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Hey,

I will be graduating collge next year as a mental health nurse.I am an Irish citizen and have studied mental health nursing in Ireland.In total I will have done 4 years which has included classes,clinical placements in mental health,general and care of the elderly and an internship of one year solely in mental health nursing.I am hoping to move to America or Canada once I graduate.Can I work in these countries with my degree or will I have to take additional exams? Have I limited my job opportunities by studying mental health nursing and not general?any advice would be greatly appreciated 😁

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Silverdragon102 has 32 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

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Moved to the International Nursing forum.

USA requires general trained with both clinical and theory hours in Paeds, Mental Health, Obstetrics and Adult. There are a few Canadian provinces that accept RMN but still several hoops to jump through and an exam to sit with no guarantee on finding a job.

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Kelly O Shea specializes in Mental health.

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16 hours ago, Silverdragon102 said:

Moved to the International Nursing forum.

USA requires general trained with both clinical and theory hours in Paeds, Mental Health, Obstetrics and Adult. There are a few Canadian provinces that accept RMN but still several hoops to jump through and an exam to sit with no guarantee on finding a job.

Thank you😀 I have looked into the Canadian provinces that accept RMN and will ring the embassy for more information on visas etc.

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Silverdragon102 has 32 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

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Ringing embassy will not help you. Just look at the CIC website for the different routes to both work permit and PR. You probably can go the skilled worker route if you can gain enough points. The issue would be finding a job especially for work permit as it has to be full time and nursing for the most part is unionized and seniority plays a big part so a lot will depend on where you want to live

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On 1/20/2020 at 1:57 PM, Kelly O Shea said:

Thank you😀 I have looked into the Canadian provinces that accept RMN and will ring the embassy for more information on visas etc.

I agree you might as well look for a recruitment agency to help you. These processes of hiring nurses abroad are lengthy in time. Wishing you the best. 

On 1/19/2020 at 7:47 PM, Kelly O Shea said:

Hey,

I will be graduating collge next year as a mental health nurse.I am an Irish citizen and have studied mental health nursing in Ireland.In total I will have done 4 years which has included classes,clinical placements in mental health,general and care of the elderly and an internship of one year solely in mental health nursing.I am hoping to move to America or Canada once I graduate.Can I work in these countries with my degree or will I have to take additional exams? Have I limited my job opportunities by studying mental health nursing and not general?any advice would be greatly appreciated 😁

And yes the NCLEX is a computer exam required for registration in the US and Canada. All the best 

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