US Nursing student wanting to work in UK - page 2

Hello everyone- I have been reading through some of your previous questions and now I have a couple of questions of my own. I am currently finishing my Bachelors (four years) in Chicago and am... Read More

  1. by   yoo jin
    Quote from scots_nurse_wannabe
    Hi Yoo Jin! I am SO glad I found someone like me! It seems like everyone that wants to work in the UK would rather live in London. I dont know what makes Scotland so special to me. I have done a little research but I am not totally sure about things like the currency used or average temperatures. If anyone who lives or has lived in Scotland could give me some advice it would be greatly appreciated! I look forward to talking to you in the future! :hatparty:
    see I dont have any idea there was no such thing as scottish lang.! ANyway, Id like to work anywhere but here (Phils.) Id take any job, I swear! I can do laundry, and making places neat.

    So, is there any way I can work in scotland without having any work exp? I will apply as attendant. than eventually, I will apply as a nurse. I wont be taking my local boards, I would want to go any place as soon as i graduate..
    au's my 1st choice, then scot's my 2nd.

    ciao! :hatparty:
  2. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from yoo jin
    see I dont have any idea there was no such thing as scottish lang.! ANyway, Id like to work anywhere but here (Phils.) Id take any job, I swear! I can do laundry, and making places neat.

    So, is there any way I can work in scotland without having any work exp? I will apply as attendant. than eventually, I will apply as a nurse. I wont be taking my local boards, I would want to go any place as soon as i graduate..
    au's my 1st choice, then scot's my 2nd.

    ciao! :hatparty:
    I think the only way to get a work permit to work in the UK is as a RN, you need to check the nmc website on international as everything will be there including whether you need work experience
  3. by   scots_nurse_wannabe
    Quote from yoo jin
    see I dont have any idea there was no such thing as scottish lang.! ANyway, Id like to work anywhere but here (Phils.) Id take any job, I swear! I can do laundry, and making places neat.

    So, is there any way I can work in scotland without having any work exp? I will apply as attendant. than eventually, I will apply as a nurse. I wont be taking my local boards, I would want to go any place as soon as i graduate..
    au's my 1st choice, then scot's my 2nd.

    ciao! :hatparty:
    I don't know about the Phils., but if you're coming from the U.S. then you have to register and be deemed qualified before you can obtain a work permit. I think you also must have so many hours of work experience to be considered qualified. I really don't know the exact number, but I'm sure it's on the NMC site.
  4. by   madwife2002
    I dont think there is such a big nursing shortage in Scotland as there is in the rest of UK.
    We have a couple of oversea's nurses on my ward and they have had to do 6 months adaptation prior to working as an RN, they do get paid to convert but it is as a lower wage band, one of them posts on here but is away in Philipines
    at the moment when she returns I will ask her to post some advice to potential UK nurses.

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