Im a US citizen studying in the Philippines

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    I heard from a couple of my friends in school saying that I wouldnt be able to take the NCLEX in Ca because the requirements is different from the curriculum of my school. And also, I would have to obtain a license from the country in which I graduated from. Since I am not a Philippines citizen, would I still need to be licensed in the Philippines in order to take the NCLEX in the US?
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    It depends on the requirements of the state you want to hold a license in.Currently many foreign trained nurses, especially from the Philippines are not meeting the requirements for licensure in CA.
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    Quote from Bad Summagun
    I heard from a couple of my friends in school saying that I wouldnt be able to take the NCLEX in Ca because the requirements is different from the curriculum of my school. And also, I would have to obtain a license from the country in which I graduated from. Since I am not a Philippines citizen, would I still need to be licensed in the Philippines in order to take the NCLEX in the US?
    Hey there Bad Summagun, What your hearing right now is quite true. I graduated March 2012 from the Philippines. I'm here in California and its pretty difficult to get a seat in the exam in California. I'm currently applying in Nevada. Still waiting for my papers to reach the PI. There are other states where you can work as an RN besides Ca. but if you wish to work here then you'd have to take classes all over again. Who knows, maybe California might put down the issue and let foreign educated nurses to take the exam due to the ACA. But then again is the government really ready to pay for more nurses.
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    Quote from 2ndtakerimmigrant
    what does aca stand for and what is it? thanks
    Affordable Care Act. This means a majority of us citizens can now afford healthcare. More patients then that might mean an increase in demand of nurses. It's just a theory. Of course the US will prioritize their US graduates first than us citizens that went to an international school.
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    Thanks Kuyafern.
    Citizens may be able to afford healthcare, but
    will they be willing to pay? hahhaha. I'm just kidding.
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    No Problem, haha. Hard times, hard times.
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    Quote from Kuyafern
    Affordable Care Act. This means a majority of us citizens can now afford healthcare. More patients then that might mean an increase in demand of nurses. It's just a theory. Of course the US will prioritize their US graduates first than us citizens that went to an international school.
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    Yes, but even with the almost 50% unemployment rate for just CA new grads alone, it will still not help with the hospital's tight budget and financial constraints to hire more new grads, and with more older nurses not retiring due to financial security and loss of their retirement net egg, it will be even just as bad with the ACA.

    Actual enforcement will not happen till 2014 and if it doesn't get killed in Congress if Obama is out of office or gets re-voted out by the Rep. party, it will not do anything to the hiring of new nurses.
    Last edit by BennyRNCA on Jul 1, '12


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