LPN's Abroad

  1. Can anyone enlighten me as to whether LPN's are welcomed in other countries? I know they have LPN's in Canada; but, where else? Also, what nursing requirements are needed: i.e. years of schooling, etc. to be a nurse in another country? Thank you for any info!!!
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  3. by   TheCommuter
    There's another thread on this very same issue. Click the link below to read the responses. Basically, you'll need your RN degree if you ever plan on doing nursing abroad.

  4. by   moodychick
    Thank you Commuter!

    I read the thread and it was very helpful!!!
  5. by   oldbean
    Hey peeps! I know this post is a little out of date but here goes.....
    Over here in Blighty we had
    SRN(state registered nurse) now know as RGN RN RMN RNLD RSCN (letter dependent on branch i.e adult, mental health etc. These nurses did 3 years training(still do) and hold a first level registration.
    SEN(state enrolled nurse) sometimes know as EN(G) EN(M) EN(LD) again dependent on branch, these nurses did 2 years training and were your version of LVN'S/LPN'S, they held second level registration, unfortunately the government deemed these nurses not good enough and training fazed out in the late 80's early 90's! most were forced to convert to RN others left nursing all together, some still nurse in nursing homes and prisons and there are a few in hospitals also.
    SRN'S generally wear blue SEN'S green.
    Auxiliary nurse, no formal training no registration and carries out basic care. Now know as HCA'S (health care assistant) still no formal training or registration but in many ways took over from SEN'S, hca's carry out routine ob's i.e temp,resp,sats,BP,pulse, carry out Blood sugars, do wound care (dressings application of creams etc) do neuro ob's, perform bladder scans, TWOC patients (removal of urinary catheter) remove cannulas, bath patients, assist with elimination needs (toileting), change and initiate PEG/NG feeding, do theatre checklists, admission documents, fluid balance, catheter care etc with training some can take bloods (generally a requirement if you wish to work in A&E/ITU/CCU), carry out ECG'S (EKG's), cannulate and catheterise! Shocking isn't it i sincerly hope the USA doesn't follow our example and faze out LVN'S/LPN'S.
  6. by   Ginger's Mom
    I have been watching a show on BBC America, NO Angels and I realize that TV does not portray things exactly.

    Dark Blue Uniform _ Head Nurse

    Blue checked uniform = ?? student

    yellow checked - Health care assistant.

    DO I have this correct?

  7. by   oldbean
    Yeah pretty much, Dark blue is the ward manager also known as ward sister/senior sister. Light blue check are staff/senior staff nurses though not students and yellow check is a HCA.