MD to RN program

  1. 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 requests from around the world about programs for physicians that wish to go thru a nursing program that is accepted in the US. This one meets the requirements of CGFNS, as well as US immigration. It is an accelerated one year program.

    The clinicals, as well as theory hours, meet the requirements for all states in the US.

    Any other information about their program will need to come from them.
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  3. by   dkeiller
    There are additional MD/RN programs available:

    There is a new accelerated one-year part-time program designed for Mexican and Spanish-speaking physicians. The program is a joint-venture between the Institute of California (a private healthcare staffing firm based in Los Angeles) and the University of Guanajuato. Graduates earn a BSN equivalent. More information available from Institute of California telephone +1-310-443-4178, +52-55-5985-2510, or email info@instituteofcalifornia.com, website www.instituteofcalifornia.com.

    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



    Quote from suzanne4
    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 requests from around the world about programs for physicians that wish to go thru a nursing program that is accepted in the US. This one meets the requirements of CGFNS, as well as US immigration. It is an accelerated one year program.

    The clinicals, as well as theory hours, meet the requirements for all states in the US.

    Any other information about their program will need to come from them.
  4. by   innar
    I am Russian MD, just completed Excelsior College RN program.
    It took me 2 month to take 11 exams (Paerson VUE centers) and 3-day CPNE test (clinical performance in nursing examination). Expect 6-8 weeks for your diploma evaluation (through ECE), plus 6-8 weeks credentials evaluations by Excelsior College, after you finished your 9 nursing components computer-based exams expect to wait additional 6-8 months to take CPNE test (passing rate around 60%). You can put yourself on cancellation list and take CPNE within the next 3 months (I did this), next 4-6 weeks for your transcript to be ready, and additional 4 weeks for official graduation date. Well, Graduation date is 2 months after completion of the program.

    Cost 495 - admission, 220 per exam on average, CPNE - 1825 + travel and accommodation, 495 graduation fee.

    web www.excelsior.edu

    Hope this helps
  5. by   suzanne4
    That program is not accepted in all states in the US, and that means that you may not be able to work where you later wish to. Would not recommend a program for anyone that cannot be used in all fifty states.

    Never have and never will.

    It also makes it at the whim of the US State Dept if they will grant a visa based on that since the required time in class is not met. With things getting to be the way that they are with immigration, you want an approved program for all states.
  6. by   blkgurlwithwings
    Don't mess with Suzanne4. This lady knows her stuff!!!! ; x
  7. by   Nuzealtee
    Quote from suzanne4
    That program is not accepted in all states in the US, and that means that you may not be able to work where you later wish to. Would not recommend a program for anyone that cannot be used in all fifty states.

    Never have and never will.

    It also makes it at the whim of the US State Dept if they will grant a visa based on that since the required time in class is not met. With things getting to be the way that they are with immigration, you want an approved program for all states.
    I have been looking for the criteria by which these programs are evaluated. I have not been able to find anything. Do you have any information you can share reagrding this? What are the specifics of the curriculum? I have seen programs that are one year and those that are one and a half years, both have been accepted. Where do you find information regarding the individual state boards and their requirements? How many state boards of nursing would you say accept the Excelsior program? Would it not be possible to endorse into another state once this MD-RN has practised in a state that accepts the Excelsior program after a certain period of time?

    Thank you
    Last edit by Nuzealtee on Nov 8, '07
  8. by   suzanne4
    Excelsior program is not accepted by all states; and if it is not accepted for educational training by them then you cannot endorse to that state at anytime, now or later.

    Currently there are about eight states that do not accept the Excelsior curriculum, no matter what the experience of the RN. Case in point, California.

    It is your choice as to where to attend school but I always state, use a program that is accepted all over, you never know where you may need to be later on.

    There are programs ranging from one year to about two years, depending on their curriculum, you will need to find one that will work for you.
  9. by   kawaldhillon
    I need info on robert ross international university for nursing.(iuon.com).I live in ca ,can i work in ca after finishing my nursing degree.
  10. by   suzanne4
    I am not aware that they offer a specific MD to RN program; this is what we are talking about in this thread.

    If you wish to work in CA, suggest that you contact the BRN and see if they have approved that school for licensure in CA. That is the easiest way to find out.
  11. by   derikobrian
    Hi i am an MD and an RN CGFNS certified and NCLEX certified but i have trouble finding people to hire me....where can i look for suitable employers for my profile
  12. by   suzanne4
    Quote from derikobrian
    Hi i am an MD and an RN CGFNS certified and NCLEX certified but i have trouble finding people to hire me....where can i look for suitable employers for my profile
    Are you needing to be petitioned for the green card or are you already in the US with one? The issue for you right now is that there is about a five year wait for the green card, so many employers are no longer interested in starting the procedure at this time.

    Where did you plan to live and what areas are your specialty?
  13. by   derikobrian
    Hello Susan,
    I need to be Petitioned and i wish to relocate in the West cost and in Surgery.I want to also know if i am alredy in the US on a different non imigrant visa once i petition would i be able to work till i get the green card for may be indifinite time?
  14. by   suzanne4
    If the visa is not for nursing, then you cannot use it to work with for another company. Any temporary work visa is specific for that company that sponsored you.

    You will be unable to work without having a visa specifically for that company. And the green cards are under retrogression right now, you are looking at about five years to be able to get one. The Adjustment of Status or AOS is also not being accepted by immigration at this time and that is for the I-485 petition that would start the process for you, only the I-140 can be submitted and that does not permit you to work in the US.

    For others that are reading this, temporary work visas are only valid for the company or agency that sponsored you. You cannot work for another company with it, and if you leave that company, they stop the visa and it is no longer valid for you to remain in the US.

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