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Moving to the U.S. To Accept a Nursing Position? Here’s How to Start off on the Right Foot

The United States has always been considered the land of opportunity. That’s still true today for nurses who move here to live and work. How can you prepare ahead of time to make the most of this opportunity?

Work closely with your recruiter.

Your MedPro recruiter is your ally, advocate and confidante. Establish a strong relationship by being completely honest and open at all times. Don’t hesitate to share your goals, dreams and fears. That’s the only way they can reassure you, research things for you and make sure you have everything you need to be happy and successful in the U.S.

Be ready to get to work.

There will be a lot to learn in your new job. Find out as much as you can upfront from your recruiter about what the job will entail so you can prepare. Once you get on the job, get to know your colleagues and supervisor. They can be great contributors to your success. Obviously, you are licensed as a nurse and have been well trained, but you may find little variations from what you are accustomed to at home.

Learn about your new home.

One of the most exciting things about working as a nurse in the United States is exploring a whole new community. Your recruiter can give you some recommendations, but it’s up to you to take action and get to know your way around. Here are a few ideas:

  • Visit the local grocery store. Look for familiar products and new ones you would like to try.
  • Try the local cuisine. Chances are food traditions are a bit different in your new town than they were in your native country.
  • Check out local things to do. Research travel sites and the local chamber of commerce to find local attractions and things to do.
  • Stay busy and active. Schedule at least one new thing every weekend. Your assignment will be over before you know it, so don’t procrastinate or you may regret it.

Want to learn more about moving to the U.S.?

Check out these resources for foreign professionals to make your transition easier. See some of our related posts:

Need a nurse recruiter you can trust? call MedPro!

Take your nursing career to the U.S. The experts at MedPro can show you how. MedPro Healthcare Staffing specializes in the placement of international nurses and allied health professionals and can give you access to the best U.S. jobs. To learn more about how to find a great nursing job as a foreign RN, contact MedPro Healthcare Staffing today or apply below!