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HI,

Iam a Portuguese nurse man and i want to ask if someone can explain to me how does it work the the nursing degees in USA.

For example,how many years in nurse school?and those years in scholl are enough to get a job as a nurse? why do you have to do NCLEX?which are the nurse degrees by order?

Thanks.

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HI,

Iam a Portuguese nurse man and i want to ask if someone can explain to me how does it work the the nursing degees in USA.

For example,how many years in nurse school?and those years in scholl are enough to get a job as a nurse? why do you have to do NCLEX?which are the nurse degrees by order?

Thanks.

For your LPN you are looking at 9-12 months to complete. For your ADN RN, it will take about 2 years. For your BSN or Masters it is 4 years or more. You have to take the NCLEX which is a Nationwide Standardized Test that shows you are minimally competent to pratice as a nurse. Once you pass the NCLEX and get your license you are able to work as a nurse. The degrees goes like this: LPN, RN, BSN, MSN. Hope this helps some.

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For your LPN you are looking at 9-12 months to complete. For your ADN RN, it will take about 2 years. For your BSN or Masters it is 4 years or more. You have to take the NCLEX which is a Nationwide Standardized Test that shows you are minimally competent to pratice as a nurse. Once you pass the NCLEX and get your license you are able to work as a nurse. The degrees goes like this: LPN, RN, BSN, MSN. Hope this helps some.

Thanks for your answer,but tell me,in my case,i have license to work as a nurse in Portugal,i study in nurse school 3 years,and i have 15 years of experience...for having the USA licence what NCLES shall i do?

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Thanks for your answer,but tell me,in my case,i have license to work as a nurse in Portugal,i study in nurse school 3 years,and i have 15 years of experience...for having the USA licence what NCLES shall i do?

Check out the international forum especially the thread/sticky called Primer to working in the USA It has all the information that you need to do to get sorted for the USA. You need to decide on where you want to live, then register with the state board of nursing and follow requirements for foreign trained nurse. Most states require CES report from CGFNS. I would also suggest reading threads on retrogression as currently all foreign nurses are affected.

plenty written on this in the International forum

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Thanks for your answer,but tell me,in my case,i have license to work as a nurse in Portugal,i study in nurse school 3 years,and i have 15 years of experience...for having the USA licence what NCLES shall i do?

There is only one NCLEX-RN exam for the entire US, it is not state specific but is a national exam.

You need to decide where you wish to work and then follow the requirements for that particular board of nursing. You must have permission from a state BON to be able to sit for the exam.

Suggest that you read the stickies at the top of the International Forum for information that you need. Requirements are different for foreign nurses as far as licensure requirements.

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There is only one NCLEX-RN exam for the entire US, it is not state specific but is a national exam.

You need to decide where you wish to work and then follow the requirements for that particular board of nursing. You must have permission from a state BON to be able to sit for the exam.

Suggest that you read the stickies at the top of the International Forum for information that you need. Requirements are different for foreign nurses as far as licensure requirements.

Thanks to all of you for your anwsers...

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