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  1. Hi guys! How are you doing?
    I'm from Russia - nurse and MD
    Now I'm working as a pediatrician, but I want to try confirm my nursing diploma in USA and find a job there. Any ideas?
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  3. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from serg
    Hi guys! How are you doing?
    I'm from Russia - nurse and MD
    Now I'm working as a pediatrician, but I want to try confirm my nursing diploma in USA and find a job there. Any ideas?

    Hello and welcome

    Suggest reading primer for working in the US thread which is a sticky near the top of this forum It will explain everything you need to do. A lot depends on where you want to work, would also suggest plenty of reading on here

    Good luck
  4. by   NaomieRN
    Hello and welcome to allnurses.
  5. by   suzanne4
    Which program did you attend for nursing, the one in St. Petersburg? If so, it is approved by CGFNS and meets the requirements for all of their programs...........

    Suggest that you read the Primer at the top of this forum for a start. Then you need to decide which state that you would like to work in and apply to there for License by Examination.......

    There are many steps to be completed before you can look for a job. But we are here and able to answer your questions.
    Last edit by suzanne4 on Nov 15, '06
  6. by   serg
    Hi! Thank you very much for your advices.
    In my country, in Moscow we have one training program that helps Russian nurses become eligible in the USA. It's name is FCI global - it's an American organization, but they have a branch in Moscow. They offer 8 month (in everage) training program - English, then pass TOEFL exam, then medical program (terms and all main subjects) in English then pass CGFNS and NCLEX exams, and then if you have succesful results they help to get a green card and find a job in the USA. The only problem is that it costs much money especially it's a lot for Russian doctors and nurses, about $8000, and then when I will already work in the USA I need to pay them $12000 more within a year ($1000 per a month). Right now I am working as a pediatrician in polyclinic, my salary is about $500 per a month, and nurse here earns about $160 per a month. I am really want to study there, but I can't afford it. Maybe you know some clinic that need a RN, and can sponsor my studies? I finished a Kemerovo medical collage for nurse degree in 1992, and Kemerovo Medical Academy in 2000 for a physician degree and then took a pediatric internship. I never heared about St Petersburg nursing school, that have American education system.
    God bless you!
  7. by   RNKay31
    Welcome to allnurses you will find alot of great help here
  8. by   suzanne4
    Quote from serg
    Hi! Thank you very much for your advices.
    In my country, in Moscow we have one training program that helps Russian nurses become eligible in the USA. It's name is FCI global - it's an American organization, but they have a branch in Moscow. They offer 8 month (in everage) training program - English, then pass TOEFL exam, then medical program (terms and all main subjects) in English then pass CGFNS and NCLEX exams, and then if you have succesful results they help to get a green card and find a job in the USA. The only problem is that it costs much money especially it's a lot for Russian doctors and nurses, about $8000, and then when I will already work in the USA I need to pay them $12000 more within a year ($1000 per a month). Right now I am working as a pediatrician in polyclinic, my salary is about $500 per a month, and nurse here earns about $160 per a month. I am really want to study there, but I can't afford it. Maybe you know some clinic that need a RN, and can sponsor my studies? I finished a Kemerovo medical collage for nurse degree in 1992, and Kemerovo Medical Academy in 2000 for a physician degree and then took a pediatric internship. I never heared about St Petersburg nursing school, that have American education system.
    God bless you!


    First, there is absolutely no reason for you to go thru a program like the one above, their charges are completely outrageous. And I would not call that a training program at all. They are just taking advantage of you.

    First, the CGFNS exam is only required in about five states, and even that may be changing soon. So there is no reason for that at all.

    Where do you wish to work? Start with that. I will help you get thru what you need to do, and you do not need any of that program above.
  9. by   suzanne4
    There is no way that anyone should ever spend $20,000 plus for a review program to work in the US. Totally insane........and shame on that company for taking advantage of people like that.
  10. by   serg
    Thank you, Suzanne.
    I want to ask you to look the FCI Global internet site. And then share to me your thoughts about it. May I ask you to do it?
    My first problem is that I am not good in English, especialy in medical English, so I need some training anyway.
    I would like to work in Alabama state in Birmingham area, or in Arizona in Phoenix area, maybe in one of the southern states.
    Thank you!
  11. by   serg
    Where can I get materials to prepare for CGFNS?
  12. by   rusiba
    Hi Serg,
    I am from Russia , do you know,
    I could help you if you email me
    Best wishes.
    Last edit by rusiba on Nov 18, '06
  13. by   suzanne4
    Quote from serg
    Where can I get materials to prepare for CGFNS?

    First, there is no reason that you need to write the CGFNS exam, and I do not recommend it for you. Concentrate on passing the NCLEX-RN exam and your series of English exams.

    Any type of program that is charging you $20,000 US is just not acceptable by me, you are getting taken advantage of. Period.

    And they cannot guarantee anything.........

    For medical terminology, there is an excellent book called The Language of Medicine by Linda Chabner, it costs about $50 US and comes with a workbook build in to it, much cheaper that way..........and free prep for the NCLEX............from here.

    Save the money.................
  14. by   serg
    Thank you.
    Where can I find materials for NCLEX?

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