The average salary for a Nurse Practitioner in the UK

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    I want to live in the UK. I want my daughter to grow up learning and loving the culture among many other things that they have to offer that the US doesn't. I am still undecided on whether to become a travel nurse and travel with my daughter to various places, including the UK but just stay there for a few months { I still don't know much about traveling nurses and how long they stay at a certain location, so if anyone could let me know I'll appreciate it }, OR live in the UK as a nurse practitioner and make a living doing it.
    The thing that discourages me about being a travel nurse: I won't have my own "London flat" to decorate and call my home . That is some serious stuff to me :stone
    I want to be paid sufficiently well though {allowing $ to develop a culture-filled life for my little one and me by attending plays and the like}, and my understanding is UK employs get paid significantly less than US ones. Am I right on that?
    Please genuinely helpful ppl, give me some advice, my life depends on it.
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    Hi there, your right, in the UK we are paid less than you are in the USA. You should get some reasonably up to date info here....

    http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/nhs-kno...e/data/11.html

    You should also get some general info about nursing in the UK from here....

    www.nmc-uk.org

    Hope this helps,

    Lisa
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    hi

    I'd be impressed if you could get a flat in london on a NP's pay!! As Lisa said- we are not paid that well!

    Good luck

    Karen
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    I would suggest doing agency nursing instead. You would actually earn more money than a nurse practitioner. I'm an agency ICU nurse and I own my own 2-bedroom flat in London! Admittedly I bought it before the housing market went through the roof, but I am able to cope easily on my wage. ICU agency nurses earn very respectable money in London!
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    just want to let you know that , the nurses here in the UK is not considerably paid less than the US. if you compare the salaries, they are almost the same , in some states, they pay higher than the Uk, in some, they don't pay as much as in the UK. the difference is in the prices of commodities. The UK is a very expensive place to live. house prices are sky high. basic commodities are about twice the price as those ones in the US. But UK is more generous with paid holidays, and you get free healthcare. anywhere in the world, nursing is not a high paying job.
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    Quote from gsn1973
    just want to let you know that , the nurses here in the UK is not considerably paid less than the US. if you compare the salaries, they are almost the same , in some states, they pay higher than the Uk, in some, they don't pay as much as in the UK. the difference is in the prices of commodities. The UK is a very expensive place to live. house prices are sky high. basic commodities are about twice the price as those ones in the US. But UK is more generous with paid holidays, and you get free healthcare. anywhere in the world, nursing is not a high paying job.
    The thread is over 4 years old.
    Yes UK is expensive to live in and nursing is not as well paid as many other jobs but you do not get free healthcare when working you pay national insurance and pay for prescriptions and many come under post code lottery which means depending where you live depends whether you will get treatment for conditions.
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    How and why would somebody answer a four year old post!
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    Because other people might find any information posted on here useful someday as a reference.
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    Quote from !80s Love Child!
    Because other people might find any information posted on here useful someday as a reference.
    But hopefully things will have changed in the last few years, especially pay


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