Hello, lovely UK nurses!
I've been reading the boards all afternoon, trying to get information about overseas nursing. There have been a lot of threads which have addressed my questions (especially the ones answered by Silverdragon102), but the average dates on the threads have ranged between 2002-2008.
So I'm here to ask for an update on the current nursing situation in the UK, specifically in England and Ireland. How is the job environment there? Is it still difficult to find a job as an overseas RGN?
Thank you in advance for your comments.
OK, another year on.... I graduate in Dec 2011, am a British citizen, hence I dont have any work visa issues. I currently live\study in the states with my American husband. It would be nice to be able to work in a nice area of England after I graduate. (I am from Northampton... ug!). Or elsewhere in Europe (Poland?)
1. How would I start to even look for a job? Can I just apply to the NHS? Are agencies better?
2. Is there any difference in nursing in the UK to the US? Is a UK staff nurse an US RN?
3. Do I have to take the UK version of the NCLEX, if so what is it? How do I take it?
What about Canada? Any chance there?
Last edit by frodo-dog on Apr 10, '11
: Reason: added canada.