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Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. by justwise(m): 11:00pm On Oct 25
Soknown:
@Justwise, I think the antispam bot hid one of my posts and banned me for 24 hours. Can the post be retrieved, please. Thanks.
Soknown:

You are welcome, If you are considering room share, spareroom and roomforlet are your best bet. You could request for ensuite room for more convenience if you are a lady.

You can also put your name down for the hospital accommodation, I mean the at the Redhill hospital. Just to give you time to check for a convenient room in town after which you can move out. Personally I never liked the hospital accommodation, because you get the feeling that you are still at work even after close of work since you are on the hospital ground. So I did not apply for it.

If you have like-minded or friends in your cohort, 2 or 3 of you can pull fund together to rent a flat, then share the rooms according to your numbers and the Bills.

Finally, Ask your colleagues, some might be looking for housemates.
Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. by Soknown: 11:01pm On Oct 25
Only one star in the sky, one is not even sure if it is a star or a satellite.
Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. by Soknown: 11:01pm On Oct 25
justwise:


Thanks so much.
Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. by Soknown: 11:07pm On Oct 25
New season

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Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. by Symbae: 9:21am On Oct 26
Soknown:

Symbae, a challenge for you.

Hahaha, new career path loading unfortunately I'm not a good writer like you.

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Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. by Estherosev2(f): 9:36am On Oct 27
Soknown:

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.
please I studied medical laboratory science and I'm so lost on how to go about migrating.. what job offers do I come under
Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. by TheLasyBuddha: 4:36pm On Oct 27
We appreciate your commitment towards updating this thread.

I graduated as a social worker last year, haven't been called up for the compulsory one year service, though. I hope to emigrate to the UK in search for job. I do have a couple of questions I would like to ask.

Is it compulsory I should have a considerable level of experience before applying for a job?
Do I have to have a certain amount of money in my account to be able to take care of myself in the UK before I could apply?

Walk me through this, please.
Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. by TheLasyBuddha: 4:39pm On Oct 27
Soknown:
Only one star in the sky, one is not even sure if it is a star or a satellite.

Depending on the brightness. Satellites are usually brighter than stars in visibility. Stars flicker while satellites don't.

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Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. by Soknown: 6:31pm On Oct 28
TheLasyBuddha:
We appreciate your commitment towards updating this thread.

I graduated as a social worker last year, haven't been called up for the compulsory one year service, though. I hope to emigrate to the UK in search for job. I do have a couple of questions I would like to ask.

Is it compulsory I should have a considerable level of experience before applying for a job?
Do I have to have a certain amount of money in my account to be able to take care of myself in the UK before I could apply?

Walk me through this, please.
Hello, I can only tell what is applicable in my profession.
I don't know much about your profession, A nurse can apply straight from the uni, as long he/she has a pin from the council. Work experience is not a factor.
A nurse does not need to have money in the bank because of the sponsorship from the employer.
Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. by TheLasyBuddha: 7:00pm On Oct 28
Soknown:

Hello, I can only tell what is applicable in my profession.
I don't know much about your profession, A nurse can apply straight from the uni, as long he/she has a pin from the council. Work experience is not a factor.
A nurse does not need to have money in the bank because of the sponsorship from the employer.

Thank you for this, brother.

Autumn has been kind to you, I presume?
Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. by OBYNOWEST12(m): 4:53pm On Oct 29
You are such a good writer..



Soknown:
There is an orientation program called preceptorship, through which the trust introduces its mode of practice to new staff, monitor the progress and allow feedback from new staff, It is a six-month program, The last class involves a presentation to the group and the facilitators. I made a PowerPoint presentation on time management in the delivery of healthcare, as there are a plethora of activities to be done within a short time-frame, I touched on prioritization, delegation, and collaboration in delivering safe and effective healthcare to patients.

A day prior to the submission of documents, we had a family meeting sort of, to discuss and take into consideration all factors that will enable a smooth and seamless process. We considered the weather, transport, clothing, documents, packaging, and food till everyone was onboard, and understood parts to be played. The children understand no jumping around in the name of playing.
On the day for the submission of documents at the consulate approved contractor in Ikeja, my family was there on time. They went through the document scanning, submission, and then biometric screening. It was not all smooth as I had painted it to them, as they spent about six hours. When they got back home in the evening i told my wife to start saying goodbye to relatives and friends. I told her that i paid for priority service which means they will get a response within 5 working days and truly four days later she got the SMS alert to come for collection.
Immediately I started looking for available flights against the next week. when i checked BA, it was cut-throat fair about £4000 for three, i asked if she wouldn't mind Turkish airline, with some hours layover in Turkey, when she said yes i booked it, Turkish airline straightaway, LOS to LGW with a 1-hour layover in Istanbul, the total cost was about £1600 for three seats. I sent the ticket codes to her to print out.

On the departure date, she was driven to the airport by her Sister. It was difficult checking all those luggage in but they got it done, I advised that she should allow the luggage handlers to wrap all the luggage with cellophane for a token, this ensures the security of the luggage and the safety of the contents but she rushed through checking in and totally forgot about the wrapping of the luggage. Anyways by 2000hr, they lifted off. I slept for a few hours, I woke up at about 0430hr to check through the flat again to make sure everything is top-notch.
They had a 1-hour layover in Istanbul and by 0930hr they touched down in Gatwick’s south terminal. I have been at the terminal since 0700hr. She sent a message when the plane landed, i knew they have to go through the immigration protocol and all but when they have not come out by 1100hr I became worried, i started calling her but she was not picking her calls, i must have called a hundred times within that time frame. I became worried, angry, and hungry. They finally came out at about 1130hr. After all the greetings, hugs, and kisses, She told me the airline lost one of her bags, so she lodged complaints with the baggage department and then airport police, they gave many forms for her to fill, which were filled and submitted and given complaint acknowledgment copies. In my mind was thinking, I advised you to allow the handlers to wrap the luggage, I was less concerned about the missing bag honestly until when they were settled and comfortable that she told me the load belongs to our aunt in Tottenham, how are we going to explain it that out of about 7 bags, it is the one that does not belong to us that got lost. I took control of the luggage cart and wheeled towards the car park at the south terminal. I hailed Uber online but the Asian driver was not audible enough on phone nor was he able to locate me despite the correct description, he later canceled on me, I was livid with anger. I had to call Blue Arrow in Gatwick, this driver locate me without any issue. We loaded the luggage and in 20 minutes we touched down in my flats in Redhill, he charged £18.
I brought the luggage to the flats by myself. They were so tired after the long hours flight, They just showered, ate a little and all went to sleep in the afternoon. While they were sleeping, calls were coming in from everywhere from family members that knew about their trip. I was answering all calls while trying to arrange the luggage.
Later on in the evening, I introduced them to the house, the gadgets, safety devices, and all, the children sat to watch cartoons while I sat with my wife to discuss and reminisce. The evening rolled into the night and the next morning the children were surprised that there was no power outage.
The next day was Sunday so we geared up and got a taxi to Holmesthorpe Avenue, RCCG Kings tower Assembly. I used to be a popular and regular face in the church until i realized bank shift pays double on Sundays. The church was so happy to see my family and they got taken in immediately. My church members are actually an amazing set of people.
Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. by Ace2013(m): 5:40pm On Nov 04
Hi Soknown, I have been following your thread for a while. Just cutrious to know why you left SASH? My friend got a Band 7 ultrasound job there, is SAsh advisable to go? Room for growth, work colleagues and the trust itself? How about the cost in Redhill, is it significantly expensive, as my friend would be moving over to Redhill from Hertfordshire. She was think because it's closer to London, opportunities over there can be explored including locums. Looking forward to your response pls.
Soknown:

Hello, I can only tell what is applicable in my profession.
I don't know much about your profession, A nurse can apply straight from the uni, as long he/she has a pin from the council. Work experience is not a factor.
A nurse does not need to have money in the bank because of the sponsorship from the employer.
Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. by Soknown: 6:29pm On Nov 04
OBYNOWEST12:
You are such a good writer..
Thank you for your kind words.
Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. by Soknown: 6:48pm On Nov 04
Ace2013:
Hi Soknown, I have been following your thread for a while. Just cutrious to know why you left SASH? My friend got a Band 7 ultrasound job there, is SAsh advisable to go? Room for growth, work colleagues and the trust itself? How about the cost in Redhill, is it significantly expensive, as my friend would be moving over to Redhill from Hertfordshire. She was think because it's closer to London, opportunities over there can be explored including locums. Looking forward to your response pls.
SaSH is a very lovely place to work. There is openness and good communication from top to bottom.
I can't count the numbers of time that I have met Michael Wilson CBE Chief Executive on the corridor and he greeted with a very big smile. Or Jane Dickson, the Chief Nurse holding the door for you to pass or Nicola Shopland, Assistant Chief, coming to the ward to check how you fare.
A couple of colleagues in my cohort are now Band 6, so there is opportunity for growth.
There are a lot of training to acquaint you with SaSH processes, finally it is a CQC rated - OUTSTANDING. Trust. One of 9 trust so rated in the UK.
I left because the neighbourhood is very expensive and it didn't fit into my long term plan.
@Symbae, what say you?
Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. by Symbae: 9:57pm On Nov 04
Soknown:

SaSH is a very lovely place to work. There is openness and good communication from top to bottom.
I can't count the numbers of time that I have met Michael Wilson CBE Chief Executive on the corridor and he greeted with a very big smile. Or Jane Dickson, the Chief Nurse holding the door for you to pass or Nicola Shopland, Assistant Chief, coming to the ward to check how you fare.
A couple of colleagues in my cohort are now Band 6, so there is opportunity for growth.
There are a lot of training to acquaint you with SaSH processes, finally it is a CQC rated - OUTSTANDING. Trust. One of 9 trust so rated in the UK.
I left because the neighbourhood is very expensive and it didn't fit into my long term plan.
@Symbae, what say you?

I concur with you soknown. So far my experience with them have being amazing and they have been supportive throughout my process. The only down part is that accomodation is quite expensive in redhill. Still on my search though, I registered on zoopla and spareroom and I'm yet to be contacted.

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Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. by Soknown: 11:10pm On Nov 04
Symbae:


I concur with you soknown. So far my experience with them have being amazing and they have been supportive throughout my process. The only down part is that accomodation is quite expensive in redhill. Still on my search though, I registered on zoopla and spareroom and I'm yet to be contacted.
There is a room available immediately in Horley. Are you interested ?. If yes I will send the contacts of the lady to you.
Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. by Symbae: 11:13pm On Nov 04
Soknown:

There is a room available immediately in Horley. Are you interested ?. If yes I will send the contacts of the lady to you.

I will be ready to move in by January because that's when the hospital accommodation will expire. Will it be available till then?
Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. by Symbae: 11:16pm On Nov 04
Soknown:

There is a room available immediately in Horley. Are you interested ?. If yes I will send the contacts of the lady to you.

I was also thinking horley is a little far from the hospital
Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. by Soknown: 11:24pm On Nov 04
Symbae:


I will be ready to move in by January because that's when the hospital accommodation will expire. Will it be available till then?
No I don't think so. January is too far according to the owner.
Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. by Soknown: 11:26pm On Nov 04
Symbae:


I was also thinking horley is a little far from the hospital
Yea, a bit far.
Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. by Symbae: 9:21am On Nov 05
Soknown:

Yea, a bit far.

Okay. Thank you, if you have got any other options please do let me know
Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. by Ace2013(m): 9:56pm On Nov 05
Thanks for the input Soknown!!
Soknown:

SaSH is a very lovely place to work. There is openness and good communication from top to bottom.
I can't count the numbers of time that I have met Michael Wilson CBE Chief Executive on the corridor and he greeted with a very big smile. Or Jane Dickson, the Chief Nurse holding the door for you to pass or Nicola Shopland, Assistant Chief, coming to the ward to check how you fare.
A couple of colleagues in my cohort are now Band 6, so there is opportunity for growth.
There are a lot of training to acquaint you with SaSH processes, finally it is a CQC rated - OUTSTANDING. Trust. One of 9 trust so rated in the UK.
I left because the neighbourhood is very expensive and it didn't fit into my long term plan.
@Symbae, what say you?

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Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. by Tinyemeka(m): 9:30pm On Nov 06
Symbae:


Okay. Thank you, if you have got any other options please do let me know

I've been trawling UK sites for general info and came across this site that provided some insights on expectations in various neighborhoods.

https://www.countryliving.com/uk/homes-interiors/property/a30439201/peterborough-worst-place-live-uk/

Also check the 10 best places to live there.

Then I also use rightmove.co.uk to compare rents in different areas.

Hope this helps.

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Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. by Tinyemeka(m): 9:38pm On Nov 06
Soknown:

A couple of colleagues in my cohort are now Band 6, so there is opportunity for growth.

I guess they joined at Band 5? How long did it take them to get to Band 6 please?


[quote author=Soknown post=95690823]I left because the neighbourhood is very expensive and it didn't fit into my long term plan.
@Symbae, what say you?
What do you mean by long term plan? Care to share?
Thanks.
Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. by Soknown: 12:45pm On Nov 08
[quote author=Tinyemeka post=95764529][/quote]
To plant and grow me roses grin grin
To practice mental health nursing.

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Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. by Punstar: 9:01pm On Nov 08
Soknown:

To plant and grow me roses grin grin
To practice mental health nursing.

Good day, Soknown. Hope you and yours are doing well. Please I need NMC cbt materials on Mental Health Nursing. I will also appreciate if you can answer some questions about practicing in the UK. My mail is bond_vagabond_007@yahoo.com
I will appreciate hearing from you pls. I thank you
Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. by Soknown: 1:34am On Nov 09
Tinyemeka:


I've been trawling UK sites for general info and came across this site that provided some insights on expectations in various neighborhoods.

https://www.countryliving.com/uk/homes-interiors/property/a30439201/peterborough-worst-place-live-uk/

Also check the 10 best places to live there.

Then I also use rightmove.co.uk to compare rents in different areas.

Hope this helps.
I read through the review, one said the streets are filled with University students. My question, how is that a bad thing? . Anyways it's their choice.
Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. by Soknown: 1:35am On Nov 09
Punstar:


Good day, Soknown. Hope you and yours are doing well. Please I need NMC cbt materials on Mental Health Nursing. I will also appreciate if you can answer some questions about practicing in the UK. My mail is bond_vagabond_007@yahoo.com
I will appreciate hearing from you pls. I thank you
Ok boss, I will check my archive to see if I still have the materials.

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Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. by Tinyemeka(m): 6:03am On Nov 09
Soknown:

I read through the review, one said the streets are filled with University students. My question, how is that a bad thing? . Anyways it's their choice.

I'm thinking that someone with a family would probably not like to live in an area dominated by students. Excessive night time activities, unruly behaviour, littering, etc.
Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. by Punstar: 6:32am On Nov 09
Soknown:

Ok boss, I will check my archive to see if I still have the materials.
God bless bro. Nevertheless, I still need to ask questions ooo pls. I'll expect your mail bro

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Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. by Soknown: 9:44am On Nov 09
Tinyemeka:

Excessive night time activities, unruly behaviour, littering, etc.
Thanks, I understand it better now.
Re: The Odyssey. Narrative Of A Nigerian Nurse. by Tinyemeka(m): 9:50am On Nov 09
Soknown:

Thanks, I understand it better now.

You're welcome chief.

Could you please recommend to me schools that offer M.Sc Adult Nursing?

All the ones I've seen so far offer them only to home students. Thanks.

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