whats the earliest possible time?

  1. HI I am a physician from India. I wanted to do Nursing course so that I could get a job as a Nurse. I will be really glad if u can provide me information , how early can i complete the course to start as profession. Please provide me info abt which colleges and abt the details of the courses.

    thank u very much...
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   ~FutureNurse~
    Well, Im not really sure if any of your courses from India will transfer. But assuming that they will not, you could get an associates degree in 3 years, or a bachelors in 4 years. What state will you be moving to?
  4. by   Rexie68
    I guess it depends on the state you're working in. Here in Pennsylvania you can get a diploma RN or ADN in two years, and a BSN in four. LPN takes 12-18 months, but I'd go the RN route. Good luck!
  5. by   caliotter3
    Please look at our International forum. There is a wealth of threads and info available there, including info concerning retrogression and how it will affect you. There are some threads (stickies) at the top of the forum that specifically address issues of coming to the US. I worked one time with an Indian nurse but she did not state whether she trained in India or the US. Good luck with your goals.
  6. by   angel143_69
    hey future nurse ,

    thanks for your info.I heard that accelerated BSN course will be only for the 11 months duratuion. I am planning to enroll in that. I am nt particular of any state in USA. How long will it take for me to get the work permit after i finish the course(accelerated BSN).

    Thankd for the info in advacne

    Angel








    Quote from ~FutureNurse~
    Well, Im not really sure if any of your courses from India will transfer. But assuming that they will not, you could get an associates degree in 3 years, or a bachelors in 4 years. What state will you be moving to?
  7. by   angel143_69
    HI rexie..thanks for the info,

    I came to know that for a physician , the regular 4 year nursing bachelor course will be redueced to 2 years only. I am intrested in doing the acclerated BSN which is a 11 months course. My aim is to get the degree, complete the NCLEX_RN exam get my workpermit and apply for residency here in states. I will be glad if u can provide me the info regarding this.


    Thanks

    angel

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