i am an ICU/CCU nurse here in Austria, Europe for 10 1/2 years with ICU Nursing Care Course Diploma with units in Anaesthesie & Dialysis (a one-year course for certification -- giving a nurse the right to practice icu). i am about to migrate to los angeles, california 2 months from now. question: given my experience and icu certification, will my starting salary be the same as the starting rate for new graduates? or will there be any consideration?
2nd question: do i still have to take acls & bcls courses? these courses are already integrated in my icu course's curriculum. i understand that there are differences between the u.s.' and europe's standards and guidelines.
what do you think?