Hello Letina..

  1. hi there letina

    i was wondering if it would be okay for me to pm you or to email you?? i saw that you had written this:

    please......do not believe what this agency is telling you. i was a community nurse in the uk and was also told by a certain agency i didn't stand a chance of getting a job in the us unless i went back to an acute hospital job. i had been there, done that, years before, but they (the agency) said i would have to have more recent hospital experience. so i decided not to sign up with them and fast forward.....here i am working as a us rn.

    in one of the forum members posts and well i had a few queries myself about finding work in the us that you may be able to answer as they are similar to what was being discussed in that post...

    tina

    last name removed for your safety. we do not want you to get spammed. we try to keep things anonymous here, as much as possible.
    Last edit by suzanne4 on May 9, '07
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  3. by   suzanne4
    She won't mind, or you can send the questions to me. Well aware of what she is talking about.
    :spin:
  4. by   letina
    Quote from TinaK
    Hi there Letina

    I was wondering if it would be okay for me to PM you or to email you??



    Tina
    Hi, from one Tina to another :wink2:

    Feel free to PM me, I'd be happy to help if I can.
  5. by   suzanne4
    Hi stranger!!!:spin: :spin: :spin: :spin:
  6. by   letina
    Quote from suzanne4
    Hi stranger!!!:spin: :spin: :spin: :spin:
    Hi!
    I have been quiet haven't I? Had a lot of highs and lows so just been lurking for the most part. I'm coming up to my one year anniversary of being here on the 25th of this month, hard to believe it's been a year already! It's not been easy but finally beginning to feel settled. I'm doing well at work but it's the personal side of things that's been tough, missing family. But apart from that, life's pretty good here :wink2:
  7. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from letina
    Hi!
    I have been quiet haven't I? Had a lot of highs and lows so just been lurking for the most part. I'm coming up to my one year anniversary of being here on the 25th of this month, hard to believe it's been a year already! It's not been easy but finally beginning to feel settled. I'm doing well at work but it's the personal side of things that's been tough, missing family. But apart from that, life's pretty good here :wink2:
    wow is it a year already, time has really flown
  8. by   RGN1
    "Letina" Wow!! A whole year already???? Time sure flies! Glad things are okay despite you missing family etc.

    TinaK - slightly off topic but how's your new job going??
  9. by   suehp
    Quote from TinaK
    Hi there Letina

    I was wondering if it would be okay for me to PM you or to email you?? I saw that you had written this:

    Please......do not believe what this agency is telling you. I was a Community Nurse in the UK and was also told by a certain agency I didn't stand a chance of getting a job in the US unless I went back to an acute hospital job. I had been there, done that, years before, but they (the agency) said I would have to have more recent hospital experience. So I decided not to sign up with them and fast forward.....here I am working as a US RN.

    This is what I was told by this agency too and I decided not to go with them and got out here eventually and been here 18 months....:spin:
  10. by   suehp
    Quote from letina
    Hi!
    I have been quiet haven't I? Had a lot of highs and lows so just been lurking for the most part. I'm coming up to my one year anniversary of being here on the 25th of this month, hard to believe it's been a year already! It's not been easy but finally beginning to feel settled. I'm doing well at work but it's the personal side of things that's been tough, missing family. But apart from that, life's pretty good here :wink2:
    Hi Tina,

    It has gone fast hasnt it?? Cant believe it is a year already......speak soon xx
  11. by   suzanne4
    One year already? Time really does fly. Remember all of the fun times that we had talking before you actually moved over here.
  12. by   english_nurse
    is it my agency by any chance???
  13. by   letina
    Quote from english_nurse
    is it my agency by any chance???
    Yes, it was OGP who told me I had no chance of getting a job anywhere in the USA. I had several conversations with someone called Gary, he was adamant my skills were not "current" and would be wasting my time unless I got myself back onto a hospital ward.

    I am more than happy to shout this out for all to see.......

    O'Grady Peyton......you were wrong!
  14. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from letina
    Yes, it was OGP who told me I had no chance of getting a job anywhere in the USA. I had several conversations with someone called Gary, he was adamant my skills were not "current" and would be wasting my time unless I got myself back onto a hospital ward.

    I am more than happy to shout this out for all to see.......

    O'Grady Peyton......you were wrong!
    I originally was with OGP then met husband so left them (hadn't passed NCLEX at that time failed it twice) when we decided to give it a shot as a couple I approached OGP and they wanted a fair few before I sign up with them so went alone but someone did ring and mention that I wouldn't be able to get work due to working in the community and had great pleasure in telling them I had a job and had no problems getting the job

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