Careers: Nursing/NEW NURSE JOB

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I just relocated to the USA with Having passed NCLEX. I had over 12 years nursing experience. 5 years medical surgical and 5 years primary care/ occupational health. kindly advice on how best to start a new nursing career in the USA

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Hi Kike,

Thanks for addressing this question to me.

Here in the US most jobs are advertized through the hospitals own website, unless you want to work as a travel nurse... in which case you need to find an agency.

My best advice would be to contact the human resource dept of any hospital that you are interested in. Check their open positions and prepare your CV/resume to submit online.
If you let  me know which geographical area you are in I can provide you with a few websites to start you off.

Thanks,

Alex  

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Alex Woodruff, RN MSN CCRN

Expertise

My expertise is in Pediatric Critical Care - both PICU and Congenital Cardiac ICU. I provide care for the most critically ill children and I am a strong believer in family centered care. I have worked in this field for 19 years in the UK and the USA. Prior to ICU work I staffed in pediatric orthopedics, spinal surgery and general surgery. I am happy to answer questions pertaining to any area of pediatric nursing. I will also answer questions about nursing in the USA (as a foreign nurse) and will happily give readers the perspective of a male nurse in a predominantly female workplace.

Experience

I have worked in pediatrics for the last 19 years. I have a strong intensive care background and a large amount of experience as a member of a Pediatric Retrieval (Transport) Team, an in-house rapid response team, a Clinical Lead/Charge Nurse and a pediatric CVVH practitioner. I value mentoring and preceptorship and am active in this area. I can offer the viewpoint of a nurse who has travelled internationally with my career. I am currently a clinical manager for a pediatric CVICU and a cardiac intermediate care unit.

Organizations
Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

Education/Credentials
MSN with Specific Focus on Systems Leadership (Grand Canyon University), BSc Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing (London South Bank University), Dip HE Paediatric Nursing (London South Bank University), ENB 415 - Paediatric Critical Care, Renal Replacement Therapy Course (London South Bank), Paediatric Emergency Transport (London South Bank). Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) - American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) - American Heart Association CCRN (Pediatric) Certification - American Association of Critical Care Nurses

Awards and Honors
Sigma Theta Tau

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