Internationally Educated Nurses Program
The UNMC College of Nursing offers a Nursing in the U.S. Context certificate program to nurses who were educated outside the United States. The program facilitates preparation for the NCLEX examination and RN licensure for internationally educated nurses. This program also facilitates readiness for entry into a BSN completion or graduate program for internationally educated nurses who seek that goal.
IEN Program Outcomes
- Prioritize patient-centered care that incorporates patient values and preferences, and supports the bio-psycho-social-spiritual perspectives of the patient.
- Communicate effectively in providing safe, high quality, team-based care to individuals, families, and populations, and in interactions with members of the health care team.
- Demonstrate competency in performing nursing skills as a generalist according to the policies and procedures of the setting within the context of US healthcare systems.
- Demonstrate professional nursing practice within the ANA guidelines of professional nursing practice, legal and legislative regulations, and the ANA code of ethics for nurses.
- Apply appropriate delegation strategies in clinical decision making.
- Plan, implement, and evaluate patient-centered, team-based care using multiple data sources.
Admission to the IEN Program
Internationally Educated Nurses interested in the Nursing in the U.S. Context Certificate must meet this criteria:
- Documentation (in English) of completion of a basic nursing program leading to an RN designation.
- Documented proof of RN achievement in good standing from the country of origin.
- Registration with CGFNS, International in preparation for U. S. RN licensure
- TOEFL scores which are compatible with CGFNS, Board of Nursing, and UNMC requirements.
Completion of 12 credits with a minimum of 78% pass rate is required. Students who desire additional practice may enroll for up to six additional credits.
Admission Key Dates
|BSN Program||Application Opens||Application Due||Program Start|
|IEN Program||September 1||February 1||August|
IEN Program of Study
There are a minimum of 12 credit hours in this program. Five of these are didactic, and 7 are simulation/clinical practice. This equates to 75 hours of didactic contact time, and 315 hours of simulation and clinical practice. The program can be completed in 1 X 15-week semester, but for greater reflection and practice, we recommend it be spread out over two semesters, and be completed parallel the CGFNS International certification process. Students have the opportunity to enroll for additional didactic or clinical credits pending availability of courses, to a maximum of 18.
|NRSG 481||PROFESSIONAL NURSE'S ROLE IN THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA||2|
|NRSG 482||PATIENT-CENTERED CARE, FAMILY-CENTERED CARE, AND RELATIONSHIPS WITH PROFESSIONAL HEALTHCARE||3|
|NRSG 483||CLINICAL PRACTICUM IN NURSING IN THE U.S. HEALTHCARE CONTEXT||1-7|