Med/Surg experience in USA - page 2

Hi all, well im a second year student nurse at the moment and OGP have invited me for an open day on the 30th September. I have dreams of becoming a NICU nurse but they told me today that i would... Read More

  1. by   madwife2002
    Is there such a thing as an RGN anymore I thought you were either a RN adult or RN paed and you were on a different part of the register than the old RGN's?
  2. by   Nurse2BMonique21
    I am not sure madwife, but if your correct i guess i would be a RN Adult.
  3. by   madwife2002
    Quote from NurseMonique21
    I am not sure madwife, but if your correct i guess i would be a RN Adult.
    Hey they change so much in the NMC they might have brought back the RGN they brought back Matrons
  4. by   RGN1
    Quote from madwife2002
    Hey they change so much in the NMC they might have brought back the RGN they brought back Matrons
    That was a good one!!

    I was an RGN & when I renewed my license last year they classed me as RN1. I liked RGN it showed that I had a generalist training & not this new fangled make-sure-they-don't-have-enough-hours-to-get-out-of-the- country-easily thing!!

    To the OP, as I already said, please make sure you know where your hours are lacking. If you're adult trained under the new system you will almost definitely not have enough paeds, maternity or psychiatry.

    Wish you all the best & hope your back is better soon!
  5. by   Nurse2BMonique21
    lol..yeah i prefer the RGN, because it shows that you are general trained...oh well.. . im going to try and sort out with my uni to get the hours made up...thanks for all your replies you have been so helpful to me x
  6. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from madwife2002
    Is there such a thing as an RGN anymore I thought you were either a RN adult or RN paed and you were on a different part of the register than the old RGN's?
    You are right no longer RGN's but RN then whichever you specialised in training
  7. by   scotland
    Hi, am final yr student in uk, cannot get hours required in paeds, midwifery and psychiatry, can anyone tell me how to go about getting these.
    Last edit by scotland on Sep 4, '06
  8. by   Nurse2BMonique21
    Hi scotland, if you look on my other thread you will see some replies there. As far as i know you dont need hours in psychology, i take it you mean psychiatry. Im in the same boat as you. Aparently there is a course in canada that allows you to do it, but it is very expensive. You can organise with your uni to make up the hours afterwards and OGP have a program now to enable you to make up the hours..hope this helps a bit x
  9. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from scotland
    Hi, am final yr student in uk, cannot get hours required in paeds, midwifery and psychiatry, can anyone tell me how to go about getting these.

    it has to be a recognised uni or school of nursing Can be done as a guest student in the US but you will have to find a school of nursing willing to help and needs to be both theory and practical

    this may help https://allnurses.com/forums/f124/ad...hlight=courses

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