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UK - USA Nurse (no visa required)

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by LKW LKW (New) New Nurse

LKW has 5 years experience .

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I am a UK trained nurse with a Bachelors of Science in Adult Nursing and graduated in 2015. I worked in the UK as a nurse for 3 years. I now live in America and have a work visa, social security number etc.


I have been looking at applying to become a nurse in the state of Georgia, but there are a few things I cannot quite understand. The process is to apply for CES from the CGFNS and then apply to the Georgia BON. I understand the process quite well but these are my questions:


1. Why are there no UK nurses talking about successfully using CGFNS?

2. When I send the letters to my University and the Nursing & Midwifery Council to produce "applicant’s professional license/registration/diploma documents", what if they don't send the right document? I don't imaging my university will get this request very often.

3. When my report comes back as lacking clinical hours in Mental Health, Maternity and Child nursing how will I make up this time? Will universities here allow me to take single modules and what is this likely to cost?


I am nervous about committing $350 to get my CES report with no clear answered to the above. What are CGFNS like to deal with? Once they have my money and I am struggling to get the documents they require, will they even care?


Any clarity to this would be greatly appreciated. I would love to help out during the difficult times to come with the Covid-19 outbreak.







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Quick question, are you in 🇺🇸to stay or visiting for a while?

I’m also a British trained nurse (RMN) living in the U.S., however, I’ve decided to go to nursing school for my RN to work whilst I’m in the U.S.



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