AUS RN moving to WI, HELP!

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by gigi894 gigi894, RN, EMT-P Member Nurse

Specializes in PACU. Has 6 years experience.

Hi!

I am currently in the process of obtaining my RN licence in the USA. I have gone through CGFNS and they have deemed me as not having enough hours in paediatrics and obstetrics. (This was when I was in university). I currently working in PACU looking after Paediatric and Obstetric patients however CGFNS will not accept these hours as they don't come directly from my university.

Does anyone have any recommendations as to what my next step would be? I have been stuck in the CGFNS loop for the past two years and I am truly at a loss as to what to do. I have been looking at accelerated BSN degrees, but even they haven't been able to help me out and are saying that I need to be an RN in the USA already to do these degrees?

Would really appreciate any advice!

BadgerAlumna

BadgerAlumna

13 Posts

I'm sorry I can't help you at all because I don't have an answer. Is it possible to to do just a peds/gyn clinical independent study type of deal to get hours and check off a box?

I just find that whole reason to be weird because I did ZERO clinical hours in pediatrics or gyn. I remember some maternal-child lecture, but I didn't do a clinical for those because I knew, without a doubt, that I did not want to work in those fields.

I've been looking into going abroad for nursing: Scotland, Australia, or Iceland maybe, but the prospect of changing my license to an international one is daunting, especially since I'm more than a few years out from school.

gigi894, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in PACU. Has 6 years experience. 25 Posts

42 minutes ago, BadgerAlumna said:

I'm sorry I can't help you at all because I don't have an answer. Is it possible to to do just a peds/gyn clinical independent study type of deal to get hours and check off a box?

I just find that whole reason to be weird because I did ZERO clinical hours in pediatrics or gyn. I remember some maternal-child lecture, but I didn't do a clinical for those because I knew, without a doubt, that I did not want to work in those fields.

I've been looking into going abroad for nursing: Scotland, Australia, or Iceland maybe, but the prospect of changing my license to an international one is daunting, especially since I'm more than a few years out from school.

I think that’s what I am going to have to do. I have found a school in Michigan that will allow me to make up the hours. I just can’t get to America now because Australians aren’t allowed to leave the country due to COVID. I have been hearing similar things about the hours, and even looking at some universities in the US there doesn’t seem to be any dedicated pracs for them?

Australia is good to work in ? I’m not sure of the process of getting registered as an international RN but I’m sure there is some info on the AHPRA website. We don’t do registration by states, it’s all national so any nurses can work anywhere within Australia.