RN looking to work in the UK - page 2

Hello all, I am a registered nurse who is currently researching jobs in the UK. I have found one or two agencies online who recruit from overseas and have started the process for my UKCC... Read More

  1. by   J. Tigana
    Why don't you try this web site, www.Nurselisten.com It 's basically the web site for one of London's many trusts. There's a area for overseas applications. You don't have to go through an agency . You can contact hospitals directly and they can apply for a work permit for you, I think. I work in London and we have nurses from many countries and in large numbers. Although i've only met one from America.
  2. by   seanymph
    Originally posted by Bee
    I am not sure if you guys are still looking for nursing positions in the UK.
    I have been a Travel RN for six years....I just completed a year in London. I had absolutely no problems getting my liscense in the UK--actually I received it within two to three weeks of applying!
    I have a lot to say about nursing in the UK...but before I babble want to make sure people are still interested or looking for a job there.

    I would love to hear about nursing in the UK. You can e-mail me at caslerd@yahoo.com

    Do they allow RN's to work in their Obstetrical/nursery/postpartum units?
  3. by   sandi917
    I am very interested in working in the UK. I am a medical/surgical nurse in the US. I just mailed the initial application with the fee today. I am hoping the application packet is not too lengthy. I am also concerned that I will not be accepted as I have an ADN. I have been an RN for twenty-two years. Any information would be appreciated. Is housing provided? How is the pay? I am single, so I don't have to worry about a family, but I would like to be able to keep my home in the US. If anyone has any info, I would appreciate it. Thank you.
  4. by   Peppurr101
    cause I've already been here for about a year!

    My apologies to people who have replied here and mailed me, I have not been lurking here in a long time!
    It's had it's ups and downs, but all in all it's been a wonderful experience. I just wish it paid more..
    I've found some friends, managed to brave the jungle of British real estate to find a flat with two people I work with and I've been very lucky so far in how that's worked out. I've done a bit of travelling, learned a whole new way to spell, and taken many many deep breaths but I would not have traded this experience for the world.

    Perhaps if I do go back to further my education, I could do my thesis on the differences between US nursing and UK nursing.... hmmm

    In the meantime, if anyone has any questions about working or living here I'd be glad to help.. mind, I'm no great authority and I can only call on my own experience.. but I'll give it a shot..

  5. by   Kaylesh
    Hiya to all
    I am a US nurse as well who has been living and working in Scotland since July 1999.. I love it here and wouldn't want to work anywhere else in the UK.. Any qeustions feel free to ask..
  6. by   Peppurr101
    Hi Kaylesh,
    Scotland was where I originally wanted to go, but I went for London given the impression the money was way better..
    I am still considering a move up there in the future.. I have travelled frequently in Scotland and love it there. Where are you and where do you work? Email or PM me?
  7. by   Kaylesh
    While the pay is better in London .. so are the expenses.. Its cost a whole lot more to live near/in London. so most employers pay what is called a London supplement..
    I've always loved it here and would never want to work in England .. my choice :-)..
    I work in a private research company just now.. doing clinical drug trials. I was working in Aberdeen at a large NHS hospital in cardiology until Oct 02 when i moved down here to the Fife area.
    Feel free to ask any questions and i'll try to answer..
  8. by   NurseAmy
    I also would love to know more about working in neonatal intensive care in Ireland, UK and Scotland. I am in process of finishing my RN to BSN program, and would love to plan to go across the big pond next fall to work for a while.

  9. by   travelbug
    Hey guys, do you need a BSN to work in the U.K.? I have a Canadian diploma.
  10. by   tgibson3770
    Look for specific hospitals in the location you want to be in the U.K. Then contact them directly. Some rural settings have a greater need for RNs then cities like London. The fringe benefits working in a rural community would be much better as perhaps room and board would be provided along with a living stipend. Also you are more apt to become intimate with the locals who in return can offer to be your own personal tour guide and homecooked dinners. Best of luck!
  11. by   gwenith
    Originally posted by travel2lv
    Wow I 've hit the motherlode with you guys. I reeeaally want to go to the U.K. pref. England or Ireland this fall so please any advice you have send it along. I'm a psych nurse so I know I'm limited to find work probably but any info. will be very welcome. thanks. travel2lv
    Hey why limit yourself to the UK Australia is looking for pysch nurses all the time!!

    :chuckle If all you UK nurses can come head hunting so can I