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Australian RN equivalent to USA LPN?

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Specializes in PACU. Has 5 years experience.

Hi everyone,

I am currently going through the process of getting my credentials certified by CGFNS. I am a practicing RN in Australia. I have been deemed deficient in two areas- obstetrics and paediatric clinical hours only.

I was wondering if anyone knows whether I would be able to apply for and gain recognition as a LPN so that I could be working whilst I made up those subjects in the US or if anyone has any experience doing so?

I am coming across on a family based visa, so I am not requiring a job to immigrate.

Thanks!

vince_reads, BSN, LVN, RN

Specializes in Medical-Surgical Nursing. Has 6 years experience.

You can do that here in California. I'm not sure with other states or territories.

gigi894, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in PACU. Has 5 years experience.

On 6/20/2020 at 3:33 AM, vince_reads said:

You can do that here in California. I'm not sure with other states or territories.

Would you know the process by any chance? If I can avoid going through CGFNS I will!!