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I have been a Registered nurse for >3yrs, working in ECU/trauma center. I am moving to England, close to Cambridge and Bury, and want to work over there as a RN, I've been Considering obtaining the Highly Skilled Immigrant Work Permit (which allows me to go to an employer w/a work permit already), which is very expensive, but worth it to me if i can get a job easier, but i am unsure if i really need it or not? Do you recommend it? Will i have any problems finding an employer to sponsor me for a work permit if i don't obtain this highly skilled permit? Any recommended employers to check out near Cambridge or Bury that will employ me? Thank you in advance so much for any info you can provide me with!! :uhoh3:

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ayla2004 has 5 years experience as a ASN, RN.

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I have been a Registered nurse for >3yrs, working in ECU/trauma center. I am moving to England, close to Cambridge and Bury, and want to work over there as a RN, I've been Considering obtaining the Highly Skilled Immigrant Work Permit (which allows me to go to an employer w/a work permit already), which is very expensive, but worth it to me if i can get a job easier, but i am unsure if i really need it or not? Do you recommend it? Will i have any problems finding an employer to sponsor me for a work permit if i don't obtain this highly skilled permit? Any recommended employers to check out near Cambridge or Bury that will employ me? Thank you in advance so much for any info you can provide me with!! :uhoh3:

culd you repost this in the uk forum

i'm a uk student nurse and their may be wiser and more experince minds than mine there.

at present in england there is a public sector nursing employment crisis and few nurses are being hired. even worse for foregin nurses from outside the EU they are last to be offered emploment(uk law) and its hard to get a visa and the NMC (equilanent to the BON) seems to be on a delibrate go slow. and the NMC is an already slow machine. nursing is no longer on the at need caterogy for visa unless your level of education or epertise is so specialize that empolyers cannot recuit from the uk/eu

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Silverdragon102 has 31 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

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culd you repost this in the uk forum

i'm a uk student nurse and their may be wiser and more experince minds than mine there.

at present in england there is a public sector nursing employment crisis and few nurses are being hired. even worse for foregin nurses from outside the EU they are last to be offered emploment(uk law) and its hard to get a visa and the NMC (equilanent to the BON) seems to be on a delibrate go slow. and the NMC is an already slow machine. nursing is no longer on the at need caterogy for visa unless your level of education or epertise is so specialize that empolyers cannot recuit from the uk/eu

well said........... More or less what I have written in the UK forum

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How about Ireland? I used to be a nurse recruiter...until I decided to become a nurse myself! Visit www.aba.ie for information about getting registered in Ireland. Check the www.jobs.ie or www.careersinhealth.ie or www.irishjobs.ie. or http://www.lifelinenurses.com/rates.htm Remember to do the currency conversion! The employer will apply and pay for your work permit and the agency will walk you through the registration process. The only thing that you will pay for is the Nursing Registration itself. It is illegal in Ireland to charge recruitment fees to job seekers; they are paid for by the employer.

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XB9S has 22 years experience and specializes in Advanced Practice, surgery.

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culd you repost this in the uk forum

i'm a uk student nurse and their may be wiser and more experince minds than mine there.

Oh Ayla you make us all sound sooo old :monkeydance:

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ayla2004 has 5 years experience as a ASN, RN.

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Oh Ayla you make us all sound sooo old :monkeydance:

"wiser and more experinced" i'm a mature student nurse there are plenty of RN with possibilty 10 years under theit belts if they began after a-levels, besides i've learnt a lot for you lot, espically i've learnty what i don't know.

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I am a student in the U.S. and by the time i graduate high school I will have my CNA certificate. After graduation i would like to go to england and i'm wondering if my CNA will transfer over there. Any thoughts? :confused:

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XB9S has 22 years experience and specializes in Advanced Practice, surgery.

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I have moved this thread to international forums for a more informed response

KC831 a short answer to your question is no your CNA won't transfer because in the UK we don't have CNA certificates. Our unqualified staff are trained on the job with the opportunity to do a national vocational qualification in healthcare in some places.

The other issue you would have is you would not be allowed a work permit, there is no shortage of unqualified care assistants and unless you are from the UK first then the EU you would not be permitted to work in the UK.

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Thanks Sharrie. i didn't think it would but i had hoped. oh well. i would still like to study in the UK. would you happen to know any good nursing schools? my breif online research turned up with only Florence Nightingales School of Nursing and Midwifery which i'm sure is a good school but i'm having truoble finding a back up plan if it doesn't work out.

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Silverdragon102 has 31 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

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I would suggest looking at universities usually health studies, they should say if they accept international nurses but if the plan is to return to the US you may have issues as UK nurse training is more specialised plus most will give preference to UK citizens first

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Also, you should know that many universities won't accept a nursing student if they aren't eligible to be in receipt of the bursary. You have to be a UK resident/EU citizen to be in receipt of the bursary. So, for the most part, this translates to: if you're outside the EU, you can't study nursing in the UK....for the most part.

A very few universities will let you pay international fees, one of which is the University of the West of England (this is in Bristol).

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http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/details/Default.aspx?Id=89

http://www.bia.homeoffice.gov.uk/studyingintheuk/

This is the NHS site to find out real information about bursary funding. This funding is roughly equivilent to the financial aid packages in the USA which are made up of loans and gov't grants. You can only receive USA gov't grants (usually) if you are a citizen of the USA; same goes for grants (bursary) in the UK. The second web link is the UK Border Agency with info about studying in the UK. Always go to .gov sites for real information!

If you are:

1. paying for your education by your own means (whether loans, scholarships, grants).

2. graduate from a college in the UK (or elsewhere in Europe or the USA),

3. Pass the required nationally recognized exams and get your nursing licence.

4. Apply for a work permit in your graduating country as a nursing graduate through an employer (like a hospital).

YES, you can go to school and then work in the UK.

ALWAYS-contact your school and prospective employer directly. contact government agencies on obtaining resident and student visas. All this is available on the web--be sure to go the actual government sites!

Irish Ren

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