Irish Nurse trying to work in USA

  1. 0 Hey there folks!

    SO heres the story,

    I am qualified three years, the first two of which evolved around cardiothoracics etc, then I went on to ICU, and worked in a very busy 16bed ITU.

    Now I want to make a move to the US, prob somewhere on the east coast, maybe NYC/Boston, and work in ICU there!

    I am basically looking for any help/info/guidance about this!

    THanks in advance guys!;-)

    P
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  3. Visit  dempz profile page

    About dempz

    From 'Galway, Ireland'; 29 Years Old; Joined May '04; Posts: 8.

    13 Comments so far...

  4. Visit  Suethestudent profile page
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    Hi,
    If you look along the top of the home page there is a Region tab which has an international option. If you go in there you may find some useful information.
    Hope this helps.
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  5. Visit  Coffee Nurse profile page
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    FYI, Boston and NYC are both very tight job markets right now (Boston especially, even for experienced nurses). I don't know exactly how your Irish citizenship (it sounds like you're not planning on immigrating?) would affect your application, but I doubt it would help you, when there's so many local nurses looking for work. Definitely ask in the international forum, though, and see if there's any softer markets on the east coast that would be easier for you to break into.
  6. Visit  Darkfield profile page
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    I have no idea how this works with a foreign citizenship but Syracuse has a lot of nursing jobs. (Nothing else here but snow, though.)
  7. Visit  tamie profile page
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    The nursing market has been very slow in US. I am a nurse here with 4yrs experience and am looking for a job in other countries and Ireland is one of them. Check with some hospitals in those states and see if they might be willing to hire you, i dont want to say its impossible, but i would say its not going to be that easy. Some hospitals are actually cutting down hours for nurses.
    Why do u want to leave Ireland?
    Good luck!
  8. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    Currently there is a retrogression and will take you a few years to go through the process at the moment. Starting point would be meeting a state's requirements for foreign trained nurse and sit and pass NCLEX, next hurdle will be finding a employer and they then file for immigrant visa. Have you tried the GC lottery being Irish I think you are qualified to enter?
  9. Visit  dempz profile page
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    cheers! will check it out!!
  10. Visit  dempz profile page
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    thanks a million, yeah its pretty much the same over ere, im hitting on 4yrs qualified, and just wanted to travel a bit, dont like the notion of Auz, liked US any time i was on holidays there!! Recession is a ball breaker in Ireland at the mo, so why not travel;-) Thanks for the reply;-)
  11. Visit  JohnN profile page
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    Have you tried looking up any of the travel nursing websites for the US?
  12. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    Quote from JohnN
    Have you tried looking up any of the travel nursing websites for the US?
    Doesn't matter the issue is obtaining a work visa or immigrant visa allowing you to work in the US, currently very hard to get
  13. Visit  thynes1986 profile page
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    Hi there..I just spotted your message and I am also hoping to travel to Boston/NYC to work as a nurse.I am at the minute wondering whether or not it is going to be worth it to do the NLCEX exam as the i am thinking \i may not get a job.Have you found a job yet or anything? Would really appreciate if you had any info on the job opportunities over there...Thanks...Tracy
  14. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    Quote from thynes1986
    Hi there..I just spotted your message and I am also hoping to travel to Boston/NYC to work as a nurse.I am at the minute wondering whether or not it is going to be worth it to do the NLCEX exam as the i am thinking \i may not get a job.Have you found a job yet or anything? Would really appreciate if you had any info on the job opportunities over there...Thanks...Tracy
    If you check out the NY and MA state forum you will see posts from both new grads and experience nurses struggling to find work in these two states. Also may have a long wait for a immigrant visa at the moment and may find it hard to get a H1b
  15. Visit  thynes1986 profile page
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    Cheers for that...Do you think Canada would be a better option?


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