from Puerto Rico to the U.S. as a Registered Nurse

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 ...

OPT: What International Nursing Students Need to Know
OPT: What Nursing Students REALLY Need To Know

As an F-1 nursing student or new graduate, you’re likely to be aware of Optional Practical Training (OPT) - the 12-month employment authorization that enables you to work in the U.S. after graduati...

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Recruiting Nurses in the USA? Top Qualities of an Excellent Long-Term Care Nurse

When recruiting nurses for your long-term care facility in the USA, you want professionals who possess the right skills, qualifications, and experience. However, what about those unteachable soft s...

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Ripped From The Headlines: From A $1.4million Re-Election Donation To Baby Joy For 36 Nurses At The Same Hospital!

In our continuing Ripped from the Headlines series of nursing industry news, we take a look at:  Why there’s a shortage of good nurses and how reports of staff shortages don’t reflect the big...

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Long-Term Care: Stress And Burnout In Nursing

The previous blog in our long-term care series examined the growing requirement for long-term care nurses in the US, and why facilities are recruiting international nurses to help meet demand. Whil...

Caribbean Nurses Making The Move To The U.S.
Caribbean Nurses: Making The Move to the U.S.

Conexus Meet and Greet with Caribbean NursesIn 2017, approximately 4.4 million Caribbean immigrants resided in the U.S., accounting for 10 percent of the nation’s 44.5 million immigrants. And due t...

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The Staffing Challenges Facing Long-Term Care In The US

By 2050, the number of US residents aged 65 and over is projected to be 83.7 million, which is almost double the 43.1 million in 2012, according to a report from the U.S. Census Bureau. During the ...

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Placing nurses in the USA: How do we measure up?

This April, the Conexus Medstaff team were in sunny San Diego for the AONE 2019: Inspiring Leaders annual meeting. This annual gathering featured a full agenda of educational courses, social events...

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Playing Cards, #Maycations and Family: Four storylines rocking the US nursing industry

In its heyday, the timeless US television show Law & Order would occasionally preview an upcoming episode with an attention-grabbing statement, “Ripped from the headlines.” Cynics might argue i...