re:Critical Care Course in UK

  1. Hi everybody! As I'm going to working in US in 1 year time, I just want to ask whether the Critical Care Course in the UK is accredited in the US?
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  3. by   AmyCardsNP
    I think it would depend on the program you are taking there in the UK- I'm sure the school would be able to tell you if the course was accredited in the US. Our schools are the things that are acreditted here in the US, not the individual courses.

    You can also get in contact with the state license board here in the US that you plan to apply to work in.
  4. by   sirI
    Hello, k-an24

    I moved your thread to the International forum for a better response. suzanne4, the moderator for this forum, will be along later to assist you.
  5. by   suzanne4
    A critical care course in the UK will not make any changes to your license to work in the US. Noticed that you have eight years of experience so think that you are speaking of clinical nurse specialist, etc., or something similar.

    The US requires that CNS, as well as NP be Mastered prepared, so unless it would give you an MSN at the end of the training, you will not get any experience for it over here. They are both considered Advanced Practice RN roles, and actually require an additional licensing requirement from the state BON in order to practice in that role.
    Last edit by suzanne4 on Jan 15, '07
  6. by   Tanvi Tusti
    Quote from k-an24
    Hi everybody! As I'm going to working in US in 1 year time, I just want to ask whether the Critical Care Course in the UK is accredited in the US?
    Hi
    I did the ENB 100 many years ago, so if its that or the equivalent you are talking about then, no, you will not receive any accreditation for it. In fact in my experience you receive very little accreditation for anything. I have an MSc. in nursing and am a supplementary and independent nurse prescriber, couldnt get either accredited without jumping through hoops, which I wasn't prepared to do. Take my advice, go to Oz, they recognise all my hard work and experience with minimal effort from me.
  7. by   k-an24
    Thank you very much for all the informations. I really do appreciate them.

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