I only graduated in September (2003). I trained in Ireland.
I am currently studying (part-time) for Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree in Nursing Studies and will finish (God willing) in May. So then I will be a Registered General Nurse (RGN) with a BSc.
After I qualified I worked in the area of Intellectual Disabilities for 3 months.
I am now working, nearly 3 months) in a VERY busy acute surgical ward in a VERY VERY busy city centre Hospital in Dublin.
I have a green card, so I can legally live and work in the US. I also have an Aunt (American citizen) who lives in New Mexico.
You see the problem here in Ireland, especially in Dublin, is the coast of living and the cost of housing, it's crazy!!!!! At present I rent 1 double room in a house and it costs 450 euro per month or $552 per month, (1 euro = 1 dollar and 23c.)
The salary for a new graduate for the first year is 26,750 euro or $32,830.
How does that compare with the US salary for a new graduate????????
So, Not only because of the monetary reasons but also because I would like to work in the US I wonder is there any Hospital/nursing agency etc who will take me now??????
ANYONE have ANY advice, contacts, etc etc
ANYTHING greatly appreciated.