Journey of a foreign nurse getting licensure - page 3
!!!! Just found out that I am eligible for a license with the UK!!!!! Here is my journey as an American nurse: In 2010 after marrying my British hubby, I started to research into getting a British... Read More
Jul 1, '13BabyRN,
Thank you for your post! I realize that this was a while ago but I am in the process of becoming registered right now and was wondering if you also converted the prerequisite classes on your forms or just the nursing courses? My nursing school is helping with the nursing classes but im not sure what to do about everything else as the school i attended said they had no way of converting the hours and have not been helpful. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!
Jul 1, '13I'm pretty sure I did, but I can't say that for sure 100%. I know that only the courses that had the NURS title in them were allowed to count for clinical hours.
Most universities have a standard set of hours per course per credit hours. Maybe you could look into that. You can always call the NMC themselves and ask (although ask to speak to an agent, not the first person you talk to as they have given me wrong information before as the frontline people).
best of luck; let us know how it goes! your experience could help someone else!
Jul 2, '13Reading various people's experiences with the registration process has been extremely helpful for me. I feel like it's helping me prepare for what may or may not happen in trying to get registered in the U.K., even if it will still be a couple of years before I can begin the process. My fingers are crossed for all of us!
Jul 16, '13Hi, I'm also researching getting licensed in the UK. I'm an American OB nurse with 13 years of experience, but only an ADN degree. Does anyone have any advice on a good program to look into to qualify for an NMC license, or would any bachelor's program do? Or at this point do I need a master's degree to even get started? I tried contacting the NMC directly last year, but got a very vague, "you don't qualify now, contact us when you have more education." which didn't help much. Good luck to all in this quest!
Jul 16, '13Plain and simple: you have to get a BSN. I doubt they would accept you in the UK into school because all of their programs are bachelor's degrees and you'd have to start all over again, least of which they are nationally funded programs (their degrees are free as far as I'm aware), so very difficult to get in the first place as an international student.
best of luck!
Jul 30, '13Quote from RedDiamondFor a new grad, how much experience is needed before starting the application process?
If looking for satisfying NMC requirements 12 months full time or equivalent is required but check NMC for definite
Jul 19, '14Thanks for posting this @babyrn I have some questions about transferring my license to the UK I am currently a dialysis nurse and my fiance stays in London so I'm planning on relocating within the next 6 months I have an ADN and a bachelor's in another field but I'm not sure that counts but I'm just needing some advice on how to go about transferring my license if possible any advice would help thanks!
Jul 20, '14Quote from osababiYou can not transfer a license. You have to meet NMC requirements which will be changing in the fall. Currently ADN does not meet requirements as clinical and theory hours must meet a certain amount on your transcripts. I suggest contacting the NMC and ask to speak to someone experienced in dealing with International trained nurses and ask them if your bachelor's in another area will benefit youThanks for posting this @babyrn I have some questions about transferring my license to the UK I am currently a dialysis nurse and my fiance stays in London so I'm planning on relocating within the next 6 months I have an ADN and a bachelor's in another field but I'm not sure that counts but I'm just needing some advice on how to go about transferring my license if possible any advice would help thanks!
Jul 20, '14Feel free to post your questions and I will help you as I can, but be aware that they've changed the process a bit since I did it a couple of years ago.
You do need a BSN, another bachelor's degree will not count, that much I do know.
Aug 6, '14Quote from skylarkSkylark , i agree but also disagree in what you have said, i am a relatively newly qualified nurse for the NHS and work on their bank, i wanted to work in all fields of nursing , so this suits me fine i agree there is less jobs but there is vacancies especially in aged care whom are crying out for nurses in nursing hones , also on the bank i could work 24/7 i am constantly being called out to work and do more than full time hours , i initially got 2 bank posts in 2 different hospitals and had to give one up as i could not go there as i had too many shifts in the other hospital , i get my shifts now 6 weeks in advance and get asked to do more.. The NHS may be doing less contact positions but there is work , everyone on my cohort got a job , and i have not a shadow of a doubt i could get a contract job , but i have chosen to stay on the bank as am planning relocating to america and am doing a masters . I dont know what part of the UK you are from but its not like that everywhere , just check the nhs vacancies , and private care , and Baby RN congratulations xxxI truly don't want to rain on your parade, but do you realise the job situation in the UK right now?
Its non-existent. Please do some homework and check out the situation. Doesnt matter how qualified you are or what your immigration status is, if there are no jobs there are no jobs.
I'm English, and have worked on and off in the UK since 1986, I have never, repeat never, seen healthcare in such a mess as it is now.
I know experienced English nurses who are on welfare, and I also know of former coworkers, who are foreign nurses and are now heading home. Fortunately I am also qualified in the US so I can work there now that the Uk is closing down.
There are no jobs. Every day there is another announcement about another hospital department closing.
Here's a quick example - the LTC facility where I used to work had 240 beds in 2001, its gradually been cut and cut until last year there were just 10 beds open, It closes in 3 weeks time.
Just one example, please read any English newspaper and you will find dozens more like this.