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Clinical hours short of NMC suggestion? - page 6

First of all, I really hope Silverdragon reads this and gives me insight. I have sent out my application as well as all of my paperwork to the NMC for my nursing license, except my training... Read More

  1. Visit  MuppetAus profile page
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    Quote from Coffee Nurse
    Hi guys -- yes, I am working in the UK now through Continental. PM me if you want more details.
    Coffee Nurse I'd love to hear about your experience with them. I haven't been chatty enough to send you a PM.

    My next step is the ONP so I would really like to know your thoughts about it either good, bad or other. Are the 3 days on campus full days? Do you sit exams or papers on the middle and last day.

    I have millions of questions.
    Are you sharing a house or did you go out on your own?
    How far are you living from your employment?
    How do you find the 12hr shifts?
    Where you given many options of which health service you could work in?
    What has been the biggest surprise/shock?
    Ah gee you better tell me what your having for dinner too. lol

    Any tips and advice you could give would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Visit  Coffee Nurse profile page
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    I'm happy to answer your questions, just would rather not do so in an open forum. 15 posts isn't too hard to manage, then we can chat.
  3. Visit  MuppetAus profile page
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    Ok don't worry about it.
    I don't understand your objection as I'm sure lots of others would like to know the answers and could be helped by your answers and experiences.
    I would have thought anything that helps ease the nerves of others moving into a new enviroment, culture and lifestyle would have been a nice gesture. Obviously I'm mistaken.
  4. Visit  babyNP. profile page
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    A little snarky, m'dear! Coffee doesn't owe anything to anyone and this is a free forum, so we post out of our own good will...and there are plenty of excellent reasons why Coffee may not want to talk about stuff publicly...just like many of us don't post too personal stuff because we don't know who is reading this and who may know this is and things being misconstrued.

    Personally I've been burned before and it's not out of the realm of reason for other people to not want this either.
    justin.j likes this.
  5. Visit  MuppetAus profile page
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    Yes I guess I am snarky and offended about the comment. I'm just blown away by the announcement then the refusal to offer assistance.

    I guess it's just I would share that information to help others, and I didn't think I was asking anything to personal or identifying
  6. Visit  babyNP. profile page
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    Coffee is offering assistance--just in a private area.

    There are things when working with companies that can be sensitive of nature and it's not a great idea to blast these out on a public forum. We have to assume (and it is more than likely) that Continental is reading this forum. Coffee could get fired for saying something non-PR or other potential hospitals that Coffee applies to later sees that he complains (whinges? lol) online and use it as a basis to not hire him. Honestly, no one should ever assume that someone can't figure out who you are online.

    I write all my posts with the secure knowledge that I wouldn't mind my manager reading any of them.

    Maybe it's different in Australia, but people can and do get fired for very little...I know the UK has different labor laws than the US, but I wouldn't be inclined to trust my employee-ship to that...first thing during my hospital orientation as a new grad was that we should be wary of posting online where we worked, couldn't wear a hospital logo t-shirt to a bar (pub), etc etc. It's the litigious nature of society these days...
  7. Visit  Coffee Nurse profile page
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    Not sure how "I'm happy to answer your questions" can possibly be misconstrued as a refusal to offer assistance, but okay. BabyRN has pretty much covered all my possible responses (except for the part where I'm not a he), so I guess I'll just say good luck with that.

    If anyone else has any questions on the process and isn't offended by a fairly simple request to talk privately, my offer still stands.
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  8. Visit  migraineattack profile page
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    hey coffee and baby.. i wish i can pm you..
  9. Visit  migraineattack profile page
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    Quote from MuppetAus

    Coffee Nurse I'd love to hear about your experience with them. I haven't been chatty enough to send you a PM.

    My next step is the ONP so I would really like to know your thoughts about it either good, bad or other. Are the 3 days on campus full days? Do you sit exams or papers on the middle and last day.

    I have millions of questions.
    Are you sharing a house or did you go out on your own?
    How far are you living from your employment?
    How do you find the 12hr shifts?
    Where you given many options of which health service you could work in?
    What has been the biggest surprise/shock?
    Ah gee you better tell me what your having for dinner too. lol

    Any tips and advice you could give would be greatly appreciated.
    were you able to finish the onp? how was it?
  10. Visit  Coffee Nurse profile page
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    You have 47 posts, you should be able to.
  11. Visit  Biggie1 profile page
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    Hi everyone, I'm living in the UK, on a spousal visa, and have just taken my nclex..I passed which is wonderful and the greatest thing I've accomplished because I put off the nclex or 3 years . I'm so proud of myself for passing and studying my butt off for 4 months endlessly, but I'm also ver discouraged to learn that the NMCrequires 1 whole year f training in one's own country....ive been in a rut to decide, do I leave my husband for a year and o back to the PA, US, and do a year of training to gain my experience or should I stay here and just pick up a random health related job until we move elsewhere out of the UK....?? Is there none in my position? Please let me know. Thank you.
  12. Visit  babyNP. profile page
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    Why did you wait 3 years to take the NCLEX? Never mind the UK--I don't think you'll be able to get a job in the states very readily either! There's no way around the 1 year requirement and you can do either of what you suggested...personally I would hate for my degree to go to waste. US nurses are paid much better than UK nurses, can you and DH move to the states for a year? US immigration is a bit of a nightmare though...check out visajourney.com if you want to go this route and learn about DCF.
  13. Visit  MuppetAus profile page
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    Quote from migraineattack
    were you able to finish the onp? how was it?
    Hi Migraineattack, I have finished the ONP with Bournemouth and passed the workbook and the 30 minute multichoice exam. It was pretty easy. I finished my book by the second week. It isn't difficult, but it is time consuming because you spend hours looking things up and then entering what you find into the book. I didn't feel I learnt anything new from the course. The healthcare system seems pretty similar to Australia. Things/programs/systems just have different titles.

    At present I'm waiting for my PIN from the NMC. I have made the final payment I am just waiting on the card. The waiting is the kiler it just feels like it is taking forever. I should hopefully be able to start work soon.

    I am working for Continental Travelnurse. So far I have mixed feeling about them. My recruitment office who I first had contact with left. This made things difficult because things we had discussed and organised were not passed on so I had to start again with another person. My biggest whinge would be being forced to have a BCG injection. I was told if I didn't have it they could not guarntee that I would get work. So despite it only being 30% effective for my age group I have had this jab. There have been some problems with disorgainisation on there end but it has been quickly sorted out.
    They also ask you do to some online training and attend 2 classes about CPR and manual handling. You pay for these. They are basic but it would have been nice to know before hand. I didn't love the 90 pound return train ticket to attend these course. Some of the online training could have been done before leaving Australia.

    Continental have found accommodation for me when I start work. I don't know what it is like yet but it is close to the hospital. I wil let you know how things are when I'm a few weeks into a job.


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