Hello from England!!

  1. Hi there,
    i am a british RN saying hello to everyone out there! i am currently a full time mum to my 2 very little boys, but my husband and i want to emigrate to USA. Probably Florida, is anyone out there from Florida?
    I would love to chat with someone who knows the ropes about the ATT and Nclex...or just a chat would be great, it gets a bit lonely being around small kids all day.:spin:
    Thanks. hope to hear from you guys.
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  2. 14 Comments

  3. by   suzy253
    Hi & welcome to Allnurses! We're a very chatty group.
  4. by   tanyalouiusep
    hi suzy!
    thanks for saying hello, where are you from? what do you do?:spin:
  5. by   RGN1
    Hi Tanya - I'm a UK RN who should be emigrating to Florida this year (retrogression etc aside).

    Welcome to the group!!

    I strongly suggest that you go and check out all the "stickies" (that's the top posts) on both the UK & the International forums here (you can find them by using the "forum jump" facility at the bottom of the page. I'm sure that you will find all the info you want there. Feel free to PM me (or anyone else for that matter) if you like. You can do that by clicking on the name & choosing the personal message option.

    Happy New Year & enjoy the forums - but be warned it's very, very addictive!!!
  6. by   tanyalouiusep
    thanks RGN1!!
    Great to hear a voice in the wilderness!! wow, so your going to florida this year!!
    can you please tell me about the steps that you have taken to get to this stage??
    kind regards
    tanya
  7. by   sirI
    Hello, tanyalouiusep and welcome to allnurses.com

    I moved your thread to the International forum where you will receive a better response.

    suzanne4, the moderator for this forum, will be along later to address your questions.

    Hope you enjoy the site.
  8. by   Silverdragon102
    hi and welcome

    Plenty on here about moving check out this thread http://allnurses.com/forums/f75/prim...us-160143.html plus plenty of reading on both here and the UK forum. Lots of us currently going through the process to various parts of the US. Just be prepared for plenty of patience as it is a long journey

    Good luck
  9. by   tanyalouiusep
    thanks for the tip, silverdragon(Anna).
    i am prepared for a long journey, but i don't mind, as it will give my kids the chance the get a bit older and not need me 24/7 when we finally get there.
    good luck to you, will keep in touch to see what happens :spin:
    Tanya
  10. by   RGN1
    Have PM'd you xx
  11. by   suehp
    Hi tanyalouiusep

    Welcome from me too from Vero Beach in Florida. I have been here 14 months now and we are really happy here.....took a long time to get here so you need the patience of a Saint...but once you are settled it is worth it.....fire away with any questions and I will answer them to the best of my ability based on my experiences
  12. by   tanyalouiusep
    Hey Sue,
    thanks for your message!! wow glad to hear you are there and happy, just where i want to be. have only just started the process, just joining Adevia agency and looking into the Nclex. would you mind giving me a breakdown of all you had to through to get there??
    would really appreciate it.

    kind regards
    Tanya
  13. by   shelly_oncRN
    Good choice!
    I came here to FL 5 years ago from UK. I did some research in the nursing times and went for a couple of interviews. I managed to find a hospital to employ me and sponser my visa along with my husband and 2 children's. I didn't even have to sign a fixed contact with that hospital, so left them after a year to go my own way.
    The sponsering hosp did all the paperwork, and arranged legal assistance with visa etc. We all got permanent residency cards. It took a couple of years to complete the process before we got on the plane but I can honestly say I haven't looked back once.
    My kids are now 15 and 17 and both consider themselves "americans" - even though the initial adjustment was a bit trying at times.
    My advice is: do plenty of research - don't take the first offer you get. The american hospitals can be pushy at first but will wait for you - they are just as short for nurses as the UK. Don't judge on pay alone - the better paid jobs are the ones that can't keep staff! It was hard getting used to the fact that you name your salary to a certasin degree.
    GO FOR IT
  14. by   suehp
    Quote from shelly_oncRN
    Good choice!
    I came here to FL 5 years ago from UK. I did some research in the nursing times and went for a couple of interviews. I managed to find a hospital to employ me and sponser my visa along with my husband and 2 children's. I didn't even have to sign a fixed contact with that hospital, so left them after a year to go my own way.
    The sponsering hosp did all the paperwork, and arranged legal assistance with visa etc. We all got permanent residency cards. It took a couple of years to complete the process before we got on the plane but I can honestly say I haven't looked back once.
    My kids are now 15 and 17 and both consider themselves "americans" - even though the initial adjustment was a bit trying at times.
    My advice is: do plenty of research - don't take the first offer you get. The american hospitals can be pushy at first but will wait for you - they are just as short for nurses as the UK. Don't judge on pay alone - the better paid jobs are the ones that can't keep staff! It was hard getting used to the fact that you name your salary to a certasin degree.
    GO FOR IT

    Yes my first hospital that sponsored me paid very well in comparison to others but unfortunatley they cant keep their staff.....I now work literally 2 minutes up the road for slightly less pay but better working conditions...they usually pay you by years of experience.....sign on bonus is good if you can get it but not all hospitals do.

    it took me 3 years to get over here - you need a lot of patience and be prepared for every evetuality!

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