Uk trained nurse interested in working in America

  1. Hi there I am a Scottish trained degree nurse and am interested in working in Orlando, I have minimal knowledge of how to go about this any help would be greatly appreciated.Many thanks Meghan
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    Joined: Jun '12; Posts: 2


  3. by   traumaRUs
    Let me move this to the Immigration Forum.
  4. by   Meghan20
    Thankyou! Is it in the right place now for people to reply?
  5. by   traumaRUs
    Yes. Good luck.
  6. by   Silverdragon102
    Suggested reading is retrogression and the 6 plus years it will take to get a immigrant visa (usual visa for nurses that can not use NAFTA or E3 (Australian citizen)) and that starts once you find a employer willing to wait that long. Finding employer will not start until you have met Florida BON nurse requirements as a International nurse and for the UK a lot will depend on how long ago you trained and that your transcripts included both clinical and theory hours on Paeds, Mental Health, Obstetrics and Adult, and passing NCLEX
  7. by   babydeern
    Hi there! I have been working as a nurse in Orlando for about 2 years now. As far as the visas/immigration stuff I'm not all that familiar...but basically in order to work as a nurse in the states you must past the NCLEX ( There is a minimum of 75 multiple choice questions, and I believe a maximum of 265. Once you pass this, you will be considered a Registered Nurse (RN). We have some really great hospitals here. What specialty would you like to work in?
  8. by   babydeern
    P.S. I actually want to work as a nurse in London and maybe go to graduate school there