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Anaesthetic Nurse in California and Texas

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Hi I am an Endorsed Enrolled Nurse here in Australia. I have a Diploma in Nursing. I have worked in the OR as an anaesthetic nurse here for the last 15 years. I assist the Anaesthetist will every kind of Anaesthetic required. I love my job. I was wondering if I am eligible to be able to work in this role in Texas. I think I would qualify as a LVN over there.

Would I be able to work in California an as Anaesthetics LVN or LPN nurse ?

Thank you so much . ☺

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What about other states then besides California. I have been doing this job here in Australia for over 25 years ? Thank you

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What about other states then besides California. I have been doing this job here in Australia for over 25 years ? Thank you

LPN/ LVN do not typically work in the OR in any capacity in this country.

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Nurses in the US don't specialize. You get your LVN or RN license and then can work in any of the jobs for that scope of practice. Only Nurse Practitioners have specialty areas. There are certifications you can get and training that make you more marketable for a specific area, but the first step is licensure. Check out the Board of Registered Nursing website for CA to see if you'd qualify for a license.

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Ok thank you. I will check their website.

Thank you for your information.

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Hi I am an Endorsed Enrolled Nurse in Australia. I work in the OR and specialise is Anaesthetic Nursing.

Would I be able to work in California an as Anaesthetics LVN or LPN nurse ?

Thank you so much . ☺

Hi Keenie,

In the USA, there are CRNA's and SRNA's the difference between the two is that one is a Certifified RN Anesthetist and the other is a Student RN Anesthetist. It is usually a 3 year program in a university medical school program. I am also originally from Australia, so, this is my goal as well.

Unfortunately Endorsed Enrolled Nurses cannot become CRNAs here in any state within the USA. You will have to do your EEN to RN (the RN is the equivalent to the BSN here in the US), then you would have to work in a critical care for a few years before even wanting to apply for a SRNA in a med school. In some states in America they are going to make this program a Phd to the BSN. You will also have to have a good deep knowledge in human anatomy and biopathophysiology.

If it is your dream to become a CRNA, I would first do the EEN to RN in Australia (cost) first, then sit your NCLEX in Sydney, its cheaper to do it there than here. Then I would apply to all Trauma I hospitals in the US where you want to live to do your new grad role in Critical care or ICU. Forget California for a while until you get the experience, its hard to get a new grad in Cali.

But if you don't have residency, it will be hard for you, as a lot of the hospitals in the US have stopped international support for nurses.

If I were you, I would do all the research first in getting sponsorship first, as an international nurse in a state where they are desperate for nurses.

Always follow your dreams... nothing is impossible!

Good luck

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Thank you so much my dear for your response.

Sounds like I will have to stay in Australia and continue with my Anaesthetic Nursing here !!! I love it .

I love America but all that you suggest would be just too much for me to take on. Thank you so much

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