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US Ready: Introduction


​Practicing Nursing in the U.S.

Overview

Practicing in the U.S. has been specifically developed by Conexus MedStaff to provide you with an introduction to the U.S. healthcare industry and the expectations of the role of an RN in America.

We aim to familiarise you with some of the main regulations and practices that govern health care and nursing in the United States.

Conexus are committed to helping you prepare for your orientation to your new role as a Registered Nurse in the U.S.

Our commitment extends also to the hospital groups where Conexus nurses fulfil their employment contract. We endeavour to provide the best nurses who are equipped with detailed knowledge of the U.S. healthcare system and the exceptional levels of care nurses are expected to deliver in the U.S.

It is for these reasons that practicing nursing in the U.S. is a mandatory course that you are required to take and pass before moving to the next stage of your Conexus journey.

Goals of the Practicing in the U.S. Learning Module

  • To prepare you for your RN orientation program at your destination healthcare facility
  • To improve your knowledge about nursing in the U.S.
  • To reduce the possibility of issues in practice by introducing you to how the U.S. healthcare system works and to some typical U.S. nursing practices

Course Structure

“Practicing in the U.S.” includes 6 modules:

  1. Nursing in the U.S.
  2. Patient Safety
  3. Quality Improvement
  4. Health Care Relations
  5. Communication
  6. Health IT and Nursing Informatics

Each module includes of a presentation and an assessment. References for each module can be found at the end of each presentation.

It is estimated that the whole course will take approximately 18 learning hours to complete, including the assessments. You will be given 3 weeks to complete the course and submit the associated assessment.

Your assessment will be reviewed and we will provide personal feedback on your work. Priority for review will be gven to those who are further along in their immigration journey or are due to be starting work soon. Further learning opportunities may be identified following the assessment, and these will be addressed on an individual basis.