UK RMN to Australian NP to USA?

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Specializes in Mental Health.

Hi all!

I'm a UK trained mental health nurse, and currently completing a master of nurse practitioner in Australia. Hoping to be able to practice in the USA in the future but am struggling to find info on what the licensure process looks like for foreign trained NPs.

On the ANCC website under the PMHNP-BC site, eligibility to take this certification states: "Hold a current, active RN license in a state or territory of the United States or hold the professional, legally recognized equivalent in another country".

Does this mean I could bypass taking the NCLEX and just take the PMHNP cert to practise as an NP there? Has anyone had any experience with this?

Thanks ?

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