Make up courses for US registration - page 3

I am currently working as a registered nurse in Brisbane Australia. I want to go to the states to work but before I can even apply I need to make up hours is a couple of areas. I need 40 hours theory... Read More

  1. by   gwenith
    Koalablue - have you thought about asking this question in the Canadian forum???? You might find it easier to be registered in Canada and from there go to the US. Canada sounds like such a nice country and the crazy inhabitants seem to have a lot in common with us Aussies.
  2. by   suzanne4
    Quote from gwenith
    Koalablue - have you thought about asking this question in the Canadian forum???? You might find it easier to be registered in Canada and from there go to the US. Canada sounds like such a nice country and the crazy inhabitants seem to have a lot in common with us Aussies.
    Gwenith,
    Problem with that is Canada uses the same educational system that the US does. Many of the provinces are now requiring a BSN to be able to even sit for the boards. They require hours in each of the major subjects, as they want a "generalist" -- not a "specialist." This is the common problem that is happening with nurses that have trained in the UK or Australia.
  3. by   Koalablue
    Gwenith,

    I *could* go to Canada...but the fiance waiting in America might get a little cheesed off with me lol.
  4. by   gwenith
    Suzanne our basic registration is BSN and that is why I suggested it. Don't know about the hours though - Koala - look at it this way - at least you would be on the same continent!
  5. by   suzanne4
    Quote from gwenith
    Suzanne our basic registration is BSN and that is why I suggested it. Don't know about the hours though - Koala - look at it this way - at least you would be on the same continent!
    But then why are the nurses from there lacking either peds and maternal or mental health?
  6. by   suzanne4
    Quote from gwenith
    Koalablue - have you thought about asking this question in the Canadian forum???? You might find it easier to be registered in Canada and from there go to the US. Canada sounds like such a nice country and the crazy inhabitants seem to have a lot in common with us Aussies.
    The US also goes back to initial country of training, so by making a stop to get registered in Canada,it will not make things any quicker, actually longer, as approval will need to go thru two nursing boards. Her fastest route is to go to the US on a fiance visa, then complete the required courses there in the city where she will be a resident (if a K-1 visa).
  7. by   suzanne4
    Quote from gwenith
    Suzanne our basic registration is BSN and that is why I suggested it. Don't know about the hours though - Koala - look at it this way - at least you would be on the same continent!

    Australian training in now done under the specialist format, not the generalist, so there are not enough of the approved hours in all of the required areas.
  8. by   Koalablue
    Quote from suzanne4
    The US also goes back to initial country of training, so by making a stop to get registered in Canada,it will not make things any quicker, actually longer, as approval will need to go thru two nursing boards. Her fastest route is to go to the US on a fiance visa, then complete the required courses there in the city where she will be a resident (if a K-1 visa).
    Yes, you're right - the fiance visa and US study is an option my guy and I are considering. I think Australians just have a problem with the cost of studying in the US, even just for a semester. Especially seeing as I just plain don't have the money for it anyway LOL.

    Still if thats the way to go then I'll just have to do it! Unless I come up with the cut price answer here at home first :chuckle
  9. by   suzanne4
    Quote from Koalablue
    Yes, you're right - the fiance visa and US study is an option my guy and I are considering. I think Australians just have a problem with the cost of studying in the US, even just for a semester. Especially seeing as I just plain don't have the money for it anyway LOL.

    Still if thats the way to go then I'll just have to do it! Unless I come up with the cut price answer here at home first :chuckle
    If you go on the fiance visa, then you qualify for in-state tuition which is much cheaper than going as a foreign student.
  10. by   Clarissa26
    Well here we go again. I was just going to let it go at what Suzanne had said, but I thought I'd better double check with the university, so I called Deakin. Now, apparently the agencys had told them that the courses were accepted, but that wasn't enough for them, so they contacted the registration boards in the USA. Most of them will accept these courses, thats from the uni, not the agency, so I think it's a little more reliable. The hours will be recorded on the transcripts so no worries there. So once again, these courses ARE accepted by the majority of states in the USA. Good news isn't it.
  11. by   gwenith
    Very good news and thank-you for being thoughtful enough to share with us.
  12. by   gwenith
    Very good news and thank-you for being thoughtful enough to share with us.

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