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by flydee flydee (New) New

Specializes in ICU, HDU, Med, Surg,Resp,AME. Has 12 years experience.

Hi all,

I know that this is a difficult area however - I am an Aussie RN who is looking to finally be working in the USA after completing the gruelling immigration, and CGFNS (foreign nurses) credentialling process. I have about 12 years experience both as a nurse manager, clinical nurse specialist and also some ICU experience which I would like to increase.

My husband is posted to Oahu Hawaii and now that I can earn some $ I may be able to afford to move there with him. Can anyone tell me what hourly rate I should expect from my agency as I have been warned that they will try to pay as little as possible.

worf

Specializes in LTC & Med-Surg, L&D, Pre-Op Clinic.

I am not really sure what the pay is, but if you are going to be on Oahu you should definately look into Tripler Medical Army Center

http://www.tamc.amedd.army.mil/

It is the army hospital and provides hospital and PCM care for may active duty members, reservists, veterans and dependants. They have job listings on their website.

Good luck to you! Moving to Hawaii was a tough change for me!

UK2USA

Specializes in Paed Ortho, PICU, CTICU, Paeds Retrieval.

I came from the UK to the USA about 3 years ago.... at that time there seemed to be little difference between any of the international agencies. Most seemed to be paying between $20 - $28 per hour for an 18 month contract depending on the geographical area.

Most agencies will give you 1 week of paid leave per year. One word of caution.... if your unit has a low census and you are not required to work you will still owe your agency a shift - the same goes for sick leave. This may not seem like a big deal, but one of our nurses has been cancelled so regularly that it extended her contract from 18 months to 22 months.

When you sign on in a staff position,, or if you sign on for a travel position within the US the salary increases dramatically.

flydee

Specializes in ICU, HDU, Med, Surg,Resp,AME. Has 12 years experience.

I have one small problem re Triipler - I like ICU and am an RN my husband is an LVN US Army at Tripler so I can't work in ICU at Tripler. I could look at other units though of course. Thank you for your help it's much appreciated.

Dalzac, LPN, LVN, RN

Specializes in CCU,ICU,ER retired.

I have one small problem re Triipler - I like ICU and am an RN my husband is an LVN US Army at Tripler so I can't work in ICU at Tripler. I could look at other units though of course. Thank you for your help it's much appreciated.

Does he work in ICU as well? I wouldn't see a problem unless you both work the same unit.

flydee

Specializes in ICU, HDU, Med, Surg,Resp,AME. Has 12 years experience.

oops sorry i thought i mentioned that - he also works in ICU. Hence the issue.

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