[font=times]basically...i've been an rn for 4 years in the us. i've done a 2 year asn degree in the us and most recently topped up my degree to a 1 year bsc in the uk (i also have a 4 year bachelor's degree in a non-nursing field). i've already applied for my nmc registration in the past and was denied b/c i got misinformation from a uk recruiter who said the nmc would accept me w/ a 2 year degree (big mistake). after finishing my bsc program in the uk, i've been in touch w/ the nmc to ask how i can reapply. on a side note, the nmc previously told me that if i were to do a 1 year bsn/bsc program, then i would meet the 3 year requirement and my application would be reconsidered. upon contacting the nmc, they have now said that the program i most recently did in the uk would not be accepted b/c it did not lead to nmc registration. obviously, i knew my course would not lead to registration when i was taking the course. but when i asked why it wasn't accepted since it would mean i had a total of the 3 year nursing requirement, they did not have a clear answer for me. in addition, i'm married to a uk citizen and will have my uk spousal visa. this is the breakdown of my clinical/theory hours...
clinical hours: 810
theory hours: 2,310
it's been very frustrating, and i'm sure many of you can relate. the nmc is difficult to get answers from and often contradict themselves. they've suggested trying to apel my previous experience to go toward an nmc approved course, but as i've tried to tell them, those courses are not open to international students (even though i'm married to a brit). do any us rn's have any insight, or have had successful registration w/ a 2 year asn and 1 year bsn/bsc? thank you very much and good luck to all of you out there trying to register