I am a 4th (final) year psychiatric nurse in an Irish University. I am looking for help regarding working in the USA. I heard that you have to be trained in both general and psychiatric nursing in order to work in the USA as a nurse. Our degree programmes in Ireland are devided into general, psych, ID and midwifery so students can only graduate in one of them.
My question is, is this true? or will a degree in psychiatric nursing suffice for employment in the USA?
Also, i have heard about an exam that international nurses must sit in order to enter the USA.
Any information would be greatly appreciated!