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Hey babystea

Im still researching on how to do this. I have found some posts by other nurses from the UK who have made up the required hours (theory and clinical) to be eligible to sit the NCLEX-RN. However the schools that they made up the hours, no longer do the course :crying2: . So right now I'm still trying to email different schools, rcn, nmc, to find out.

The links below are the threads on making up hours etc.

https://allnurses.com/united-kingdom-uk/anybody-succeeded-making-355515.html

https://allnurses.com/united-kingdom-uk/adult-nurses-wanting-119906.html

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babystea has 2 years experience and specializes in orthopaedic, neurosurgery.

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hey there maria212,

thank you SO much for replying so quicky! this whole thing is a bit of a nightmare, isn't it? i had no idea it would be so difficult. i'm just about to post a (long/confusing/boring) new thread on the international forum (am still working out the whole forums/threads thing, :)) with some specific questions that i hope someone can help me out with. the whole process just seems so terribly unclear, i want to try and get it straight in my own head before making a start on it (specifically, before i start PAYING for stuff like transcripts etc!). can we try and keep in touch about this stuff maria212? i haven't enough posts to PM yet but i'm going to be checking in on allnurses alot in the oncoming months. a tiny bit of background....i graduated in 2009 so have a couple of years experience and have the added bonus (!) of having an american husband so at least i hopefully shouldn't have the added stress of the whole visa thing, thank god. when i started the BSc in nursing, it was always my intention to move back to the US after a few years of paying my dues into the NHS but i truly had no idea that our degrees would be structured so differently from american degrees as to create quite so many barriers to working in the US. i'm going to contact my uni today to see if they can help me out with information on stand alone modules that would contribute towards the requirements to sit NCLEX. will let you know what i come up with. if you get any joy from RCN or NMC, let me know! thanks again!

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Hi babystea

No probllem! I know it really is a nightmare! Even more so with the visa retrogression. But that part might be much easier for you since your husband is American (one less thing for you to worry about).

The process is so long as well, that's the same thing I'm trying to establish as well before dashing out money-paying for this and that.

Sure we can keep in touch.

The way our degrees is structured here is so specialized to that of the american degree, which is acyually much more general, covering all patient groups. But then again some unis here do give their adult nursing students short placements in all the other branches. My frend (and my aunty who has alredy completed her nursing studies) who is studying adult nursing at middlesex, is having placements in all the other branches in her first year. The uni that I'm studying only gave us lectures(insight weeks) into the other branches w/out the clinical components. Also my aunty that graduated there was also anticipating on moving to the US, through an agency (O'grady peyton) and when they evaluated her transcipts she had the required clinical and theory hours to take the NCLEX.

I'm currently doing my final destination placement, passed all my academic modules, thank God, so just the last couple of weeks here and then the whole NMC pin registration and job.

Please let me kno if you have any success in finding stand alone modules that will contribute to the required hours.

I will continue researching and emailing every uni I can *sigh*

What a loooong process

Take care and good luck :)

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I have kind of left it for a while, with being in my last year and exams and placement. However, I did find one school that is considerable in regards to these hours and placement, from the top of my head I cannot not remeber as I wrote it down. So when I get home I will dig for it and let you know. They have been very helpeful and gave me a site were we can compare our education to the usa.

Nadine

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babystea has 2 years experience and specializes in orthopaedic, neurosurgery.

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sounds great, nadine, thanks!

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Nads21, I got your pm but cant reply as i have not hit 15 messages. I didn't get to the point of researching schools in NY to make up the hours, so I can't help you there. But I do know of a university in London that I was going to use to make up hours back in 2009. If you want more info maybe you can pm me your email.

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