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!
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?
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
Send course description attached to this form showing evidence of
content in these nursing areas.
Failure to submit course description will result in delays in processing the application.
SIGNATURE OF SCHOOL OFFICIAL
SCHOOL OR HOSPITAL SEAL STAMP
INSTRUCTION AT SCHOOL
WRITTEN & ORAL
Can you tell me the what are the total hours required please.