Accelerated BSN degree from a UK or other European nursing school?

  1. 0 Is there such thing outside the U.S.?

    -A college/University offering BSN in Nursing in 12-18 months
    (I hold a bachelor in non-nursing and only interested in fast track program)
    -Classes taught in English
    -Accepts foreign students

    What are the names of these Nursing Schools? I would like to hear from those who have done this and are now licences RN's. Thank you!
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  3. Visit  looking4ABSNprogram profile page

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  4. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    Quote from looking4ABSNprogram
    Is there such thing outside the U.S.?

    -A college/University offering BSN in Nursing in 12-18 months
    (I hold a bachelor in non-nursing and only interested in fast track program)
    -Classes taught in English
    -Accepts foreign students

    What are the names of these Nursing Schools? I would like to hear from those who have done this and are now licences RN's. Thank you!
    don't think there is anything like it in the UK
  5. Visit  mabel u.k profile page
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    In the Uk there is no fast track nursing degree unless you are already a qualified registered nurse.
  6. Visit  hjfrn profile page
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    enguin: Yes there are some universitites that offer fast track degrees in the UK. Check out www.nmas.ac.uk/courses.html. They offer a list of the Colleges and Universities that offer nursing education. If you click onto a link they will tell you which courses they offer. For example the University of Central England offer an accelerated 2 year fast track degree if you already hold a health related degree.
    Hope this helps.
  7. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    Quote from hjfrn
    enguin: Yes there are some universitites that offer fast track degrees in the UK. Check out www.nmas.ac.uk/courses.html. They offer a list of the Colleges and Universities that offer nursing education. If you click onto a link they will tell you which courses they offer. For example the University of Central England offer an accelerated 2 year fast track degree if you already hold a health related degree.
    Hope this helps.

    don't think it will help the poster as she already says not got a health degree
  8. Visit  hjfrn profile page
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    Sorry-maybe I was not very clear. The first degree does not necessarily have to be health related. For example:
    The University of Central England specifies that:

    "For those students who already hold a health-related degree, or one that involved a significant amount of physiology, sociology or psychology, we offer a special fast-track two-year degree course. "
    Other Universities offer similar fast track courses-but each case is decided on individual merit.

    What kind of degree do you already have?
  9. Visit  suzanne4 profile page
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    A degree from the UK will not meet the requirements for the US license without having to remedial a couple of other courses. There system is different from the US.

    Plus, most programs require that you be a resident of the UK for three years to even be accepted.
  10. Visit  DC2RN profile page
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    I am an American trained nurse who graduated from an accelerated BSN program in the US. I am very interested in working as a nurse in London. I spoke to a few people at the NMC who told me that although my program was not three years in length I would still be able to register as a nurse with the NMC. I filled out the application for the NMC and just a few days ago I got my decision letter that states that my educational experiences do not meet the standards for the NMC. I find it very interesting to hear that UK trained nurses don't have all the requirements necessary to work in the US. Can anyone shed some light as to the NMC's decision. Any imput would be great.
  11. Visit  suzanne4 profile page
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    Accelerated programs do not meet requirements of other countries. I have been stating this all along.

    Currently, the UK trains their nurses as specialists, you do the fist part of tyour training in general nursing, and then the remainder of time is in your specialty, either Peds/Maternal-Mental Health, or Adult. You do not do all of the areas that we do and are required to do, so these hours need to be made up.

    NMC requires that your training be at least three years in length of time, that is why an ADN cannot get a license to practice there.

    The Accelerated programs are only good in the country where they were offered.
  12. Visit  merschwartz profile page
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    Yes, but in an accelerated program it is not as though you do anything less than in a normal BSN program. It's just done at a very quick pace. That is why if you can work as a nurse in the UK with a regular BSN the same should apply for an accelerated degree.
  13. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    Quote from merschwartz
    Yes, but in an accelerated program it is not as though you do anything less than in a normal BSN program. It's just done at a very quick pace. That is why if you can work as a nurse in the UK with a regular BSN the same should apply for an accelerated degree.

    I guess a lot has to do with hours and whether the hours match UK training. I know years ago EN's similar to LPN could get work in the US no problems (I know someone who did this) where as now EN's can't they have to match US training hours
  14. Visit  madwife2002 profile page
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    Quote from merschwartz
    Yes, but in an accelerated program it is not as though you do anything less than in a normal BSN program. It's just done at a very quick pace. That is why if you can work as a nurse in the UK with a regular BSN the same should apply for an accelerated degree.
    It may be due to the practice hours not meeting the requirements
  15. Visit  merschwartz profile page
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    The clinical hours are exactly the same in an accelerated program as in the regular BSN program. The only difference in the accelerated program that I went to was we didn't take one three credit elective that the regular BSN students took. Plus, I have a friend who went to a one eyar accelerated BSN program, worked in South Carolina for a year and then worked as a nurse in Australia. Other countries do in fact recognize accelerated programs, which they should.


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