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  1. Hilary Bates

    New grad military spouse RN moving to UK

    Carol_NeuroRN, I was not. The UK requires 12 months of experience (and some time, money, a few exams, a visa, and a national insurance number) to work as an RN as a foreigner. I didn’t have the experience, so that was the end of the road for me. If you do have experience, they’re extremely short on nursing staff, so it shouldn’t be difficult to find a job (fair warning-they’re significantly underpaid and overworked superheroes). Lakenheath has a hospital, but I think it is very difficult to get hired as a civilian. They have an American Red Cross volunteer program that it seems like a lot of civilian nurses start with and it can eventually lead to a paid position at the hospital. I believe there is a pretty long waiting list for volunteer nurses though. Please let me know if you have any more questions. I’m happy to help if I can.