London RN to be with question about education

  1. hi
    Im from london wanting to start a a nursing programme in the states. I have a bachelors degree already in public health. Wil it make a difference to me if I take the associates degree in nursing or the Bsn degree in nursing?
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  3. by   jjnurse2
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    hi
    Im from london wanting to start a a nursing programme in the states. I have a bachelors degree already in public health. Wil it make a difference to me if I take the associates degree in nursing or the Bsn degree in nursing?
    The difference is only that a nurse with a BSN can take a supervisory/management position right out of school and of course get more pay. If a ADN student and a BSN student both graduated at the sametime and took the boards and passed and then applied for the same job at the same hospital they WOULD get paid the same. THe reason for this is that they take the exact same state boards. I hope this helps.
  4. by   Rocknurse
    Have you enquired how much you might have to pay to study in the US as a foreign student? Be prepared to pay vast amounts...maybe 3 times as much as an American student. You will also not be allowed to work for the entire duration of the course.
  5. by   suzanne4
    If you are trained in the US, then you can get a green card with just the two year program. If you go to a state school, then your tuition will be much higher, as you would be considered from "out of state"----if you go to a private school, then your tuition will be the same as all of the others.
    You will be on a F-1 visa which does not permit work until after you have finished your training, then you have up to one year to get your green card.

    Hope that this helps...........if you have any more questions, do not hesitate to post.

    What it all comes down to is which program you can get into quicker, usually it will be the programs at the private schools because of the higher tuition.
    If you go the ADN route and want a BSN later, you can do it in a bridge program and even on-line.

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