Hi. I am a New Zealand qualified Registered Nurse and have been practising in the area of Coronary Care/HDU/Telemetry for 3 years.
I am wanting to gain my license to practise in Virginia. I have been emailing several people and applying with agencies to assist me but have come up against a few obstacles.
In New Zealand, we complete a comprehensive RN degree but I am lacking hours in obstetrics and paediatrics to be eligible to sit the NCLEX RN exam. I meet the requirements in the other three areas of nursing (medical, surgical, psychiatric). I also do not and can not currently gain a social security number.
Is there any advice/help you could please provide.
I would be extremely grateful.