I'm a nurse that works in ICU. I've been thinking about going to the U.S on and off lately. Recently I got some correspondence from Arlington University about a nursing residency program. Apparently it is 4 years long and at the end of it you have what they call a Healthcare Practitioner Certification.
I spoke to the admin about the program and I keep getting the feeling that it's too good to be true. Apart from the fact that they pay all your tuition fees, moving fees and housing they also arrange your visas. I have been planning on doing my Nurse practitioner course but according to the administrator a Healthcare practitioner certification would give me more autonomy and the ability to work on my own.
Can anyone tell me what a healthcare practitioner certification actually is (I Mostly grew up with the UK system of nursing). How does it compare with a Nurse Practitioner. I Also don't understand how it relates to a Msc.
Thanks tons for all your help in advance.
Feb 23, '04
I checked out the website: http://www.rluniversity.com/default.asp
Sounds too good to be true to me, but you never know.
Last edit by ResearchRN on Feb 23, '04