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Nursing Jobs in Aberdeenshire Scotland

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MaeCarol MaeCarol (New) New

Hi,

I am currently a nurse working in Minnesota and will be moving to Aberdeen Scotland area by January 2016. I'm having difficulty navigating nursing positions or agencies in this area. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to go about this. I've made a few enquiries but it appears that most want you to have experience in the UK, the only agencies I've found that will prehire are in England. Any input and suggestions are very welcome. I have 19 years of experience as a staff nurse at a teaching hospital, and I specialize in Maternal/Child health with a focus on Labor and Delivery.

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JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 11 years experience.

In the UK maternal child & L&D are handled by midwives not nurses. Nurses don't even have clinical rotations in L&D as nurse education in the UK is specialized (adult, child, mental health/psych or learning (developmental) disabilities)

Have you contacted the NMC to see if you meet the qualifications to work as a nurse in the UK?

I understand that I cannot work as a labor and delivery nurse. I am looking for a job as a General Nurse or possibly Peds (I am trained to level 2 NICU). I have checked with the NMC and I am currently in the process of taking the exams. That's the reason for my wishing to begin after 1st of January. I've found an agency that will accept me for England, however, I really wish to be in NE Scotland due to a relationship I am in. Since you have to be prehired for a work visa, I hope to find a Nursing Agency for the Scotland area. Edinburgh would be great too as I would be at least a bit closer. Any suggestions?

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

Once you have NMC sorted and a PIN I would suggest contacting the hospitals themselves (HR) and see if they have any vacancies

Aberdeen royal infirmary have a nursing shortage , there is also other hospitals but i cant remember the name , ARI is huge! I would send your cv there ,

Ps ARI are offering £8000 relocation fees to work there , the reason why they are short staffed is the cost of living , Aberdeen is an oil industry town , it is expensive to live there, i would not worry , once you get your licence transferred , you will get a job, i was there in April as a relative was having an op and they tried to get me to work there once they found out i was a nurse , i live in another area of Scotland.

I am now signed up to take the computer based testing required by the NMC. I would love some input on what to expect and what I really should be studying. I've got the Royal Marsden Manual and downloaded guides from the NMC website. Any input is greatly appreciated!! I'd love to hear from anyone who has already worked through the process and can guide me on where to focus my studies. Thanks everyone!!!

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

I am now signed up to take the computer based testing required by the NMC. I would love some input on what to expect and what I really should be studying. I've got the Royal Marsden Manual and downloaded guides from the NMC website. Any input is greatly appreciated!! I'd love to hear from anyone who has already worked through the process and can guide me on where to focus my studies. Thanks everyone!!!

There are a few threads especially 1 bit thread discussing this subject in the Nurse Registration forum