Plz. advice all the informed nurses to a foreign med. grad. - page 2

Hello to all you wonderful people out there.:nuke: I need sincere advice from all of you.Here's my story. I am an 8yr. old foreign medical graduate. i passed all the US med. licensing exams but... Read More

  1. by   selunurse
    Hey Ricky75,
    I start my BSN nursing program in spring of 2011. Looking back in retrospect i think i could have gotten accepted much faster if i would have done my LPN first, worked for a year, saved up while doing some prerequisites and then applied to any LPN to BSN program. LPN programs are much easier to get into for some reason. There is an accelerated program in some universities for students with prior Bachelors degrees. These programs are less sought out and tend to go unfilled. Anyway the hardest thing about nursing is getting accepted. The rest is just hard work and discipline. If you are an FMG you will already be accustomed to stress, studying and time management. You should research what program you are interested in and chart a course towards getting there. The hardest thing of all is making the first decision. You have to know where you want to go in order to get there.
  2. by   ricky75
    Hi Selunurse,

    I am glad you achieved your goals no matter what. I am in CA and here even going to CC is quiet challenging like A& P Classes have wait list. Some UC's receive 800 applications ABSN/DEMSN for 80 positions and heard mostly are highly qualified. I think i might have to leave CA in order to pursue nursing but i am still thinking which way should i go. The whole process is very long & complex.

    I want to thank you for all the advice you have offered and wish you lots of success in your future endeavors. My email is fmgdratyahoo.com. I am not sure if you received my PM?

    Thanks once again,
    God bless
  3. by   fotero
    Quote from ricky75
    Hi Selunurse,

    I am glad you achieved your goals no matter what. I am in CA and here even going to CC is quiet challenging like A& P Classes have wait list. Some UC's receive 800 applications ABSN/DEMSN for 80 positions and heard mostly are highly qualified. I think i might have to leave CA in order to pursue nursing but i am still thinking which way should i go. The whole process is very long & complex.

    I want to thank you for all the advice you have offered and wish you lots of success in your future endeavors. My email is fmgdratyahoo.com. I am not sure if you received my PM?

    Thanks once again,
    God bless

    I am in CA too, I am IMG, I became a nurse, I got my ADN from a CC, I am currently working as a PHN. I want to pursue with my masters and became a FNP but I found very difficult to get in since most programs look for clinical experiences as a nurse, some of the programs require that the sciences course being taken no more than 5 years at the time of NP application, so I am retaking A&P, Micro and so on. So, I need some advice and information where I can aim my direction, at this time I am waiting for the resuslts of my application at SDSU and if I am not accepted probably I will try to apply at UCDAvis they do have a dual program for NP/PA and they do consider different requirements for IMG.

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