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I'm an RMN looking at getting my RN training to possibly work in the US. Does anyone know what part of the UKCC Register you need to be on to work in the US as I've heard different things. I think its probably Part 1 but I've heard of people retraining and still not being eligible though I realise it also has to do with the hours and theory you've done and what state you apply to.

Getting info on retraining is really hard to come by as I think I only have to do 18 months as I'm already qualified and all the courses are the full training. I'm trying the NMC and NHS Carreers.

Anyone have any other tips?

Thanks

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Silverdragon102 has 30 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

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I'm an RMN looking at getting my RN training to possibly work in the US. Does anyone know what part of the UKCC Register you need to be on to work in the US as I've heard different things. I think its probably Part 1 but I've heard of people retraining and still not being eligible though I realise it also has to do with the hours and theory you've done and what state you apply to.

Getting info on retraining is really hard to come by as I think I only have to do 18 months as I'm already qualified and all the courses are the full training. I'm trying the NMC and NHS Carreers.

Anyone have any other tips?

Thanks

Hi and welcome to the site.

For the US your training needs to cover all areas and the best way to see if you are covered is to get a CES doe with CGFNS and they will say what hours ou are short on. Some nurses in the UK forum found by getting CES done they did actually do OK for hours. Currently there are no universities that I am aware which help with these hours unless you are still at uni and can come to agreements before you finish the course, only other courses are 18 months but usually you need secondment for them. Another option to make hours up is discussion with school of nursings in the US and make up the required hours both theory and practical as a guest student.

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First question would be, when did you graduate from school? You mayhave had enough hours to meet the requirements for licensure in the US.

As mentioned above, first get the CES done thru CGFNS, that will be the best way to find out if you have enough hours done. Would do not do anything about schooling anywhere until you know exactly what you need. And it definitely will not be 18 months.

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I qualified as an RMN in 1996 with the Project 2000 training (which no longer exists) The training was split into 2 sections, 18 months of Common Foundation where all nursing areas were covered and 18 months specialist branch (Mental Health RMN in my case). As I have already done the 18 months common foundation I think I only need to to the Adult (RN) specialist Branch for 18 months, but I'm looking into that. I will look at the CGFNS and CES but until I have RN qualification I definately don't qualify to apply to the US.

Thanks for your help.

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Silverdragon102 has 30 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

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I qualified as an RMN in 1996 with the Project 2000 training (which no longer exists) The training was split into 2 sections, 18 months of Common Foundation where all nursing areas were covered and 18 months specialist branch (Mental Health RMN in my case). As I have already done the 18 months common foundation I think I only need to to the Adult (RN) specialist Branch for 18 months, but I'm looking into that. I will look at the CGFNS and CES but until I have RN qualification I definately don't qualify to apply to the US.

Thanks for your help.

If you did the 18 month foundation you may find you already have the necessary hours. You may not have to do the 18 month RN course. There have already been some RMN in the UK forum that had hours checked and was OK for getting ATT from BON and sit NCLEX. I would really get CES done first and then take it from there, you can make the hours up say in the US and it wouldn't take 18 months.

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I qualified as an RMN in 1996 with the Project 2000 training (which no longer exists) The training was split into 2 sections, 18 months of Common Foundation where all nursing areas were covered and 18 months specialist branch (Mental Health RMN in my case). As I have already done the 18 months common foundation I think I only need to to the Adult (RN) specialist Branch for 18 months, but I'm looking into that. I will look at the CGFNS and CES but until I have RN qualification I definately don't qualify to apply to the US.

Thanks for your help.

Not so. Get the CES done, especially if you trained back then. More than likely you have enough hours to meet the requirements for the US. And definitely do not need 18 months, of anything just a few months as a guest student to make up the hours if they are truly needed. You do not need to complete the Adult Branch to work in the US. Just have them evaluate what you have already completed.

If you have completed the required hours, then you will meet the requirements for working in the US. You may just have to complete peds and maternal if you did not have those. Otherwise, you have more than enough hours to meet our requirements.

Sounds like someone has been giving you the wrong advice over there.

Start with the CES and wait to see how they credit your hours, then go from there. Don't jump ahead to something that you definitely do not need to do. Even peds nurses do not need to go back and complete another 18 months.

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That would be amazing if that's right, so if I have the hours I don't need the RN qualification? Would I have to do the CGFNS as I know thats mostly general nursing and its 12 years since my Common Foundation so I would struggle. However I would rather continue working in Mental Health in the US so could I do that if I have the hours, NCLEX CGFNS (hopefully) and not the RN?

I'll check out the CES but what is the ATT and BON?

Thanks again though, if you are right you've made my year!

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That would be amazing if that's right, so if I have the hours I don't need the RN qualification? Would I have to do the CGFNS as I know thats mostly general nursing and its 12 years since my Common Foundation so I would struggle. However I would rather continue working in Mental Health in the US so could I do that if I have the hours, NCLEX CGFNS (hopefully) and not the RN?

I'll check out the CES but what is the ATT and BON?

Thanks again though, if you are right you've made my year!

CGFNS exam is only required by a few states now most accept CES from CGFNS. If you have the hours you will be RN in the US and no reason why you don't look for work in the mental health area.

ATT = authorisation to test ie sit NCLEX

BON = Board of Nursing where you have to apply and be assessed before you get ATT

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That would be amazing if that's right, so if I have the hours I don't need the RN qualification? Would I have to do the CGFNS as I know thats mostly general nursing and its 12 years since my Common Foundation so I would struggle. However I would rather continue working in Mental Health in the US so could I do that if I have the hours, NCLEX CGFNS (hopefully) and not the RN?

I'll check out the CES but what is the ATT and BON?

Thanks again though, if you are right you've made my year!

If you graduated that long ago, more than likely you have enough hours to meet the requirements for the US. Just get the CES done, and find out how they listed your hours. Take things one step at a time.

You should be pleasantly surprised. You definitely do not need to return to school for 18 months. That I can promise you.

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