Love the Bush comment...
But, Why Why Why....? I am very European; aren't we all these days in our smug little Community; but the truth is; in all the countries here; the pay really sucks and professionally speaking we are nowhere near the standards of you guys; exceptions apply of course. Would not want to be offending anyone on Christmas Eve! In some countries; nursing is still considered a trade or a skill, not even a profession! Something that those, who could not make it to universities do. Gaaaah!
Anyway, my point is; many of us really want to make it all the way there, it is a real brain drain for Europe, but still nothing changes over here. Nursing means living from hand to mouth. Cost of living is ghastly. The taxman has no mercy even for us little people.
Before making a move; maybe take a sabbatical and try if it fits you?
Christmas greetings; NurseGeenaEurope