Quote from t.turnbull
Has the board of nursing you have applied to told you that you are low on hours?
I went to a ogp meeting last year and was told that there was no chance of me getting approved as I trained as project 2000 nurse and would certanily not have enough hours in theses areas.
I applied anyway through california of my own back they done an evaluation sent an ATT
I now have passed NCLEX and have Visascreen in my hand and im going for interview with the hospital of my choice in a state i would like to live.
The hours I completed are as follows
obs: 37.5hrs theory 112.5 practical
peads: 37.5 theory 112.5 practical
psych 150 theory 225 practical
hope this helps.
The moral of the story is dont trust agencys.
I thought it was 80hrs practical dunno where I got that from some site or other.
I have to say the agency i went with hasn't given me any problems, apart from the uncertanty of where I would end up which did cause me worries because of hubbys job, but I leave UK on 1st Dec
10 months after passing my NCLEX.
I was never ever under any illusions that they were the answer to my problems and would baby me every step of the way, I went in with my eyes wide open. Simply I didnt have the time to go it alone and worry and stress and chase up recruiters.
I didnt care where I went stateside the object was to get there and worry where I really wanted to be during the contracted time.
I do believe however if you specifically want an area then you have to go it alone because you'll never get what you want completly by going with an agency.
It is not all sweetness and light with recruiters the time span can be longer, they may pull out when least expected and you can be contracted for longer up to 3 years.
I am also under no illusions that once I get there i will be supported by the agency I am after a business deal
I have to focus on the means to an end