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UK Student looking to study nursing in US-Please help!!

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Please Help!!!

Hi Everybody! I'm a UK citizen and really want to come to the US preferably Texas to study Nursing. I've looked at hundreds of various websites but am not getting very far as the courses for International students are charging $19,000+ which is totally out of my price range! I've also looked at LPV/LVN courses at some community colleges but they are all just as expensive. Does anybody know of a cheaper way to do this or if there's any kind of financial aid available to international students? Also, are there any agencies/organisations who may provide job based training similiar to that which exists for teachers? I already have a UK Bachelor's degree in languages and other qualifications inc. NVQ level 3 which permits me to work as a healthcare assistant, alongside nurses in UK hospitals and 3 years experience working in a residential care home so am familiar with basic nursing practice.

Another option i've considered is training as a medical assistant in US, but can only find limited information about courses and nothing relating to international students. Does anybody know how i could find out more about this or any other options i may have??

I'd be very grateful for any information anyone has to offer..thanks so much! Happy Nursing :)

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

If looking at the long run to live in the US then LPN/LVN isn't going to do it for you regarding immigration. You will need to meet pre requisites and also pay international fees which will be a lot. Doubt MA will also meet immigration requirements. Best things really is consider RN in the UK and then look at immigration working once you have experience. Currently looking at several years waiting for the US and expect things to stay the same for a while yet. I doubt there is financial aid to assist you

kathleenincal

Has 2 years experience.

foreigns are always going to pay more. theres such a long wait to be accepted into the lvn or rn programs that its better to pay for a private accrediated college. theres financial assistance out there once you are accepted into a college.I myself plan on paying for a private college, as I dont have the time to waste waiting to get in. I figure 20grand is a small price to pay, plus you dont have to start paying back your loans until your working. good luck!

Ginger's Mom, MSN, RN

Has 41 years experience.

International students do not qualify for loans. You will be paying about $20K for LPN school or MA school.

I would try to apply to a BSN program as an international student and see if you qualify for a scholarship. And as mentioned you will have to return home after school is complete.

As far as i'm aware there isn't any financial aid available to international students.

I'm in the same boat as you, i have a BSc from the UK and i've applied to nursing schools.

Best thing to do is maybe apply for the accelerated BSN degree or a masters entry into nursing degree for students with a bachelors degree in another field other than nursing.

To be honest, it's all going to cost A LOT of money for an international student regardless of what degree program you look at.

Kathleen, I wondered if you would fill me in on what course you are doing

I am moving to Usa in summer from UK. I want to do nursing however from the research I have been doing it seems very hard to get on a course to do Rn or Bsn. Most colleges I have spoken to do a lottery system for admission due to volume of applicants. I read that you a paying privart . I found one privart college that was charging $32,000 just for Voc nurse course. Could you tell me what course your doing and at what college ?

This is flustrating me so much, so any info I can get I would appreciate.

paula

madwife2002, BSN, RN

Specializes in RN, BSN, CHDN. Has 26 years experience.

Can I ask do you have a Green Card? because you can only come to the USA for 3 months at a time if you dont.

ghillbert, MSN, NP

Specializes in CTICU. Has 20 years experience.

Not true - there are student visas for this precise purpose.

yes I will have a green card

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

Be aware that you may have to pay International fees to start with especially if they have some sort of residency requirements. Also will be very expensive and most require some pre requisites completing before allowing you to get onto the nursing course

madwife2002, BSN, RN

Specializes in RN, BSN, CHDN. Has 26 years experience.

Not true - there are student visas for this precise purpose.

I know that but it sounded like things were that organised yet and you cannot just come to the US

Hi,

I'm a Filipino and wanted to continue my nursing degree in US.Could that be possible? Do i have any chance to be admitted in any OF the university in US?I don't have a green card yet .

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

Hi,

I'm a Filipino and wanted to continue my nursing degree in US.Could that be possible? Do i have any chance to be admitted in any OF the university in US?I don't have a green card yet .

You don't need GC to be a student in the US but you do need proof of funds, that you can support yourself whilst in school and will come under F1 so will need to apply for EAD to work and in the first year you are restricted and not always a guarantee you will get permission to work. Also expect to pay International fees which are very high

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