Is it Advisable to Take NCLEX exam in philippines or in US?

  1. 0 Hi! can you give me some advise regarding my NCLEX exam...i already have a US visa but i'm confused which is better to have a NCLEX exam, here in philippines or in US?...I'm planning also to take my nclex review here in philippines then heve my exam in US...some advise please...
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    From 'Eastwood City, Libis'; Joined May '09; Posts: 5.

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  3. Visit  VORB profile page
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    It's the same test everywhere.
  4. Visit  AKNursie profile page
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    It's the same test everywhere, but please remember that if you are trained anywhere other than the US, you need a VisaScreen issued by CGFNS to be able to practice here.
  5. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    Moved to the International forum

    makes no difference where you sit the exam as it is national exam so all questions for everyone comes from the same pot.
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    Thanks for the Reply...what do you mean by Visa Screen?...after Nclex, i need to take the CGFNS?i thought NCLEX is enough to work in US...huhuhu need to undergo CGFNS...
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    What sort of visa do you have for the US? If just a tourist visa and you need to get a work vis of your own then you will need a VSC, if you already have a work/immigrant visa then you do not need a VSC. Also if you need a work/immigrant visa then I suggest you read up on retrogression as you will be affected
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    i already have a multiple visa...my husband is a american citizen but he's a filipino...we're booked on may 12 for a one month vacation in US and he's planning to apply my immigrant visa (not sure if that's how they call it)...i'm planning to process my NCLEX application there and have my nclex review here in philippines once were back on June...they say nclex exam in US is much easier than here in philippines...so i planned to go back there once i have my scheduled exam...do you think my decision is right coz i'm really confused...sorry kung makulit po ako =)
  9. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    Quote from PrettyNurseOnline
    i already have a multiple visa...my husband is a american citizen but he's a filipino...we're booked on may 12 for a one month vacation in US and he's planning to apply my immigrant visa (not sure if that's how they call it)...i'm planning to process my NCLEX application there and have my nclex review here in philippines once were back on June...they say nclex exam in US is much easier than here in philippines...so i planned to go back there once i have my scheduled exam...do you think my decision is right coz i'm really confused...sorry =)
    Your husband need to get your visa sorted before you move and it will take longer than 1 month to do. Because you are married to a USC you do not need VSC. It is just a myth about the exam being different in the US to anywhere else. The exam is the same so taking it in the Philippines would probably be better as you can save money

    http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigra...ypes_2991.html
  10. Visit  Ginger's Mom profile page
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    Whatever state you are planning on living in should be the state processing your paperwork, since you don't have to worry about a visa, you only have to worry about finding a nursing position. Take the NCLEX when you are ready, it doesn't matter where you take it and enjoy your vacation.
  11. Visit  Satinne26 profile page
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    What if I don't have any visa yet... Will it be easy for me to get a tourist visa in US just to take the NCLEX? please help..
  12. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    I think you will find it hard to get a tourist visa for the US. You will probably have to show deep ties to returning after your holiday/vacation
  13. Visit  ghillbert profile page
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    There is no point going to the US on a tourist visa just to sit the exam. If you can take it where you are, do it. Same exam. Costs $200 more to sit overseas, but cheaper than flying to the US. If you have a USC husband and have applied for immigrant visa, there is not much chance they will let you in on a tourist visa as they may not believe you plan to leave after you take the exam.
  14. Visit  wemon211 profile page
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    Quote from Satinne26
    What if I don't have any visa yet... Will it be easy for me to get a tourist visa in US just to take the NCLEX? please help..
    I think it would be difficult for you to get a tourist visa based on that reason since the test is already offered in the Philippines. I have heard people say it's easier in the Philippines than in the US. My decision in taking it in the Philippines versus the US was that I would be more comfortable and relaxed taking it here. You might get anxious in an unfamiliar place, taking such an important test. All locations have the same test bank where the questions are obtained from so it's really just a matter of chance wherever you do decide to take it.


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