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UK trained nurse wanting to go home to USA

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Can someone offer some advice. I am a USA citizen, trained as an RN in the UK and am living in the UK now. I want to go home and have applied to California, where I used to live. I cannot sit the NCLEX until I satisfy minimum requirements in Obstetric Nursing & Pediatric Nursing. Does anyone know where I can do this in the UK? Thank you.

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 32 years experience.

I think in the UK you will have issues finding a university that offers these catch up courses

What about taking the courses in New York. Would you know of any colleges/universities that might offer these, close to New York City/Long Island.

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 32 years experience.

I don't live in the US so can't honestly answer where to apply. I think the best course is contact the various schools of nursing in the areas you plan on live and explain to them you only need to make certain hours up clinically and theory and would it be possible to join their course just for the hours required

There are some refresher courses out there, you may want to contact the BRN and ask them if they would satisfy the requirements. Also there are some courses out there that you can take for CEUs that specifically cover OB with clinicals. You may also want to ask the BRN about that. Good luck in obtaining an answer from them.

There are plenty of UK-trained nurses who have managed to work in the US so there must be known ways of meeting licensure requirements. Unfortunately, I don't know them. Perhaps do a search through old threads with discussion of UK-trained nurses working in the US. You should be able to find several such threads. If you still have questions or no one responds to your questions on the boards, PM (send a private message to) discussion contributors who look like they may have experience with that.

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 32 years experience.

There are plenty of UK-trained nurses who have managed to work in the US so there must be known ways of meeting licensure requirements. Unfortunately, I don't know them. Perhaps do a search through old threads with discussion of UK-trained nurses working in the US. You should be able to find several such threads. If you still have questions or no one responds to your questions on the boards, PM (send a private message to) discussion contributors who look like they may have experience with that.

Due to how the UK now train their nurses, training is more specialised, there are more that struggle to meet US and Canada requirements than pass. A lot will depend on what clinical and theory hours are on the transcripts and that both have hours in Paeds, Mental health, Obstetrics and general adult