Registered Nurse – Relocation to the USA

Job Title: Registered Nurse – Relocation to the USA
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: RN/POR
Contact Name: Kristina Gore
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 26, 2017 09:54

Job Description

Ever dreamt of working as a Registered Nurse in the USA? There has never been a better time to consider making the move to the USA. With an aging population in the USA and the average age of a Registered Nurse presently at 58 years old it is projected that there will be anywhere between 1 – 2 million Registered Nurse positions in the USA over the next 5 years. As a result of this and the surprisingly short visa application process there has never been a better time to consider making the move as an International Registered Nurse to the USA.


Relocation from Spain:


If you are a Portuguese Citizen relocation to the USA is probably a lot shorter than you think. Once you have passed your NCLEX examination the green card (EB-3) permanent residency visa process can take as little as 9 – 12 months to be processed. All of this process will be handled and paid for by the Conexus team and we will guide you through every step of the way to ensure your relocation to the USA is as smooth as possible. Please note that if you did your nursing degree in a non English speaking location then you will also be required to take the academic version of the IELTS exam ahead of going for your embassy interview.


Why Conexus?


Conexus has offices located in the Houston, Texas and Lexington, Kentucky. We have an experienced team that has mobilized hundreds of nurses to work in the United States. Conexus presently has contracts with over 85 hospitals in the United States that are operating in over 20 states across the country as such Conexus has several exciting opportunities to offer qualified ­­­­­­­­nurses across the United States.


Conexus sponsors and pays for your green card (EB-3) visa as well as your license so that you can work in the United States. In return for Conexus sponsoring the EB-3 visa and placing you with one of it’s clients in the United States you will be required to work for Conexus for a period of 5,000 hours which typically takes approximately 2.5 years.


Our clients in the United States are very used to nurturing international Registered Nurses to ensure that they are setup for success in their careers as nurses in the United States. If required our clients will provide 12-14 weeks of orientation to ensure that our nurses are successful. This is an investment that is often overlooked but is so important when you are thinking of relocating to another country to work and live


Benefits of Employment:


When the time comes for you to mobilize to the United States, Conexus will either cover the cost of your mobilization flight or reimburse you for the cost of your travel expenses, should you wish to organise your own travel arrangements. In addition, Conexus pays for your first 30 days of accommodation in the United States and also provides you with a $1,000 deployment bonus when you come to work with Conexus’ client in the United States.


During your employment with Conexus, Conexus will pay for 60% of your medical and dental insurance through its programme and will pay you bi-weekly.


Depending on where you go to work in the United States the salary which you will be paid will vary due to the cost of living in that location. Conexus offers positions that have a starting salary of anywhere between US$20-35/hr. For any hours worked over 40 hours per week overtime will be paid at 1.5 times regular salary. It is worth noting that after you have gained 2-3 years of experience working as a Registered Nurse in the USA then your earning potential will increase quite considerably especially given the demand for Registered Nurses in the USA over the coming years. The average salary for a Registered Nurse in the United States at the moment is US$70,000 per annum


Our experience of placing nurses, our list of clients and our excellent benefits make Conexus a great choice for you and your family to choose when looking for a sponsor to come to the United States. At Conexus we like to think that we are more than just a recruiter and want to build long term relationships with our nurses and help them build career pathways with their careers in the United States. If you are interested in finding out more please do get in contact with us



- BSN & 3 years of acute care experience or a Diploma & 5 years of acute care experience

- Candidates that are willing to relocate to the United States for employment

- Good communication skills



- NCLEX passers are preferred but if you have not passed your NCLEX exam we are still interested in hearing from you. We are looking for candidates with the drive to take the NCLEX exam within 3 months of applying