US citizen, trained in Australia wants to come back to work in US
- 0Dec 20, '13 by Leighsa7Hi there!
I need any help/info I can get. I am a US citizen that came to Australia to go to nursing school. I am currently in a new graduate nurse program here in Sydney. It is now nearing the end of my first year as an RN and I decided I want to go back to the US. My question is does anyone know what States accept an Aussie nursing degree? I know Cali wants further maternity/peds training, but I am not looking to go back to Cali. I am hoping to find a State that will accept my degree and then I will be free to take the NCLEX. Any info will be greatly appreciated.
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- 0Dec 20, '13 by Leighsa7Hi justbeachynurse,
Thank you for your reply. I have clinical and theory in all those areas, but California does not think I had enough hours in maternity. My degree was acceptable to California a year ago but unfortunately the year I graduated is the year its no longer acceptable. I've heard California and New York were the strictest states to get into and that other states would accept my degree. So I am keen to find out if any Australian trained nurses have applied to any other states besides Cali or NY, and if so were their degrees accepted.