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  1. Hi I am new, my hubby found this website and suggested I join. I am currenlty a 3rd year student in England. Qualify next August, long-term I am considering moving to the US as I have friends out there and it has always appealed to me. Anyone know more information about getting over and how long you need to be qualified for before being able to get a job etc. Many thanks. Jx
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  3. by   ReeseRN
    welcome and good luck!!:smilecoffeecup:
  4. by   EricJRN
    Welcome to the site! Our International Forum would be a great place for you to start.
  5. by   Silverdragon102
    Hi and welcome

    Plenty of threads about this, suggest reading the primer Working in the USA which can be found as a sticky near the top of the international forum.

    A lot depends on what training you are doing as you will probably be short of hours in certain areas as for the USA you have to have clinical and theory experience in midwifery, paeds, mental health as well as general adult. Unfortunately each state has their own requirements so best thing would be decide which state you want to live, once you have qualified apply with BON and also get CES report from CGFNS as that may indicate what you are short on. Suggest having a good read in the UK and International forums as you will probably find all your answers.

    Be prepared for a lot of waiting and filing forms, patience realy comes into play whilst going through the process. Good luck
  6. by   RGN1
    HI & welcome!

    I can't really add a lot more to what SD has already said (as usual - hehe). Make sure you check out all the stickies at the top of both this forum & the international forum - most of the important info is there. If you still want more then do a search using the button on the top bar.

    Good luck xxx
  7. by   sunnyjohn
    Welcome to allnurses!

    You will love it hear. There a lots of UK nurses who have made the trip 'across the pond' on this forum!

    :groupwelcome:
    Last edit by sunnyjohn on Dec 15, '06
  8. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from RGN1
    HI & welcome!

    I can't really add a lot more to what SD has already said (as usual - hehe). Make sure you check out all the stickies at the top of both this forum & the international forum - most of the important info is there. If you still want more then do a search using the button on the top bar.

    Good luck xxx
    Are you trying to say I talk to much
  9. by   nurseangel47
    Good luck in your studies and in possible relocation. You will love our weather! As I'm sure you know since you already know folks over here.
    My S.O. is from England and he doesn't miss much at all back home.
  10. by   jbro31
    Thanks Reese that's kind of you. I am still trying to find my way around this forum so it will take me a while to get used to it and find what I am looking for. Jx
  11. by   jbro31
    Thanks to you all actually I am a bit lost trying to find my way round but will get there eventually. I am looking at relocating to Pheonix. We have friends there and he already knows someone who does the recruiting at a hospital there ( don't know which I imagine there are many). But it is something we had already thought about especially with the way things are over here being so dire (NHS jobs etc). I will try checking out those bits you mentioned. I will be doing (hopefully) my management placement on a surgical ward which includes high dependency patients which I have worked on before and I reallly enjoyed. Am about to do my next placement in ICU which I am looking forward to and have just done one in A&E so I am getting a good taste of things. We do a short stint in the other branches but like you say they may not be long enough (particularly the child we only get a short one on that). But we do 4 weeks on mental health and learning disability. Anyway I will have a mooch round and see what I can find, many thanks for your support. Jx
  12. by   Silverdragon102
    what you have to realise is you need both theory and practical so make sure your uni covers both, best time to sort it is whilst still in training. I too am going to Phoenix and there are a few hospitals recruiting

    Good luck
  13. by   english_nurse
    Quote from jbro31
    Thanks to you all actually I am a bit lost trying to find my way round but will get there eventually. I am looking at relocating to Pheonix. We have friends there and he already knows someone who does the recruiting at a hospital there ( don't know which I imagine there are many). But it is something we had already thought about especially with the way things are over here being so dire (NHS jobs etc). I will try checking out those bits you mentioned. I will be doing (hopefully) my management placement on a surgical ward which includes high dependency patients which I have worked on before and I reallly enjoyed. Am about to do my next placement in ICU which I am looking forward to and have just done one in A&E so I am getting a good taste of things. We do a short stint in the other branches but like you say they may not be long enough (particularly the child we only get a short one on that). But we do 4 weeks on mental health and learning disability. Anyway I will have a mooch round and see what I can find, many thanks for your support. Jx
    if i were you i would try to swap those four weeks on learning disability placement to a maternity placement if you can.
    unfortunately its very common for newly qualified students not to fulfill the criteria but sometimes there are ways around it, i think some places offer extra certified courses, for which there is a link on this forum somewhere.
    have you done any problem based learning on the 3 areas silverdragon talked about as this can sometimes be put as theory hours on your nursing school transcript, this may make all the difference.
    good luck, its a long hard journey, but well worth it im told
  14. by   madwife2002
    Quote from jbro31
    Thanks to you all actually I am a bit lost trying to find my way round but will get there eventually. I am looking at relocating to Pheonix. We have friends there and he already knows someone who does the recruiting at a hospital there ( don't know which I imagine there are many). But it is something we had already thought about especially with the way things are over here being so dire (NHS jobs etc). I will try checking out those bits you mentioned. I will be doing (hopefully) my management placement on a surgical ward which includes high dependency patients which I have worked on before and I reallly enjoyed. Am about to do my next placement in ICU which I am looking forward to and have just done one in A&E so I am getting a good taste of things. We do a short stint in the other branches but like you say they may not be long enough (particularly the child we only get a short one on that). But we do 4 weeks on mental health and learning disability. Anyway I will have a mooch round and see what I can find, many thanks for your support. Jx

    Hi welcome to all nurses you will soon get used to the web site and how to find things but if you do have a problem please PM for help and advice.
    I am a UK nurse who lives in Phoenix, I have been here just over a year now.

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