Hello dialyser + nurses!! I'm an RN here in Jacksonville, FL for 2 years now. I worked previously in London, Great Britain and in my home country in the Phils. Me and my husband are planning to move back to GB (he is from Brighton, East Sussex) as we think it is the better place to live in. America is boring, dangerous and unstable but damn! this is where the money is!!! So as soon as we save enough money, we will be back to GB in no time.(Just for your info by the way!)
So you want to work here in Jax. Best thing to do is get an recruiter to do all the funky paper work and you're on your way here in a year or so. Of course you have to comply with the requirements like NCLEX, CRB clearance, immunizations and whatever competencies required by FL State Board.
Probably you won't get a HD job straight away which means you have to work in a hospital setting. I guess its best to experience it as the hospital provides vital information about working as a nurse in America. IT'S VERY DIFFERENT FROM THE SETTING IN GB.
Finally when you want to work again as an HD nurse, you can apply and probably land in the highest paying job in the whole of Jacksonville. :wink2: The contract HD nurses in our hospital earn $50/hr/pt!!! Meaning in a 3-1/2 hr period... they are earning $525. Now that's what I want to do too. So I am currently applying to this company. Wish me luck! I have no HD experience but comm'on! Everyone's got to start somewhere!
All the best to you!!!