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hello :)

 

i am a student nurse in korea.

i am planning to go to the states or Canada to finish my nursing education and work there next year.

 

here's my question :

 

if i had suffered from child TB when i was before 4 yrs old (my lung x-ray picture shows the trace)

but have been clean(healthy) eversince. (i am now 25yrs old)

can i still become a canadian (or US) RN and work there??

i am worried because a friend of mine told me that

if someone is PPD positive, that person cannot work at american hospital !!

that american or canadian hospital will not hire a nurse with TB past-history!!!

is that a true????

 

plz answer my question !!!!

plz

 

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Moved your thread to the International Forum as it is specific to foreign nurses.

Now to answer your questions:

Don't listen to your friend. Very wrong information. Positive PPD is seen in many that had the BCG as a child, and not even TB. If you are not active, and even then, once you receive treatment there is no issue.

But to reply to what you have posted about coming to the US to finish your training, do you mean to get your RN here, or for graduate school here?

As a student, you are not able to work, therefore have to have funds to cover your schooling and living expenses. If you complete your RN in Korea and then come here, it would be much better for you. But you will have to go thru that process first and get petitioned for the green card. Tuition would also be much cheaper for you. You cannot even begin the process for licensure until you have actually graduated from your program. It is very difficult to get into a program as a transfer student here.

Please refer to the sticky at the top of this forum called the "Primer" --

it will give you the information that you need.

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thank you !! thank you for your answer !!

now i'm relieved .

i'll graduate in korea and get korean RN and US RN first,

then go to the states to finish 2 yr program

( first yr to get U.S's degree, then a year of internship at hospital )

which is designed for foriegn student nurses.

anyway thank you !!!!!!!!

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thank you !! thank you for your answer !!

now i'm relieved .

i'll graduate in korea and get korean RN and US RN first,

then go to the states to finish 2 yr program

( first yr to get U.S's degree, then a year of internship at hospital )

which is designed for foriegn student nurses.

anyway thank you !!!!!!!!

Please check out thoroughly what you are talking about doing. In most cases it is not needed. Once you get the Korean RN, and apply for licensure in the US as an RN and pass the boards, you do not need to do a year internship. You will need to have the Visa Screen Certificate in hand for that, and get a green card. Meaning that you will need to pass the English exams first as well.

Please be very careful with any of the programs that tell you that you are required to have a year internship, that is not the rule in the US.

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Shouldn't be any problem, as long as you do not have active TB. In fact, the customers will refuse foreigners with active TB into the country.

But you may need to do chest X-ray every year just to make sure there is no active disease.

hello :)

 

i am a student nurse in korea.

i am planning to go to the states or Canada to finish my nursing education and work there next year.

 

here's my question :

 

if i had suffered from child TB when i was before 4 yrs old (my lung x-ray picture shows the trace)

but have been clean(healthy) eversince. (i am now 25yrs old)

can i still become a canadian (or US) RN and work there??

i am worried because a friend of mine told me that

if someone is PPD positive, that person cannot work at american hospital !!

that american or canadian hospital will not hire a nurse with TB past-history!!!

is that a true????

 

plz answer my question !!!!

plz

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To Miss Korea, so glad to know youd like to come to the us for more study or work. If you come think about texas our state is so friendly and the weather is usually good. San Antonio is especially friendly with tons of hospitals and schools. Good luck missy.

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