newly graduated RN wanting to work in the UK

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    hi everyone! i'm a eu citizen, recently graduated (2011)from nursing school and i'm planning to move in the uk within the next 1-2 years. i've browsed through nhs jobs and seen posts advertised as suitable for newly qualified, but i wonder how likely is it to get a nursing job in the uk as a non uk, newly qualified nurse with very limited experience. maybe getting a job in the private sector would be easier? here is my cv:


    academic qualifications
    2007-2011 abc university of city1-department of nursing (grade: 8.33/10, “very good”)
    2004-2007 1st high school of city2(grade: 18.1/20, “excellent”)

    clinical experience-clinical placement
    4/10/2011-10/5/2012 i served in the xyz battalion as a nurse. main duties:
    · nursing care of the infirmary patients- all routes of drug adminstration
    · doctor assistance in physical examination
    · new privates’ vaccinations (meningitis and tetanus shots)
    · basic first aid teaching (heimlich maneuver, treating simple injuries e.t.c.)

    15/3/2011-17/5/2011 clinical placement in the surgical ward of “blahblah childrens hospital”.
    · familiarization with the surgical department and drug calculations according to the children weight
    excellent teamwork with medical and nursing staff



    continual professional education
    · clinical seminar: “electroacupuncture according to voll”. 10th nursing students conference. 8-10/4/2011.
    · critical care and emergency nursing: guidelines. 26-27/9/2010.
    · clinical seminar: “metabolic drug interactions: clinically important drug interactions in various metabolic systems of the organism”. 9thnursing students conference. 16-18/4/2010.
    · clinical seminar: “newer antibiotics: mechanism of action, antimicrobial actions spectrum, clinical indications, resistance mechanisms, adverse effects”. 9th nursing students conference. 16-18/4/2010.

    foreign languages

    english: proficient communication, london tests of english, university of westminster
    british council ielts academic: 8

    computer skills
    1. computer practice and file management
    2. word processing
    3. spreadsheets
    4. internet applications

    other information
    -volunteer blood donor


    references
    available upon request


    i know it is quite simple but my experience is very limited too.

    lastly, do nurses also need covering letters to apply for jobs?
    thanks a lot!

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    Check with NMC because you may be required to have 12 months experience to meet requirements
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    You did not mention where you did your training. If your training took place outside of the UK I believe in order to work in the UK as a licensed nurse you have to make a formal application to the UK professional nursing licensure body (I can't remember what they're called, but you can google them). I believe they accept applicants who have trained in certain countries (I think they also require a certain amount of experience). They will evaluate your nursing training as they want it to be at least equivalent in quality to the training in the UK. I don't believe this requirement would be waived for working in the private sector; as far as I know it applies to any position where you will be working as a licensed nurse, NHS or otherwise. I would start by contacting the UK professional nursing licensure organization to find out their requirements.
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    i've checked with the nmc information for eu applicants file and my qualification is automatically recognized so i don't think experience is needed. I'll send them an email though to make sure, thank you. Is my cv ok or maybe too simple?
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    Just letting you know that jobs are more scarce in the UK and from a hiring manager's POV, it makes sense to hire an experienced RN or a new graduate RN from the UK. Best of luck, but you may find it pretty tough to navigate. Definitely I wouldn't move there unless you had a job offer...


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