Australia nursing to United States

  1. Hi guys I am new to this group. A little background about myself. I am an American nurse student here in Melbourne Australia. I did about 85% of my prerequisite for nursing in Los Angeles. But went to RMIT for my diploma in nursing. Next year I will go to Monash or Deakin for my Bachelor in Nursing. I might do a double in midwifery or after my bachelor. I have read that Australia does not have enough clinical hours in peds, and pysch. I didn't find this out till after I came to Australia. So when I return home to the states I have a social security number. I have a degree, I would like to practice/work in Los Angeles, Texas, New York, or Florida. Now I know I can take my NCLEX-RN in Sydney Australia. I also know CGFNS will translate my Australian degree and university credits to American standards. So when I apply for a job back stateside I will know what other clinical hours or classes I will need. I know I can take some individual classes at a university in Santa Ana California.
    Now am I missing anything? I will work here for maybe a year to gain experience so I won't apply back stateside as a new grad nurse with no experience. Getting a job should be easy for me as a high school friend is also a nurse, but he now manager for an ICU ward in California. I just need to know what classes and hours I need.
    Thanks in advance!
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  3. by   Silverdragon102
    You will not be able to sit NCLEX until hours are met. Could you not ask the university if they can help you to get the appropriate hours in clinical and theory areas?
  4. by   newnurse 101
    This is the form for overseas educated nurses that will apply for a CA license.


    BREAKDOWN OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM FOR INTERNATIONAL NURSING PROGRAMS
    PRINT OR TYPE

    All of the information requested on this form must be submitted including complete official transcript along with the course
    description stated below. Failure to submit all requested documents will result in application processing delays.
    ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
    MICROBIOLOGY
    MEDICAL NURSING

    SURGICAL NURSING

    OBSTETRIC NURSING
    PEDIATRIC NURSING
    PSYCHIATRIC NURSING

    Send course description attached to this form showing evidence of
    geriatric
    content in these nursing areas.
    Failure to submit course description will result in delays in processing the application.
    SIGNATURE OF SCHOOL OFFICIAL
    DATE
    TITLE
    SCHOOL OR HOSPITAL SEAL STAMP
    COURSE
    NUMBER
    or TITLE
    THEORY HOURS
    OF INSTRUCTION
    Total Hours
    SKILLS, LAB
    or
    SIMULATION
    HOURS OF
    INSTRUCTION AT SCHOOL
    Total Hours
    CLINICAL
    PRACTICE HOURS
    OF INSTRUCTION
    IN HOSPITAL
    Total Hours
    GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
    SOCIAL SCIENCE
    WRITTEN & ORAL
    COMMUNICATIONS

    Can you tell me the what are the total hours required please.
  5. by   Carlen
    I just submitted my application to CGFNS...
    they ask my academic transcripts to be sent to them directly from my university. Is there any other forms needed to send them??
    where do u access this form. Dose university fills it out or I need to fill in?
    Confused
    Last edit by Carlen on Nov 11 : Reason: add information
  6. by   simkale
    Step by step instructions are available on the CGFNS website, Once you pay the fees for CGFNS application you will have access to two forms which you only need to sign and forward to your University and Professional body to send back to CGFNS. They do not accept any forms from you, only University and Professional body can send back forms to them. Once again do not rush this process any mistakes done on the details you provide to CGFNS will cost money and time to correct in the future eg Names, DOB.
  7. by   Carlen
    Yeh I found the form. All my request to professioanl bodies and university has been processed and sent to GCFNS but without the form. Omg now I have to pay all these places again to make another request?
    Or you guys think CGFNS will accept the forms alone....
    Thank you for letting us know that there were forms to be submitted. No where says that.

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