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    Hello, I currently live in NY and I'm wondering if anyone used their level 3 BTEC diploma in health & social care to apply for the NCLEX ? I don't want to pay for the evaluation which is about $400 if I'm getting a definite no
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    ...you won't be able to do that
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    (Original post by Subcutaneous)
    ...you won't be able to do that
    How do you know that?
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    How do you know that?
    I'm a registered nurse specialising in recruitment for international nurses. You?
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    (Original post by Subcutaneous)
    I'm a registered nurse specialising in recruitment for international nurses. You?
    I didn't claim to know the answer. But you just seemed quite certain without really explaining how or why you know the answer.

    Cool.
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    (Original post by KyleH123)
    I didn't claim to know the answer. But you just seemed quite certain without really explaining how or why you know the answer.

    Cool.
    Shouldn't have to always post a source. I was more surprised it was being asked as a fairly obvious answer if research around nclez had been done by OP
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    Shouldn't have to always post a source. I was more surprised it was being asked as a fairly obvious answer if research around nclez had been done by OP
    The BTEC diploma was evaluated by WES and they said it's an associate degree and you can register for the nclex here with an associate degree in nursing. Thats actually why I asked. Do you know for sure that the health & social care curriculum isn't the same as nursing curriculum ? I also have college credits here that put together might be equivalent...
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    (Original post by nursestudent007)
    Hello, I currently live in NY and I'm wondering if anyone used their level 3 BTEC diploma in health & social care to apply for the NCLEX ? I don't want to pay for the evaluation which is about $400 if I'm getting a definite no
    A BTEC is NOT equivalent to nursing education lol

    The NCLEX is a national registration exam taken by US/Canadian registered nurses who have already completed nursing education. In Canada like the UK registered nurses all have degree level educations, in the USA you will find a mix of 4 year BSc trained nurses as well as associated degree trained nurses.
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    (Original post by nursestudent007)
    The BTEC diploma was evaluated by WES and they said it's an associate degree and you can register for the nclex here with an associate degree in nursing. Thats actually why I asked. Do you know for sure that the health & social care curriculum isn't the same as nursing curriculum ? I also have college credits here that put together might be equivalent...
    It's an associates degree most likely in SCIENCE. You can do an associates degree in anything, it's a step below honours degree level studies.

    But that does not mean you were evaluated at a associates in nursing degree level studies. I know this because I am a North American trained nurse.


    **The only UK equivalent I can think of for the ADN or ASN in the USA are the old Dip HE educated nurses which were phased out.
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    It's an associates degree most likely in SCIENCE. You can do an associates degree in anything, it's a step below honours degree level studies.

    But that does not mean you were evaluated at a associates in nursing degree level studies. I know this because I am a North American trained nurse.


    **The only UK equivalent I can think of for the ADN or ASN in the USA are the old Dip HE educated nurses which were phased out.
    Okay & I'm American. I only moved to the UK for 2 years and came back. So If I'm asking a question, its only to verify.
    Like I said I spoke to a rep for the NY board of nursing and they said they would look at all my transcripts including the ones from the colleges I attended taking pre reqs. So If they feel I have the classes combined, then I would be eligible. If not, they would tell me what classes I need.
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    (Original post by comebackseason)
    It's an associates degree most likely in SCIENCE. You can do an associates degree in anything, it's a step below honours degree level studies.

    But that does not mean you were evaluated at a associates in nursing degree level studies. I know this because I am a North American trained nurse.


    **The only UK equivalent I can think of for the ADN or ASN in the USA are the old Dip HE educated nurses which were phased out.
    The curriculum for an associated degree in nursing is very similar to the health & social care curriculum including my other college credits. I just need verification from someone who maybe went through this process. Whether, I get approved to take the nclex or not, I'm almost done with LPN school and moving on up to get the RN education. I just don't want to waste my time if I can take the nclex-RN now.
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    (Original post by nursestudent007)
    Okay & I'm American. I only moved to the UK for 2 years and came back. So If I'm asking a question, its only to verify.
    Like I said I spoke to a rep for the NY board of nursing and they said they would look at all my transcripts including the ones from the colleges I attended taking pre reqs. So If they feel I have the classes combined, then I would be eligible. If not, they would tell me what classes I need.
    Ok so why are you asking when you will protest if you hear answers you don't like?

    The BTEC doesn't have an clinical nursing placements, you don't learn essential nursing skills like TPN, wound management, PEGs etc. Now if you can tell me with confidence that you've actually learned all of these essential skills in a BTEC course then you can apply with the board and pay your $400. I am just telling you what I am certain of, the only real equivalent in the UK of a US ADN or ASN degree is the old Dip HE in nursing before the degree courses were introduced.

    Degree trained nurses from the UK have trouble registering as RNs in the USA because they are not trained in all aspects of nursing- paediatrics, psych as well as adult general nursing.
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    (Original post by comebackseason)
    Ok so why are you asking when you will protest if you hear answers you don't like?

    The BTEC doesn't have an clinical nursing placements, you don't learn essential nursing skills like TPN, wound management, PEGs etc. Now if you can tell me with confidence that you've actually learned all of these essential skills in a BTEC course then you can apply with the board and pay your $400. I am just telling you what I am certain of, the only real equivalent in the UK of a US ADN or ASN degree is the old Dip HE in nursing before the degree courses were introduced.

    Degree trained nurses from the UK have trouble registering as RNs in the USA because they are not trained in all aspects of nursing- paediatrics, psych as well as adult general nursing.
    I have those clinical skills from my LPN program. I've done wound management, TPN, trach care & so on. I'm not protesting it but I said earlier that CGFNS & the BON in NY said that they would college all transcripts & see if it all adds up. I didn't say that the BTEC is equivalent to nursing but with all the clinical experience & classes done, MAYBE it might be equivalent or pretty close.
    Like I said, the NY board rep told me that if I don't have all the requirements, they would let me know exactly what class or clinical I need.
 
 
 
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