Hi I'm a Nurse got my credentials in Germany. The school was over three years long. I started as an OR Scrub Nurse then worked for the US Army treating soldiers and their families for 13 years including running the immunization clinic. In 2007 I moved to Iowa with my husband. Since then I've encountered nothing but resistance or requests for money while trying to get some kind of credit for my German Nursing Credentials despite work experience and English proficiency. Scott Community College gave me nothing for my degree. We've paid several services for accreditation and not one of was willing to rate my equivalency level. I have two goals are to begin working ASAP, I'm going stir crazy I miss patients and Nursing; and get an American Degree as well. Can anyone provide some sound advice. At this point we may pack up and go home since the education system and Iowa Nursing Board won't budge.