I am looking into the qucikest and easiest way possible to come to the States. I am particularly interested in the Boston/New England area. I am a 2ndyr Student Nurse currently residing in the UK and I realise that I will be short of Paeds/Mental Health and Obstetric Hours. I understand that I would have to attend college in the States to make up these hours. Does anyone know of the Colleges available to me? Especially ones in the New England area!
Would I obtain a Student Visa to study this or another type of visa? Also when I obtain these hours is it then possible to sit the NCLEX exam and stay in the Boston area while looking for work, or would I have to return to the UK and do it from there? I have tried looking into this and have emailed several agencies, but I think it may be better to do this myself as you hear all kinds of things about agencies
I do not have a problem about studying in the States, but I heard I would only need to go for about 4 months, is this correct?
Nov 20, '06
Unfortunately my University seems to be the only ones that do not offer electives in other areas. The elective I chose to do is A & E as I figured I may get some clinical hours there, also this is where my interest lies.
So far my clinical placements have been as follows:
Infection Unit (Medical) 262.50hrs
Holburn Clinic (Community) 262.50hrs
Westview (Care of The Elderly) 300.00hrs
Orthopaedics (Surgical) 262.50hrs currently on this placement.
I have these placements still to do:
Maryfield West Nursing Home (Care of The Elderly) 262.50hrs
Ear Nose and Throat (Surgical) 300.00hrs
A & E (Medical/Surgical) 450.00hrs
Surgical and Medical are not a problem but Mental Health, Paediatrics and Maternity will be. When I was on my Community placement I did gain Mental Health, Paediatrics and Maternity clinical hours and I assume in 3rd year I will have to do the same. I think at present I have approx 25hrs Maternity, 30 hrs Paeds and 30 hrs Mental Health although I do also have 40 hours Mother and Child. I assume that the University has a log of these somewhere. I don't think however that the University logs Theory time for these disciplines. In first year we did get some general training but not much and as far as I am aware there will be no log for this. My Course leader will not want to help me gain these hours as they have often told us they are not training us to immigrate abroad.
It looks like my only way is to do this abroad
unless of course there are any colleges/uni's in the Uk that can offer this?
Last edit by Summer24 on Nov 20, '06