For foreign students of nursing (Russian, Ukrainian) - page 2

Hi, I am from Ukraine. I am going to pass NCLEX in CA. I was graduated in Ukraine. I am looking for foreign nurses. I have a lot of questions about paper work before test . Is... Read More

  1. by   brandies85
    hey all,
    i have a 4yr feldsher diploma from russia i have just graduated and i would like to be a RN in america,
    how is it recognized and what should i do to be one?
    is it possible to join a school on america only for an exam in NCLEX-RN EXAM?

    i would appreciate ur help
    thanx
  2. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from brandies85
    hey all,
    i have a 4yr feldsher diploma from russia i have just graduated and i would like to be a RN in america,
    how is it recognized and what should i do to be one?
    is it possible to join a school on america only for an exam in NCLEX-RN EXAM?

    i would appreciate ur help
    thanx
    You need to apply for license to the state nursing board that you want to work. Meet their requirements for foreign trained nurse and pass NCLEX. Once you have done that then find a employer and join the queue for retrogression and a long wait for a visa. There are exam centers all over the world so you do not have to go to the US to take the exam

    You can find links to nursing bards at the bottom of the page
  3. by   miaanna
    Hi my name is Natalya if you have any concerns give me call
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on May 5, '09 : Reason: Please do not post contact details as per terms of service
  4. by   carmenmagda2003
    hi, ablez.
    I am romanian too. I live presently in Uk, but I want to start my application for California licensure.
    Have you passed your nclex allready? Could you tell me what is the equivalent in US our nursing education in Romania? Is it degree or diploma?
    Thank you and nice to know there are other romanian nurses in there.
  5. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from carmenmagda2003
    hi, ablez.
    I am romanian too. I live presently in Uk, but I want to start my application for California licensure.
    Have you passed your nclex allready? Could you tell me what is the equivalent in US our nursing education in Romania? Is it degree or diploma?
    Thank you and nice to know there are other romanian nurses in there.
    Welcome

    i would suggest you consider another state as much has already been written about why we do not recommend CA for inital license. You are looking at several years waiting for a visa for the US and CA will destroy your file if you do not provide a SSN within 3 years or ask for a extension.
  6. by   ablez76
    Hi Magda

    I don't know if you are still there? I just found out about your question. I lost my pass word and I couldn't been able to connect to the server. Let me know what you have done?
  7. by   carmenmagda2003
    Salut,

    Thanks for your message back. Yes, I have managed to send all my paper to Ca Bon in march. Unfortunatelly, I have received yesterday a letter from them informing me that FBI rejected my fingerprinting card on the grounds that the ''characteristics are too weak". So, I have to go and re-do it again. And that will delay again my ATT. Anyway, it has to be done. What are you doing at the moment? Are you working already in US as RN?
    Numai bine, Carmen.
  8. by   ablez76
    Quote from carmenmagda2003
    Salut,

    Thanks for your message back. Yes, I have managed to send all my paper to Ca Bon in march. Unfortunatelly, I have received yesterday a letter from them informing me that FBI rejected my fingerprinting card on the grounds that the ''characteristics are too weak". So, I have to go and re-do it again. And that will delay again my ATT. Anyway, it has to be done. What are you doing at the moment? Are you working already in US as RN?
    Numai bine, Carmen.

    I am so sorry to hear all of that. I passed my NCLEX-RN last November. I failed first but thanks God I passed second time. Since that day I am looking for a job and I couldn't find any in NY. Unfortunately economic crisis effected even the health care system. Many hospitals aren't hiring anymore and hospitals are going bankrupt. So the market is terrible right now. I applied nursing homes per diem, positions almost like 55 hospitals in all NY States and most of them told me that I'm not qualified and some of them that even answered back. They don't consider my experience from my country. Right now I'm kind of desperate not been able to find a job. You can write me any time. I wish everything will be better for you. I wish you best of luck.
  9. by   carmenmagda2003
    Hi!
    Congratulations first of all for taking Nclex! You'll have to tell me the secret!! How did you study? Did you had a schedule daily and if so, how many hours were you studying and for how many months have you continued studying? And which reviews have you used?
    About your job, I am sorry to hear that still the economy is so bad in US. And especially now with the new healthcare bill voted I was thinking that soon more opportunities will arise. I know it very well how it is to have a nursing experience but not to be recognized. I have felt it on my skin in here in UK, and I did struggle for a while to find a job in hospital. Because in here, even if you work as an RN in a nursing home it is very difficult to find a job in a hospital. Difficult, yes. But not impossible! I did it!
    It took me few months, but I am working since 3 years ago in an NHS hospital (that is a national service hospital -goverment) and I am in top pay for my band.
    So, I am sure you will find something soon. You just have to persevere and not to loose your hopes. Just try every day!
    I think it is better to apply for a permanent position rather than per diem, as they want somebody with local experience for a per diem job.
    Best of luck! And don't forget to tell me about Nclex.
    Oh, and one more thing... How long did you have to wait for your ATT letter?
    Thank you!
  10. by   ablez76
    Buna Carmen

    Thank you for your support but this bill it's not helping right now maybe in about next 2-3 years it will be a great opportunity for health care providers. I don't want to discourage you by giving you this information but this is the situation right now. I agree for all what you've said about nursing homes and per diem but unfortunately I have no other choice than to find a job to survive. I even applied to other states license NJ and CT.
    I have to say that I am impressed by your courage and to be able to start all over from the beginning in another country. Actually it took me a little longer to get my verification in NY because I wasn't aware the fact in CA that you don't need to pass by Education Department CGFNS examination and IELTS.
    For me it took approximately 2,5 year to be able to sit for NCLEX-RN. I had studied like 1 year 5 hours per day 4-5 days a week. I had studied at that time from library's books preparation for NCLEX-RN but it didn't helped. So I failed and I heard about Kaplan Course for NCLEX-RN it was very helpful it was focusing on strategic than theoretic you know we used to study theoretically that strategically. So for me Kaplan was the solution. Maybe for you studying from books will be enough because you have UK experience so this might be helpful while you studying.
    Carmen I would like to know how is to be a nurse in UK and how you can work as a Romanian Nurse in UK what are the requirements to be able to work as an RN in UK?
    Salutari
  11. by   Silverdragon102
    To work in the UK you need to meet NMC requirements. NMC website


    Also can I please remind everyone of Terms of service and please post only in English. I have removed a couple of posts because they was not in English.
  12. by   ro67sif
    Hello,

    To OP: I am really sorry, but I can' t give you any advice. I graduated in Romania and I took my NCLEX in another state, so, I am not familiar with CA requirements. However, I know that for any state you have to pass the English exam (Toefl or Ielts) and for me this was more time-consuming and stressful than NCLEX (I passed Toefl).

    To carmenmagda 2003 and ablez 76: I am so happy to see that there are some romanian nurses here. I passed the NCLEX last March and I have 14 years experience in Romania (ED and OR). Since I' ve got my license, I have been applying for a job in the US. Well, I know that it is hard even for citizens, I know it is recession, and I will persevere. But, is it possible that nothing from my experience to be recognized here because it' s from my country ? I am shocked to hear this !!

    Since this is the situation in the US, I was thinking of getting my license in the UK. I know that I have to meet their requirements first. But, please, carmenmagda, can you tell me more details about nursing in the UK ? I mean, compared to that from Romania. How much time did it take to get the license there (in your case, of course) and how would be the chances of finding a job there with my experience ? I see that you want to pass NCLEX. Ask me whatever you want about it and I will try to help you. The NCLEX section of this forum was helpful for me, indeed, but you still need to study hard by yourself (this was my case).

    I am not allowed to send PMs. But, if you can, please, do not hesitate to contact me (both of you). I hope you can answer some of my questions. Thanks. I wish you all the best.

    Well, and sorry, OP. We have met here because of you, but I hope that people more knowledgeble than me will answer you. Good luck.
  13. by   carmenmagda2003
    Hi!
    We are getting more and more of us! That's very nice to know...
    I will have to write to you more in detail later, because I am going out now. But like with ablez, I would prefer to give you the information on a private address. Write to me at carmenmagda2003@yahoo.com
    See you later!

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