making the move - anyone moved recently to florida??

  1. I am a second year student in Liverpool and qualify in 2008. Myself and my husband are set on going to Florida to live but I would like some info please.
    I have been doing my research, looking for property, jobs, requirements and so on but it would be nice to hear it from the horses mouth.

    I would like to know how you went about managing money, whether you rented or purchased a home, if you ar4e happy? anything really, any tips would be great

    PM me if you like I would be so grateful for any info you feel free to offer:kiss

    Thanks again

    Ang x :angel2:

    p.s did any of you take pets with you? info on this too please!!
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  3. by   madwife2002
    There are a couple on here who emigrated to Florida last year
  4. by   suehp
    already PM'd you!
  5. by   RGN1
    Good luck - I hope you have checked out ALL the stickies on going to the USA period!!

    I'm off to Florida - God Willing - this year. Already have the house, VisaScreen etc just waiting for the rest of the paperwork now.

    It's a VERY LONG & WINDING Road though!!
  6. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from RGN1

    It's a VERY LONG & WINDING Road though!!
    can I also add frustrating
  7. by   ak09
    Thanks for all your messages, thanks for the PM Sue!!

    RGN1 how long did it take you? all in all
    Ang x
  8. by   RGN1
    Quote from ak09
    RGN1 how long did it take you? all in all
    Ang x
    I'm still in the process! I passed N-CLEX August 2006. It took about 6 weeks to get my ATT (once my stupid Uni had got their act together & sent my transcripts) & 7 weeks to get my VisaScreen.

    As for the rest - who knows?? I'm going for premium processing of my I-140 ($1000) because although there are no visas thanks to retrogression I know this can be the longest part of the process & I just want it safely & quickly out of the way. For peace of mind, if nothing else I think it's worth it.

    There's a thread on here somewhere about time lines to the USA - it will give you an idea - although none of them had premium processing available & now that we have that option there's retrogression!! Theoretically it should be a lot quicker once retrogression is lifted because the longest part of the process seems to be that I-140!

    You will need to check out if you will have done enough hours in paeds, maternity & psyche by the end of your course as some nurses on the new degree course have found they have hours to make up for the USA. Although not everyone has had problems, again there's threads about that here too.
  9. by   ak09
    Thanks for your advice, I ahve got my extra hours in naternity, community, medical and surgical, about to do health visiting for my child hours and psych should be a breeze cos everyone in Liverpool are nuts!!!!!!!!

    Thanks again

    ang x
  10. by   RGN1
    Quote from ak09
    and psych should be a breeze cos everyone in Liverpool are nuts!!!!!!!!

    Thanks again

    ang x

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