Quote from curlysin
is life in the US better than that of the UK? ie weather, affordability,wages lifestyle etc etc. come on all you that have made the leap give us your honest opnion???
is it a yeah
or a neah!!!!!!!!!
Money-wise, the income is definitely better here. But it is swallowed up by so many monthly bills like mortgage, car loans, medical bills, health insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, auto insurance, home insurance, accidental death insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, professional liability insurance, travel insurance, dismemberment insurance, home renters insurance etc. Goodness! For a time... I was so scared to get out of the house
Nursing working conditions are better in a lot of aspects like you have responsible Techs (Nurse Assistants) who does the VS (or OBS), Accuchecks (or BMs), I+Os (the PO + the PUs), the wounds, the feedings, the hygiene care, the transfers. My nurse manager here never ever asked me to mop the floor and disinfect the cabinets and the beds. US nurses deal with more serious issues like critical lab results, abnormal findings in the special procedures + XRs, the arrhythmias, the medications, pumps, monitors, pt educ and especially DOCUMENTATION which is a pleasure to do bec it's all computerised (but then again it depends on what system the hospital is using).
Weather-wise and with natural disasters, hmmm... that's a pretty tricky matter... the US has wild fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods.
Life-style... except for the huge houses, the Brits have better lifestyle. They have more fun. They travel around the world more. After work, they go to the pubs and unwind with their colleagues. They have longer holidays. America is all work and no play.