Hi there, I have been doing research into obtaining nursing registration in the US (specifically Virginia). I have not started my CES report process yet as I am certain I will be deemed deficient in maternal/newborn/obstetrics. The Virginia BON suggested I try and make up for these lacking hours before getting a CES report, but I am struggling to find a way to complete these hours without having to enrol in a whole new degree. Has anyone else had success completing these hours within Australia? I have been working as a perioperative nurse for 15 years, have a Grad Cert and Masters degree and also work as a Perioperative Nurse Surgical Assistant (PNSA). I am finding it quite disheartening that all this experience doesn't count for much and am hoping to hear some success stories of gaining US registration as an Australian RN!