US to UK transition, pls help. - page 3

Hello everyone! I'm a RN (BSN) here in the US and would like to come to work in the UK. I've been a medical/surgical nurse for 1.5 yrs, and planning on taking the IELTS in October. I was just... Read More

  1. by   babyNP.
    I will reply later with a longer response, but this is EXACTLY why I wanted to get this process done and OVER with so that I wouldn't have to worry about it years from now. People thought I was crazy (including the husband), but it's not worth the stress that you're going through.

    I hope you get a (positive) decision letter soon!!

    I hope to do it at Bourneouth University which is in the south of England is 3 days spread out on-campus and is about 400 pounds. You do the rest of it online.
  2. by   hilife_RN
    Thank you everyone for answering my questions; you all have been helpful! I don't know what I would do without this website! I mean, I could read and follow instructions from the NMC website but it's different when you hear people's experiences. I started the journey in December 2011 (took the IELTS). Then just two days ago, I submitted the application pack. Hopefully all the forms get to NMC safely, including the transcript of training form and verification reference. Now, the waiting part. Will keep everyone updated!
  3. by   Isaac2012
    Just caught up with this thread, looks like you have had some really positive responses Hilife, I hope it all goes well for you and look forward to any updates (o:
  4. by   newshark
    Nole Nurse: yikes!! What a headache you have been through! I am wishing good news for you soon!

    I am still in "phase 1" of my application process....already sat for the IELTS and now getting the birth certificate, RN license and passport copies to be sent to the NMC.

    Now this is my CLARIFICATION question.....just to be sure I didn't go too beyond what was needed...when NMC requests "certified" copies of the 3 dox I listed above, this requires one to submit requests to appropriate authorities and pay appropriate fees, yes? For instance, the certified passport copy cost me $50 and a notarized letter to an office in D.C....was this what everyone else had to do for this application portion?

    Just need a clarification please , my mind is fried after working overtime on night shift and planning a wedding for this May so please, nothing rude.

    Thanks in advance for the help!!
  5. by   newshark
    Also, one more clarification question....when finishing the ONP, what can one expect as far as tests/competency skills? Is there another kind of NCLEX? I've been having difficulty finding the answer to this....

    thanks guys!
  6. by   NoleNurse2000
    All of my certified copies:
    I took the originals and copies of each to the bank. The bank manager viewed all originals and copies and notarized the COPIES. Those were sent in.
    This is what was suggested from "Continental Travel Nurse" agency when I had requested info.

    I am finishing my essays to complete my Overseas nurses Programme- should have all paperwork in by Easter. Then a PIN by.....Mid to end April?! =0
  7. by   newshark
    ahh yes, I thought that the notarized photo copies were an option, but I guess I played it too safe, oops!

    Yay! mid-end April?! fantastic! How has the programme been? easy? not too difficult?

    Thanks for the swift response!
  8. by   wasabirush
    When finishing the ONP, there's a test of 50 multiple choice questions apparently. If I remember you need 30/50 to pass. If you complete the workbook, it's a pretty straightforward pass the instructor said. I just began the ONP course yesterday at Bournemouth. No "NCLEX" type RN exam, thank goodness!
  9. by   newshark
    thanks Jbo! and yes, phew! No more NCLEX, please! good luck with your ONP.
  10. by   ericjameshealth
    i heard something about a pin? what in the world is a pin? i know you probably wouldnt want to do this, but can you tell list me all the stuff you had to do starting after you passed your english test? thanks!
  11. by   XB9S
    Quote from ericjameshealth
    i heard something about a pin? what in the world is a pin? i know you probably wouldnt want to do this, but can you tell list me all the stuff you had to do starting after you passed your english test? thanks!
    The PIN is your personal identification number given to you by the NMC when your entered on the register.
  12. by   Silverdragon102
    And without your PIN you can not work as a nurse in the UK. The PIN indicates you have met nursing requirements
  13. by   ericjameshealth
    aHH OK. THANKS. ya i wont be beginning the process for another year :/ Got to work at a local hospital for 2 years that paid for my schooling. I have no idea how much of experience they are loooking for though, and i heard also after the ONP, that you have to wait and sit around for a job, because the job market is bad over there for nurses, and a job isnt guaranteed. Sounds like the same boat i was in after i was done with nursing school, had to wait 8 months for a job.. seems like it may be harder to fulfill this dream