Handwashing
National Handwashing Awareness Week 2019

National Handwashing Awareness Week   December 1 – 7 2019 is National Handwashing Awareness Week in the US. Handwashing is the most basic of infection prevention and control measures, however...

End Of Life
End of Life Care – Cultural Considerations

End of Life Care – Cultural Considerations   The term culture can be defined as the ideas, customs and social behaviours of a particular group of people. A person’s culture can be influenced ...

Tn
Could Foreign Nurses Solve the US Rural Hospital Staff Shortage?

It’s no secret that the US is facing a nationwide nursing shortage, with 203,700 new RNs required each year up to 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019). And, it’s healthcare prov...

Pressure Ulcer
NDNQI: National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) Survey for Pressure Ulcers

As a new grad, staging pressure ulcers/wounds was a struggle for me until I joined the wound care team of my hospital. Quarterly, they participated in the National Database of Nursing Quality Ind...

Paper Team
Meet The Conexus Team: Cathy Vollmer and Benjie Jalasco!

At Conexus, we’re committed to building real and lasting relationships with all of our nurses and US hospitals. That’s why each month, we’ll be introducing you to members of the amazing Conexus tea...

Rippedfrom
Ripped From The Headlines: Saving The Planet, Texas Wages, And Identical Twins

Each month, the Conexus team brings you a selection of news stories from the US healthcare industry. Always informative, sometimes controversial and occasionally heartwarming, Ripped From The Headl...

Travel Nursing Topics
International Nurse Staffing Vs. Travel Nurses: What Are The REAL Cost Savings?

We’ve evaluated the traditional 13-week contract and why more acute and post-acute care facilities are exploring staffing alternatives. One popular option is using international nurse staffing opti...

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13-Week Nursing Contracts: Yes or No?

We know that 13-week travel nursing contracts are standard for U.S. healthcare facilities, but as explored in last week’s blog post, it’s no longer the only option. So, how do you know when these s...

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13-Week Nursing Contracts: What Are The Pros And Cons?

Last week, we explored some of the historical reasons why travel nursing contracts in the US tend to be 13 weeks in length. Whether it’s down to traditional accommodation contracts, FMLA leave, or ...

Diabetes
Diabetes Awareness Month

All through November it is Diabetes Awareness Month, which aims to improve people’s understanding of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. On November 14th, the world acknowledges World Diabetes Day. ...

Tn2
Travel Nurse Contracts: Why 13 Weeks?

Whether it’s to cover shifts when a member of staff leaves suddenly or to accommodate seasonal fluctuations, travel nurses are often used to fill gaps in staffing at US hospitals and healthcare fac...

Monthly Roundup - Andrew Moreton

Our latest monthly roundup from CEO Andrew Moreton:   Monthly round up 3 from Conexus Medstaff on Vimeo.  

Malay
Nursing Jobs: Why Malaysian Nurses Move to the US

If you’re a Malaysian nurse, there’s never been a better time to consider a new life in the US. Job opportunities for nurses are plentiful due to the country’s aging population, coupled with the av...

Appa
Calling All Indian Nurses With A Priority Date Between 2006 and 2009!

The October 2019 Visa Bulletin saw a significant movement in priority dates for Indian nurses. It means that if you have a current priority date between 2006 and 2009 and have been abandoned by a p...

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Trends for Nurses: Cost of Living in Canada vs. US

It’s no secret that there’s a shortage of nurses in the U.S. Employment opportunities for nurses are projected to grow at a faster rate than all other occupations from 2016 through 2026. To help ov...

Cathy
Conexus Medstaff Appoints New Vice President of Operations

Leading international recruitment firm Conexus Medstaff has appointed a new Vice President amid ambitious plans to expand the company’s footprint across the Americas. Cathy Vollmer joins...

Podcast
Ripped From The Headlines: Podcast Special

The Conexus team loves to bring you all of the latest news regarding nursing and healthcare in the US. However, we don’t just rely on headlines to gather intel. More and more, we’re plugging in our...

Opioid Crisis
Opioid Crisis

The United States of America is currently in the midst of an “Opioid Crisis”. The term refers to the growing number of hospitalizations and deaths from the overuse of opioids, including prescriptio...

Why Filipino Nurses Must Pick The Right Partner For Their US Journey
Why Filipino Nurses Must Pick The Right Partner For Their U.S. Journey

For many nurses working in the Philippines, the U.S. continues to present incredible job opportunities. In fact, Filipino nurses now account for over 4 percent of nurses practicing in the U.S., mak...

Monthly Roundup - October - Andrew Moreton

Our latest monthly roundup from CEO Andrew Moreton:    Monthly round up 2 from Conexus Medstaff on Vimeo.