Would US recognise my international Nursing degree?

  1. I live in the US and have been trying to get into a nursing program, but I am having problems because it is too competitive. My question was regarding an international nursing degree.
    I was planning on going to India to obtain my BSN degree.
    After I complete my studies in India (4year program) would america recognise my Indian bachelor degree if i take and pass the NCLEX-RN test in America, or would I have to take extra courses once I return to the US?
    Last edit by Nikita1128 on May 14, '11 : Reason: mistake
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  3. by   Double-Helix
    Your best bet is to contact your Board of Nursing in the state you will want to work in and ask them. Each state has different regulations in these situations.
  4. by   Mrs. SnowStormRN
    I went to nursing school with many students who already had nursing degrees in their country. They were required to retake the classes . I dont want to say anything is set in stone, but before you have to go through college twice called the BON and make sure. I wish you much luck. I think allnurses has a international section, you may be able to find a better answer there. Good Luck to you!!
  5. by   NRSKarenRN
    moved to our international nursing forum.
  6. by   Silverdragon102
    Doing your training outside the US means you will always be classed as a foreign trained nurse and regardless on being a USC ( if that is what you are) you will have to meet state requirements for foreign trained with the state you apply to to be registered
  7. by   Ginger's Mom
    Going to school abroad is not a short cut for becoming a nurse in the USA. If your grades don't qualify you for admission, it means that chances are you would have difficulty in a US nursing school. I alway recommend that a nurse should go to school in the place they wish to practice. Foreign grads this year have a 31% pass rate this year or 69% fail rate. Last full report in 2009 has Indian nurses failing the NCLEX at at 63% fail rate.

    My advice is to wait until you qualify for a US school. If you are looking for a quick start go to LPN school get great grades and work your way up to RN.