Curious about possibly relocating to states if i qualify

  1. Im not a nursing student yet but due to start in October 2006 doing diploma in mental health.

    I have considered the possibility of relocating to The US as i have visited many times in my life and i love the environment and the people. About 18 months ago ago i rmemeber chatting to an american nurse in florida who told me alot about the working environment. We almost went through the process about 8 years ago untill my parents were told they needed 100 thousand pounds. So my parents decided against it. Plus we started again about 5 years ago but my mother whom suffers from acute depression couldnt handle all the paperwork when she had a low period. And again it was scrapped and forgotten about. I have talked about the possibility and she fully supports what I would like to do if I choose to relocate.

    When i went for my interview the lecturers explained that they prefer their nursing students to stay within the area they qualify in for a few years. For me it will be Essex. Would it be bad judgement on my behalf to find out the possibility of getting the extra hours and wot nots in each area during uni or should i wait until i qualify and find out then. It just i would like the opportunity to be there if i ever choose to relocate to the states as it has always been a wish of mine. But the worry is that I wont be able to balance all the work. Or should I scrap the idea and think about possibly austrailia.
    Do you know if students can do their last training year in the US. As i do remember reading it in the ARU brochure some time back but it wasnt in their recent brochure.

    Any advice would be appreciated

    Lou :spin:
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  3. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from sweetpealoubylou
    Im not a nursing student yet but due to start in October 2006 doing diploma in mental health.

    I have considered the possibility of relocating to The US as i have visited many times in my life and i love the environment and the people. About 18 months ago ago i rmemeber chatting to an american nurse in florida who told me alot about the working environment. We almost went through the process about 8 years ago untill my parents were told they needed 100 thousand pounds. So my parents decided against it. Plus we started again about 5 years ago but my mother whom suffers from acute depression couldnt handle all the paperwork when she had a low period. And again it was scrapped and forgotten about. I have talked about the possibility and she fully supports what I would like to do if I choose to relocate.

    When i went for my interview the lecturers explained that they prefer their nursing students to stay within the area they qualify in for a few years. For me it will be Essex. Would it be bad judgement on my behalf to find out the possibility of getting the extra hours and wot nots in each area during uni or should i wait until i qualify and find out then. It just i would like the opportunity to be there if i ever choose to relocate to the states as it has always been a wish of mine. But the worry is that I wont be able to balance all the work. Or should I scrap the idea and think about possibly austrailia.
    Do you know if students can do their last training year in the US. As i do remember reading it in the ARU brochure some time back but it wasnt in their recent brochure.

    Any advice would be appreciated

    Lou :spin:
    You will be short of hours and maybe come to some arrangement with your uni to get the hours you need in maternity, general adult and paeds. If not you may have to sort something out once you qualify maybe abroad with a recognised nursing school for the hours you are short of. This can be done in the US. I don't think you can do your last year training in the US as they have a totally different system and I think insurance will have a hand in it. All said and sone if you get your hours in the required areas there should be no reason to move to the US and get a green card

    Hope this helps
  4. by   madwife2002
    I wish you luck with your training, but I think you will have so much to concentrate on in your first year that you should revisit your hopes for coming to the US next year. Your first year in nursing is going to be exciting but hard and you'll need to focus in on this aspect before you start worrying about living and working in the USA.

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