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Toronto 2020 - Meet and Greet Virtual Event for Canadian Nurses

Ever contemplated taking your BSN degree to the U.S. to start, or continue your nursing career in the States? We had hoped to be back in Toronto for the sixth year at the Marskell Group Healthcare ...

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Canadian Nursing Graduates: Considerations for Starting Your Nursing Career in the US

You’re a newly qualified nurse looking for work in Canada, but could starting a career in the US provide greater long-term opportunities? Here, we discuss how heading stateside could offer a broade...

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Ripped From The Headlines: Trust, Paperwork, TikTok And The Year of The International Nurse

Welcome to a brand new decade! This edition of Ripped From The Headlines is packed with nuggets of US nursing news, from the kick-off of the Year of the Nurse right through to the ethics of lip-syn...

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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Novel Coronavirus 2019

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respir...

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 ...

Usa Vs Canada
Moving from Canada to the U.S. as a Registered Nurse: Your Questions Answered

If you’re a nurse or nursing graduate in Canada, you may have considered embarking on a nursng career in the U.S. As you would imagine, there are many things to consider before such a move. Each...

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How To Retain International Nurses At Your Facility

In our previous blog, we explored how to effectively integrate international nurses into your US facility through a process of selecting the right staffing partner and building robust interview and...

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Meet The Conexus Team: Leanne Howell and Veronica Sanchez

As you know, the team at Conexus works hard to build lasting relationships with all of our nurses and healthcare facilities in the US. That’s why we want you to meet them! Each month, we’ll be intr...

Usa Vs Canada
What Are The Differences Between Healthcare In Canada And The US?

More Canadian nurses than ever are moving to the US, thanks to an abundance of opportunities and a favorable cost of living. Additionally, there’s a special visa for Canadian citizens that enables ...

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How To Effectively Integrate International Nurses In Your Facility

According to Harvard, there are 3 million immigrants already in the US healthcare system, accounting for 1 in 4 workers in that field. This is, in part, due to US healthcare facilities going global...

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Expanding Your Nursing Team: When’s The Right Time?

Your nurses are the lifeline of your facility and provide all of the essential care and support your patients need. That’s why it’s integral to maintain the right nurse staffing levels for continui...

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Conexus Monthly Roundup - Cathy Vollmer

Our latest monthly roundup is brought to you by Cathy Vollmer, our VP of Operations:    

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E-Cigarette and Vaping Associated Lung Injury

The United States of America has recently seen a significant increase in the incidence of e-cigarette or vaping associated lung injury (EVALI). The outbreak is thought to have begun in June 2019, w...

Flu Jab
Mandatory Flu Shots

Influenza (flu) is a highly contagious acute viral infection of the respiratory tract that is spread through droplet transmission. Flu has a short incubation period and on average symptoms will sta...

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Nurse Staffing Shortages: Is Closing Beds The Right Answer?

For several years, nurse shortages in the US have forced healthcare facilities to make some difficult decisions. Do they collectively pay billions of dollars to recruit and retain nurses, or risk p...

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Technology In the Staffing Industry: Hindrance Or Help?

ASA-certified staffing professional and Registered Nurse (RN), Cathy Vollmer is Vice President of Operations at international healthcare staffing agency, Conexus Medstaff. Here, Cathy explores the ...

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Winter Graduates: You’re In Demand! (But Are You Prepared?)

Every December, thousands of international students studying in the US don their caps and gowns to graduate from nursing schools across the country, and this year is no exception. While winter grad...

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The Importance Of Diversity In Nursing

It’s no secret that diversity in nursing provides greater opportunities to deliver quality care to all patients. The formula is simple: If a nursing workforce reflects a hospital’s demographics, co...

2020
Ripped From The Headlines: The Good News Addition!

In this edition, we’re celebrating nurses by bringing you some heart-warming and inspiring good news stories from the US healthcare industry. Reward yourself and the great work you do by grabbing a...