a few simple questions.

  1. Hi everybody,
    I'm a Belgian male nurse with an Emergency and ICU specialisation. I am abit confused concerning the abreviations used in the States (and elsewhere)
    There's no nursing at University over here, but two grades in college. I'd like to know where I stand in the grand scheme of things.(International Nursing)

    I'd also like to know(or be directed towards a place where I can find out myself) if there's a shortage of nurses in the US, and if yes, how I would go about my business of getting a registration over there.

    If anybody could help me out on this, I would be extremely gratefull.

    Patrick Zahnoun
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    About ZcorPion

    Joined: Nov '99; Posts: 5
    Nurse (Emergency ward)


  3. by   Teachchildren123
    Go back and read the tread "Quickest way to get things done and get licensed..." in this forum (international nursing) and you will find a lot of answers to your questions. You have to pass the NCLEX (objective exams, which I suggest you practice with the prep. books, can be tricky. You may be used to essays as I was, coming from Canada (Quebec), I never had a objective exam overthere!).
    If your primary language is not English, make sure you learn the abbreviations. Otherwise, latin is latin! Lots of paperwork, studying... be strong and don't give up!
    I would think that the shortage is all over but personally, I would take the occasion to visit Maine, NY, California, New Mexico...
    It is a beautiful country here. Hope you'll love it as much as I do!:hatparty:
    Let us know, how you are doing!
    Last edit by Teachchildren123 on Oct 30, '05 : Reason: correction
  4. by   Silverdragon102
    as said previous post but also try CGFNS CES as they will assess your training and match it up with US training. Unfortunately we can not get away with not dealing with CGFNS so would suggest going through the NY route as they do all the running for your paperwork (NY have a special deal with CGFNS to do this)

    Good luck
  5. by   suzanne4
    Welcome to Allnurses.com.................
    As long as you are considered a First Level Nurse in your country, you should meet the requirements for licensure. Also provided that you trained under the generalist system and not the specialist, as they are now doing in the UK.

    My best suggestion to you is to follow what is posted in the stickies at the top of this forum.

    Please let us know if you have any more questions.
  6. by   Silverdragon102
    Just noticed the date of originally posted 1999
  7. by   Teachchildren123
    Oh! Dear! I am glad that you have a sense of observation!
    Now, the starter of this thread really has to update us! I am still curious.
    Next time, I'll pay more attention!:wink2:
  8. by   suzanne4
    This thread definitely was not started in 1999, as I wrote it. And I wasn't around then.:wink2:
  9. by   Teachchildren123
    Suzanne, you make me feel good now!
    Look above and you will notice that you did not start that thread but ZcorPion did, and so in 1999!
    Smile!:roll :spin: :Crash: :biere:
  10. by   suzanne4
    What is more strange is that I thought that I had changed my last post after I reread the first and looked at the date. Must have forgotten to submit it......doing 1000 other things right now.

    What were you doing in the archives that far back?