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Advise needed for foreign nurse

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by Cilc Cilc Member

Hi all,

I need advise on what my next step should be. I just passed the Nclex here in NYC but have been home raising my children for the passed 2.5 years.

here is the route I followed so far:

- graduated from French nursing school in 1996

- Worked 4 years in Med surg (1996-2000)

- worked 4 years in the field (africa mainly) with Doctors without borders (MSF 200-2004). worked in nutrition program, sleeping sickness, surgery, war zones...)

- moved to NYC and worked as HR manager for MSF (2005-2010)

Am I a new grad? should I take a refresher course? Am I even employable in the eyes of an employer?

I'm not that thrilled about going back to hospital type of nursing, but will do what it takes to have a job. ideally I would work for city programs or NGO type but I'm not super aware of what's out there for me.

any advise would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance:))