Agency or no Agency?

  1. Ok. I am one step ahead in the game I think? I went back on the threads and came up with this Agency issue. I am aware of agencies like O'Grady Peyton (?) in Europe who find posts for foreign nurses in their client hospitals. What are your opinions and experiences with agencies? Worthwhile signing up or going solo? Any 'solo-goers' out there willing to share experiences?
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  3. by   suzanne4
    Stay away from OGP. Personally, I don't think that there is much of a reason to use an agency. You should never leave everything up to the agency to handle for you. Remember that they have their best interests at heart, not yours. You can save much time by doing everything yourself and get things done much quicker....................
  4. by   Geena
    ooops. I am pleased that came up. The agencies appear to have neat little packages all gloriously advertised and it all looks quite organised and neat... but I have never known/talked with anyone who has used these services and actually got there. This site has been really helpful and gives hope that going solo also works! Geena
  5. by   suzanne4
    It is taking nurses in the UK over two years to get to the US, and most only need NCLEX. The English exams are waived for them. You do the math and figure out why it is taking so long........................the agencies