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Hi everyone, this is my first thread just a bit about myself, I am a student nurse from Liverpool, England and my husband and I are looking to emigrate to Florida when I qualify. I graduate in... Read More

  1. by   ak09
    Hi Kat, its so nice to talk to someone in my shoes.
    are you looking to move to florida too?

    I am in the univeristy of Liverpool in my second year where are you based?

    keep in touch
    Ang x
  2. by   ak09
    Hi Anna, I have looked into the extra hours and I am doing them whilst i'm still in university. I know I need

    60 paed
    60 community
    60 psych
    60 med
    60 surg
    60 maternity

    I have med, surg, maternity and community and still have 18 months to gain the others so not too bothered. I have all my thoery so thats good.

    how long have you been in the states for?

    Ang x
  3. by   ak09
    Quote from Silverdragon102


    Check out the international and UK forums. Plenty of info there. Just a warning tho. Your training may not meet US requirements and best way once you have qualified is get CES done by CGFNS and sent to Florida BON and pay for your application and follow requirements of foreign trained nurse. THis will say whether you need to make any hours up as you need both theory and practical hours in all areas.
    sorry I don't know what CES is or BON, I am not food with all these american abreviations !!
  4. by   cat1804
    Hi ang, I'm at homerton school of health studies in cambridge.

    As for moving, i am interested but not sure where, at the moment keeping my options open. I didn't realize we needed to do more hours if we decided to move abroad. Is the practice we do through the course not enough.

    What are your placements like?

    I've just finished 600 hours in surgery, I start my community placement in two weeks.
  5. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from ak09
    sorry I don't know what CES is or BON, I am not food with all these american abreviations !!
    BON = Board of nursing. You have to follow their requirements once you decide where you want to live, also hours vary from state to state.
    CES = credential evaluation of your training transcripts which is required by most states if a foreign trained nurse. Usually done by CGFNS
  6. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from ak09
    Hi Anna, I have looked into the extra hours and I am doing them whilst i'm still in university. I know I need

    60 paed
    60 community
    60 psych
    60 med
    60 surg
    60 maternity

    I have med, surg, maternity and community and still have 18 months to gain the others so not too bothered. I have all my thoery so thats good.

    how long have you been in the states for?

    Ang x
    Currently still in the UK waiting for a visa to come available as currently retrogression on at the moment and no visas for nurses Completed process and just waiting patiently (not) for visa then interview and medical and then the rush of moving abroad
  7. by   letina
    Quote from ak09
    Thanks a lot, we were thinking of Windermere, Orlando, si it nice there? I know it's a bit more expensive but we will be renting for the firt year anyway?

    Ang x

    Hi
    I'm from the Liverpool area, I worked at Whiston Hospital. I live in Central Florida now. I know Windermere and have to tell you......you've picked just about the most expensive place in Central Florida.....wish I could afford to live there.
    Florida is well known for being one of the States which pays low wages. A nurse will get paid depending on number of years qualified and level of skills/experiences. I've been qualified many years and have lots of experience in different areas of nursing, but my rate is still in the $20's per hour ......not great but I manage.
    Good luck
  8. by   ak09
    Hi Kat, I am back at uni on an 8 week block and then I go into the community, I found out today that I will be doing health visiting which will give me enough hours to cover the paediatric side of the requirements.

    yes you have to do more hours to cover everything that american nurses do.
    psych
    maternity
    child
    med
    surgical
    community
    all 60 hours and then 20 hours theory.

    My placements are great I have done:

    diabetes - med
    maternity
    metabolic bone disorders - med
    orthopaedic - surg
    cardiology -med

    I am looking forward to the community one cos it will be so different than working on the ward all the time and the hours will suit me this semester as I have 3 assignments and one exam to focus on. I have just finished a week of exams also, so I am stressed enough without all the hassle of more.

    how are you finding your course, there are 3 universities in Liverpool who major Nursing and my uni seem to do things different apart from the common foundation prohgramme which all uni's have to do.

    I am worried about applying to florida and doing NCLEX, I am worried I won't know enough to get through

    speak soon

    Ang x
    Last edit by ak09 on Jan 22, '07
  9. by   ak09
    Quote from Silverdragon102
    BON = Board of nursing. You have to follow their requirements once you decide where you want to live, also hours vary from state to state.
    CES = credential evaluation of your training transcripts which is required by most states if a foreign trained nurse. Usually done by CGFNS
    Thanks Silverdragon, I will keep that in mind

    Ang x
  10. by   ak09
    Quote from letina
    Hi
    I'm from the Liverpool area, I worked at Whiston Hospital. I live in Central Florida now. I know Windermere and have to tell you......you've picked just about the most expensive place in Central Florida.....wish I could afford to live there.
    Florida is well known for being one of the States which pays low wages. A nurse will get paid depending on number of years qualified and level of skills/experiences. I've been qualified many years and have lots of experience in different areas of nursing, but my rate is still in the $20's per hour ......not great but I manage.
    Good luck
    Hi Letina, have I really picked the most expensive area? well thats just typical of me!! I get ripped off in the sales I do !!!!

    are you happy in Florida, how long have you been there for now?

    I have just finished my winter placement in cardiology in Whiston -K block, do you know anyone there??

    Ang x
  11. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from cat1804
    Hi ang, I'm at homerton school of health studies in cambridge.

    As for moving, i am interested but not sure where, at the moment keeping my options open. I didn't realize we needed to do more hours if we decided to move abroad. Is the practice we do through the course not enough.

    What are your placements like?

    I've just finished 600 hours in surgery, I start my community placement in two weeks.
    I think for Australia your training is OK but for the US you have to meet their requirments which must cover both theory and practical and many students are finding with the current training that they do not meet US requirements. Training does vary from state to state. As said check out the UK forum as well as international forum. In the UK forum plenty of us post and also plenty of us currently in the process so plenty of advice at hand. :spin:
  12. by   ak09
    Quote from Silverdragon102
    I think for Australia your training is OK but for the US you have to meet their requirments which must cover both theory and practical and many students are finding with the current training that they do not meet US requirements. Training does vary from state to state. As said check out the UK forum as well as international forum. In the UK forum plenty of us post and also plenty of us currently in the process so plenty of advice at hand. :spin:
    I have been in touch with Adevia Health and they have advised me of my requirements, but they didn't say anything about different states wanting different training.

    thanks for your advice and I will have a look on the uk forum

    quite worried now!!

    Ang x
  13. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from ak09
    I have been in touch with Adevia Health and they have advised me of my requirements, but they didn't say anything about different states wanting different training.

    thanks for your advice and I will have a look on the uk forum

    quite worried now!!

    Ang x
    Don't be, please don't think I am making it hard, just trying to give you as much info as I can. Each state has different requirements, best thing to do is apply to BON and if they require CES done frm CGFNS and sent to them, they will then decide once they see break down of your training whether you meet requirements. Some states do their own evaluation. Best book for NCLEX is Saunders but best wait until you ave finished your training before you begin studying.

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