Any other ideas? :( - page 2

Hello all, Some of you may have read some of my posts about how to go about making up the hours for working in the states, I have tried many avenues and had all the doors shut on me so to speak... Read More

  1. by   letina
    Quote from TinaK
    Hi letina , sadly i need 80 hours worth of clinical time in obstetrics, paediatrics and psych nursing, as well as 40 hours worth of theory time in each of those , its quite a lot as my course is heavily adult based and was even in the common foundation part of the course.
    So let's get this straight - your training doesn't include any of these specialities? You have another year to go, is there no way you can elect a placement in any of these areas?
    (I'm Tina also)
  2. by   TinaK
    Quote from letina
    So let's get this straight - your training doesn't include any of these specialities? You have another year to go, is there no way you can elect a placement in any of these areas?
    (I'm Tina also)
    Apart from one or two theme days here and there for those subjects, then nope , my course doesnt really do those specialities, as i mentioned it was very heavily adult orientated , and have asked to have placements in those area's but the placement coordinator simply would not allow it
  3. by   letina
    How about asking if you can 'sit in' on some of the lectures then ask the tutor to set a couple of assignments for you to submit? That would take care of the theory side and maybe you could do some clinical hours in your own time?
    Just a thought as I said but anything's worth a try, you sound so keen and I don't think you should give up without exploring every avenue
    Tina
  4. by   TinaK
    Quote from letina
    How about asking if you can 'sit in' on some of the lectures then ask the tutor to set a couple of assignments for you to submit? That would take care of the theory side and maybe you could do some clinical hours in your own time?
    Just a thought as I said but anything's worth a try, you sound so keen and I don't think you should give up without exploring every avenue
    Tina
    yes i did ask some of my tutors if i could do this and they still said no! (unbelievable isnt it!) i am going to try one last time with the head of the department but going by the reactions of the other tutors i will bet its going to be no yet again , yes i am verrry keen, i am so jealous of all these nurses who got to do the general training in the uk lol ...if only i had been born a few years earlier eh! ...i am trying not to give up but some days it does get frustrating...if you here of anything that could help i would love it if you could get in touch and let me know!
  5. by   letina
    Tina, if I think of anything of course I will let you know. Your tutors are being unreasonable, I really feel for you, I hate it when students are not encouraged. Our system here in the UK often leaves much to be desired which is one of the reasons I'm off to the US. Don't be too jealous of us nurses who trained years ago, all my transcripts have been destroyed because they are so old which is giving me a lot of sleepless nights at the moment as I am waiting for eligibility to take NCLEX and without my transcripts I may be in the same boat as you

    Don't give up hope. Remember, the things worth having are worth working for

    Tina
  6. by   TinaK
    Quote from letina
    Tina, if I think of anything of course I will let you know. Your tutors are being unreasonable, I really feel for you, I hate it when students are not encouraged. Our system here in the UK often leaves much to be desired which is one of the reasons I'm off to the US. Don't be too jealous of us nurses who trained years ago, all my transcripts have been destroyed because they are so old which is giving me a lot of sleepless nights at the moment as I am waiting for eligibility to take NCLEX and without my transcripts I may be in the same boat as you

    Don't give up hope. Remember, the things worth having are worth working for

    Tina
    Hiya I really hope you are eligible for NCLEX! what will you do if your not? will you have to make up the hours too? yes the tutors are being unreasonable, but as i said its all to do with wanting to keep uk nurses here in this country i reckon I hope i find a way to get the hours i need and good luck to you also, you will have to let me know if you are eligible! my email is xixredxix@aol.com

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