Silverdragon is in my limited experience absolutely correct. I have just managed to get temporary registration in Canada but had to prove experience during my training in all areas including maternity, paeds, mental health, learning disibilities, and med/surg. Currently UK training does not allow for such a broad spectrum of experience and you may very well have to take further courses before you can get temp reg in the US. I advise you to be very careful when you pick a nursing course in the UK as having asked students I have recently come across on my ward, adult nurses now recieve very limited if any paed/maternity/mental health experience and this may well hold you back in the US. Good luck and welcome to nursing anyway if you are determined and do your research you will be fine I am sure. Regards BG.