Myself and my roommate are both nurses in Canada. Recently, we heard about Nursing in North Carolina... it sounds fantastic! We're both quite nervous though. Just wondering if there are any other nurses out there who've done this type of move before? What's it like nursing in the US? What's it like working for a private institution vs. a public healthcare system? What are health benefits like for nurses? Are there any pointers or tips you may have for us?
We're both relatively new in the profession, I've been working for two years in acute Neurosurgery and my roommate graduated this year and works at a local cancer centre. So, skill-wise, we're both very different... however both love surgery, aren't afraid of new things, and are very enthusaistic about the profession. We just figure if we're going to move and get out and try something new, we're better off doing it while we're young and relatively responsibility-free rather than wait it out when we may be involved or have important commitments.
Anywho, we're just both kind of nervous and would like to have some advice or information from other nurses or professionals who've been there.
[quote=mazy;5693919] I have to say, that sounds really strange. The employment market for nurses in this country is in the toilet. There are thousands upon thousands of nurses in this country who are desperately looking for work, it doesn't make sense to me that a facility would be recruiting from Canada. Is it a Canadian company?
It seems the recruiters are from Pitt County Memorial hospital and they will be recruiting in various US and Canadan cities in the upcoming months. http://pcmhevents.com/
Most of the recruitment incentives sound plausible, with exception of the 2 to 1 patient staffing ratio, did they give that promise in writing?
Last edit by dishes on Oct 1, '11