I have looked all over the place to find some information for pediatric nurses from Germany. I live in NY and I applied for licensure through CVS and the BON in NY. the whole procedure took 1,5 years and they finally denied me completely because of my title "pediatric nurse" The lady I talked to at the BON in Albany even told me they don't even bother looking at my transcripts because of my title.
I studied pediatric nursing in Germany, yet my title allows me to practice nursing in general and pediatric fields. German law requires a special course of study for nurses who want to work in pediatrics. general nurses are not allowed to work in pediatrics for their lack of pedi hours during college.
I still received adequate training in general nursing and i compared my transcripts with a general nurse's transcripts- they are very similar. I have worked more in adult care in Germany than in pediatric units since graduating and it's so frustrating that they basically tell me that my whole education is worthless and I'd need to start all over with nursing school.
Is there anyone who can give me some advice? The NY BON has been very unhelpful, I couldn't even ask them for a copy of my transcripts to take to nursing schools and I can't imagine starting all over.
I would definitely be willing to take some classes but I can't start all over with college since we're having a baby on the way.
any help is very appreciated!!!