Returning to UK from USA. need help please. - page 2

HI to all. I qualified as an enrolled nurse in 1982, worked in UK till 1997 when we moved to USA. I stayed at home ( have 4 kids) as here on hubbies work visa. I went nuts through boredom and... Read More

  1. by   suehp
    Quote from blythet
    Hi,
    My wife is a RMN (15years experience, at present in a managerial role)
    but we would really like to live in Florida, we have 3 children to also think about.
    Could you tell me your experiences and how you went about the visa minefield.
    Any advise would be great
    Thanks
    Toby

    I am heading for Florida...I think that Silverdragon is right about the need for RGN qualification, but as she said if you PM Suzanne she will steer you in the right direction....
  2. by   suehp
    Quote from honeymommy
    HI to all.
    I qualified as an enrolled nurse in 1982, worked in UK till 1997 when we moved to USA. I stayed at home ( have 4 kids) as here on hubbies work visa. I went nuts through boredom and finally found an LVN program to do. I completed last yr and got my license.
    Immigration have now made a mistake on our visa renewal and we ar coming back to the UK next month unless they clear thier backlog of paper and deal with our appeal in time.

    So.... I am now faced with returning to nursing in the UK after 6 1/2 yrs. I am nervous as hell. I kept up my registration thank god and hav called the NMC allready. They say as I did the 1 yr couse here I can start in UK straight away.

    So.... Is it much different? I have seen NHS professionals advertised which seems like the old RNS...
    Do RN level 2 still have to take drug assessments at a new hospital in order to give meds?
    I have my cannulation and phlebotomy in the UK but not sure if it will still be OK. I did just pass blood withdrawel and IV therapy here which includes cannulation etc. Not sure if OK in UK though..

    OMG... questions questions.... sorry....

    I have just had to change so much from UK to USA way and now I have to change back.....
    Funniest thing was me telling instructor I was just doing a clients BM... she looked at me all funny.... I meant accucheck for blood measurement.... here in US BM is a bowel movement.... LOL

    One thing I know... I am a good nurse.. just scarred to death of looking like a useless know nothing on return ..... hahaha....

    HELP!!!!!! thanks........ Oh and I joke about a lot...... :chuckle
    Just wanted to wish you well on your return to the UK...I am sure you will be fine...You will have a lot of support here anyway

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