Shortage Time From UK-USA - page 2

Thought I would start a new thread. I want to know what is the shortest time that any RN has taken to emigrate from UK to the USA? And there are a few of us on here who are starting off or who are on... Read More

  1. by   letina
    Quote from madwife2002
    I have all the study materials going begging who ever wants them can have them I am not taking them with me when I go, i was going to send them to Tina before she took her NCLEX but she had pretty comprehensive study material. all i ask is that the P&P is paid for.
    I did study for about 2 months consistantly but the key to it is to do the questions time and time again, you will know your stuff it is no different in US but you will need to study the drugs.

    www.learningext.com brill web site.

    Hope this helps
    As my buddy Kay said, I have a lot of study material but I have a niece who is doing NCLEX soon so have passed it all on to her.
    Flick, keep in touch, the support on here is invaluable.
  2. by   flick
    hi tina - thanks so much for getting back to me so promptly, gives me a little bit of renewed faith to know that someone else is going thru the same process. here is my email add as you asked - it would be great if we could get in touch, then i can bombard u with more questions and pick ur brains!! thanks again for the contact, and huge congrats for getting your application and nclex done and dusted so quickly.
    talk soon - flick (angie)
  3. by   jmcmil001
    Quote from flick
    Tina that is fab news that you had your ATT so quik. I'm not so lucky. I too applied independently in oct 2004. and am STILL waiting for my CES from CGFNS. It is near impossible to speak to anyone there, and I am going up the wall. Anyway, I too shall be working in florida (i hope), have the house, just need the documents! Can you give me any info as to where you sat the NCLEX, i know they are being held in london since january. Also, which are the 'good' review study books to buy - and did u have to study for months?
    sorry for all the questions - any info would be wonderful.
    many thanks - flick.
    Hi I think I am in the same boat as yourelf I applied independently in oct2004 and am now on my third attempt at sending my nursing transcript hopefully .this time it will be filled in correctly. When did you do your training was it b4 or after p2000 this seems to be my hold up
  4. by   flick
    hi there - someone sent me message re:trouble they too were having with transcripts and cgfns - but cant find the message, and dont no who it is - i think it is mad midwife? anyway, my university have sent confirmation of my theoretical content to cgfns for the 3rd time now!! its driving me up the wall. I dont understand what the problem is as i did P2000, and i was of the understanding that it was post P2000 nursing that were encountering lots of probs? anyone else in the same boat??
    frustrated flick .
  5. by   jmcmil001
    Quote from flick
    hi there - someone sent me message re:trouble they too were having with transcripts and cgfns - but cant find the message, and dont no who it is - i think it is mad midwife? anyway, my university have sent confirmation of my theoretical content to cgfns for the 3rd time now!! its driving me up the wall. I dont understand what the problem is as i did P2000, and i was of the understanding that it was post P2000 nursing that were encountering lots of probs? anyone else in the same boat??
    frustrated flick .
    Hi Flick, it was me who sent you that message, my school of nursing has just sent for the third time my transcript of nursing and from going onto this website I have found out it could be the type of training I did ie 18 months common foundation programme then 18 months specialising in adult and that I could have hours to make up both practical and theoretical in the subjects I lack hours in. So now I am waiting for the CGFNS to get back to me and was wondering what training you did do you have a degree or diploma? The degree probably counts for more. It really cracks me up as America is crying out for nurses and here we are can't even get a credentials evaluation. Hopefuly something will work out. Let me know what think Jen
  6. by   madwife2002
    Quote from flick
    hi there - someone sent me message re:trouble they too were having with transcripts and cgfns - but cant find the message, and dont no who it is - i think it is mad midwife? anyway, my university have sent confirmation of my theoretical content to cgfns for the 3rd time now!! its driving me up the wall. I dont understand what the problem is as i did P2000, and i was of the understanding that it was post P2000 nursing that were encountering lots of probs? anyone else in the same boat??
    frustrated flick .

    Hi Flick,

    No not me I trained pre P2000 so have all area's covered but was under impression that the early P2000 nurses didnt have any problems. Hope you get it sorted soon, it is not nice waiting.
  7. by   suzanne4
    Quote from jmcmil001
    Hi Flick, it was me who sent you that message, my school of nursing has just sent for the third time my transcript of nursing and from going onto this website I have found out it could be the type of training I did ie 18 months common foundation programme then 18 months specialising in adult and that I could have hours to make up both practical and theoretical in the subjects I lack hours in. So now I am waiting for the CGFNS to get back to me and was wondering what training you did do you have a degree or diploma? The degree probably counts for more. It really cracks me up as America is crying out for nurses and here we are can't even get a credentials evaluation. Hopefuly something will work out. Let me know what think Jen
    The reason that it is taking so long is the 36 month program that you were in doesn't meet the requirements for licensure in the US. You will be required to make up the hours in the other two areas in both theory as well as clinical hours. The rulin gis also that it must be done thru an approved school of nursing and cannot be done by volunteer work or hours worked in that area in a hospital.

    There are many programs available to make the hours up in over here, not sure about your side of the "pond" anymore.
  8. by   Sunqueen
    Just quick word to the wise from someone who did CGFNS/NClex a long time ago - Florida is ione of the worst satates to get and maintain a nursing licence. Funnily enough also one of the states with the biggest nursing shortage.
    I did my CGFNS in July 1988 and started work in Boston in Feb. 1989. After working for two years I returned to London and met and married a Californian within a year. I did not work when we emigrated to Washington state as we had two little children. (Total emmigration process took 6 weeks - but having a US husband speads things up considerably). I was able to transfer my still current Massachucettes licence with one form and $50. We moved to Florida 8 years ago, but I kept that licence current until I was ready to return to work this year. Getting a Florida licence required jumping through a lot of hoops. I had to do three courses ( including HIV course eventhough I worked in HIV research), get a medical, have background check, provide transcripts and proof of my original licences and fork over $221!
    Also to work in Florida (may be other states too) you have to have a Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers certificate. This is not offered by your employer - you have to find a local college offering the course and most of them only offer the full course rather than the refresher three or four times a year. When I went to Boston I went with an agency and they delt with all the ectra bits that blindside you when you do it on your own.
  9. by   ann h
    I have just signed up with I-D medical and will go on a 5 day NCLEX course in London before they will let me sit the test.

    They say 9-18 months

    We want to go to Florida as finding it hard to come home after visiting our house there a couple of times a year
  10. by   suzanne4
    Florida in less than one year with a green card??? Sorry but that won't happen. Are you being sponsored by them directly or by a hospital where they are going to place you?
  11. by   Sunqueen
    ann h - where in Florida? I live near Fort Lauderdale.
  12. by   letina
    Quote from ann h

    They say 9-18 months
    Oh dear, another agency making promises they KNOW they can't keep. As Suzanne says, it's not gonna happen. Sorry, not what you want to hear, I'm sure, but best you know now than being strung along
  13. by   ann h
    Hi

    We are not in the least bit worried if it takes the 18 months.

    My husaband has a business here in the UK and he says 18 months would give him time to wind things up.(not been very good for a few years anyway)

    Hopfully it will be a hospital sponsership .

    We have a house in Kissimme and know central Florida really well but are quite open and would continue to rent the villa and rent somewhere ourselves to start with (well that is the plan) away from the tourist and be part of a community

    I have been doing a bit or reasearch of hospitls and the one with cath labs they all seem to have job openingsat the moment

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