CAN A DILOMA IN GNsg AND PSY.Nsg WRITE RN.

  1. Dear friends ;
    i need some valuable guidence from you . I have passed Diploma in general nursing psychiatric nursing and is working as a psychiatric nurse since 5 yearse in kuwait . now we are planning to immigrate to U.S. i didn't study midwifary during my diploma and istead of that i study psychiatric nursing as my option .
    is it possible for me to write r.n exam with midwifary , or can i work as a psychiatric nurse there . if not , whatelse is nneded to write r.n exam. then what are the minimum qualifictions to work as a LPN.
    My family's future planning is depened upon your valuable advice and informations . kindly help us to take a good decision .
    thanking you ;
    TOMY .

    KUWAIT.
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   suzanne4
    With the psychiatric nurse training, and only that, you will be unable to sit for US Boards, whether NCLEX-RN or NCLEX-PN.

    Even if you qualified to sit for th LPN boards, it would do you no good at all.
    You would be unable to get a green card under those conditions, you would not be fast-tracked, and it would be almost impossible for you to find a sponsor since your application for visa would be with all of the others.........and take at least three to four years or so............

    Best bet is to submit your documents to CGFNS for evaluation and see what they will give you credit for and what you need to make up...........no matter which way you choose, you will still need a Visa Screen Certificate, and this is done thru CGFNS........so I would start with them...........
    The applicaitons for them are at: www.cgfns.org.

    Good luck..............
    Last edit by suzanne4 on May 8, '05
  4. by   tomymareena
    Respected Madam;
    thank you very much for your valuable reply . Madam, if we procede , i will be under the sponcership of my wife . she already passed the CGFNS and is preparing for IELTS . During my three year diploma , i studied all the subjects needed for CGFNS, except midwifary . instead of that i studied psychiatric nursing . Those who studied the diplloma with midwifary is eligible for CGFNS EXAM.
    Madam , can i work as LPN with the sponsership of my wife .
    sorry to disturbe you , thanking you ;
    tomy.

  5. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from tomymareena
    Respected Madam;
    thank you very much for your valuable reply . Madam, if we procede , i will be under the sponcership of my wife . she already passed the CGFNS and is preparing for IELTS . During my three year diploma , i studied all the subjects needed for CGFNS, except midwifary . instead of that i studied psychiatric nursing . Those who studied the diplloma with midwifary is eligible for CGFNS EXAM.
    Madam , can i work as LPN with the sponsership of my wife .
    sorry to disturbe you , thanking you ;
    tomy.


    Just wanted to say hi Tomy and hi to your wife, I hope you have a good experience in the states. I don't know the answers to your questions but welcome to the Allnurses board!
  6. by   suzanne4
    Quote from tomymareena
    Respected Madam;
    thank you very much for your valuable reply . Madam, if we procede , i will be under the sponcership of my wife . she already passed the CGFNS and is preparing for IELTS . During my three year diploma , i studied all the subjects needed for CGFNS, except midwifary . instead of that i studied psychiatric nursing . Those who studied the diplloma with midwifary is eligible for CGFNS EXAM.
    Madam , can i work as LPN with the sponsership of my wife .
    sorry to disturbe you , thanking you ;
    tomy.

    LPNs are still required to have the OB section. It will be up to CGFNS to make the decision based on what your school submits. Have you submitted your documents to CGFNS? The exam is not required, unless you wish to work in Michigan or Illinois.

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