Welcome to allnurses!
If you graduate from a foreign nursing school
, even as a US citizen, you will be considered a "foreign graduate" for licensure purposes in the US for your entire career
and will have extra hoops to jump through on initial licensure and
any time you endorse your license to another state in the future. That's one thing many people aren't aware of.
Also, there are serious concerns about some of the nursing schools
in the Phillipines these days -- if you do do this, it would be very important to make sure you're getting into a higher quality school. There has been a huge boom in nursing schools there in recent years, and some of them (certainly not all
) are of very poor quality. There are older threads here on this topic that you may want to find and review.
As far as I know, nursing programs
in the Phillipines have recently gone to being a 5-year degree, so it would presumably take you longer than US programs. (If I'm wrong about that, I'm happy to be corrected.
There are some other, older threads here about the pros and cons of attending nursing school in the PI (from the US). You may want to look for them and review what has been discussed there.