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Old Feb 10th 2016, 8:35 am
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I am a newly qualified nurse sept 2015. from what i have read i need two years experience and to have studied and work in other branches of nursing such as mental and paediatric however in the UK we only study one specific field in nursing so i only have adult experience and from what i have read when applying for visa i need to have spend so many hours working with children, mental health and so on. is their a course that I can fly out and do to bridge this gap so i can meet the requirements

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Hello

I am a newly qualified nurse sept 2015. from what i have read i need two years experience and to have studied and work in other branches of nursing such as mental and paediatric however in the UK we only study one specific field in nursing so i only have adult experience and from what i have read when applying for visa i need to have spend so many hours working with children, mental health and so on. is their a course that I can fly out and do to bridge this gap so i can meet the requirements

kind regards

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Hi, and welcome to BE.

Do you have a route to a visa in mind? From what I've read on the forum, it's not possible to get a visa as a nurse, so just wanted to check you've got that that side of things sorted first!

With regard to your nursing questions, there are some nurses around that will be happy to help I'm sure, it might also be worth searching the nursing forums.

HTH, good luck.

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You seem to be talking about the NCLEX, which is a US Exam not a Visa.

On what basis are you looking to move to the US, do you have a USC SO?
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From the problems and issues regarding US immigration for nurses discussed in the past on BE, the only nurses who have made it to the US based on their nursing career, have gone through some sort of agency that has either applied for a green directly (some sort of EB-x visa), or brokered an arrangement with a hospital for a direct application for a green card/ EB-x.

Once you have your NCLEX it still takes another couple of years if everything goes well. There appears to be a high probability that obtaining NCLEX is an expensive blind alley.
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I know somebody who is a RN and obtained a H1b.
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I know somebody who is a RN and obtained a H1b.
How much experience in nursing and when did they do it?

For a fresh nurse, these days, it's basically a no goer getting a visa to come here based on being a nurse. Getting a visa by other means, then it'll all depend on the state one ends up moving to as to how feasible it is to get state licensed.
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I forget the modern term, essentially a Matron I think.

Not suggesting somebody fresh on the block would qualify.
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I came on an E3, but I have very specialized knowledge and many years' experience.
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I came on an E-3, but I have very specialized knowledge and many years' experience.
The E-3 is for Australians only, so the nearest equivalent for non-Australians would be an H-1B, which is heavily over-subscribed and subject to a lottery each year.
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A lot of Hospitals are sic non profits.
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Hello

I am a newly qualified nurse sept 2015. from what i have read i need two years experience and to have studied and work in other branches of nursing such as mental and paediatric however in the UK we only study one specific field in nursing so i only have adult experience and from what i have read when applying for visa i need to have spend so many hours working with children, mental health and so on. is their a course that I can fly out and do to bridge this gap so i can meet the requirements

kind regards

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Move to Manila.

I would start by contacting one of the foreign nurse staffing agencies.

Every state sets it's own regulations as far as how many hours you need.
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Move to Manila.

I would start by contacting one of the foreign nurse staffing agencies.

Every state sets it's own regulations as far as how many hours you need.
Yup, move to Manila and earn £150/200 a MONTH! That's why our nurses go to UK. Jobs advertised here for UK at £1500 a month, plus visa plus airfare. We have at least 30,000 nurses a year looking for jobs!
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Yup, move to Manila and earn £150/200 a MONTH! That's why our nurses go to UK. Jobs advertised here for UK at £1500 a month, plus visa plus airfare. We have at least 30,000 nurses a year looking for jobs!
Most foreign nurses here are from the Philippines.
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The E-3 is for Australians only, so the nearest equivalent for non-Australians would be an H-1B, which is heavily over-subscribed and subject to a lottery each year.
Yes I know. I essentially am agreeing with the idea that getting a specialized visa is not happening for a new grad.
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