kaitfinder BSN, RN

Emergency Nursing in USA and UK

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kaitfinder has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Emergency Nursing in USA and UK.

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    Travel Nursing to London and/or Africa

    Hey! Actually I don't know really anything about HCA, so I can't speak for it, and it looks like they're primarily based in London, and I work in Oxford. In general, private healthcare is an acceptable alternative if you can afford it, and can at tim...
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    USA RN licensure renewal - in UK

    Hello, When you move to the UK and obtain a job as a nurse here, you have to have a UK license. You need to have a valid education as a nurse in the US obviously and therefore have a US nurse license in order to apply for a UK nurse license. NMC does...
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    US RN moving to London UK

    @invalidcharacters Oh boy it sounds like there's a bit of misinformation you've been given?? I moved to the UK from the US January 2019. When I moved, I had been a nurse for 2 years working in ED. I now currently work in an ED in the south of England...
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    American Nurses in U.K

    What problem specifically are you having? From start to finish, obtaining my license as a non-UK citizen took roughly 9 months. There is a lot of misinformation out there and the NMC isn't always the best resource, unfortunately. I moved recently (Ja...
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    US RN moving to London UK

    @hypnotizer90 Yes that's accurate pay for a starting nurse Band 5 and yes you can easily make enough to pay rent/bills and save. You won't make as much (as you can see) as USA or Canada however you don't have to pay for health insurance (this comes o...
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    American Nurses in U.K

    @emilyecrowe Like Silverdragon said, starting with the NMC website for overseas nurses is a good place to start. It will help you know if your qualifications and degree are transferable and applicable. https://www.nmc.org.uk/registration/joining-the-...
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    US RN moving to London UK

    @heyred823 Hey! No problem. I looked into another one or two agencies but ultimately I went with this agency because it seemed competent and also worked with the hospital I wanted to work at specifically, and they were the only agency I found that di...
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    US RN moving to London UK

    @app22 don't stress! It's an interview but there will be many opportunities if it doesn't go well. Best of luck! @heyred823 It's no problem! When I was going through this there was no recent information, all of it was several years old at best or fro...
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    American Nurses in U.K

    Absolutely go for the FBI one. You lose nothing by being extra prepared.
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    US RN moving to London UK

    @Apandriano Hello! Yes, I did have a Skype interview. You probably won't even need to ask for one, they'll likely just offer it to you. The interview itself went very well and standard to any other interview I've had as a nurse in the US. It was for...
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    American Nurses in U.K

    @Apandriano For the CBT, I recommend using The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures (Student Edition) to prep. It gives some insight into the expectations and nuanced differences between, as well as help with some drug calculations whi...
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    American Nurses in U.K

    @brin11299 I don't work in London and none of the agencies I looked at serviced London either, however many agencies work thru hospitals in London so I'd recommend googling and doing your research, that's how I found my agencies! Also, I have a frien...
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    American Nurses in U.K

    @brin11299 Yes, you must have a BSN to qualify for a license with the NMC (England's regulatory board of nursing, the Nursing and Midwifery Council). I can't recommend any agencies to you if you don't have a BSN. @Candy82 Yes, you have to take the CB...
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    American Nurses in U.K

    @skylark I think what it may come down to is what facility you work in? Where I worked in America, they really promoted nursing skills, and doctors did few skills aside from central line insertions, suturing/draining, etc. but many of the other skill...
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    American Nurses in U.K

    @Becky C Sorry for the delay, the holidays were busy for me! I've learned a lot, probably too much to be able to put into one post, though I have made several different posts on this topic through various different threads on this forum. I work for ...