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New US Grad working in the UK - is this possible?

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Specializes in TB nursing/ research. Has 11 years experience.

I am a new Grad RN and am interested in returning to the UK to work (I have a European Passport).

Is this possible at all? I have no experience outside clinical so it probably is very difficult.

Thks for any advice// tips

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 32 years experience.

Depends on your training as you will need to meet NMC requirements. Having a EU passport does mean it may be easier for you but may depend on where about's in the UK you want to work?

BrooklynRN2008, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in TB nursing/ research. Has 11 years experience.

Thks for the quick response.

I am looking to return to London but would be open to anywhere else.

Thks again.

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 32 years experience.

London will be expensive to live but may have better job opportunities. The UK is going through some tough times at the moment and jobs are being lost everywhere including healthcare

Smiler3

Specializes in PICU. Has 1 years experience.

hey

just interested why you want to come here? being a bit nosey. ha ha

the nmc website is www.nmc-uk.org and they will be able to help you with if you can work over here....i would also reccomend you contanct some of the hospitals where you would like to work and see if they are recruiting?

as silverdragon says this country is going through a bit of tought time at the moment.

good luck any other questions i'll try n help x

BrooklynRN2008, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in TB nursing/ research. Has 11 years experience.

I used to live in the UK for almost 10 years before moving to the US and strange as it sounds I miss certain things about it.

Thanks for the NMC website - I will have a look.

Actually I think its the same here, I have been looking for a while now and still nothing, no interviews, call backs - its quite depressing really.

jaylily

Specializes in emergency.

You could try contacting this agency http://www.continentaltravelnurse.com/

If you do contact them, let me know how it works out because I'm hoping to return to the UK after I graduate this year (from Canada) as well and was thinking of contacting them.

Smiler3

Specializes in PICU. Has 1 years experience.

Hey, I can imagaine there are things you would miss when moving to a different country, I know the one big thing I will miss if we managed to move to Canada is curry! I love them, we found one in Banff but that would be a 4 hour drive from where we are planning on going....will have to look into curry houses in edmonton. ha ha

Can I be nosey and ask what other things you miss? are any of them related to nursing?

Lisa x

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 32 years experience.

Hey, I can imagaine there are things you would miss when moving to a different country, I know the one big thing I will miss if we managed to move to Canada is curry! I love them, we found one in Banff but that would be a 4 hour drive from where we are planning on going....will have to look into curry houses in edmonton. ha ha

Can I be nosey and ask what other things you miss? are any of them related to nursing?

Lisa x

Make your own :) I do as I definitely know where I live in Nova Scotia there is no curry house but can buy Patak sauces. I miss quorn and sometimes chocolate as the Canadian stuff just doesn't taste the same, but there again glad cos it controls my sweet tooth. Generally though I miss nothing about the UK except family but talk to them at least once a month

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jaylily

Specializes in emergency.

Hey, I can imagaine there are things you would miss when moving to a different country, I know the one big thing I will miss if we managed to move to Canada is curry! I love them, we found one in Banff but that would be a 4 hour drive from where we are planning on going....will have to look into curry houses in edmonton. ha ha

Can I be nosey and ask what other things you miss? are any of them related to nursing?

Lisa x

You'll be in no shortage of curry in Edmonton http://maps.google.com/maps?sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&oe=utf8&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=edmonton+indian+food&fb=1&split=1&sa=X&oi=local_group&resnum=1&ct=image

of all those restaurants, I've only been to Haweli, but it's good.

Since you say you're going to Edmonton, if I were you, the one big thing I'd miss is warm weather! :D

SD -you make curry using a jar!! tut, tut, Nothing like the real thing. You can get all the spices and stuff mail order and make a proper curry. Honestly, it's sooooo much better than the jars of sauce. + of course, pilau rice is easy peasy.

BrooklynRN2008, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in TB nursing/ research. Has 11 years experience.

I miss a proper cup of tea and a good fry up! lol - very unhealthy but what can I say. Lots of curry in NYC though!

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 32 years experience.

SD -you make curry using a jar!! tut, tut, Nothing like the real thing. You can get all the spices and stuff mail order and make a proper curry. Honestly, it's sooooo much better than the jars of sauce. + of course, pilau rice is easy peasy.

Would love to make it from scratch but just haven't gotten round to getting the spices. I know dh loves vindaloo and we used to love going into our fav restaurant back in the UK and he would get the third degree before they would agree to bring it to him and he always said it was not as strong as he would like :)

Actually, SD, vindaloo is very easy to make. Just looking at the recipe and I would think you could get all the ingredients at a Sobeys or Atlantic Superstore. BTW - there is a store in Chester, N.S. that sells loads of spices. A rather long way for you but a nice trip in the Summer - Chester is very nice.

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 32 years experience.

Actually, SD, vindaloo is very easy to make. Just looking at the recipe and I would think you could get all the ingredients at a Sobeys or Atlantic Superstore. BTW - there is a store in Chester, N.S. that sells loads of spices. A rather long way for you but a nice trip in the Summer - Chester is very nice.

Cheers for this, may take a drive in the summer. I love to cook and been doing more since the move to NS.

Smiler3

Specializes in PICU. Has 1 years experience.

Mmm all this talk about curry.....we have never got round to making our own from scratch....we always say we will but don't seem to have the time and it's usually easier to go to local urry house to get one and we have never found a good recepie.....any suggestions! ha ha ooh I want curry for my tea now not the healthy grilled chicken, jacket potatoe and veg! x

fusionfire32

Specializes in OR. Has 9 years experience.

Hi Silverdragon,

I know UK is going through tough times but at present, a lot of hospitals have massive recruitment drives. When i started working in Nov 08 they recruited 85 new graduates, in march they will have another big recruitment drive as people are constantly moving between jobs. believe me if you are capable and willing to work hard you do get jobs offered. I am already changing my speciality as the job i got was not my first choice and belive me i went for 4 interviews and got all 4 jobs. depends on season i guess... or my sheer luck.lol.

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