American with foreign BSN - - how do I work in NYC?

by Nikki Yeager Nikki Yeager (New) New

I've looked through a lot of posts and I can't figure out where the best place to post this is. I'm an American citizen (so sponsorship or immigration isn't an issue) and was planning to come back stateside to start a direct entry DNP program next year. However, due to coronavirus, it makes more sense for my family to stay in Thailand for another 1-3 years. I'm considering doing my BSN in Thailand, transferring the license to NYC and finishing my MSN/DNP stateside. I've already emailed the NYS department that handles licensure but apparently it's a long wait time for a response. Does anyone know how hard it is to get an RN license in NY with foreign education? I know I'll have to have my transcripts evaluated and pass the NCLEX. On some sites I've read I also need 2000 work hours abroad to begin work in the US. Does anyone know if that's true for American citizens? Also, will any schools in NY accept a foreign educated student to their MSN/DNP programs? Any help or links would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!!

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

It isn’t true about needing work hours to register as nurse in the US many foreign nurses do it without experience. There are 2 ways to register with NY BON just look on their website for initial registration with exam and look for requirements for nurses trained outside the US