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waufah has 13 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU,Tele,Interventional Radiology,PACU,Research.

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Hi UK nurses,

Hoping to make it to the UK by the end of the year/early 2021(depending on Brexit &NMC registration). I am open to working anywhere except London due to the cost of living.Looking for suggestions on where to end up? In my 30s,love the outdoors and the sea,hiking. Looking for a budget friendly place near a city but yet close to nature and not too isolated(I have a car) It would help if it is warmer than Dublin. Currently looking at Plymouth?Southampton?Bristol?Glasgow? Thanks a bunch.

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GrumpyRN has 38 years experience as a NP and specializes in Emergency Department.

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You are asking a very big question. Where to go????

Obviously I don't know England that well as I live in Scotland so what about adding Stirling, Perth, Inverness, Dundee, Aberdeen, Paisley oh any number of places in Scotland to your search? All near to hills and some near to the sea. (Not denigrating England, lots of nice places in England).

You say you have a car... but will you? Are you going to ship it over? seems an unnecessary expense - get one here but remember we drive on the left and have things like MOT to contend with and will your driving licence be sufficient?

Weather is what it is. It can be cold in Winter but not as cold as some places in America.

Hope it works for you and you make it over.

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waufah has 13 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU,Tele,Interventional Radiology,PACU,Research.

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11 minutes ago, GrumpyRN said:

You are asking a very big question. Where to go????

Obviously I don't know England that well as I live in Scotland so what about adding Stirling, Perth, Inverness, Dundee, Aberdeen, Paisley oh any number of places in Scotland to your search? All near to hills and some near to the sea. (Not denigrating England, lots of nice places in England).

You say you have a car... but will you? Are you going to ship it over? seems an unnecessary expense - get one here but remember we drive on the left and have things like MOT to contend with and will your driving licence be sufficient?

Weather is what it is. It can be cold in Winter but not as cold as some places in America.

Hope it works for you and you make it over.

Thanks your tips. Will definitely look up Scotland. Already in Dublin,driving on the wrong side of the road. Had take a driving an Irish driving test,etc. I believe the Irish DL is transferable?My plan was to wade across the Irish Sea...LOL. I hope to make it over sooner than later.

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Newcastle. Big city, on the coast. Good luck with the accent though!

Or Manchester, another big city with good transit and airport connections, but also not far from beautiful countryside and coastal walks.

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GrumpyRN has 38 years experience as a NP and specializes in Emergency Department.

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3 hours ago, skylark said:

Newcastle. Big city, on the coast. Good luck with the accent though!

Or Manchester, another big city with good transit and airport connections, but also not far from beautiful countryside and coastal walks.

Can't fault your choice of Newcastle. 👍

Was in a city bar once and the barman refused to sell me just one pint because it was "two for the price of one." Got to love that attitude.👍🍺🍻

I think the accent is great but agree people can have problems.

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Plymouth is a great place to live, not as cheap as up North, but still much cheaper than the South East of England. It's right on the edge of Dartmoor, plus there's Bodmin moor in Cornwall an easy drive away. Of course there are tons of sandy beaches and pretty old fishing villages all around you in Devon and Cornwall. It's a big enough city to have everything you need and the people there are really friendly. The only minus is it's a bit far away from other big cities if you fancied a change.

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spacemonkey15 has 10 years experience and specializes in Critical care.

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Wales might be worth considering too.

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