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UK students wanting to work in USA-which universities let you make up the hours?

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Hi there,

I'd like to hear from any students in the UK whose college or uni has let them make up hours in area's of nursing including psychiatric, pediatrics, obstetrics, in order to be eligible to work in the USA . My college is adamant that they will not allow me to do this and I am really disheartened, does anyone know of any other universities which will allow you to do this??

Tina

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Hi there,

I'd like to hear from any students in the UK whose college or uni has let them make up hours in area's of nursing including psychiatric, pediatrics, obstetrics, in order to be eligible to work in the USA . My college is adamant that they will not allow me to do this and I am really disheartened, does anyone know of any other universities which will allow you to do this??

Tina

feel free to email me about this at xixredxix@aol.com

I am sorry to hear this but unfortunately this is all to commen from what I can gather...hope someone can prove me wrong...I guess I am fortunate as I qualified in 1989 before they changed to P2000 - my transcript for the USA is ok - I was lucky in my training to have enough in all the above to get to the USA..good luck :)

Almost any school or program will. You just apply as a guest student for those two classes that you need. Unfortunately in the US there is a hight turnover rate in nursing school, so there are usually places that open for the other areas, besides med-surg.

Best thing to do is pick an area where you would like to be and then look up approved nursing schools in that area and contact them. Please make sure that it is a school that is approved by the licensing board in that state.

Good luck to you....................... :balloons:

Almost any school or program will. You just apply as a guest student for those two classes that you need. Unfortunately in the US there is a hight turnover rate in nursing school, so there are usually places that open for the other areas, besides med-surg.

Best thing to do is pick an area where you would like to be and then look up approved nursing schools in that area and contact them. Please make sure that it is a school that is approved by the licensing board in that state.

Good luck to you....................... :balloons:

Hi there

thanks for replying to my post, the problem is I am not a usa citizen and am in the UK, I am assuming you are referring to schools and programmes in the states? if that is the case then well i need schools in the UK to let me sit in on some of their classes not schools in the usa as i need to have done those theory and clinical hours before i am even allowed to sit the NCLEX

Hi there

thanks for replying to my post, the problem is I am not a usa citizen and am in the UK, I am assuming you are referring to schools and programmes in the states? if that is the case then well i need schools in the UK to let me sit in on some of their classes not schools in the usa as i need to have done those theory and clinical hours before i am even allowed to sit the NCLEX

Finding programs in the UK may prove to be quite difficult for you, but you can go to the US as a guest student quite easily. The programs will also be much easier for youto get com[leted and in a shorter amount of time.

Finding programs in the UK may prove to be quite difficult for you, but you can go to the US as a guest student quite easily. The programs will also be much easier for youto get com[leted and in a shorter amount of time.

Thanks for replying : ) I take it I would have to self fund these trips then to go to the US as a guest? and how would I go about it?

Fiona59

Has 18 years experience.

I don't mean to sound horrible but you'd have to fund it like the rest of the student nurses in North America. Save hard or take student loans. Apart from the school fees, there are books and living expenses to cover as well.

You should actually be able to complete the required classes in only about 4 to 6 months.................yes, you would be responsible for living expenses and tuition. But trying to complete your required hours in the UK will take you much longer. You may even be able to get it completed in a shorter time, depending on how the schedule at the school is set up to get the required number of hours in.

Good luck.................... :balloons:

You should actually be able to complete the required classes in only about 4 to 6 months.................yes, you would be responsible for living expenses and tuition. But trying to complete your required hours in the UK will take you much longer. You may even be able to get it completed in a shorter time, depending on how the schedule at the school is set up to get the required number of hours in.

Good luck.................... :balloons:

Thanks to all those who replied to my posts, I am trying to find uni's here that would let me complete the required hours in clinical and theory, it would just be too expensive for me to go abroad to complete the hours, I can't really afford it, if anyone else has done it let me know, thanks for all the advise

tina

Thanks to all those who replied to my posts, I am trying to find uni's here that would let me complete the required hours in clinical and theory, it would just be too expensive for me to go abroad to complete the hours, I can't really afford it, if anyone else has done it let me know, thanks for all the advise

tina

There was specific program offered there to allow the nurses to get the other hours that they needed, but I am not sure if it is available anymore. And from what I have heard in the past, most of the programs there are not real helpful in allowing you to make up the hours in their programs. Not sure why, but perhaps they are worried about losing nurses? Who knows???

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