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Old Mar 15th 2015, 9:58 pm
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Default UK Student Nurse wants to move to florida

Hi everyone,
I'm currently a second year student nurse with hopes of moving to the Englewood/port Charlotte area in Florida once I qualify. I've had a look at what I need to do but I seem to be finding lots of conflicting information!
If anyone knows the process or has done a move like this themselves any help or advice would be appreciated.
Examples of questions..
Do I need two years post qualification experience in order to apply?
Can I start the application process as a student nurse?
Is it only the NCLEX exam that needs to be done?
Does this need to be done before I apply to the Florida nursing board?
Any help would be appreciate or if you would share your experience with me having lived there!
Thank you all for any help!

Further to this, if there are any Nurse's want to share what its like to work out there would be great too! And if its possible does anyone know if I could do an elective placement over there?

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There is no visa category for nurses, and as such it is extraordinarily difficult to immigrate to the US on the basis of a nursing qualification.
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In reality your only way to get to the USA would be to marry a US citizen.
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There is no visa category for nurses, and as such it is extraordinarily difficult to immigrate to the US on the basis of a nursing qualification.
Tell me if I'm wrong, but would a nursing degree not be under the E3 category?
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Tell me if I'm wrong, but would a nursing degree not be under the E3 category?
Are you Australian?
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In reality your only way to get to the USA would be to marry a US citizen.

That worked during the war, no more..
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That worked during the war, no more..
It's how I got here
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Originally Posted by Dreamanddoit View Post
Hi everyone,
I'm currently a second year student nurse with hopes of moving to the Englewood/port Charlotte area in Florida once I qualify. I've had a look at what I need to do but I seem to be finding lots of conflicting information!
If anyone knows the process or has done a move like this themselves any help or advice would be appreciated.
Examples of questions..
Do I need two years post qualification experience in order to apply?
Can I start the application process as a student nurse?
Is it only the NCLEX exam that needs to be done?
Does this need to be done before I apply to the Florida nursing board?
Any help would be appreciate or if you would share your experience with me having lived there!
Thank you all for any help!

Further to this, if there are any Nurse's want to share what its like to work out there would be great too! And if its possible does anyone know if I could do an elective placement over there?
Hi there.
My wife is a nurse and whilst I can't give you any immigration advice, I could ask her any questions about working as a nurse here for you.
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Are you Australian?
Nope, I'm english
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That worked during the war, no more..
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Originally Posted by Dreamanddoit View Post
Hi everyone,
I'm currently a second year student nurse with hopes of moving to the Englewood/port Charlotte area in Florida once I qualify. I've had a look at what I need to do but I seem to be finding lots of conflicting information!
If anyone knows the process or has done a move like this themselves any help or advice would be appreciated.
Examples of questions..
Do I need two years post qualification experience in order to apply?
Can I start the application process as a student nurse?
Is it only the NCLEX exam that needs to be done?
Does this need to be done before I apply to the Florida nursing board?
Any help would be appreciate or if you would share your experience with me having lived there!
Thank you all for any help!


Further to this, if there are any Nurse's want to share what its like to work out there would be great too! And if its possible does anyone know if I could do an elective placement over there?
Some nursing homes and assisted livings take recruited nurses fromEngland , offering scholarships I'm sure hospitals do too, there quite full with nurses from India and Poland try find a recruitment agency in the UK
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Hi there.
My wife is a nurse and whilst I can't give you any immigration advice, I could ask her any questions about working as a nurse here for you.
That would be great if you wouldn't mind!
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Nope, I'm english
Only Australians are eligible for E3's. Are you thinking of another visa perhaps?
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That would be great if you wouldn't mind!
No problem
Ask away and i'll get back to you when she gets back from work later.
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It's how I got here
Me too, unless I missed something.
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