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  1. as the title says really.. visa dates are moving forward slowly and i wondered if anyone had managed to make it to the USA who was waiting, especially if you are from the UK??? I know a few of us made it over in 2005/2006 but has anyone made it since?? cheers :)
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    international autosource

    Hi there folks, i just wondered if any of you have had any experiance of the above named company for obtaining your car on arrival to the USA? i recieved some information about them from OGP in a relocation pack in the pack it states that they can obtain USA finance for you on a brand new car/truck, which seems competitively priced, this will go a long way to starting a USA credit history. They deliver the car on arrival the tag and insurance are taken care of by them, it seems to make the buying process less hassle (one less thing to think about) any opinions????? am off to town now to get my international driving licence- hurrah!!
  3. i will take that as a no then....
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    I am gutted

    well thats pants.. you cant help being sick! also doesnt that encourage people with colds/flu/D and V to go to work and infect their patients?
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    OGP nurse salary

    just to revive this very old thread.. its now 2011 and im still in the UK!!!
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    can an english midwife practice in the usa?

    as the title says really, can an english midwife practice in the usa or do they need to do the cnm qualification? many thanks
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    making up hours- you may be interested

    I have spoken to Staffordshire University today on behalf of a friend as she was wanting to obtain her transcripts, the chap i spoke to told me that they are starting to offer post graduate courses for people who didnt get the hours in maternity, mental health and childrens nursing, which could be good news for anyone short on hours. He said it was in answer to growing demand!!! I suppose it could be due to the job freeze in NHS trusts anyway.. just thought i would share
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    student midwife to be...

    Hi Guys So moving on what was once our dream to travel to the USA today I got accepted for the post grad shortened midwifery course at Staffs Uni Im a bit scared but really really pleased!! So there is life after OGP!! heheh :) EN
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    Enough nurses or not?

    as a UK trained nurse it took me around 6 months to study for the NCLEX and pass with the minimum questions and in the minimum time.....
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    student midwife to be...

    hi i am not sure if a mental health background qualifies you but the best way to go about it is contact your local university or nhs trust and see if they are offering the course then ask for the entry requirements
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    ogp revised contract

    has anyone received one of these?????? Ive had a couple of emails from people about this, it sounds horrendous. opinions please
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    ogp revised contract

    hi there i started this thread.. AND Im still in the UK, I got my visa but hubby didnt so hes stuck in retrogression, OGP were actually very good and didnt put pressure on me to go without him but I see now that the visa dates are moving forward, hopefully his date will become current again soon and we can actually get to the USA
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    Smoking in Unform..unprofessional???

    Hi Guys!! I am a long time member of this forum, recently inactive for various reasons..anyway, hello to all of those who know me, and those of you that dont!! :) Heres a little question i wanted to ask the forum, this week my trust has introduced a ban on nurses smoking in uniform by the front door of the hospital as it gives the patients a bad impression and looks unprofessional, all smokers (im not one myself, i add) must now go to the back of the hospital to smoke in the loading bay area. there are smoking shelters at the front of the hospital (patient use) the nurses must not use these but go to the rear of the hospital as stated above. so, my question is...what is your opinion? is this right, does a smoking nurse look unprofessional?, whats next, fat nurses banned from eating crisps in their uniform?? I am not saying that the trust is wrong (heaven forbid) just wondered what you all think?
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    Smoking in Unform..unprofessional???

    thanks for the replys, its certainly been interesting!
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    If I do Midwifery course?

    I am about to have my interview for the english version of this course, good luck with it all, personally Im bricking it!
  16. Hi guys I have been working in acute medicine for 7 years and have recently applied to do post grad midwifery training!!! are there any midwives on here who could give me some interview advice? The interviews are informal (nice) but I havent had ANY interview apart from USA ones for 5 years! cheers in advance! :) EN
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    Smoking in Unform..unprofessional???

    thats just smashing!!! i see your stuff on Fb sometimes and i smile! thanks for the advice :)
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    Smoking in Unform..unprofessional???

    hi mrs dragon! we are not keeping too badly at all thanks....although I have just submitted an application to be a post grad trainee midwife.. something which i would have done staright from nurse training if i hadnt started NCLEX study etc!! any advice anyone??? im a bit concerned about the interview... hows tricks in Canada???
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    Welcome to the forum - UK nurses chat

    oi missus! did u nick that off my facebook?
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    Welcome to the forum - UK nurses chat

    Well, I havent been round so thought i would say HI!! basically, for those of you that knew me from a while back we are still waiting for a visa to travel to the USA still waiting...LOL:D
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    October 2008 VB

    theres a g fat U in the USA version! for EB3:banghead:
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    nurses as patients

    i can answer this one after last year when my appendix burst and I was a whisker away from being in HDU with a nasty peritonitus. I hated being in hospital, for me it was like being at work and not getting paid!! The machines were bleeping all night! I wanted to turn them off!!, a woman in the next bed to me had an IV running which kept alarming as it was in the crook of her arm, on the second night i kept getting up and straightening her arm as it was driving me nuts! they wanted to catherise me to keep an eye on my fluid balance, i refused telling them it was a lazy way of checking it when all they had to do was measure my bedpans, infact i said me and my family would do it instead if they didnt want to! on day three, i got up with difficulty, showered, put make up on and smiled at the surgeon lied and told him i felt fine so he would discharge me, which he did, I was glad too as by then the other patients were asking me to do things for them after cottoning on i was a nurse, even though i had just had abdo surgery myself and could hardly walk!! When i got home it was such a relief but i really felt ill, and ended up with a nasty wound infection from the peritonitus, wouldnt go back and eventually got better after 4 courses of oral ABX the answer for me is that although i behaved i hated it!!
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    Out of the mouths of babes

    my son made us laugh..... when he was little, he was obsessed with cars bless him and we were walking down the road to school when a car drove past.. 'mummy' he said 'look at that nice VULVA' i think he meant VOLVO :D
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    Back stabbing

    really??? now that is funny lord knows what they will make of me next time i land i have to say my mouth can be a bit blue sometimes. i should be in bed, worked last night but i cant sleep cos i got so wound up at work that i could kill someone today!!! thankgod im off at the weekend doing my other job which i love so much more than the nhs
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    Back stabbing

    ******** na still wont let me say it you got it right tina woof woof