Adult nurses wanting to work in the USA.. - page 8

Hello all I have been reading many of the posts on here about adult nurses who want to go work in the usa, but who are having difficulty because they lack hours in certain areas of nursing. ... Read More

  1. Visit  english_nurse profile page
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    Quote from madwife2002
    I have just been told that OGP charge the hospital $51 per hour for hiring me, that is some cash cow that I am, especially as I dont even get half of that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Plus if I do overtime they get more than half of that as well.
    i suppose they do all the legal work to get you there though, im not a fan of OGP at the moment, however i wouldnt have liked to have done it all on my own with no knowledge of the process, plus they dont help us out of the kindness of their hearts- they are a buisiness, i thought they would be charging more than $51 especially if you consider the cost of agency nurses in the uk, compared to that we come quite cheap! i suspect they get sign on bonus for evey nurse they find, personally i dont care i just want my visa!
  2. Visit  cheeky207 profile page
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    hey am still new to all this stuff so couldnt work out how to post a new thread! How do you find out if you are credit hours short in an area, without having to go through cgfns and spend a fortune?!!I finished my degree course in paeds in december, and want to go to missouri to be with my family. problem is im already there on a visitors visa, so need things to move very fast! help anyone!
    thanks :imbar
  3. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    Quote from cheeky207
    hey am still new to all this stuff so couldnt work out how to post a new thread! How do you find out if you are credit hours short in an area, without having to go through cgfns and spend a fortune?!!I finished my degree course in paeds in december, and want to go to missouri to be with my family. problem is im already there on a visitors visa, so need things to move very fast! help anyone!
    thanks :imbar

    to start a new thread just click on button at top of page saying new thread and give it a title

    You can't escape CGFNS CES is required by most states, you have to be general trained and if you have just done Paeds it will not be enough you will be short in other areas. Things will not move fast. It will take on average several months to get CES and visitor visa is usually 90 days and you will not get OK to sit NCLEX without CES. http://pr.mo.gov/boards/nursing/Nurs...sataGlance.pdf

    For immigration purpose you will also need visa screen and that will not be issued until you pass NCLEX and that will take 4 months to get, the good news is to apply for visa screen at the same time as CES.

    I would suggest posting on the international forum as Suzanne will give great advice on what to do. I would also suggest reading the sticky's at the top of the international forum as they give good steps on the process
  4. Visit  tabz profile page
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    I have just joined this forum and have been reading the posts about working in USA.
    I qualified in 1976!! and have been working in elderly care and as a health visitor since then.
    My partner's children have their own companies in new york and houston and he wants us to go and live here.
    I would like to work in elderly care or health promotion. I spoke to the Texas Nursing Board yesterday and they are going to send me the forms and info I need to get a license in Texas. I am not sure how I go about applying for a green card once I get the license in Texas. Does anyone have any idea please?
    Someone has told me that I'm too old!! I would be grateful for any ideas.
    I would actually like to become a private health visitor, baby massage instructor, aromatherapist etc as I also have those qualifications.
    Thanks for reading this, Tabz
  5. Visit  letina profile page
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    Quote from tabz
    Someone has told me that I'm too old!!
    No!! You're not too old!! I qualified in 1979 and I'm just about to move to the US. Go for it :chuckle
  6. Visit  tabz profile page
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    Thanks for that.
    Where are you moving to? Good luck with it. Tabz
  7. Visit  letina profile page
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    Quote from tabz
    Where are you moving to?
    Florida
  8. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    Quote from tabz
    I have just joined this forum and have been reading the posts about working in USA.
    I qualified in 1976!! and have been working in elderly care and as a health visitor since then.
    My partner's children have their own companies in new york and houston and he wants us to go and live here.
    I would like to work in elderly care or health promotion. I spoke to the Texas Nursing Board yesterday and they are going to send me the forms and info I need to get a license in Texas. I am not sure how I go about applying for a green card once I get the license in Texas. Does anyone have any idea please?
    Someone has told me that I'm too old!! I would be grateful for any ideas.
    I would actually like to become a private health visitor, baby massage instructor, aromatherapist etc as I also have those qualifications.
    Thanks for reading this, Tabz
    Plenty of sticky's at the top of the international forum tell you how to go about it, mainly once you pass NCLEX you need to find a hospital to petition you for a green card and then a lot of waiting in the UK for an embassy interview and filling in paperwork

    Good luck
  9. Visit  Summer24 profile page
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    Can I confirm if this applies to Adult Nursing Diploma students as well as Adult Nursing Degree Students? I am currently a 2nd yr Adult Diploma Student, hoping to graduate with the degree, I just have to pass all of my exams first time! My concern is if I graduate with the diploma, is that enough to start the immigration process, or do I really need the degree?
  10. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    Quote from Summer24
    Can I confirm if this applies to Adult Nursing Diploma students as well as Adult Nursing Degree Students? I am currently a 2nd yr Adult Diploma Student, hoping to graduate with the degree, I just have to pass all of my exams first time! My concern is if I graduate with the diploma, is that enough to start the immigration process, or do I really need the degree?
    You do not need the degree for the US but you must have hours in mental health, Paeds and midwifery both theory and practical. Each BON has their own requirements so would suggest whilst at uni to try and make sure you do get or find out your hours. Nothing else can be done until you qualify and then depending on where you want to live depends on BON to whether you have to go through CGFNS or they do their own evaluation.

    Good luck on your training
  11. Visit  english_nurse profile page
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    i would agree
    only because i have the diploma, but i also have the extra required hours, that is the key to it all really
    good luck
  12. Visit  ayla2004 profile page
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    english nurse
    did your orginal training give you the hours or did your college give you the right placements as part of the CFP

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