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On 2/18/2019 at 11:11 PM, NurseeDeeva said:

Hey Nurses, 

I have just received my ATT from NY BON and it feels so good

This is how i got the approval. I have always wanted to move to the States ever since i qualified few years ago but i  never got round to doing anything about it. But late last year,  i finally decided  to start the process. I looked for an agency who was  willing to  employ me and help me with the process. 

My application was sent directly  by the agency to NYBON early November with 1f form , my university sent my transcripts with a 2F form directly to NY and NMC sent the verification of license to NY via online.   This is a faster process  compare to using CGFNS. There was a bit of a delay with my application because NMC has a new process in place but NY wasn't aware of this so NY kept asking for a paper copy of the verification.  I had to keep calling NYBON to relate this new process to them. Eventually NY accepted the  verification via online. Few weeks laters i received my approval letter via email.  

I am glad i did not give up because a lot of people in this forum stated that UK trained nurses do not have the required hours to qualify for Nclex. Although   i did a 2 week mental health placement but never did a placement in Gynea, labour or peads ward. But my transcript did  include 75 hours of peads and  OBs cos i did few weeks placement in ANE and i had the  opportunity to care for children and pregnant women.  

 

Hi Nurseedeeva,

I have done similar placements to you and i am hoping that i will get same result. Did your transcripts show your placements? or did you submit any other evidence of placements etc? 

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@Futurenurse265

I am a UK trained nurse. I have a social security number which means I can apply to the CA state board for application to test. When I apply, they will send me back a list of my deficiencies which will most likely be paeds, obstetrics and perhaps mental health. I can then apply to make up these deficiencies at an approved school within CA state. Then reapply and eventually be granted permission to sit NCLEX in CA. Then I must find an employer to sponsor me or use an agency. 

If you don't have an SSN you can not apply to CA. But you can apply to other states. Other states aren't so strict about making up requirements like paeds, MH etc. It is obviously not possible to do 4 branches of nursing training in the UK. 

You can figure out the hours requirements for each state board by visiting their website. Figure out what our school offers and then talk to your tutors about making up extra hours in each field if they are willing to let you do that. Also opt for spoke placements in places like NICU, gynae, do extra mental health hours etc. Its definitely possible, just a lot of work. If its something you have your heart set on you will do it 🙂 Good luck xx

 

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Hi Amerie

I'm interested to hear how you managed to get a social security number from the USA without being a resident.  I tried to get this to no avail.  I would be interested to know the process you followed.

 

Amrat

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4 hours ago, amahal said:

Hi Amerie

I'm interested to hear how you managed to get a social security number from the USA without being a resident.  I tried to get this to no avail.  I would be interested to know the process you followed.

 

Amrat

Hi Amrat, 

 

I also have a bachelors degree in Law and when I finished this I worked for a year in the US on a non immigrant J1 visa. I got an SSN during this time. 

 

The only way to get one is to be deemed eligible to take up employment in the US, luckily I previously had that opportunity. 

 

God luck x 

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Nclarke specializes in 6 month post grad NICU.

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On 9/5/2016 at 3:53 PM, lou1991 said:

Thanks for all the advice off you guys, I really appreciate it!

I've decided to go ahead with the CGFNS - CES

Checking my theory modules and practice experience - it is looking hopeful that I may meet most of the requirements

In order to register with the NMC in the UK the board state

"Adult nurses must be able to carry out accurate assessment of people of all ages usingappropriate diagnostic and decision-making skills. They must be able to provide effectivecare for service users and others in all settings. They must have in-depth understanding ofand competence in medical and surgical nursing to respond to adults' full range of health anddependency needs. They must be able to deliver care to meet essential and complex physical andmental health needs.Adult nurses must also:• be able to recognise and respond to the needs of all people who come into their careincluding babies, children and young people, pregnant and postnatal women, people withmental health problems, people with physical disabilities, people with learning disabilities,older people, and people with long term problems such as cognitive impairment."

In my training I have recieved a bit of everything when I delve back into the three years....

I have seen job advertisements in the nursing standard and reputable journals such as the nursing times here in the UK etc. I've also spoken to people who have made the move themselves. It does sound like a long process, and I'm not saying it will be easy.... But there are jobs in the US for UK nurses advertised. My recruiter doesnt ask for a single penny and so far theyve been really helpful with guiding me in how to approach my application and how to study for NCLEX etc.

How have you got on with your process? 

I'd love to talk to you personally as my husband is being relocated with work to texas and it now all depends on me gaining registration out there. 

 

Thanks 

Natasha clarke 

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