Would US recognise my international Nursing degree?
- 0May 14, '11 by Nikita1128I live in the US and have been trying to get into a nursing program, but I am having problems because it is too competitive. My question was regarding an international nursing degree.
I was planning on going to India to obtain my BSN degree.
After I complete my studies in India (4year program) would america recognise my Indian bachelor degree if i take and pass the NCLEX-RN test in America, or would I have to take extra courses once I return to the US?Last edit by Nikita1128 on May 14, '11 : Reason: mistake
- 0May 14, '11 by Mrs. SnowStormRNI went to nursing school with many students who already had nursing degrees in their country. They were required to retake the classes . I dont want to say anything is set in stone, but before you have to go through college twice called the BON and make sure. I wish you much luck. I think allnurses has a international section, you may be able to find a better answer there. Good Luck to you!!
- 0May 15, '11 by Silverdragon102, RN AdminDoing your training outside the US means you will always be classed as a foreign trained nurse and regardless on being a USC ( if that is what you are) you will have to meet state requirements for foreign trained with the state you apply to to be registered
- 0May 15, '11 by Ginger's MomGoing to school abroad is not a short cut for becoming a nurse in the USA. If your grades don't qualify you for admission, it means that chances are you would have difficulty in a US nursing school. I alway recommend that a nurse should go to school in the place they wish to practice. Foreign grads this year have a 31% pass rate this year or 69% fail rate. Last full report in 2009 has Indian nurses failing the NCLEX at at 63% fail rate.
My advice is to wait until you qualify for a US school. If you are looking for a quick start go to LPN school get great grades and work your way up to RN.