Making up hours inorder to work in NJ, US... UK qualified nurse

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queenbee100

queenbee100

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Hi raistke1 i tried senidng you my email but it didnt go through. not sure if i can put it on this site but its iggypiggy2k1@hotmail.com. or can you message me to my inbox on this website and we can talk. Thanks

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queenbee100

queenbee100

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Hi Silverdragon , sorry for late reply. Please see my reply below thanks. Please can you reply to my question again thanks

I am in such a daze as I am in the opposite position but would like someone to clarify. The other thing is i also hold a degree in social work and in my socialwprk i did mental health with adults and could get those transcript..SO WOULD THAT PRACTICE HOURS AND MY THEORY HOURS BE ACCEPTABLE FROM A SOCAIL WORK DEGREE????

my social work degree i had mental helath placement working with adults, both theory and practice not in hospital but in a centre and also outreach where i had to visit them in the home.

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 12 years experience. 1 Article; 13,952 Posts

No, only psych/mental health training in a nursing program will meet the requirements. The training & scope of practice of social work vs nursing is not interchangeable. You need to have clinical and theory in mental health/psychiatric nursing.

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 12 years experience. 1 Article; 13,952 Posts

Also note per site policy a minimum of 15 quality posts are required to send/reply within the private messaging system unless one upgrades to a paid premium membership

queenbee100

queenbee100

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Thanks Justbeachy nurse. Sorry I had problems posting early , it kept on doing multiple posts and i didnt know how to delete.

Ok sound no social work credits can be use. Got it. I have dont some theory in mental health in my first year of traning in whats called, 'Common foundation programme' which was more adult base and complete essays on vulnerable adults- mental health but i guess as i had no clinical placement in adults , then thats a BIG problem :(

can you or anyone PLEASE let me know if theres any way a UK trained paed (children) nurse got through or around this and was able to work in states????? HELPPPP

Also few years ago i have lived there two years so i still have my social security number. Is there any colleges or uni in states ( esp. New York) that i would be able to do courses in just the adult mental health etc that i need???

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 34 years experience. 1 Article; 39,477 Posts

There is no way round it unless you find a course/s that meet requirements and offer both clinical and theory at the same time

Clumsylumsy

Clumsylumsy

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Hi guys. I've just read through all the messages. Am in my final 9months of my children's nursing (Paediatric) degree, so all my clinical expirence is to do with children as that's where I want to work. But am I correct in thinking if I wanted to have a chance at applying to work in the US I need to have clinic in all areas of nursing such as adult and mental health?? Any help is much appreciated :) thanks

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 34 years experience. 1 Article; 39,477 Posts

Hi guys. I've just read through all the messages. Am in my final 9months of my children's nursing (Paediatric) degree, so all my clinical expirence is to do with children as that's where I want to work. But am I correct in thinking if I wanted to have a chance at applying to work in the US I need to have clinic in all areas of nursing such as adult and mental health?? Any help is much appreciated :) thanks

Correct. US training is general so to meet state requirements you will need both clinical and theory hours in Paeds, Mental Health, Obstetrics and Adult

queenbee100

queenbee100

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Hi raistke1 I too going through the process and now having my transcript send from uk to CGFNS. im so stressed out and worried as i have been reading these threads about making up hours. now in UK there are NO uni from what i know to making up hours like years ago when previopurs nurses did and went through. sooooo stressed can yhou also send me the info.

Heres the WORST part I qualified last year as Paeds nurse but i did my first year doing

common foundation which was generic really ie mixed and had most classes with adutls etc

Gem1210390

Gem1210390

Specializes in Critical Care/NICU. Has 6 years experience. 175 Posts

I have been through the process of cgfns and taken and passed my nclex. I am a uk nurse but adult branch the process for me once quick but was done back in 2009.

Good luck

Have your family sponsored your visa because there is currently retrogression so will not be able to move straight away. You will have to wait for a visa to become available and at present the family sponsored visa have not moved for mNy months.

queenbee100

queenbee100

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Thanks Gem1210390 for your response! Fingers crossed ... my training in my first year was called CFP- Common Foundation Programme which entailed theory of Adult, Mental health but not sure :( I came across a guy on another website and he too is Peads from UK trained at the same uni I did and he left UK for USA same period as you. He said he was plesantly surprised as Paed nurse that CGFNS didnt require any make up. I am just praying I get pass this and approve to do NCLEX. Im struggling with Nclex lol but will get it together for sure. Just hard to study and do the tests online in between work. So tired when i get in from shifts.

I wanted to check, you mentioned about retrogression but I have heard of nurses that have recently gone through the agency Im with and it took 18months. so is this retrogression still going on? The agency said its slow but they had several nurses that have gone through. Im so stressing ...trying to keep my cool though. awaould be good to talk to you about the journey and also stragey you used to pass NCLEX ...i find it slightly difficult. thanks again /.....

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 34 years experience. 1 Article; 39,477 Posts

Thanks Gem1210390 for your response! Fingers crossed ... my training in my first year was called CFP- Common Foundation Programme which entailed theory of Adult, Mental health but not sure :( I came across a guy on another website and he too is Peads from UK trained at the same uni I did and he left UK for USA same period as you. He said he was plesantly surprised as Paed nurse that CGFNS didnt require any make up. I am just praying I get pass this and approve to do NCLEX. Im struggling with Nclex lol but will get it together for sure. Just hard to study and do the tests online in between work. So tired when i get in from shifts.

I wanted to check, you mentioned about retrogression but I have heard of nurses that have recently gone through the agency Im with and it took 18months. so is this retrogression still going on? The agency said its slow but they had several nurses that have gone through. Im so stressing ...trying to keep my cool though. awaould be good to talk to you about the journey and also stragey you used to pass NCLEX ...i find it slightly difficult. thanks again /.....

Retrogression is still ongoing and once you have met requirements and found a employer and I140 is applied for and approved you have a rough wait of currently just under 2 years. This is a place you can keep up to date. Just be aware the dates do move backwards as well as forwards Visa Bulletin