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MD to RN program

I am Foreign Medical Graduate looking for MD-RN programs. Thinking to become a NP

I would appreciate any advice

Thanks.

KatieMI, BSN, MSN, RN

Has 7 years experience. Specializes in ICU, LTACH, Internal Medicine.

There is no such programs.

Your first option is to go through traditional or accelerated program to get BSN, then MSN or DNP. The second option is direct entry MSN program. Your third option is PA school, but AFAIK they are mostly not welcoming foreign medical grads.

I would advocate for direct entry MSN, as doctors-turned-nurses, especially foreigners, are treated exceptionally badly by their peers. That was my own experience as well as several other people I know, and our common opinion is that one who wishes to go this way should avoid direct bedside care experience as much as possible.

kodc

Has 10 years experience.

There's an ADN (RN) program that can be done in 12 months for foreign graduated medical doctors and other healthcare professionals that would like to add the credentials or switch fields. You have to be in W Palm Beach once a month to do clinicals and the didactic portion is online. Tuition is $26k (not including travel to WPB).

https://www.ihpedu.com/areas-of-study/patient-care/foreign-doctor-transition-to-rn#prerequisites

Institute of Healthcare Professions

2100 45th St.

Suite A2A

West Palm Beach, FL 33407

(561) 202-6333

I've chosen to to the BSN program through WGU. My goal is to complete an NP program and would eventually have to complete a BSN at some point. Start to completion for BSN through NP can be done in as little as 4 1/2 yrs and more cost effective as WGU is about $3500/semester.

As the previous poster mentioned there are also direct entry MSN/NP programs. These are full-time and therefore not an option for me since I maintain a current practice. If I didn't have to work that might be a very tempting option. Although I'm not sure it would be a huge time saver over my current route.

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KatieMI, BSN, MSN, RN

Has 7 years experience. Specializes in ICU, LTACH, Internal Medicine.

kodc,

the program you mentioned is not accredited by CCNE or ACEN, and it is only ADN. The students will then need to go through additional schooling and shell out some $$ doing their BSN somewhere, preferably in nationally accredited institution, because high-profile NP programs want students from there.

I do not mention that even BSN is 80+% waste of time for a student with foreign medical degree because their "science" portion is a piece of cake, with cream and a cherry on top.

Do WGU accept Foreign Medical Graduates? I do not want to take all the pre-requisites in order to get in

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Has 10 years experience. Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics.

Do WGU accept Foreign Medical Graduates? I do not want to take all the pre-requisites in order to get in

Did you try contacting the nursing department or admissions at WGU?

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