1. I am a student nurse at the Australian Catholic Universtiy, after my degree, could I work in the USA and do what we call here in Australia a Grad program, where you get paid, and contunue a 4th year in a hospital. We call it our Grad year, but it usually fulltime and again we do get paid. Does the USA have a simialr program, Could anybody please give me some advise. Thanks Maree
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  3. by   Tweety
    Never heard of such a thing. Good luck!
  4. by   BabyRN2Be
    I'm with Tweety. As far as I know, we don't have anything like that in the states. Another potential complication: the hospitals here have contracts with the nursing schools so that students can come in for clinicals. I believe that you'd have trouble finding a hospital or school willing to work with a student coming from Australia (but hey, we'd love to have you! ). Maybe someone will come along and know more than I do, but at the moment, I don't know if it's really possible.

    The very best of luck to you!
  5. by   firstyearstudent
    There is a hospital in my area that offers a paid nursing residency that lasts about 5 1/2 months. ADN and BSN nurses are both eligible. I plan to apply. The pay is lower than at other hospitals but I think it is worth it. Many hospitals in the US only give new grads orientations that last 6 or even 3 weeks.
  6. by   mamason
    Hospitals around here offer intern/residency programs. The new grad gets paid new grad wages. Around here that's approximatley $17.00 to $19.00 an hour. I'm not sure how long the internship lasts, but, I don't think it lasts up to a year. Some other hospitals offer orientation to new grads and would be precepted by an experienced nurse. All this while being paid. By the way, this is in Illinois and Missouri hospitals. Hope this helps!
  7. by   mareekitty
    Thank you to everyone, for replies, also I suppose I need to know, is a three year Bachelor of Nursing degree enouch to work over their, Thanks
  8. by   CHATSDALE
    i believe that a hospital in our area has [or did have] a nurse tech program that students close to graduations can get into..don't know what the pay scale is but they are limited in what they can do but it does give some hands on experience