I am a 2nd year mental health nursing student in the UK, I am currently studying for a degree in mental health nursing. I want to know if there opportunnities in the US or any other country for that matter for my kind of qualification.
Jul 2, '12
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As a RMN you are going to be limited unless your transcripts show clinical and theory hours in paeds, Adult, Obstetrics as well as Mental Health (know that will be covered). The US and Canada are general trained however in canada there are 4 or 5 provinces on the west side of the country that accept RMN. Also USA is under retrogression and looking at 6 plus years for a immigrant visa. Canada has put their skilled list on hold and unless you find a employer you will have to wait until Jan 13 to see what is happening in Canada
Jul 2, '12
The US does not recognize mental health nursing as a separately licensed specialty. The US educates and licenses all nurses as generalists. As Silver notes, you will not be eligible for nursing licensure in the US without education (classroom and supervised clinical hours) in adult med-surg, OB, and pediatrics in addition to psych nursing.