Hi im a UK a and e nurse and have just started the emigration process to the US, Im really disheartened at how difficult it is and the hoops we appear to have to jump through!! ive just learnt that I have to sit an exam to see if im eligible to sit an exam!! the NCLEX, ive also found that although my lack of Mental Health clinical placement during my P2000 training was never an issue in the UK, it may be in the US, and all this before I even start the Green Card process and job applications
no disrespect to the US, I understand that they must be sure we are suitable before employing us, but my friend has just applied to Australia and has had no issues at all!! I would love to hear from any UK nurse who is in the process at the moment or who has already moved to the US just to reasure me that it will be worth it!! and there is light at the end of what appears to be a very long dark tunnel xx
If it takes you 5 years to gain entry to USA your children will be approx 16 & 18 , the eldest may be interested in University,the unit fee's would be charged at a nonresident rate ( read much higher cost) , whilst the younger child may be resident by the time old enough to go to University 9 dependent upon the state you reside in).At the ages you are talking about how independent will they be , it is posible at that age they may not wish to come with you to the USA.
Whilst the US remains the land of opportunity , there is no safety net ,if you hit troubles you are on your own .
I came to the US in 1988 ,have done OK , I know there is good and bad to being here ,on balance the good wins out , but as most Americans I am probably 1 major health problem away from bankrupcy.
NB A&E = ER (Emergency Room ) here
Last edit by nicurn001 on Jul 17, '08