Clinical hours short of NMC suggestion? - page 8

by helricha 34,664 Views | 123 Comments

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 form. I was trained in the US at... Read More


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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...
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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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    hey coffee and baby.. i wish i can pm you..
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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?
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    You have 47 posts, you should be able to.
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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.
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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.
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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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    Quote from MuppetAus

    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.
    hi. thank you... i appreciate your reply. is it also possible to share your email address/fb account with me via pm since sending ang receiving messages here is limited. i would also like to work in uk, however, i don't think 25000aud will suffice everything-from visa
    costs, onp, show money, daily living expenses, etc. my other option is to work in australia and live there if given the chance. im in a third world country and i have 3 years experience in nursing. i am willing to work in rural or regional areas and i am not picky. i need work, more than that, i believe it would be a big break for my career to enter oz and get into a new system. needless to say, i respect the diversity of my clients regardless of their race, educational background, age, religion, etc. by the way, do you think the said amount be sufficient if i opt for ahpra registration and undergo the bp? luckily, there is an agency in pi which offers financial assistance to nurses, although i must admit the interest rate is one hefty amount. i hope you can update me with your progress in uk. so you finished the onp last april, how come your pin was that delayed?
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    OK, I am currently in an ADN program. Specifically, a Transition ADN (I'm an LPN). I plan to do the ADN-BSN afterwards, and the only University in my area only offers their ADN-BSN as an online class. So, I have had 1 year of PN school, 1.5 years of RN, and possibly, 1.5 years of BSN. What are my chances to qualify with the NMC? I would really love to work in the UK...I'm too old for a Working Holiday Visa (32) to even get a job waiting tables, and this would be the only way, really, to work and see the UK.
    Any thoughts?


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