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US Ready: Introduction


​Practicing in the US

Overview

Practicing in the US has been specifically developed by Conexus Medstaff to provide you with an introduction to the US 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 US.

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 US Healthcare system and the exceptional levels of care nurses are expected to deliver in the US.

It is for these reasons that Practicing in the US is a mandatory course that you are required to undertake and pass before moving to the next stage of your Conexus journey.

Aims of Practicing in the US

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

Course Structure

“Practicing in the U.S” is split up into 6 modules:

  1. Nursing in the US
  2. Patient Safety
  3. Quality Improvement
  4. Health Care Relations
  5. Communication
  6. Health I.T, and Nursing Informatics

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

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

Your assessment will be marked and personal feedback will be given on your work. Priority for marking will be gven to those who are further along in their immigration journey or are due to be starting work soon. Further learning needs may be identified following assessment, and these will be addressed on an individual basis.