Quote from TabithaB
I am an Australian nurse working in MA. It is possible to do these courses..........i didnt need to do peds as i had enough hours, but i did have to do obstetrics. I did this externally through Otago poly tec in New Zealand. It cost around 1000 dollars and it was basically a work book and i had to sort out a 2 week placement. I ended up not having to do the placement because i was able to show that i had done maternity placements through uni.
Message me if i can be of any help to you with the whole process, it is very confusing!
I was encouraged to read your post esp where you are ready to help with some advise. My wife is going crazy right now with all the confusion. She is a RN from Australia and has been working for 3.5 years. I am a US citizen and she will soon be getting her Green card / SSN after which the next step is come to US and take NCLEX in California.
Now she has done her undergraduate (4 year course) from India in Biotechnology and was awarded waiver for certain courses like microbiology etc. during her nursing studies for RN in Australia. She completed her RN nursing in 1.5 years because of course waivers. The course is actually a 3 year RN course from sydney
The problem that we are facing is as follows:
(1) We cannot send her transcripts and program details for assessment till she gets her SSN in USA. For that she will have to come to US, get her SSN and then apply for assessment of coursework to CA nursing board. They may ask her to take courses (pediatrics or Ob courses) for which she had a combined course in Australia titled "Child and family planning" or something on those lines.
Now she has some clinical hours in both but is not sure how much theory and clinical hours may be needed.
(1) Can she do course work in USA somewhere. What I read on the board is that it is not possible in any US schools
(2) Can she do online course for theory that is recognized by CA nursing board. For clinical hours she can go to Australia
(3) Are there any States in USA that do not require NCLEX type exam
(4) Are there any states that are OK with Australian RN degree "AS IS" and let you take NCLEX (if required) or let you work directly based on your study and experience in Australia
I will appreciate a response very much. The email address is "firstname.lastname@example.org"