New International Nurse to this Board...

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    Hi all,

    just wanted to say hi as I'm propably gonna spend some time in this board after finding out I'm gonna start working in orthopedics soon! I'm an internationally educated nurse (Scandinavian) and transitioned to the US a few months ago to do nursing. I have been an RN for 5,5 years now, with one year in ortho. I will start working soon in a large, nationally- and internationally-known teaching Hospital in the East Coast. Very excited, little nervous, but happy too

    I just saw the thread about good ortho books, as I want to get one before I start working. I assume it's a good idea to join the NAON and possibly get a book with a discount there...?

    Any other international nurses in the US gone to work in ortho??

    Thanks for reading...
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    Quote from DogWalk
    Hi all,

    just wanted to say hi as I'm propably gonna spend some time in this board after finding out I'm gonna start working in orthopedics soon! I'm an internationally educated nurse (Scandinavian) and transitioned to the US a few months ago to do nursing. I have been an RN for 5,5 years now, with one year in ortho. I will start working soon in a large, nationally- and internationally-known teaching Hospital in the East Coast. Very excited, little nervous, but happy too

    I just saw the thread about good ortho books, as I want to get one before I start working. I assume it's a good idea to join the NAON and possibly get a book with a discount there...?

    Any other international nurses in the US gone to work in ortho??

    Thanks for reading...
    Hi Welcome to the board! I am a UK trained RN recently moved to the East coast of Florida (10 months ago) and I work Ortho too....so far so good (as my experience was with Rehab and Geriatrics).

    Whereabouts are you going on the East Coast?
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    Welcome! I LOVE ortho so I would say yes by all means join naon.....I finally went inactive after 22 years of ortho. Their site is orthonurse.org
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    Thank you both

    SueIP, I'm living in NC.

    I'm sure this board will be very helpful and I'll learn a lot from here!


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