I am a 30 year old mental health nurse, registered on part 13 of the UK nursing register. At present I work in a secure rehabilitation unit for mentally disordered offenders.
I am interested in working in the USa. However, I understand that only Registered GENERAL nurses (the UK equivalent of RNs) can work as nurses in the USa, with the exception of a few states.
Can anyone tell me which staes allow UK psychiatric nurses to practise as registered nurses, or point me in the direction of any further information on this subject.
I am also interested in any other tips or advice that you can offer re job opportunities for trained and Uk registered Psychiatric nurses.
Many thanks, Emma...
Sep 14, '05
I am a BSN working in kuwait presently and will be moving to USA soon. Here in kuwait i have been working in a government run psychiatric facilily with over a 1000 beds, mainly in accute admission wards. Have been wondering, whether i could directly get into psychiatric nursing when i get into US or will i have to work as a general nurse first, study some courses and then go into psych nursing? (I have already passed the NCLEX RN exam)
Last edit by ambitious nurse on Sep 14, '05