Australian nurse in California

  1. Hi there, I'm an Aussie nurse going through the process of registering in California. I already have my New York registration and have worked there for a couple of years. I've come to a halt as Cali board of nursing have requested more education hours in pediatrics and maternity. I've seen this discussed on this forum before but all posts date back to 2012. Just wondering if anyone has been through the process of re-education in these areas or was able to avoid it? Where did you do it, how much did it cost etc. I've contacted a couple of LA-based universities and am struggling to find one that offers these subjects on their own.
    Very disappointed that after passing the NCLEX and working in a New York hospital that California would still require this. Would really appreciate hearing from anyone who has been through or knows anything about this.
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  3. by   shibaowner
    California always does things their own way and has very strict requirements for RN licensing. There are nurse refresher courses for RNs. In addition, there are CE courses you can try to take. Search for L&D and Pediatrics refresher courses. Good luck.
  4. by   Ausnurse720
    Thanks for that! Any suggestions for refresher courses? I believe they require this to be university level.
  5. by   dianah
    Perhaps you will get more information from the Nurse Registration forum, here.

    Best regards!
  6. by   Ausnurse720
    Thanks for that!
  7. by   Aussienurse123
    hey! how did you get new york to approve you to sit the NClEX without the maternity or Pediatric hours if you dont mind me asking? ive enrolled to go back to Uni to complete these hours and if i can dodge that bullet by applying to work in NEW york i will!