MD to RN program - page 2

MD/Nurse Program at: Medical Academy of Post Graduate Sciences St. Petersburg, Russia mas.education@gmail.com Practice Medicine in USA with Green Card I have been getting multiple... Read More

  1. by   innar
    to dolly123
    Can you send me your direct e-mail
    Thia site does not allow me to reply to yor e-mail. Actually it says that I am allowed to store 0 (zero) e-mails
  2. by   suzanne4
    You need to have 15 posts before you can use the pm function here.
  3. by   dolly123
    hi innar, my direct email is
    will look forward to yr reply
    thanks a million!


    mod note-as per terms of service please do not post email addresses in posts. please use the pm system
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Jul 30, '08 : Reason: TOS
  4. by   Fazil29
    Hi all,
    I'm a Russian MD, now living in the US as a permanent resident. (GC). I havent been able to get full ECFMG registration, and thinking of switching to nursing. I am currently living in Maryland, but willing to relocate to any other state. Does anyone know of a fast track RN program, which I could complete in a year and isnt too costly?
  5. by   dishes
    Fazil29
    If you use the search tool on allnurses you can find lists of accelerated programs
    http://allnurses.com/general-nursing...ed-440181.html

    Hopefully, after you complete the accelerated BSN you will find work, but it is diificult for qualified nurse to find work right now, so it may be just as difficult 12-18 months from now. IMO if you want to increase your job prospects, look into becoming certified as a clinical research trial coordinator in addition to the BSN education. I expect that clinical research will continue through the recession and qualified research assistants and clinical trial coordinators will be needed.
    regards
    dishes
  6. by   Fazil29
    Thanks Dishes, I am currently working in research. But I really miss working in a hospital with patients.
  7. by   dishes
    I understand, because the patient contact is what I like most about my job. Also, there are foreign educated MDs working in research at my workplace and they miss the intense patient contact as well.
    warm regards
    dishes
  8. by   lama
    Hi everyone! I have been skimming this forum for sometime and now just registered. I migrated 5 years back with greencard. I am ecfmg certified now but did not get any interview and I don't have any hope of getting any residency position. I am thinking of nursing degree. I have financial problem plus have little child, so don't want to go to regular class. How do I take associate degree in nursing? From this forum I could get from ADN later we can do bridging course and enter masters in nursing. Is there any online course that is recognised? I have been following info about excelsior but since I live in california and do plan to stay back, it does not seem right fit for me. As a MD, can we just challenge NCLEX? are we allowed? I saw couple of NCLEX prep course nearby. I am sure I will be able to pass it if I am allowed. Is it necessary to do BSN? thanks!
  9. by   Ginger's Mom
    No a Md degree does not qualify you for the Nclex. You are right excelsior is not valid in CA. Since you have passed Step one through step three on the USMLE, it would be waste of your medical education. The match process hard, try studentdoctors.net they can guide yiu through the match process good luck.

    There was an MD-RN. Program in FLorida otherwise prepare for 2 years in nursing school to be an RN.
  10. by   lama
    Quote from dkeiller
    There are additional MD/RN programs available:


    In San Diego, California, there is the Welcome Back program for any foreign MD. It is a two-year, full-time commitment resulting in a California-approved ADN. The downsides are the extensive time and cost commitment (two years full-time), and that the program does not have enough space to accommodate all applicants. http://www.welcomebackcenter.org/MDs.html
    can u please give the link, it shows error. I have been to welcomeback center. They could not give this info. I was encouraged to give usmle, which i give. wasted 3 years with no interview.
  11. by   lama
    Quote from Ginger's Mom
    No a Md degree does not qualify you for the Nclex. You are right excelsior is not valid in CA. Since you have passed Step one through step three on the USMLE, it would be waste of your medical education. The match process hard, try studentdoctors.net they can guide yiu through the match process good luck.

    There was an MD-RN. Program in FLorida otherwise prepare for 2 years in nursing school to be an RN.
    thanks ginger mom!
    I am out of practice for 5 years now. I have been trying to get in for last 2 years without success. Everyone ask why I don't work and my problem is I am not qualified for anything. I do want to remain in health field and feel nursing would be the best alternative. I don't want to go to any tech or PA path.
    Do you know any md to rn course in California. I am based in bayarea. I tried to enroll last year in nursing college but it is quite competative to get in local college here and private are expensive.
  12. by   ghillbert
    I don't mean to be rude, but why on earth would you think a medical degree qualifies you to sit the NCLEX or be an RN? It's a totally different skill and knowledge set. I'm sure the science knowledge would be useful, but it certainly would not substitute for nursing school.
  13. by   lama
    Quote from ghillbert
    I don't mean to be rude, but why on earth would you think a medical degree qualifies you to sit the NCLEX or be an RN? It's a totally different skill and knowledge set. I'm sure the science knowledge would be useful, but it certainly would not substitute for nursing school.
    @ ghillber, I know nursing and md are different. I saw many md's working as RN so thought we can give, did not know they do courses in home country before they come here.Since both are medical field, my feeling is all pathology, micro, pharma is same, md 's will have to do more. Yes there are things that nursing team do more and md's don't do. I have worked in hospital many years and seen nursing team and I feel it won't be very difficult to catch up.
    Well looks like it is not possible to apply for exam directly. Anyway thanks for replying!

    @bsnwnab, thank you very much! It was really helpful info. I did my MBBS from bangladesh and Masters from Australia. I was planning to take nursing degree and also do diploma in ultrasound or do midwifery since i was obgyn back home. still so confused with all these boundaries we face as an fmg. going back to school at this stage not really appealing. lets see what option i have! exploring!!

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