HELP I am freaking out!!!!

  1. Hi Everyone,
    I have been going through the process of relocating for about 7 months. Nclex Visa screen ect. I am now at the job search part of it all. I really wanted to try this!! Convinced my husband to take a leave from his job to give the US a go. I wanted to go to GA since I have a few friends there. They all relocated from my home town here in Canada.

    Now I am FREAKING OUT!!!I feel scared that I will be making a mistake!!! My entire Family is so excited and I am filled with FEAR!!!! I know nothing about the US health care system. I have not worked a night shift in 4 years and when I did I was not the same person. I CAN ONLY FIND 12h NIGHT SHIFTS in my area of clinical practice out in GA. I will be going to GA for 3 week to look for a job next month. I however have plans to move in late JUNE. Am I looking too early?

    I just need some support. I have moments of panic however for the most part I want to relocate. I HATE Where I live now. Does anyone else have these fears?

    PLEASE TALK TO ME!!!!!

    THANX Spirit 11
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  3. by   Silverdragon102
    fear is normal, take a deep breath and relax. Something we all go through or will go through when it is our time to relocate. Spend your time researching where you want to live and the type of hospital jobs going

    Good luck
  4. by   hard_life
    same to you. i am near 40 and can only find 12 hour night shift, isn't it too scary? I haven't worked at night shift for 10 years. how can I make it?
  5. by   smartynurse
    do you need benefits? how about doing float pool or per diem? Then you could make more money and work less hours...or, the chances of you working on days/evenings could be better...what type of work experience do you have? There are other places you might try, depending on that...even if it is not exactly what you want, it might hold you over until you find something better?
  6. by   spirit11
    I just received my first interview date!!! The email stated that not only do I have the stress of the interview I will be getting a PHARMACOLOGY test the
    same day!!!!

    FREAKING OUT SOME MORE!!!!!!!!

    Spirit11

    P.S Smartynurse, I need Benefits but I really need to work in an area that I like. I know it may sound like I am being picky, I guess I just figured that with the stress of relocating I just do not need to be stressed to the max at work.I guess I can look for the per diem thing. Float pool is a no can do for me.
    Thanks for helping.:spin:
  7. by   suzanne4
    Quote from smartynurse
    do you need benefits? how about doing float pool or per diem? Then you could make more money and work less hours...or, the chances of you working on days/evenings could be better...what type of work experience do you have? There are other places you might try, depending on that...even if it is not exactly what you want, it might hold you over until you find something better?
    There is the isse that they are from Canada and need a visa to work. It is called the Nafta TN Visa, but it usually requires full-time work to keep it. Things would be very different if they were American.
  8. by   suzanne4
    Quote from spirit11
    I just received my first interview date!!! The email stated that not only do I have the stress of the interview I will be getting a PHARMACOLOGY test the
    same day!!!!

    FREAKING OUT SOME MORE!!!!!!!!

    Spirit11

    P.S Smartynurse, I need Benefits but I really need to work in an area that I like. I know it may sound like I am being picky, I guess I just figured that with the stress of relocating I just do not need to be stressed to the max at work.I guess I can look for the per diem thing. Float pool is a no can do for me.
    Thanks for helping.:spin:

    Most facilities have pharmacology exams now, this is nothing to stress over. Per Diem also will not work for you with the Nafta TN Visa. Per Diem is also similar to a float pool, and that will not help you with immigration if the hours are not guaranteed. Float pool only is good if the hours are guaranteed and that you have agreed to work anywhere in the hospital where you are needed, but also not good for someone knew to the US.

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