Daca
DACA: An Update

September was another busy month in the headlines for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The big news came on the 26th when the University of California filed a brief in United Sta...

Delegation
Developing Delegation Skills

Developing Delegation Skills One of the most complex nursing skills is that of delegation. This skill is what most of our international nurses’ struggle with after deployment. It requires sophis...

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Our Nurse Recruitment Agency Answers Key Questions for Long-Term Care Facilities

A 2019 report from the American Association of Directors of Nursing Services (AADNS) found that approximately 75 percent of nursing directors in long-term care cited staffing shortages as their top...

Filipino Nurses in the U.S.
Filipino Nurses in the U.S.: A Brief History

According to the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency, 92,277 nurses left the Philippines in search of opportunities abroad from 2012 to 2017. The U.S. is a top destination with 2,890 Filipino nur...

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Ripped From The Headlines: A study into LTC workers, transgender patient simulation, and a selfless Wisconsin nurse!

We’re back with another edition of Ripped From The Headlines where the Conexus team brings you all of the latest nursing and healthcare news from the US. This time, we look at a study into Maine’s ...

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Effective Retention Strategies For Long-Term Care

Whether a long-term care (LTC) provider operates a multi-site chain governed by a board of directors or is the sole proprietor of a single facility, retention of nurses can be a challenge.  While L...

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Why Canadian Nurses Move to the US

The number of Canadian nurses moving to the US has continued to increase over the past decade. Given that Canada is facing its own nursing shortage, what exactly is it about the US that’s so appeal...

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Nurses In The Middle East: Considering Moving To The US?

The current shortage of nurses in the US means there are opportunities for international registered nurses, especially those based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and throughout the Middle East. ...

Pour Blog
Post-Operative Urinary Retention (POUR)

Original Article: file:///C:/Users/Leanne%20Howell/Downloads/0000542-200905000-00033.pdf Anesthesiology 2009; 110:1139–57 Copyright © 2009, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc. Lippin...

Prostate Cancer Blog
Prostate Cancer Awareness

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men in the United States of America, and around 1 in 9 American men will be diagnosed with the condition during their lifetime (American Cance...

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5 RN Interview Questions for Long-Term Care Candidate

When it comes to interviewing candidates for nursing positions in long-term care, there are several factors you need to consider. The best nurses have the right knowledge, skills, and experience co...

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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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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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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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US Healthcare Providers: Have You Made Plans for the Winter?

It may only be August, but now’s the ideal time for US hospitals and healthcare facilities to turn their attention to ensuring they have the right number of nurses to cover the winter months.   ...

Conexus MedStaff outlines Direct Hire and Staffing Agencies
Nurse Staffing Agency vs Direct Hire

One of the more frequently asked questions we deal with from international nurses is whether Conexus MedStaff is a Direct Hire agency. Conexus MedStaff is not a direct hire agency, rather we are...

Immunisation Blog
Immunization Awareness

National Immunization Awareness Month National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. Impro...

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Contact Dermatitis Among Healthcare Workers

Contact Dermatitis Contact dermatitis is the most common form of skin condition reported amongst healthcare workers, and nurses are most at risk. Nurses are particularly prone to developing cont...