Future nursing from UK to USA - page 3

Okay, so I'm about to begin doing my BA (Hons) Nursing Degree in the UK but my life long ambition is to nurse in Texas (Dallas area). I know I need to do my degree and the NCLEX test but what else do... Read More

  1. Visit  misswoosie profile page
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    Also- if you're not absolutely stuck on being a RN- physical therapy is Bachelors required profession in the UK and USA, so easier to get a H-1B work visa. The wait time for a Green card would be the same as for nursing ie E-B3, but once you have a work visa if the hospital sponsors you for a GC then thye can keep extending your work visa indefinitely once your GC petition has been approved.
    Physical therapy pay is higher here too-start on around $28 per hr in NC compared to $20 for RN. Physical therapy is also a schedule A shortage occupation, so no PERM for Green card.
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  3. Visit  americanrose profile page
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    I studied in London and I had to "upgrade" my degree to be able to qualify to sit for the NCLEX-RN in California.

    I was lucky to have come in contact with an agency that put me in touch with a program at City University. It is a kind of bridge program that helps you make up the hours you need.
    British Bulldog !!! I am looking for a way to bridge the gaps in my Adult Diploma in order to be eligible to take the NCLEX. I already have a US passport. Can you tell me more about the study you did at City University???
  4. Visit  Darlena76 profile page
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    Hiya...I was reading this as I'm in a,similar situation...tho I'm an American living in Scotland and also on an adult nursing course. My husband is Scottish and we have discussed moving to the states once I finish my degree. I was wandering if anyone could tell me exactly how much more university I would need to meet the requirements to sit the nclex??
  5. Visit  loriangel14 profile page
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    You would have to contact the BON in the state that you want to work in and find out how many hours of theory and clinical hours you need in each area.
  6. Visit  British Bulldog profile page
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    Quote from americanrose
    British Bulldog !!! I am looking for a way to bridge the gaps in my Adult Diploma in order to be eligible to take the NCLEX. I already have a US passport. Can you tell me more about the study you did at City University???
    Hi there,

    I just sent you an email. Let me know how it goes.
  7. Visit  joeldew profile page
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    Quote from British Bulldog
    I studied in London and I had to "upgrade" my degree to be able to qualify to sit for the NCLEX-RN in California.

    I was lucky to have come in contact with an agency that put me in touch with a program at City University. It is a kind of bridge program that helps you make up the hours you need.



    Good luck and let me know how it goes.
    G'day BB,

    I'm looking at various strategies to "make up" units as well

    Please tell us more about this program?

    Many thanks

    regards,

    Joel
  8. Visit  americanrose profile page
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    Hi there,

    I just sent you an email. Let me know how it goes.
    Dear BB and ALL: I am a recent grad of Adult Diploma and want to practice nursing in USA, as a new member unable to post private message so if British bulldog can share knowledge on my email: dark.elle@gmail.com would love to know more about the course you took at City-how long did that take? I will probably need additional theory and practice placements in peadiatric, mental health and maternity. Did you already have your BSc? I need to top up to degree as well probably before I try to get licensed. I am wondering what agency you used to evaluate your credentials. AZ allows the use of four different ones including a Consulting Agency located in Florida that looks good as an alternative to CGFNS. I appreciate any assistance to find out more regarding qualifying to take the NCLEX with my training ie. how to get the further training I will need. This forum is very helpful thank you all for contributing.x
  9. Visit  British Bulldog profile page
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    Quote from americanrose
    Dear BB and ALL: I am a recent grad of Adult Diploma and want to practice nursing in USA, as a new member unable to post private message so if British bulldog can share knowledge on my email: dark.elle@gmail.com would love to know more about the course you took at City-how long did that take? I will probably need additional theory and practice placements in peadiatric, mental health and maternity. Did you already have your BSc? I need to top up to degree as well probably before I try to get licensed. I am wondering what agency you used to evaluate your credentials. AZ allows the use of four different ones including a Consulting Agency located in Florida that looks good as an alternative to CGFNS. I appreciate any assistance to find out more regarding qualifying to take the NCLEX with my training ie. how to get the further training I will need. This forum is very helpful thank you all for contributing.x
    Hello americanrose,

    So how did it go?
  10. Visit  nursejojo30 profile page
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    I have submitted my forms to be accredited but it appears that I am 75 hours short in microbiology and humanities, something which our nursing programme did not cover. Has anyone else experienced this? Does anyone know of any distance learning courses I can take to male up the hours??
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    Quote from nursejojo30
    I have submitted my forms to be accredited but it appears that I am 75 hours short in microbiology and humanities, something which our nursing programme did not cover. Has anyone else experienced this? Does anyone know of any distance learning courses I can take to male up the hours??
    Hello Nursejojo30,

    Have you tried looking for an Oversea's Nursing program? Are you still in the UK or have you moved to the US?

    I had to do one of those but the Uni I did it at no longer provides that as a course.

    What state did you apply to?
  12. Visit  nursejojo30 profile page
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    Quote from British Bulldog
    Hello Nursejojo30,

    Have you tried looking for an Oversea's Nursing program? Are you still in the UK or have you moved to the US?

    I had to do one of those but the Uni I did it at no longer provides that as a course.

    What state did you apply to?
    Hi,

    Yes, I did the overseas nursing programme through Brighton uni. I am currently in Australia but hoping to get to USA at some stage.


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