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Uk to US RN's...a question:

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scattycarrot is a BSN, RN and specializes in ITU/Emergency.

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I am living in Florida and working towards my licence (well, supposed to be working but thats another story ). I have been looking at the nursing education over here in the US and it seems like you need prereqiusite courses in chemisty/algebra/microbiology ,etc... for any courses such as NP. Have any of you taken any such classes yet or will you bother? Do employers ask about such courses? Will it hurt my chances of employment if I don't have them?

I am not sure if I should be doing some courses. Its all so different over here and I feel like a fish out of water:o !

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Scott33 is a BSN, EMT-P and specializes in Flight RN / ED RN.

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Chemistry, Algebra, and Microbiology are all courses required for entry-level RNs, never mind NPs. Therefore, most people going for NP would already have satisfied the prerequisites. Statistics is another a one they ask for.

Lots of classroom study for the US nursing degrees, not much clinical, particularly at the entry level.

Potential employers might not ask about specific courses, but if you were to apply for a universtiy course, such as NP, you would need to obtain an official transcript of your educational achievements to date.

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scattycarrot is a BSN, RN and specializes in ITU/Emergency.

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So, I presume thats a... yes, I should take those courses!(yea..something else to worry about...:uhoh3: ) Where is the best place to take them, a local college or can you do them online (or is that not recommended)?

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Scott33 is a BSN, EMT-P and specializes in Flight RN / ED RN.

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There are lab components for the likes of Microbiology and Chemistry, so taking them online is probably not possible.

Any community college or Uni should let you sign up for these classes, whether it be as an unmatriculated student, undeclared major student, or post grad student.

Give 'em a bell, see what they say

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Scott33 is a BSN, EMT-P and specializes in Flight RN / ED RN.

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I stand corrected

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scattycarrot is a BSN, RN and specializes in ITU/Emergency.

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Thanks to you both!

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