Germany to US

  1. Hi all,
    I've been thinking of becoming a nurse for a very long time now and would like to work in the US eventually as I have many relatives there (I also have American citizenship so visa etc wouldn't be a problem).

    However, my biggest concern is the difference in education of German and US American nurses -- here, you do not get a Bachelor's degree after your
    3-year "Ausbildung"/nursing program (literal translation is apprenticeship).

    From the research I've done so far, I would be able to become a RN in many states, but now to the actual question:
    Is there ANY possibility of specializing (nurse practitioner, birth and labor nurse etc etc) with only a RN license? -- no diploma, associates degree or BSN... or would I eventually have to get a recongnized degree?

    Thanks for reading!
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