moving to US
I'm rn form Israel and this October i'll move to US.
i'll be glad to get some tips about interview, shifts scheduling, work in general...please, share your experince with me if you 've been in this situation, or you are the preceptor.
thank's a lot
Thanks for your response. I'm an experienced RN, graduated from 1998 (B.S.N.). Last 6y I'm working in Internal Medicine area. That the direction I'll pursue after moving to the US.
I'll appreciate your help in giving me some general tips/directions.
With regard to specific question I was thinking on the following list:
1. According to the contract I'll have 2w orientation. How it is working?
2. How scheduling works in general? 2 shifts in a day? 3 shifts in a day?
3. Is it fixed schedule for a long period (1 month) or it changes on weekly basis?
I undesrstand that answers on question above might vary from hospital to hospital, but anyway, if I'll have a whole spectrum picture it might definetely help.
A two week orientation is not very long at all. In the unit that I work in, it is intensive care though, our new grads get 16-20 weeks and established RN's get from 4-12 weeks depending on their comfort level.
In our unit we do self scheduling. I work full time so I schedule myself for 3 12 hour shifts per week. I usually work nights from 7pm-7am. My schedule changes on a weekly basis.
I hope this helps let me know ifyou have more questions. Do you know where you are going to work at?
Hi , Courtney!
Thanks for your response. all this information is very helpfull. it sounds great to work 3 12h shifts / week. in my hospital i don't have such opportunity.
I'm going to RI, Providence. i don't have any details about hospital / department, i know it will be full time according to my job offer.
all this seems very stressfull....
do you know nurses from RI?
rn from israel too
My name is Vivi and i am a rn in israel too.
I am close to assign a contract to FL.
If you want we can talk by phone or by e mail and we can change information.
Please contact me.