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Gateway to Nursing in North America

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The Gateway to Nursing in North America course is for qualified Registered Adult Nurses, educated in the UK or internationally, who wish to work in the United States or Canada.

Using a variety of teaching strategies, the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery has partnered with Kaplan Test Review to give students their best chance of successfully passing the NCLEX-RN licensure exam on their first try. 

Our students learn from an individualised learning plan which guides them through core obstetrics and women’s health, paediatric and psychiatric mental health content. This 16 week course also offers the clinical experience needed for state registration.

Find out further information about the Gateway to Nursing in North America course.

Key benefits

  • Number one nursing faculty in the UK and third in the world (2017 QS World University Rankings).

  • Study in the heart of London.
  • Exciting placement opportunities at world-class teaching hospitals: Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Links with industry, health services and policy makers.
  • Excellent employability. Our graduates are highly sought after both nationally and internationally

How is the course taught?

Our students are taught in small groups where they have the opportunity to explore and develop their knowledge and skills through a series of group discussions, seminars and online modules. Participants also undertake self-directed learning, simulation and structured clinical observation placements.

Careers – where could your course take you?

On completion of the programme, the Faculty will support prospective candidates through the application processes for visa screenings and job placements to enable them to work as a Registered Adult Nurse in the United States or Canada. Graduates will also be given:

  • A transcript of theory and clinical practice.
  • Access to the knowledge and skills needed in order to take the NCLEX exam as well as the clinical experience they need for state registration.

Candidates who successfully pass the NCLEX-RN exam receive:

  • Support with the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) application for credentials screening.
  • Connections with job placement agencies for work in the United States or Canada.

Register your interest in the Gateway to Nursing in North America course

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