Has anyone made up hours? - page 2

Ok so Im hoping I have the required hours to proceed with my application but in the event I havent I was wondering what happens next ? If I am lacking it will be in paeds - Has anyone made time up in... Read More

  1. by   RGN1
    With all that's going on with OGP I woudn't touch them with a 10 foot long greasy barge pole!!!!!!
  2. by   iviek
    y'all check out this website!!!!!

    link:Registered Nurse
  3. by   augigi
    Don't forget if you plan to take the hours as a guest at a US school, you'll need the correct visa (none would let me do it on a visitor visa) and must be able to support yourself financially throughout the course.
  4. by   RGN1
    Quote from augigi
    Don't forget if you plan to take the hours as a guest at a US school, you'll need the correct visa (none would let me do it on a visitor visa) and must be able to support yourself financially throughout the course.
    At least it's a start! those who are in a position to do so will be very pleased to see this I'm sure.
  5. by   madwife2002
    Quote from iviek
    OGP has a programme for nurses who need to top up hours, but you will have to sign their contract before you can go on the course. the course last apprx 4months and cost 150-450 depending on the areas u need make up hours. the theory part is delivered online and you will have to arrange your own practical placements

    How long is their contract and how much is their get out clause? These are things I would look at first.
  6. by   Summer24
    I can't find anything relating to this course that OGP is offering on their website. Plus it states that you must have at least one years experience, I suppose by the time I get over there I likely will but it means I couldn't apply until I have

    It looks like Sydney, Australia is beginning to call louder now....
  7. by   augigi
    Quote from RGN1
    At least it's a start! those who are in a position to do so will be very pleased to see this I'm sure.
    RNG1, I'm not sure why you felt the need to post this or what you meant, but I was just reminding people, as I had experience with this. I was not being obstructive, as you seem to imply.
  8. by   Summer24
    Can anyone give me the names of any of the Schools that may take someone as a guest student to top up hours? I'm not worried what State they are in, I just want a light at the end of the tunnel....

    Thanks
  9. by   rsmit02
    Hi there,

    This is totally possible, I fly to the USA on 29th December to go to Burlington Community College New Jersey to make up my hours. I am a psychiatric nurse here in uk so am short some medical and surgical hours.

    The process was easy I contacted the college and the International advisor said to apply to the college for the Nursing programme, then I spoke to the nursing Dean who has set an appointment for when I arrive and will slot me into the classes I need. I applied for the college, got my I-20 and had my visa interview on Monday got my F1 student visa not problems, my husband got his F2 visa also. The hardest part was showing the funds needed to support ourselves $16,000 per year for me and my husband (would be $13,000 without my husband). I just had to prove the 1st year of money.

    Once my hours are made up I can apply for AOS, of course if Retrogression is still in force I will just keep up my F1 status by doing any old classes or am considering switching my I-20 to the Kaplan Course for passing nclex they will issue a I-20 of international nurses to study for nclex for my F1 visa.

    If I were you I would get cgfns Credential Evaluation Screen asap I applied in April still havent official heard back on what hours I need to make up!!!!! Then phone round colleges in the states you fancy going to and asking to speak to the International advisor or Nursing Dean.

    If you need any more info give us a shout.

    Ruthx
  10. by   Summer24
    Thank you so much, I can see the light:chuckle

    I am currently a 2nd year Student nurse studying Adult Nursing, I won't be short on any Medical or Surgical but I will def be short on Paeds, Maternity and Mental Health. Do you think I should contact them now, just to ask what I require. I already know how many hours I have for Med/Sur (or will have by the time of Graduation)
    I am getting married in Florida in August and when I come back I will be in 3rd year, so our aim is to sell up within that year and move asap after I graduate. We are hoping to have enough money from the sale of the house. I am willing to go to any state to make up these hours. BTW do you mean Burlington County College?

    Thanks
  11. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from Summer24
    Thank you so much, I can see the light:chuckle

    I am currently a 2nd year Student nurse studying Adult Nursing, I won't be short on any Medical or Surgical but I will def be short on Paeds, Maternity and Mental Health. Do you think I should contact them now, just to ask what I require. I already know how many hours I have for Med/Sur (or will have by the time of Graduation)
    I am getting married in Florida in August and when I come back I will be in 3rd year, so our aim is to sell up within that year and move asap after I graduate. We are hoping to have enough money from the sale of the house. I am willing to go to any state to make up these hours. BTW do you mean Burlington County College?

    Thanks

    You can't apply for any reports until you complete your training as the university has to send your transcripts, will not be accepts if you send them
  12. by   iviek
    just wondered if u r going for the full nursing programme or just the areas you r deficient in. how long is the programme and the cost pls???/
    Quote from rsmit02
    Hi there,

    This is totally possible, I fly to the USA on 29th December to go to Burlington Community College New Jersey to make up my hours. I am a psychiatric nurse here in uk so am short some medical and surgical hours.

    The process was easy I contacted the college and the International advisor said to apply to the college for the Nursing programme, then I spoke to the nursing Dean who has set an appointment for when I arrive and will slot me into the classes I need. I applied for the college, got my I-20 and had my visa interview on Monday got my F1 student visa not problems, my husband got his F2 visa also. The hardest part was showing the funds needed to support ourselves $16,000 per year for me and my husband (would be $13,000 without my husband). I just had to prove the 1st year of money.

    Once my hours are made up I can apply for AOS, of course if Retrogression is still in force I will just keep up my F1 status by doing any old classes or am considering switching my I-20 to the Kaplan Course for passing nclex they will issue a I-20 of international nurses to study for nclex for my F1 visa.

    If I were you I would get cgfns Credential Evaluation Screen asap I applied in April still havent official heard back on what hours I need to make up!!!!! Then phone round colleges in the states you fancy going to and asking to speak to the International advisor or Nursing Dean.

    If you need any more info give us a shout.

    Ruthx
  13. by   rsmit02
    Hi there,

    I had to apply for the full nursing programme and show funds to support myself for the first year ($16,000 for me and dependant $13,000 for me alone) and show either funds or sponsership for the other 2 years another 2x the $16,000 to get my F1 visa. When I get to usa however I have agreed with Burlington to just make up the hours I am deficient in not do the whole programme, as long as I do 12 credits a semester my F1 visa is valid. Not sure how long it will take me as I am still waiting for cgfns to issue me my CES Report 8 months after applying so still dont know what hours I need to make up is any!!!!

    If I have a lot then guess it will take me longer but if I have none I can either just do interesting courses till retrogression is over and I can file for AOS or I am also considering transfering my I-20 to Kaplan to do their nclex review course.

    Ruthx

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