I'm wanting some help from an RN who has done their degree here in Australia and is now working in the state. I have done a bit of research already and I'm still uncertain where to step my feet in first.
To tell you a bit about me I've finished my 1 new grad programme last year and i'm a certified RN with a yr experiance currently working on the ward I did my new grad on which is Oncology and Gyncology post op acute care. Now I'm ooking into working in the state I know they require the following
- Adult health (medical/surgical) nursing
- Maternal/Infant nursing (obstetrics), excluding
-Nursing care of children (pediatrics) and
-Psychiatric/Mental health nursing, excluding
Although I have covered some parts of these areas of nursing in classrooms as well as on clinical placements I don't really have an experiance in maternal/infant nursing as well as pediatrics nursing. I'm worried they won't approve me to sit on exam cause of these lacks. My question is, those of you that were able to sit on the exam CGFNS then NCLEX how/where were you able to find course centre that will provide these classes? Is there any collage out there that provide short courses such as obstetrics, maternal/infant nursing? I have heard that I will have to find my own clinical placements...Also what state is more likely to be easy to get into if applied? Please any sort of info is valuable to me so add in your 2 cent's. Appricaite it.
I'm very nervous about this whole thing but this is really my dream and I'm willing to do whatever it takes so please don't discourge.