US to UK transition, pls help. - page 4

Hello everyone! I'm a RN (BSN) here in the US and would like to come to work in the UK. I've been a medical/surgical nurse for 1.5 yrs, and planning on taking the IELTS in October. I was just... Read More

  1. Visit  newshark profile page
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    ericjameshealth:

    If you haven't found your answer to everything that needs to be done after the IELTS, then read back a page or so on this thread, nolenurse wrote about their experience. Also, even if you have a 2 year contract with your hospital, you should still get started on your application because it can be a lengthy process.

    I am currently in "phase 2" of the process, as I like to call it. I have sent off my certified copies of my passport,RN license and birth certificate as well as my IELTS results with a fee of ____ ...can't remember, wanna say 185 pounds or so and am now waiting for packet #2 from NMC which will be the packet asking for my nursing school clinical and theory hours, documents my managers and Board of Health will need to fill out, and some other dox. After you send that off (with another fee, I believe), the NMC takes (monthsss?? ) to review it and if they give you the OK, then you can start an ONP over in the UK. Once completed, you get your PIN, as the others were saying above.

    I will be keeping in touch about my progress; and I am staying hopeful about the job market. When there's a will, there's a way, and nurses will ALWAYS be needed. I've heard pleanty of negativity about jobs in the US and the UK, but I have 2 Rn jobs here in the US and plan on getting a job once I make it to the UK.

    Good luck to you and everyone else!
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  3. Visit  ericjameshealth profile page
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    thanks newshark! and for all the info! good luck to you and your future endeavors!,
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    yemachi....may I ask why you made the move to the States to practice nursing? Is the pay in the UK significantly lower than the States? How did you like having more autonomy? Just curious...thanks
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    Quote from newshark
    yemachi....may I ask why you made the move to the States to practice nursing? Is the pay in the UK significantly lower than the States? How did you like having more autonomy? Just curious...thanks
    UK Nurses have a 2 year pay freeze from 2011 to 2013 and currently start at 21176 which is US$ 32688 and i am sure deductions like tax and insurance will be different
  6. Visit  hilife_RN profile page
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    Newshark! I received your message but I can't reply back since I'm 4 postings short.
  7. Visit  NoleNurse2000 profile page
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    News shark- pay in the uk starts at about 21k year. US (Delaware/NE area) is about $48k (about. 32k wh converted). Cost of living in De was much less than my cost of living here near manchester for family of 4.
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    Thanks for the responses!


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