auxiliary nurse/registered nurse education questions
- 0Apr 25, '12 by tbjocknyHello,
I have been trying to find information about the specific qualifications needed to become an auxiliary nurse. I am a US citizen with double nationality in Portugal, and I am currently studying nursing pre requisites here in the States.
I want to move to the UK, but I was thinking about finished my associates degree in nursing here first (I realize you need a bachelors in the UK, but I want to study my bachelors there). I was wondering, if anyone knows if a US associates degree would qualify me for registry on the NMC as an auxiliary nurse? The equivalent here, certified nurse aides, do not need a degree, you just take a certification course that is around 130 hours.
As far as general education credits go in the UK, what courses besides your nursing classes do you take? For this year, I am taking English, Intro Sociology, Intro Psych, Developmental Psych, Math Statistics, Anatomy & Physiology I, Anatomy & Physiology II, and Medical Microbiology. I plan on taking General Chemistry as well. I have heard your courses are much more specific, but it would be great to here some inside information of the structure of the curriculum!
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- 0Apr 25, '12 by Silverdragon102 AdminAuxillary nurses are not currently registered with the NMC. NMC is concerned with qualified Registered nurses or Midwives. Finding a university that accepts International students due to the way nurse training is funded will be hard. Doesn't matter if you are from within the EU most universities require a residency of 3 years before having to pay forgo International fees.
To check requirements the best thing is to look at what the university in the town/city you plan on studying in has on their website. Generally found under Health studies or Human science.
- 0Apr 28, '12 by tbjocknyThanks kameera, I did some research before posting My current job pays about what I would make as an auxiliary nurse in the UK; I'm great with budgeting, so I do well with what I make. I'm not really in it to make alot of money though; I want to enter the profession to help others, and I've always loved and wanted to move to the UK