I've been thinking of becoming a nurse for a very long time now and would like to work in the US eventually as I have many relatives there (I also have American citizenship so visa etc wouldn't be a problem).
However, my biggest concern is the difference in education of German and US American nurses -- here, you do not get a Bachelor's degree after your
3-year "Ausbildung"/nursing program (literal translation is apprenticeship).
From the research I've done so far, I would be able to become a RN in many states, but now to the actual question:
Is there ANY possibility of specializing (nurse practitioner, birth and labor nurse etc etc) with only a RN license? -- no diploma, associates degree or BSN... or would I eventually have to get a recongnized degree?
Thanks for reading!
Check with BON on a state where you want to practice and with CGFNS whether your education in Germany is comparable to US Nursing educ.