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Nursing process in the US?

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by Alberthor Alberthor (New) New

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Hi there!

It's my first time writing on the website so sorry if this is in the wrong section.

I am a soon-to-be RN from Spain who's absolutely in love with the American Culture and I am planning to move there as soon as I end my studies and gain some work experience.

My question actually was if you really use the nursing process in the US, because in Spain it is never used as so! (They teach it to us at university (nursing here is a 4yr degree)

It's soo frustrating that nurses here have like zero autonomy when designing a care plan for the patient, most of them think it is "unrealistic" or "useless". Most of the times here we just follow physicians, do a lot of procedures, orders but that is not so rewarding as being a real authority on patient care...

Just wondering how you do it on the US, thank you for your answer and any other comments will be well received!

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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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In what capacity are you planning on moving to the US with? You do realise it is hard to find a employer willing to wait the 2 plus years it will take. You will have more chance on gaining experience especially in a specialty area and then look for one. Also the actual process to register as a nurse in the US can take anything from 6-12 months depending on the state you plan on applying to

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In what capacity are you planning on moving to the US with? You do realise it is hard to find a employer willing to wait the 2 plus years it will take. You will have more chance on gaining experience especially in a specialty area and then look for one. Also the actual process to register as a nurse in the US can take anything from 6-12 months depending on the state you plan on applying to

Hey, thanks for the answer. :)

Actually I am already familiar with all the process I need to go through, the nclex-rn exam, and the other steps so by "moving asap" I actually meant like in 2 years or so haha.

I am planning as well to work on the UK first, since you need no experience or any special title to work there and then start the long process. And yeah, I am also going to gain experience in a certain area (neonatal nursing)

So actually I am aware that is gonna be hard and long but rewarding in the end :)

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Haven't worked as a nurse yet, but I do believe in the nursing process (We're talking ADPIE here right?).

I believe in it not so much in the sense of paper, but in the sense of perception and intuition.

Imagine you walk into a room, see a patient breathing hard, (You just did assessment), in your head you say he's having difficulty in breathing (You just did diagnosis), so you think, "I should probably adjust his bed and make him more upright (BAM, you just did planning), so you actually walk over there and prop his bed up (aw snap, you just implemented action), and you say "Feels better Sir?" (Aw you awesome, cause you just evaluated).

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