e-mail pen pal - page 2

Greetings, I am new to this forum and I have a request. I am a registered nurse and live in the USA near Chicago Illinois. I have many years of nursing experience and am presently a graduate student... Read More

  1. by   carcha
    depends which area and which hospital u work in cleacia. in london which is always short of nurses you can have some pretty hectic days believe u me, however if u move up north where the nursing shortage is less acute u have a better chance of more nursing staff thus more time to spend with the patients.
  2. by   Cleacia
    Carcha......Most likely we will settle in north England. We're not 100% sure yet. There so much I need to look into....lol.

    I left nursing 4 years ago and to get back in I had to take a refresher course. I met a lady from Scotland during the course. She said our medications are different so I was thinking I might need to look into a similar course in England. I'm not sure that I would feel comfy just jumping into nursing there.

    This may sound like a silly question but do y'all get to wear scrubs or is it some sort of uniform?

    Thanks ,
  3. by   karenG
    hi Cleacia

    I dont wear a uniform but those that do wear all sorts! tends to be uniform dress or trousers and top. we dont wear scrubs!!!

    oh and our uniforms are not sexy!!

  4. by   suehp
    Hi Cleacia .

    My uniform is trousers and tunic. I think they are getting quite popular from the traditional dresses. I much prefer trousers, and i agree qith Karen they are not sexy!!

  5. by   carcha
    u only wear scrubs in thr or or else itu otherwise its a uniform, tops trousers or dress, have u looked into what salery u will get. u should especially if your experienced u dont want to get there and find as so many of the nurses i met that your offered almost the equiv. of a health care aide salery. thats really important, dont rely on your employer to make an offer, be ready with what your worth.
  6. by   Cleacia
    Thanks for the info on uniforms. As far as sexy goes....US scrubs aren't sexy either...lol.

    I have looked briefly into salaries over there. My MIL has been helping as well. I definitely would want to get what is deserved for the position. I will be doing a lot more research into this. Thanks for the heads up.

  7. by   zenzo
    hi im a newly qualified learning disability nurse.i would like to be ur pen-pal.want to share more and exchange news from both sides of the ocean .im in London.
    hugs ..welly
  8. by   elorra
    Be glad to be of help, I am a registered nurse in a busy East Midlands teaching hospital specialising in acute general and vascular surgery
  9. by   chrisrob
    I'm an Occupational Health Nurse working in industry if that helps
  10. by   pej11uk
    i'm currently nursing in UK but have been trained in Asia. Do you think I would qualify? If so, send me a post and I'll give you my email. Take care.

  11. by   Kaylesh
    Don't know if i'd fit the bill.. Im a US trained RN who worked there for 9 years before coming and living and working in Scotland for the past four years .. just over three in the NHS and the rest as a nurse in private research doing drug trials.. So i've worked in both systems..
  12. by   bettyboop
    I work in an NHS hospital in the north of england the pt ratio on wards is usually 24+ pts 2 RN 1Aux.
    We wear tunic and pants but dresses are worn as well it's yourown personell choice.
    Definatly prefer tunic and trousers

  13. by   karenG
    I think that she no longer needs a pen pal as I was it!!