US Nursing student wanting to work in UK

  1. Hello everyone-
    I have been reading through some of your previous questions and now I have a couple of questions of my own. I am currently finishing my Bachelors (four years) in Chicago and am interested in moving to the UK upon graduating and eventually recieving my masters in the UK for midwifery. I have been working for three years as a nursing assistant in Labor and Delivery at Northwestern's Prentice Women's Hospital in Chicago. Any advice on how to accomplish moving to England?

    Thank you. Any information would be more than what I have now!

    Amy in Chicago
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  3. by   madwife2002
    Hi,

    It is difficult to answer but you will need to contact a university in the town you want to study and see what their policies are for students from USA. Dont pick London because the cost of living is very very high try somewhere up North like Manchester.

    Kay
  4. by   lsunurse
    Hi Amy,
    I'm a fellow American studing at LSU in New Orleans and also want to work in UK. I found the Nursing and midwifery council website very helpful, here's the address. www.nmc-uk.org


    Lots of luck.
    Jen
  5. by   scots_nurse_wannabe
    Hi everyone!! I plan on working in the UK (Scotland) after I graduate, also. I started my research a little early (just starting college next year), but I guess I'll be throughly prepared! I've also found the NMC site to contain very valuable information since you must obtain a license through them before you can begin work. They have several free publications that they will mail you. Good luck to every one of us in the future!!
  6. by   Queen2u
    Quote from afarve1
    Hello everyone-
    I have been reading through some of your previous questions and now I have a couple of questions of my own. I am currently finishing my Bachelors (four years) in Chicago and am interested in moving to the UK upon graduating and eventually recieving my masters in the UK for midwifery. I have been working for three years as a nursing assistant in Labor and Delivery at Northwestern's Prentice Women's Hospital in Chicago. Any advice on how to accomplish moving to England?

    Thank you. Any information would be more than what I have now!

    Amy in Chicago
    Woah! I am in the same situation! I probably can't be of any assistance, but I wanted to say hello. It's great to know I am not in this alone. Good luck!
  7. by   yoo jin
    Quote from scots_nurse_wannabe
    Hi everyone!! I plan on working in the UK (Scotland) after I graduate, also. I started my research a little early (just starting college next year), but I guess I'll be throughly prepared! I've also found the NMC site to contain very valuable information since you must obtain a license through them before you can begin work. They have several free publications that they will mail you. Good luck to every one of us in the future!!
    Hello scots nurse wannabe! Im yoo jin, and im also kinda interested in working there in Scotland. Question: do I need to speak scottish when I apply there? Just an honest question.. Im a filipino student nurse also finishing my degree in nursing
  8. by   littlehobo
    Quote from yoo jin
    Hello scots nurse wannabe! Im yoo jin, and im also kinda interested in working there in Scotland. Question: do I need to speak scottish when I apply there? Just an honest question.. Im a filipino student nurse also finishing my degree in nursing
    No such language as Scottish, they just talk English very badly! Don't forget to pack your thermal underwear and waterproof clothing!
  9. by   Fiona59
    Scottish Gaelic is making a comeback in the highlands and islands. Some local dialects are almost a language of their own. Mines Doric.
  10. by   Kaylesh
    Quote from Fiona59
    Scottish Gaelic is making a comeback in the highlands and islands. Some local dialects are almost a language of their own. Mines Doric.
    Aye indeed the local dialects sure can be odd. :-) .. Lived up in Abderdeen for 3 years.. Fit like quine? :-) (how are you)(for females) males its fit like loon :-) comes to mind..
    Now i'm in Fife.. hen comes to mind :-)... can be lilke learning a new language depending what are of the country you are in :-)
    Kaylesh
  11. by   scots_nurse_wannabe
    Quote from yoo jin
    Hello scots nurse wannabe! Im yoo jin, and im also kinda interested in working there in Scotland. Question: do I need to speak scottish when I apply there? Just an honest question.. Im a filipino student nurse also finishing my degree in nursing

    Hi Yoo Jin! I am SO glad I found someone like me! It seems like everyone that wants to work in the UK would rather live in London. I dont know what makes Scotland so special to me. I have done a little research but I am not totally sure about things like the currency used or average temperatures. If anyone who lives or has lived in Scotland could give me some advice it would be greatly appreciated! I look forward to talking to you in the future! :hatparty:
  12. by   Fiona59
    You are so making me think of the American who once asked me on a train if he had to show his passport to enter Scotland....:angryfire


    Right, Scotland is part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain. Currency is the pound sterling (unless the euro brought in). Some Scottish banks issue their own notes. Both Bank of England and Scots issue notes are valid currency. However they don't like taking Scots notes down in England.

    Weather, hm... in my home town the mid 70s used to be considered a heat wave. Edinburgh is windy and cold even in summer (at least I think so). The North Sea is a cold sea, most beaches I remember had pebbles not sand.

    Its prounounced Edinboro not Edinburg. Never tell people you are surprised how well they speak English. Aberdeen has an off shore oil industry. Glaswegians don't like it if you make cracks about their accents being hard to understand. Don't expect to see Mel Gibson in warpaint strolling the streets of Perth and Stirling. In my childhood you hardly ever saw a kilt in town, it was something the odd country yokel wore into town. Things have changed form the '60s.

    Brigadoon does not exist.
  13. by   scots_nurse_wannabe
    Thank you so much for the info! Oh, and rest assured that I would never make any comments about how well people speak English! :imbar I get teased enough now for my Southern accent!
    If anything, I am a guest in their country and should be the one trying to improve my Scottish vocabulary! So what about the nursing situation in Scotland? Are there shortages of nurses like there are in the USA? Do you think that I will be able to find a job easily? Well, no other questions come to mind right now, but I will probally think of more later!
  14. by   Fiona59
    dailyrecord.co.uk is a daily paper. Try following it for a few days to see what modern Scotland is like. It will also lead you to employment links.

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