I am an RN in the US seeking my four year nursing degree. I have a project that is due soon and I was hoping someone could answer a few of my questions. How do the citizens of the UK receive their healthcare? Do you have insurance that pays, do you pay out of pocket, do you have government funded programs? Also, how does one become a nurse in the UK? Are there any 2 year programs? How long is the nursing program? Do you have to take a test or "boards" to become an RN? One other question. What are the major healthcare problems that your country faces today? Thank you so much to anyone who can help me!!