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International PN equivalent moved to Pittsburgh

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by Jennifershang Jennifershang (New Member) New Member Nurse

Jennifershang specializes in EEN oncology haematology palliative.

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I’ve recently moved to Pittsburgh and am trying to work my way through how to get registered.  I am currently having my qualifications evaluated (which I’ve heard can take months)and I believe this is then put to the Nursing Board. I’m trying to work out the best way to review for NCLEX PN being I trained in Australia and I really don’t know where to start. I see people suggest UWorld and Kaplan which I assume are for self studying but is there other avenues specifically aimed at Internationals.  It appears not to be apples for apples looking at practice questions. Converting to ounces and Fahrenheit is the tip of the iceberg. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Also wondering what setting LPN jobs predominantly are in as I read some hospitals won’t employ LPNs. Thanks in advance 

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NRSKarenRN has 40 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.

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LPN jobs are primarily located in outpatient settings: SNF-Skilled Nursing Facilities/Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, outpatient Mental Health/Drug and Alcohol, prison's, Home Health.

Did you have maternity education as part of practical nursing education since trained in Australia---that seems to be a sticking point as most RN/LPN nursing programs will not permit a single course to be taken. If found deficient, might be easier to retake LPN program or go for Associates RN degree.

Anneliese at caring4you.net has helpful advice for internationally trained nurses.   Best wishes obtaining a PA license.

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