Hang in there. The process is long however it will work out.
Do not worry about the NCLEX either. I stressed over that only to find it was easy. I did not even have as many years experience.
I was trained and had my first experience in France.
I met a nurse from Switzerland and another from Poland who were asked to take a class of again.
I anticipated this therefore. Like in Australia, midwifery is a specialization. Therefore I thought there might be fewer hours for women' health in lecture. So I just approached a nursing school
and asked if I could become a guest student. That way I was able to observe training in the US (and clinical) firsthand and while doing so I was taking hours needed just in case it was asked. I was not asked to do this by my state (California).
I have heard that many schools
however want to see the letter from the BON before according guest student status. If I were you I'd just ignore that and begin to ask around.
Hang in there !