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got my BSN degree outside the US and army wont accept me

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Has 7 years experience.

hello

i have spoken to a medical recruiter in the army and he said i cant join the army nurse because i got my degree from the philippines. i just dont understand why it is not accepted though i have my state license already and i am a legal resident.

ghillbert, MSN, NP

Specializes in CTICU. Has 20 years experience.

Try another recruiter - they actually recently posted about how they were fast tracking applications for PRs.

spongebob6286, BSN, RN

Has 7 years experience.

Try another recruiter - they actually recently posted about how they were fast tracking applications for PRs.

im sorry but what is PR? and where have u seen this post?

spongebob6286, BSN, RN

Has 7 years experience.

i forgot to tell that the recruiter also told me that i can join the army but not in the field of nursing. i would be in the enlistment. probably ill contact another recruiter.

See another recruiter. There might be no openings for nurses right now, but the recruiter you saw may be off track too. Be sure to get specific info from each recruiter you see if they all reject you. Sometimes everyone is not on the same sheet of music. That line about trying to get you to go enlisted sounds like a familiar tactic: bait and switch. It happens often when people see military recruiters. You have to be firm on what you want.

spongebob6286, BSN, RN

Has 7 years experience.

@ calioter

yeah i know what you mean by that bait and switch. i really want to join either the army or navy because there is no way i can join the air force because i am only a legal resident and not a USC

jeckrn, BSN, RN

Specializes in EMT, ER, Homehealth, OR. Has 17 years experience.

@ calioter

yeah i know what you mean by that bait and switch. i really want to join either the army or navy because there is no way i can join the air force because i am only a legal resident and not a USC

Are you eligible for a security clearance being a legal resident not a US citizen? This could be the issue, not that you got your RN in the Phillipines. Need to find this out when you speak with another recruiter, go to goarmy.com and do the online chat if you do not want to talk directly with a recruiter about this.

wtbcrna, MSN, DNP, CRNA

Specializes in Anesthesia.

Here is the requirements to join the US Army Nurse Corps. http://www.goarmy.com/amedd/nurse/corps_specialties_requir.jsp

To qualify for an Active Duty Regular Army appointment as an Officer in the Nurse Corps, you must meet all of the following conditions:

"Meet the prescribed medical and moral standards for appointment as a commissioned Officer

Be a United States citizen

Have a Bachelor degree in nursing (BSN) or Master's degree in Nursing (MSN) from a nursing school accredited in the United States

Have a valid, unrestricted RN license

Be 21-42 years of age (waivers may be granted to applicants)

Experienced health care professionals ages 43 to 60 years old may apply for the new two-year service obligation option. Learn More

Have a favorable security investigation completed."

Hi i'm a U.S. citizen educated outside of the country but i do have a california RN license. Would i not be qualified to join the army? thank you

hopeful_army_NP

Specializes in Advanced Practice, Home Care, Med-Surg,. Has 13 years experience.

Could the issue be that the foreign school is not accredited in the US ?

Hmmm we have a same problem. I think the problem is we are foreign graduate..

athena55, BSN, RN

Specializes in critical care: trauma/oncology/burns. Has 38 years experience.

Could the issue be that the foreign school is not accredited in the US ?

I agree with hopeful: Very possible that your education or school does not have United States accreditation.

Have you had your university or college transcripts translated into English by a reputable translation service? That way which ever government service you are thinking of applying to can at least start the process rolling by seeing if your degree "matches up" with a degree of the same type here in the States.

hmm but if she/he has a RN license, its mean his/her school accredited in US right? One of my friend told me in order to match the subject units in the US, One must take a master's degree there.

The site states specifically US accredited school, no clue how you could work around that. RN state license is not the same as US accreditation. Look on any US nursing school website they will list their accreditation. Sorry

too sad, I really wanted to join the military

Iworecords

Specializes in ER/Trauma Administration Geriatrics. Has 39 years experience.

Unless things have changed -- to be commissioned in the US military you need to be a citizen.

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