For those coming to the USA, what made you want to move? - page 2

I'm curious as to why those of you who are planning on moving or have moved over to the US have done so? What made you decide? The thrill of travel, new experiences, idealization of the US :uhoh3: ,... Read More

  1. by   RGN1
    Quote from Belinda-wales
    All we want is a pool in our back garden and be able to ski a few times a year.
    Surely not at the same time? Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!
  2. by   suehp
    Quote from Clarecartwright

    On top of all that the nursing seems alot better - you have more autonmy and definately more staff which is a HUGE perk for us NHS workers

    Not necessarily true - you can not do anything without a Doctor's order. For example - You cant change dressings, pull foley's out or put them in without orders. However on our unit (Orhopedic) there are a lot of standing orders for different Doctors....which is great as you dont have to ring the Doctor's every 5 minutes for something, but then you have to ring for other stuff!!! LOL

    As regards to having more staff - I dont know what the staff/patient ratio is in the UK anymore but here where I work I can have as many as 8 pt's at night. The usual is anything between 4-6 pt's in the day - but that is on my unit and can be unit specific and then hospital specific. I am lucky in some respects as they are slightly overstaffed on my unit as they have 3 interns working there until January.
  3. by   suehp
    Quote from Silverdragon102
    more money with hopefully a better house and definately better weather.
    More money, better and bigger house (twice the size from the UK) and loads of land... 1 acre. AND definately better weather lol

    Hows it going ANna?
  4. by   madwife2002
    Quote from Belinda-wales
    All we want is a pool in our back garden and be able to ski a few times a year.
    Flagstaff is where you will be able to ski-only a couple of hours away. You can pop in and have a cup of T with us on you way up there
  5. by   madwife2002
    Have to disagree with the Autonomy comment, I dont believe that happens here unless you are a NP.
  6. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from SueIP
    Hows it going ANna?
    Going OK just waiting now for DS230 and visa interview which looks like there is going to be a bit of a wait... never mind atleast we are slowly moving
  7. by   Belinda-wales
    Quote from madwife2002
    Flagstaff is where you will be able to ski-only a couple of hours away. You can pop in and have a cup of T with us on you way up there

    That sounds good - have you been to the ski resort yet.
  8. by   Clarecartwright
    Quote from SueIP
    Not necessarily true - you can not do anything without a Doctor's order. For example - You cant change dressings, pull foley's out or put them in without orders. However on our unit (Orhopedic) there are a lot of standing orders for different Doctors....which is great as you dont have to ring the Doctor's every 5 minutes for something, but then you have to ring for other stuff!!! LOL

    As regards to having more staff - I dont know what the staff/patient ratio is in the UK anymore but here where I work I can have as many as 8 pt's at night. The usual is anything between 4-6 pt's in the day - but that is on my unit and can be unit specific and then hospital specific. I am lucky in some respects as they are slightly overstaffed on my unit as they have 3 interns working there until January.
    Lol Id take your 8 patients for my 16 any day lol
  9. by   MrsCleverclogs
    There may be less patients but there certainly aint less work. In the Uk most areas the patients sleep, on the floors over here they can go down for CT's and MRI's thru the nite.

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