My husband is in the Air-force and we are currently stationed in New Mexico. I was planning on getting my nursing degree here and become a Registered Nurse. However my husband got his order yesterday, and we will be moving to England in June. The base we are moving to is called RAF Lakenheath and I was looking online for colleges there that offered nursing degrees. However I was unable to find one and even If I did, would I be able to use my degree when we move back to the United States? I also heard that it is hard for someone who comes from another country to be admitted into a nursing program in England and get a job. Would the degree work in the hospital on base? If any one knows any of the answers to my questions or any extra information I should know I would really appreciate it. Thank you
Mar 12, '10
I am in a similar boat!! I came from Arizona to Northern Ireland and am not 100% on how I will go about finishing school yet, but I can offer you info from the education section of the Arizona State Board of Nursing when I inquired:
The degree would not directly transfer; you would need to provide a credential evaluation from an approved CES agency that declared your program equivalent to a US program. This is usually not too difficult when talking about UK programs ( there is a cost and time factor), however many UK programs do not provide maternity nursing. You would need to have maternity nursing theory and clinical practice in your program or take the midwife program following the program. Other areas of deficit sometimes seen are in psych-mental health and pediatric nursing (all these need both theory and clinical) I am enclosing our current instructions for applications--please note the page for graduates of foreign nursing programs.
This was after I sent info for a BSN General Adult Nursing through the University of Ulster.
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