Comparison of US and UK pay - page 11

I am a RN working in the US. I am just beginning to look into the comparison of pay and cost of living. If I moved to the UK, can I expect to make more or less? Can anyone give me any information... Read More

  1. by   PamUK
    All the CNS nurses at my trust got band 7 and their manager an 8b.
  2. by   XB9S
    Quote from PamUK
    All the CNS nurses at my trust got band 7 and their manager an 8b.
    flip thats really good, not everywhere is so generous though
  3. by   caraibrit
    Hi,
    Bearing in mind the current limited market for visas. How do you go about applying for work in the US as a newly qualified? Do you need 1-2 years experience for starters? How much money will I need upfront?
    Caraibrit
  4. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from caraibrit
    Hi,
    Bearing in mind the current limited market for visas. How do you go about applying for work in the US as a newly qualified? Do you need 1-2 years experience for starters? How much money will I need upfront?
    Caraibrit
    You do not need experience to look for work in the US it is mainly agencies that make that a condition, but like you said bearing in mind the current visa situation I would get a job and look to gaining experience. Also going through the process normally (no retrogression) you are looking atleast 12 months before arriving on US soil so again better getting a job.

    Money depends on what you want to do, could end up being 3-4 weeks before you get your first pay check plus there are other things to consider when you first get out there, ie car, signing for utilities, internet access. I would recomment getting Amex as it is transferrable which will help easy things whilst building up your credit (once you arrive in the US your credit rating starts all over again)

    Much better to go through the BON and get NCLEX under your belt before looking for work and an employer to petition your GC. There is a sticky regarding direct hire
  5. by   rntraveler
    I have landed a travel job in Edinburgh. What can anyone tell me about what to expect there? Looking forward to seeing the country. Pay is a little less than I am making here,but it's only for a short term. Will be working Dialysis. Thanks for any info. Travelerpat
  6. by   Angelic2008
    Quote from rntraveler
    I have landed a travel job in Edinburgh. What can anyone tell me about what to expect there? Looking forward to seeing the country. Pay is a little less than I am making here,but it's only for a short term. Will be working Dialysis. Thanks for any info. Travelerpat
    Hi, you will love Edinburgh is a beautiful city, if you get a chance get out and about around the west coast of scotland ie: loch lomond, stirling, etc. The pay is less but so is the cost of living in Scotland. Enjoy your time there and try and see some of the country, although I must warn you it does get a bit cold and you might be lucky to get a white christmas. Good luck.
  7. by   XB9S
    RN traveller, I notice that this thread is over a year old, did you get to Scotland?
  8. by   Angelic2008
    Quote from sharrie
    RN traveller, I notice that this thread is over a year old, did you get to Scotland?
    Silly me Sharrie thats what i get for reading posts when i am on nights
  9. by   XB9S
    Quote from Angelic2008
    Silly me Sharrie thats what i get for reading posts when i am on nights
    I do it all the time as well
    She did thank you though so I wondered how it was going
  10. by   Angelic2008
    Yea i noticed that as well. Wonder where she is now lol? Maybe stranded at the top of Ben Nevis or kidnapped by the Loch ness monster
  11. by   greatking
    7.76 maybe in the Nursing home.
    I worked as a Nurse in the UK for 9 years my basic salary is 12/hour?
    25,800/annual.
    Recentlty naturalised,happy where i am now.
    Trevel in Europe is a breeze! with low cost far that everone can afford and $1.9 to a Dollar why should i bother to start all over again?

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