I know that several people had posted previously about moving to the United Kingdom from the states, however I did have more questions.
I am currently getting ready to start my last year of nursing school
(Associates degree,but will have an RN), and want to move to the UK after school (may 2013). I am just now starting my research of what it would take to move, so I would appreciate any help with the following questions.
1.) I read in previous posts things about the NMC, what exactly is that?
2.) In order to even get a position, I would need one year of experience in the states first, is that correct?
3.) I would also need to obtain a work visa?
4.) Should I get a job first before moving to England, or would I need to be in the country first.
5.) what kind of fees am I looking at for immigration, I read someone had to pay 5,000$.
6.)Is it any easier to get a job in private nursing?
7.) In the states we have to take the NCLEX to become an official RN, would I have to tae another test there, or start over completely?
I am really trying to decide if I should move or not. I have met someone in England, and want to move there for him (insert snarky comments here, haha.. i have already heard them all), but it sounds like the move from the united states to england will not be very easy in any stretch of the imagination. It's actually pretty discouraging at the moment. However, I still wanted to do research about what it would take.
Thanks for your time!
Kentucky nursing girl.:-)