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Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. (PROPRIETARY CONTENT) by Soknown: 10:39am On Aug 08, 2020
[quote author=Luchiano54 post=92581675][/quote]

You don't need to pay for IHS when applying for your dependants again. And if you have paid any IHS between March 2020 and now, the Government is going to refund it.
Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. (PROPRIETARY CONTENT) by Soknown: 10:41am On Aug 08, 2020
Cmanforall:

Nice one. And congratulations!

Please, which sponsor did you use for the Tier 2 visa?
Thanks. I used Envertiz, it's part of the MSI group.

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Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. (PROPRIETARY CONTENT) by Soknown: 10:54am On Aug 08, 2020
[quote author=Luchiano54 post=92581675][/quote]
I believe the section to pay IHS should have been redacted from the page. If you still have prompts to pay the IHS, contact Home office.
Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. (PROPRIETARY CONTENT) by adrenaline02: 10:54am On Aug 08, 2020
can a degree holder in pharmacology and certification in HSE apply for biological scientist
Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. (PROPRIETARY CONTENT) by famzynet: 11:03am On Aug 08, 2020
Nice thread.

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Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. (PROPRIETARY CONTENT) by Soknown: 11:07am On Aug 08, 2020
famzynet:

Use the health and care visa. Get a letter from your trust to endorse your dependents coming in.
Thanks, You have the current information.
Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. (PROPRIETARY CONTENT) by Soknown: 11:09am On Aug 08, 2020
adrenaline02:
can a degree holder in pharmacology and certification in HSE apply for biological scientist
I don't really have an idea. Can anyone help our friend out with information Re this.

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Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. (PROPRIETARY CONTENT) by famzynet: 11:47am On Aug 08, 2020
adrenaline02:
can a degree holder in pharmacology and certification in HSE apply for biological scientist
It is a difficult question to answer except from someone with similar qualifications that has followed that pathway. Biological scientists get registered with the health and care professions council(HCPC) before they can get job in the UK. You can check them out to find out if pharmacology falls under any of the bodies under them. Good luck.

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Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. (PROPRIETARY CONTENT) by Soknown: 12:05am On Aug 09, 2020
vhuqnl:
Welcome back. You can't do more than 20hrs of extra bank shift per week according to law right?
Apologies, i missed this. Yes, you cannot do more than 20 hours of extra shifts/week.
Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. (PROPRIETARY CONTENT) by Scholar212(m): 9:06am On Aug 09, 2020
famzynet:

It is a difficult question to answer except from someone with similar qualifications that has followed that pathway. Biological scientists get registered with the health and care professions council(HCPC) before they can get job in the UK. You can check them out to find out if pharmacology falls under any of the bodies under them. Good luck.
If it is biological scientist under healthcare then NO, you need IBMS registration to work as a biomedical scientist which you cannot register with a pharmacology undergraduate degree except you go for Masters in Biomedical science then send documents to IBMS and they will list top up courses you need to do( quite expensive) to be able to qualify for registration. You can find pharmacology position in non healthcare setting like pharmaceutical industry but with just an undergraduate degree from Nigeria and no relevant industry experience the chances are almost zero to be taken for such positions.

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Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. (PROPRIETARY CONTENT) by Profitfocused: 5:49pm On Aug 10, 2020
Good Evening ,Pls I have a question.
I'm on my UK process and I am about to do my TB test, but I don't have offer with any trust or agency yet. Whose UK contact details should I put on the TB registration page where employers details (address, postcode, phone number) are asked?
Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. (PROPRIETARY CONTENT) by Adayoung(f): 6:10pm On Aug 10, 2020
Profitfocused:
Good Evening ,Pls I have a question.
I'm on my UK process and I am about to do my TB test, but I don't have offer with any trust or agency yet. Whose UK contact details should I put on the TB registration page where employers details (address, postcode, phone number) are asked?

I'll advise you to wait till you get an employer because the tb certificate expires after 6 months

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Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. (PROPRIETARY CONTENT) by Profitfocused: 7:38pm On Aug 11, 2020
Thanks for the piece of advice
Adayoung:


I'll advise you to wait till you get an employer because the tb certificate expires after 6 months
Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. (PROPRIETARY CONTENT) by HumanCalc: 12:50pm On Aug 16, 2020
Soknown:
Going.. Going... Gone
Going going gone....lol. Reminds me of this short video I watched of an auction. Maybe this your words is from that short video too..lol.

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Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. (PROPRIETARY CONTENT) by Soknown: 11:27pm On Aug 16, 2020
HumanCalc:
Going going gone....lol. Reminds me of this short video I watched of an auction. Maybe this your words is from that short video too..lol.
Yes, that's true. It is mostly used during Auction.

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Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. (PROPRIETARY CONTENT) by HumanCalc: 2:01am On Aug 17, 2020
Soknown:

Yes, that's true. It is mostly used during Auction.
Yes. But this one I am talking about, as the auctioneer said "gone" like this, he mistakenly hit the vase to be sold with his hammer or whatever they use to hit the table when an item is sold. He didn't know the person holding it was directly behind him.....Vase broke into pieces..lol.

Lest I forget, I have to say that finding this thread today really made me happy. The way you write and include so many informations in your posts is mind-blowing and your attentiveness to questions is laudable. May God keep lifting you higher and continues to make things easier for you over there. And may the dream of someone like me to come to UK with my medical degree in years to come come to pass. Much love from this side sir.

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Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. (PROPRIETARY CONTENT) by Soknown: 4:20pm On Aug 17, 2020
HumanCalc:
Yes. But this one I am talking abkut, as the auctioneer said "gone" like this, he mistakenly hit the vase to be sold with his hammer or whatever they use to hit the table when an item is sold. He didn't know the person holding it was directly behind him.....Vase broke into pieces..lol.

Less I forget, I have to say that finding this thread today really made me happy. The way you write and include so many informations in your posts is mind-blowing and your attentiveness to questions is laudable. May God keep lifting you higher and continues to make things easier for you over there. And may the dream of someone like me to come to UK with my medical degree in years to come come to pass. Much love from this side sir.
Thank you so much for your kind words. I am happy that you find the thread interesting.
Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. (PROPRIETARY CONTENT) by Soknown: 3:12am On Aug 18, 2020
The days become shorter by the minutes and moving out date is almost upon me. Then in the last week of February. My Ward manager, the 'queen' and other colleagues organised a DO for me. When went to an Indian Kitchen. About 15 colleagues turned up, with the Ward Manager and the Consultant. It was a lovely evening of laughter, fun, reflections and reminisce.

We had our appetizers, the main course and the dessert, there was more than we could eat. No alcohol. Each colleague spoke to me, the manager rounded it up. I offered my gratitude and then the Consultant presented a card signed on by all on the ward. Time flies when you are having fun. Before we knew it, time was 2330hr, so we had to call it a day as we have colleagues going to work in few hours.

I was off work the next day, I went to Croydon to buy some stuff that i needed and might not be available in the new place. While I was in one of the shops, I got a call from the letting agents, Jackson Green and Preston. The lady told me that, my moving in date would have to be postponed, I shouted WHY, She said ' She has not been able to get the required official to check the gas safety valve and issue a gas certificate for the house. I was livid with anger, I fired back, why was this check not done before now. She said it is always done when a new tenants is about to move in, it can not be done in anticipation. She explained that it became an issue now because the official to do it doesn't have an open slot.

And without that certificate, She can not release the house as agreed before, I pleaded that, I could move in while awaiting the checks. Resounding NO echoed back, I am sorry, that will not be possible. But I will do everything to chase the engineer to do the checks.

I was dejected, I just dropped the shopping basket that j was holding with everything in it and walked out. This news changed everything for me. I have informed my present Landlord and agents that I am moving out on 29th of February. I have arranged for a removal company and paid a deposit.

I called my wife and informed her of the news. When I got home. I called my Landlord and told him that i need to extend the tenancy by some days and I will pay the daily rate based on the number of days that I eventually spend as extra. Also I called the Removal company that I need to change the date, told him to stand by for a new date. Lastly I called my new employer that I need to extend my resumption date based on exigencies beyond my control. I suggested that I should be able to resume on the 9th of March instead of 3rd.

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Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. (PROPRIETARY CONTENT) by Luchiano54: 7:53am On Aug 18, 2020
Thank you.
Soknown:


You don't need to pay for IHS when applying for your dependants again. And if you have paid any IHS between March 2020 and now, the Government is going to refund it.
Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. (PROPRIETARY CONTENT) by Luchiano54: 7:54am On Aug 18, 2020
Thank you.
Soknown:

Thanks, You have the current information.
Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. (PROPRIETARY CONTENT) by famzynet: 9:42am On Aug 18, 2020
Soknown:
The days become shorter by the minutes and moving out date is almost upon me. Then in the last week of February. My Ward manager, the 'queen' and other colleagues organised a DO for me. When went to an Indian Kitchen. About 15 colleagues turned up, with the Ward Manager and the Consultant. It was a lovely evening of laughter, fun, reflections and reminisce.

We had our appetizers, the main course and the dessert, there was more than we could eat. No alcohol. Each colleague spoke to me, the manager rounded it up. I offered my gratitude and then the Consultant presented a card signed on by all on the ward. Time flies when you are having fun. Before we knew it, time was 2330hr, so we had to call it a day as we have colleagues going to work in few hours.

I was off work the next day, I went to Croydon to buy some stuff that i needed and might not be available in the new place. While I was in one of the shops, I got a call from the letting agents, Jackson Green and Preston. The lady told me that, my moving in date would have to be postponed, I shouted WHY, She said ' She has not been able to get the required official to check the gas safety valve and issue a gas certificate for the house. I was livid with anger, I fired back, why was this check not done before now. She said it is always done when a new tenants is about to move in, it can not be done in anticipation. She explained that it became an issue now because the official to do it doesn't have an open slot.

And without that certificate, She can not release the house as agreed before, I pleaded that, I could move in while awaiting the checks. Resounding NO echoed back, I am sorry, that will not be possible. But I will do everything to chase the engineer to do the checks.

I was dejected, I just dropped the shopping basket that j was holding with everything in it and walked out. This news changed everything for me. I have informed my present Landlord and agents that I am moving out on 29th of February. I have arranged for a removal company and paid a deposit.

I called my wife and informed her of the news. When I got home. I called my Landlord and told him that i need to extend the tenancy by some days and I will pay the daily rate based on the number of days that I eventually spend as extra. Also I called the Removal company that I need to change the date, told him to stand by for a new date. Lastly I called my new employer that I need to extend my resumption date based on exigencies beyond my control. I suggested that I should be able to resume on the 9th of March instead of 3rd.



I am following . Please keep the stories coming. They are hope for a lot of us back in Nigeria.

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Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. (PROPRIETARY CONTENT) by Soknown: 12:31am On Aug 19, 2020
famzynet:


I am following . Please keep the stories coming. They are hope for a lot of us back in Nigeria.
Thanks, I will do my best to keep updating the thread. It's my passion.
Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. (PROPRIETARY CONTENT) by Soknown: 12:40am On Aug 19, 2020
It all started from her. I wonder why there is not much written about her.

Chief K A Pratt. First black Nurse in to work in the NHS.

Chief Kofoworola Abeni Pratt Hon. FRCN (1915 – 18 June 1992), a Nigerian-born nurse, was the first black nurse to work in Britain's National Health Service. She subsequently became vice-president of the International Council of Nurses and the first black Chief Nursing Officer of Nigeria, working in the Federal Ministry of Health.

Chief
Kofoworola Abeni Pratt
Hon. FRCN
Born 1915 Nigeria
Died 18 June 1992
Nationality Nigerian
Occupation Nurse
Known for - First black nurse to work for the NHS

Pratt, daughter of Augustus Alfred Scott and Elizabeth Omowumi (née Johnson), was educated at St John's Secondary School and Lagos CMS Girls' Grammar School, then studied to be a teacher at the United Missionary College in Ibadan, after her father discouraged her from her wish to be a nurse. From 1936 to 1940 she taught at a Church Missionary Society girls' school in Nigeria. She married a Nigerian pharmacist, Dr. Olu Pratt, who subsequently obtained British medical qualifications at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London.

After moving to England in 1946, Pratt studied nursing at the Nightingale School at St Thomas' Hospital, in London. During her time at St Thomas' Hospital, Pratt experienced racial discrimination, when a patient refused to be treated by a black nurse. Pratt passed her preliminary state exams in 1948 and her finals in 1949, qualifying as a State Registered Nurse in 1950. It was unusual for a married woman to be allowed to take up nursing at that time, and Pratt was also the first qualified black nurse to work for the NHS. During her time in London, she was active in the West African Students' Union, an association of students from various West African countries who were studying in the United Kingdom, and which, in 1942, had called for the independence of Britain's West African colonies.

Pratt returned to Nigeria in 1954, after 4 years working for the NHS. Although she was initially denied a post as ward sister – a position only open at the time for British expatriates – she was appointed Matron of the University College Hospital in Ibadan within ten years. Pratt was the first Nigerian to hold that position. She created a school of nursing at the University of Ibadan in 1965. Pratt was also a founder and leader of the Professional Association of Trained Nurses in Nigeria and founder and co-editor of the journal Nigerian Nurse.

Pratt was chief nursing officer to the Federal Ministry of Health in Nigeria and then appointed Commissioner of Health for Lagos in the 1970s. In 1971, Pratt became the President of the National Council of Women's Societies in Nigeria.

In 1973 she was awarded the Florence Nightingale Medal by the International Committee of the Red Cross. The citation described her as a:

State Registered Nurse and Midwife. Certificate in Tropical Nursing. Teachers Diploma. Hospital Nursing Administration Certificate. Chief Nursing Officer, Federal Ministry of Health, Lagos.

The award was presented to her by the President of the Nigerian Red Cross Society, Sir Adetokunbo Ademola, on 21 December 1973. In 1975, she was awarded a chieftaincy title – that of the Iya Ile Agbo of Isheri – for services to the nation. In 1979 she was made an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Nursing.

She died on 18 June 1992.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kofoworola_Abeni_Pratt

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Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. (PROPRIETARY CONTENT) by Splendblex(f): 12:00pm On Aug 19, 2020
Soknown:
It all started from her. I wonder why there is not much written about her.

Chief K A Pratt. First black Nurse in to work in the NHS.

Chief Kofoworola Abeni Pratt Hon. FRCN (1915 – 18 June 1992), a Nigerian-born nurse, was the first black nurse to work in Britain's National Health Service. She subsequently became vice-president of the International Council of Nurses and the first black Chief Nursing Officer of Nigeria, working in the Federal Ministry of Health.

Chief
Kofoworola Abeni Pratt
Hon. FRCN
Born 1915 Nigeria
Died 18 June 1992
Nationality Nigerian
Occupation Nurse
Known for - First black nurse to work for the NHS

Pratt, daughter of Augustus Alfred Scott and Elizabeth Omowumi (née Johnson), was educated at St John's Secondary School and Lagos CMS Girls' Grammar School, then studied to be a teacher at the United Missionary College in Ibadan, after her father discouraged her from her wish to be a nurse. From 1936 to 1940 she taught at a Church Missionary Society girls' school in Nigeria. She married a Nigerian pharmacist, Dr. Olu Pratt, who subsequently obtained British medical qualifications at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London.


She had the passion,she was indeed a great nurse.
You are doing good sharing your experiences with us, thank you! Two of my siblings are nurses will really love them to read your story.

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Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. (PROPRIETARY CONTENT) by Soknown: 3:42pm On Aug 19, 2020
Splendblex:

She had the passion,she was indeed a great nurse.
You are doing good sharing your experiences with us, thank you! Two of my siblings are nurses will really love them to read your story.
Oh, thank you for your kind words and shout out to your siblings. Please share the link to them, they might have have more contributions to issues raised here on the thread. We are all learning and 'unlearning'.

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Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. (PROPRIETARY CONTENT) by Godlove087: 4:07pm On Aug 20, 2020
Interesting write up and keep up the good work,Any word of advice for an Economics Graduate going for Msc in Adult Nursing in the UK ?
Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. (PROPRIETARY CONTENT) by ProJectAnatot(m): 12:06am On Aug 24, 2020
Finally I finished reading the thread... This is a great thread I must say. Thank You for sharing @ Soknown.
I have a dream of working for the NHS sometime in the nearest future for now am a final year undergraduate.( I have my course indicated on the Health care visa)
I have these questions though
1. Is it possible to to get work in the UK from Nigeria just after one year of experience ( I.e after internship)?( without doing NYSC?)
2. How much could it cost to process everything Right from IELTS to the time before one is paid - Rough estimate for one person.
Thanks @ Soknown... This is a great thread by the way.
Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. (PROPRIETARY CONTENT) by Hubbysluv: 9:20am On Aug 31, 2020
Good morning @Soknown
Please can i have the link for list of companies that sponsor Tier 2 visa. My cousin is interested. I saw it posted somewhere but not sure if it is here or in the UK visa section. Kindly help me if you can
Thanks

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Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. (PROPRIETARY CONTENT) by mimilyrics: 9:21am On Aug 31, 2020
Download it via the link below
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/register-of-licensed-sponsors-workers
Hubbysluv:
Good morning @Soknown
Please can i have the link for list of companies that sponsor Tier 2 visa. My cousin is interested. I saw it posted somewhere but not sure if it is here or in the UK visa section. Kindly help me if you can
Thanks

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Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. (PROPRIETARY CONTENT) by Hubbysluv: 9:31am On Aug 31, 2020
Aww
Thanks so much dear, I really appreciate your selfless service
God bless you dear

mimilyrics:
Download it via the link below
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/register-of-licensed-sponsors-workers

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Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. (PROPRIETARY CONTENT) by Soknown: 1:06pm On Sep 01, 2020
Godlove087:
Interesting write up and keep up the good work,Any word of advice for an Economics Graduate going for Msc in Adult Nursing in the UK ?
I am not sure you can come from that career background and go straight for Masters in Adult Nursing. Can you verify with the School again or check the offer again.

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Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. (PROPRIETARY CONTENT) by Soknown: 1:12pm On Sep 01, 2020
ProJectAnatot:
Finally I finished reading the thread... This is a great thread I must say. Thank You for sharing @ Soknown.
I have a dream of working for the NHS sometime in the nearest future for now am a final year undergraduate.( I have my course indicated on the Health care visa)
I have these questions though
1. Is it possible to to get work in the UK from Nigeria just after one year of experience ( I.e after internship)?( without doing NYSC?)
2. How much could it cost to process everything Right from IELTS to the time before one is paid - Rough estimate for one person.
Thanks @ Soknown... This is a great thread by the way.
Thank you.
1. I am not sure of the 'time eligibility' for your Profession but for Nurses, you can apply immediately after finishing school.
2. It depend on how many exams that you have to write before you get licensed, For nurses between £2-3k.

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