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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...

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The New Gap in Healthcare

Normally, healthcare worker, nurses, therapists, etc., complete classroom and also in-person practical clinical training as part of their education to practice their specific profession. During the...

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History in the Making: How Naturalized Immigrants make up 1 in 10 U.S. Voters

​The 2020 U.S. election is a week away and a record-shattering turnout is expected to vote. With more than 58 million Americans already submitted their ballots, it is clear to see that people are d...

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If Left Untreated: The Fallout of Nurse Fatigue and Burnout

It seems like only yesterday we were raising the flag on the importance of our nurses and their impact on quality outcomes and patient care always, but particularly in the midst of a global pandemi...

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Where Have All the Certified Nursing Assistants Gone?

Where has the ancillary support for our healthcare facilities gone? Ancillary support includes the critical position of Certified Nursing Assistants, or CNAs. These positions are vital to our staff...

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The Long-term Impact of COVID-19 on the Nursing Shortage

As a nurse, and a healthcare staffing professional, I can say that the COVID-19 pandemic has been “unique.”  I worked as an RN during HIV and was providing healthcare personnel during H1N1, SARS, a...

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COVID-19 Story: I am a Second Liner

This fight against COVID-19 hits closer to the heart for us as medical professionals. My friend in the Philippines has been in the hospital for 3 months now. He is an ICU nurse and followed all pro...

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...

International Nurse Students & Graduates: Getting A Job On An F1 Visa
F1 Visa: Key to USA Job for International Nursing Students & Graduates

While some international nurses on an F1 visa will return to their home country, most will look to remain in the U.S. and enter the nursing profession. The question is, how do you get started? And ...

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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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Nursing Home Nurse Jobs in the USA

Out of all occupations across the US, registered nurses (RNs) represent a career path that is expected to see the most significant new job openings by 2026. According to the US Bureau of Labor Stat...

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NCLEX-RN Exam: Why It's Needed

Every day we receive lots of questions from nurses who are interested in making the move to the U.S. From visa processing to family life in the U.S., the Conexus team is on hand to provide the best...