Germany => US (fl bon breakdown)

  1. Thank you all,

    so does anybody know what the minimum requirements set by the Florida Board of Nursing are? ...

    Problem is Fiancee did 3 year program in germany and breaking down the subjects and hours to be submitted is impossibly hard without a guideline. Looked all over cgfns & BON fl sites. Very little information on the hard numbers. Can anyone help I'll love you forever..



    1. Care of the Adult - Medical Nursing [Theory - ?? Clinic - ??]
    2. Care of the Adult - Surgical Nursing [Theory - ?? Clinic - ??]
    3. Maternal/Infant Nursing, excl. Gynecology [Theory - ?? Clinic - ??]
    4. Nursing Care of Children [Theory - ?? Clinic - ??]
    5. Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, excluding Neurology [Theory - ?? Clinic - ??]
    6. Gerontology Nursing [Theory - ?? Clinic - ??]
    7. Pharmacology [Theory - ?? Clinic - ??]
    8. Physiology [Theory - ?? Clinic - ??]
    9. Psychology [Theory - ?? Clinic - ??]
    10. Anatomy [Theory - ?? Clinic - ??]
    11. Nutrition [Theory - ?? Clinic - ??]

    Also can anyone give me an example of what qualifies as surgical nursing in the USA.

    THANK YOU so much for your time,
    Ive tried searching everywhere prior to posting.


    also any other guidance would be greatly appriciated
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  3. by   Gauntlet182
    best information i could find at the moment but its missing so much information

    (1) Graduates of International nursing programs or nursing programs in jurisdictions which are not members of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) must submit an evaluation from a credentialing agency approved by the Board.
    (2) Approved credentialing agencies must meet the following criteria:
    (a) The credentialing agency must be a member of a national credentialing organization that sets performance standards for the industry, and must adhere to those standards.
    (b) The credentialing agency's standards must be monitored by an external committee of credentialing experts and nursing educators.
    (c) The credentialing agency must demonstrate the ability to accurately analyze academic and licensure credentials in terms of U.S. comparability, with course-by-course analysis for nursing academic records.
    (d) The credentialing agency must manage the translation of original documents into English.
    (e) The credentialing agency will inform the Board of Nursing in the event applicant documents are found to be fraudulent.
    (f) The credentialing agency must have been in the business of evaluating nursing education for a minimum of 10 years.
    (3) Credentials evaluation report.
    (a) The references used in the evaluation must be cited in the credentials report.
    (b) The credentials report must state the language of nursing instruction and the language of textbooks for nursing education.
    (c) The credentialing agency must use only original source documentation in evaluating nursing education.
    (d) The report must state the comparability of the foreign education to U.S. and to Florida Board of Nursing standards.
    (e) The report must detail course clock hours for theory and clinical components of nursing education.
    (4) In order for the applicant to meet the educational requirements of Section 464.008, F.S., the credentials report and transcripts must include all courses set forth in Section 464.019, F.S., and must demonstrate, at a minimum, the following equivalency to hours of theoretical and clinical instruction:
    (a) Registered nursing programs:
    1. 70 theory hours and 127 clinical hours in medical nursing,
    2. 45 theory hours and 104 clinical hours in surgical nursing,
    3. 31 theory hours and 44 clinical hours in obstetrical nursing,
    4. 32 theory hours and 43 clinical hours in pediatric nursing; and,
    5. 34 theory hours and 53 clinical hours in psychiatric/mental health nursing.
    (b) Practical nursing programs:
    1. 87 theory hours and 115 clinical hours in medical nursing,
    2. 76 theory hours and 103 clinical hours in surgical nursing,
    3. 34 theory hours and 47 hours in obstetrics nursing; and,
    4. 27 theory hours and 38 clinical hours in pediatrics nursing.
    (c) Registered and practical nursing programs must meet the requirements of
    Sections 464.019(1)(f) and (g), F.S.
    (f) The professional or practical nursing curriculum plan documents clinical experience and theoretical instruction in medical, surgical, obstetric, pediatric, and geriatric nursing. A professional nursing curriculum plan shall also document clinical experience and theoretical instruction in psychiatric nursing. Each curriculum plan must document clinical training experience in appropriate settings that include, but are not limited to, acute care, long-term care, and community settings.
    (g) The professional or practical nursing education program provides theoretical instruction and clinical application in personal, family, and community health concepts; nutrition; human growth and development throughout the life span; body structure and function; interpersonal relationship skills; mental health concepts; pharmacology and administration of medications; and legal aspects of practice. A professional nursing education program must also provide theoretical instruction and clinical application in interpersonal relationships and leadership skills; professional role and function; and health teaching and counseling skills.

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