HELP needed by UK male nurse!!

  1. I am desperate to move to LA from London (have you ever experienced a London winter??? ) - anybody have any tips on where to look for US sponsorship for a greencard? any tips on which areas of nursing, hospitals etc., to avoid? will be visiting LA next week also, any places I should be checking out? and p.s., would love some nursey pen-pals
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  3. by   harpie
    Quote from rob5252
    I am desperate to move to LA from London (have you ever experienced a London winter??? ) - anybody have any tips on where to look for US sponsorship for a greencard? any tips on which areas of nursing, hospitals etc., to avoid? will be visiting LA next week also, any places I should be checking out? and p.s., would love some nursey pen-pals
    I can help point you in many direcetions....Have contacts with varioius support persons. I am a transplant here from UK in 1990.
  4. by   J. B.
    Worked throu out Southern Cal as a Registry Nurse
    Very Independenttype work
    have some contacts and may be of some assistance.
    John Bosco
    AKA
    Terry Mason
  5. by   rob5252
    Quote from harpie
    I can help point you in many direcetions....Have contacts with varioius support persons. I am a transplant here from UK in 1990.
    Thanks for your reply!!! so what's it like? is it completely different to work as a nurse after working in the NHS (obvious question...) Any contacts that you can throw at me would be more than appreciated. I'll be in LA next week and would love to initiate my transition, however am wasting tons of time combing my way through lists of agencies. I'll only be in town for 5 days and want to squeeze in some vacation time too.


    Look forward to hearing from you! Rob x
  6. by   rob5252
    Quote from John Bosco
    Worked throu out Southern Cal as a Registry Nurse
    Very Independenttype work
    have some contacts and may be of some assistance.
    John Bosco
    AKA
    Terry Mason
    Hi Terry and thanks for replying to my message! Yes, any information that you could throw in my direction would be great. What is registry nurse, and what makes the position so independent? (I'm trying to come to terms with new terminology and equate them to english equivalents!). I work as a nurse advisor for an enteral feeding company here in London, and work incredibly independently. Basically, I need to find a sponsor and am overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of LA healthcare facilitators - have mailed off lots of initial enquiries and heard nothing back! (You'd think that may be a sign )

    Anyways, thanks for your offer of assistance and i look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Rob
  7. by   suzanne4
    Before checking out any agencies, you need to complete the requisite exams and complete the application for Visa Screen You can do this through
    www.CGFNS.org. Once that is completed, you can have either a hospital or agency sponsor you. No difference. Visa Screen is a requirement for any foreign trained nurse wishing to work in the US, who wants a green card and even for H1-B after July, 2004. Since you trained in English, you are exempt from those exams. You will need to write NCLEX for your license. First you will need to apply to the California State Board of Nursing before you can sit for the exam. After you are accepted by them, you will receive an "ATT" letter allowing you to take the exam. "ATT" stands for authorization to test.
    California also required fingerprints. You might want to get that done while you are there. If you contact the board now, they can probably send a set to wheryou will be staying.

    If you need further info, you can send me a PM.
    Good luck.
  8. by   J. B.
    Quote from rob5252
    Hi Terry and thanks for replying to my message! Yes, any information that you could throw in my direction would be great. What is registry nurse, and what makes the position so independent? (I'm trying to come to terms with new terminology and equate them to english equivalents!). I work as a nurse advisor for an enteral feeding company here in London, and work incredibly independently. Basically, I need to find a sponsor and am overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of LA healthcare facilitators - have mailed off lots of initial enquiries and heard nothing back! (You'd think that may be a sign )

    Anyways, thanks for your offer of assistance and i look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Rob
    Suzanne4 knows her stuff. Great contact.
  9. by   suzanne4
    Thanks "John"
  10. by   caramel
    [QUOTE=rob5252]I am desperate to move to LA from London (have you ever experienced a London winter??? ) - anybody have any tips on where to look for US sponsorship for a greencard? any tips on which areas of nursing, hospitals etc., to avoid? will be visiting LA next week also, any places I should be checking out? and p.s., would love some nursey pen-pals [/QUO

    Hello Rob.
    for sponsers from the U.K Geneva health international is pretty good and are currently recruiting for UCLA .whatever u do do not go to O'grady payton. good luck. :chuckle

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