One thing I'd wish I'd known before going to the USA...... - page 11

Hey all you wonderful nurses who have made the journey across the pond, or are nearly there bar the flights! I thought it might be fun/interesting/helpful if you could post something along the lines... Read More

  1. by   RGN1
    Oh yeah - governments the world over just LOVE their red tape!! Hope it starts running quicker for you soon Chrissy!

    As far as CGFNS goes I can't believe how efficient they've been for me - I got my VisaScreen Certificate today, just about 6 weeks after I applied for it!! Pity retrogressions gonna slow me up for a while though - it's like one step forward & 2 steps back!!
  2. by   RGN1
    Quote from chrissy51
    tHAT IT WOULD BE MUCH QUICKER TO LIST MY BASIC NURSING QUALIFICATIONS AND FORGET ABOUT ALL THE COURSES ETC = SHORTENED THE TIME - i'M STILL WAITING AFTER 12 MONTHS FOR CONFIRMATION OF COURSES WHICH i PROBABLY WON'T NEED TO USE !
    Think this might be a good tip for those who follow!! Hope you don't end up waiting much longer! It does seem a horrendously long time!
  3. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from RGN1
    Oh yeah - governments the world over just LOVE their red tape!! Hope it starts running quicker for you soon Chrissy!

    As far as CGFNS goes I can't believe how efficient they've been for me - I got my VisaScreen Certificate today, just about 6 weeks after I applied for it!! Pity retrogressions gonna slow me up for a while though - it's like one step forward & 2 steps back!!
    tell me about it... Just sold house today but told them we don't want to complete before end of Jan at the earliest, which is OK with them as they have a house to sell. Hoping it won't affect us for too long
  4. by   RGN1
    Hey I bet we ALL wished we knew retrogression might end up hitting us as well as the PIC countries!!

    Hope you get good news soon SD - last time it only hit the UK for a very short period, if I remember correctly I think the process even sped up for UK nurses. Hope the same happens this time!
  5. by   madwife2002
    That the bugs were bigger than back home
  6. by   Tanvi Tusti
    Quote from madwife2002
    That the bugs were bigger than back home
    http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...2/DSC00313.jpg
    YYUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCKKKKKK,
    please tell me that wasn't in your back yard..............
  7. by   madwife2002
    No it was in Tucson, and came to look at the car when we stopped to take photo's of something else-made my friend scream though, probably the size of a womans hand
  8. by   RGN1
    Quote from madwife2002
    That the bugs were bigger than back home
    http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...2/DSC00313.jpg
    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't think I'd like to see that in my back yard! Great picture though!

    Where I'm going it's the little tiny ones that cause the most trouble. They call them "noseeums" because you don't until they've buried their rotten little heads in you & that hurts!!

    Of course I much prefer this little visitor we have in our Florida back yard:

  9. by   apriljan
    HA! got a teapot yesterday from tj maxx!! wonderful. By the way you guys how long were you waiting on ss#? Been here since 29th sept and still not received it, although received permanent resident card yesterday. The red tape is endless!! Everybody wants your ss#!!
  10. by   suehp
    Quote from Silverdragon102
    Must admit that did amaze me on the lack of holiday/vacation time in the US

    We do self scheduling and up to now it has been honoured. What I try to do every month is get at least a 6 night break once a month which means I use my vacation time for when I have been called off. This month I have had 2 x 6 night breaks and next month I have one 8 night break(I work the first 3 nights of one week and the last 3 nights of the 2nd week).....the beauty of working 3 x 12 hour night shifts!!!!
  11. by   english_nurse
    Quote from SueIP
    We do self scheduling and up to now it has been honoured. What I try to do every month is get at least a 6 night break once a month which means I use my vacation time for when I have been called off. This month I have had 2 x 6 night breaks and next month I have one 8 night break(I work the first 3 nights of one week and the last 3 nights of the 2nd week).....the beauty of working 3 x 12 hour night shifts!!!!
    nice schedule!!!
  12. by   chrissy51
    Thanks RGN 1 and best of luck Mine seems to be at a standstill ! One Question - what is retrogression?
  13. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from chrissy51
    Thanks RGN 1 and best of luck Mine seems to be at a standstill ! One Question - what is retrogression?
    There are a few threads in the international forum about retrogression but basically at the moment visas have run out and at the moment there are no movements for everyone. Countries with high demand will be affected the most and countries with less demand should run a bit quicker. Because elections are coming up in the US nothing about visas will be sortd until the new year at the earliest.

    Hope this helps

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