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  1. NMC fee to raise to £120/year
    That's true. let's vote to move them to Wolverhampton.
    Oct 18
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  2. NMC fee to raise to £120/year
    I agree with that last comment, a central London address is one of the most expensive in the world. It bugs me when charities have similar addresses as well, why do they need them? In these days...
    Oct 18
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  3. Most Stressful Day
    I still think the one with the roaches wins. Reminds me of a place I worked years ago where we kept a baseball bat in the dirty utility and it was the student's job to squash the roaches each...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Cyclic vomiters (drive me up the wall)
    I know of one that seems to be genuine, comes in about every two months or so. No drug habit, doesn't want pain meds, just constant zofran and IV fluids. She is a student, and Mom comes with her. She...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Rules for Triage
    "If you have multiple complaints, pick one." Love it! Two nights ago - "had a pain in my side for 25 years and thought i would get it checked out." Seriously??? After 25 years you show...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Any RAF nurses?
    There is also part time / reservist nursing, I can't recall the full title now but its RAF Auxiliary nurses, used to be based at RAF Lyneham but I'm sure they moved a few years back, I just can't...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  7. Any RAF nurses?
    I would suggest visiting the RCDM in Birmingham and see for yourself. Its an amazing hospital, its a military hospital merged with NHS and nurses from both areas work side by side. They also have...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  8. Do you need business insurance to work as a community nurse?
    If community nursing is your thing and the car is the problem, then consider moving to a city where the car is not needed. I worked district in London for a few years, by bicycle, and for some areas,...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  9. pls help me
    Completely agree. Contact the uni to find out academic requirements, visa info, and the required level of English proficiency, likely to be IELTS, but you will need to verify this.
    Oct 13
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  10. NMC fee to raise to £120/year
    I lived and worked in London for over 2 decades before moving to the US, and still do bank work when i visit. It sounds as if you need to look at different accommodation? Moving to CA is not the...
    Oct 6
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  11. NMC delay and ONP Course at Bournemouth
    They tend to take a long time, a lot of foreign RNs end up working as HCAs for the first year or so while they wait for their registration.
    Oct 6
    Forum: Nurse Registration
  12. NMC fee to raise to £120/year
    Its a heck of a lot better than the non union places i worked at before. Firing after one med error seems to be standard, and vacation leave is 'discretionary' meaning you don't get it. I...
    Oct 6
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  13. NMC delay and ONP Course at Bournemouth
    PS - one thing I have found with the NMC is that they do not have a system for taking over work from a colleague when they go off sick. If it happens that the person processing your applications...
    Oct 6
    Forum: Nurse Registration
  14. NMC delay and ONP Course at Bournemouth
    It means your papers are sitting on someone's desk, and will get looked at when they get round to it. If you live a reasonable distance from London, I would show up and just sit there until someone...
    Oct 6
    Forum: Nurse Registration
  15. NMC fee to raise to £120/year
    Vacation /annual leave - currently 7 weeks in the NHS, if you count bank hols. I have a union job in the US and get 2 weeks. Sick leave is max 4 days per year, mat leave 3 weeks, (a year in the...
    Oct 6
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  16. NMC fee to raise to £120/year
    Except that you need liability insurance and health insurance as well : ) CA earnings are great until you realise there is no annual leave, maternity leave, etc, and sick time is precarious, and...
    Oct 5
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  17. What Would You Like Your Tech To Do?
    Wow, I wish our techs did all that! Maybe ask your boss to ask 'some' nurses specifically what they want you to do differently? I bet you that 'some' nurses don't have anything to say : ) You are...
    Oct 4
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Do all nurses feel like this?
    School teaches you the clinical stuff, but i think that when you start any new job, its the 'local' stuff that is challenging. The 'who's who' of the department and the hospital is daunting to begin...
    Oct 4
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  19. NMC fee to raise to £120/year
    As someone who works in both the UK and the US, this is the better deal. Your username suggests that you are planning to move to CA, so I suggest you check out the expenses associated with nursing...
    Oct 4
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  20. Triage Practices
    We have that where I am in IL, but my concern is that it is so focused on CP that other urgent cases can get ignored as they don't meet the CP criteria. In all the EDs I have worked there has been...
    Jul 19
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Triage Practices
    In the UK we have 15 minutes from when the patient books in to complete a written/computerized triage, and vital, +/- EKG if its a CP. Ideally labs get sent in that time too, although that can be...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. Best nursing program for potential move to USA
    I doubt there are any degrees, even dual ones that cover all the requirements of the US RN. The hours need to be made up of adult nursing, peds, psych and maternity. So if you do an adult branch...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  23. Help with band 6 emergency department interview?
    Sounds like an English job interview? Just tell 'em what they like to hear, rattle off all that junk from the NHS clinical leadership competency framework, and then more about the styles of...
    Jun 18
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  24. Time for endorsement?
    I think you can take it pretty much anywhere, as a foreign nurse I did it in London, England, and got me a California licence that way. But there should be a definitive answer somewhere on the NCLEX...
    Jun 18
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  25. Pain Management in the ER
    Oh, that is all sooooo true! And I wish I had a answer, but until then we are all stuck with the "what the patients says" theory. I don't rush their assessments, I wait until they finish their...
    Jun 9
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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