From Raised In America to Nursing in the Philippines: The Discipline of a Lifetime - page 2

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Once upon a time, I encountered the most unexpected milestone of my life… I still find it a blessing that after 4 years, I was able to sacrifice my time and effort to leave California and adjust to life in the... Read More


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    Hi IHeartNursing321, thanks for the compliment, I love nursing as well so you have a great user name.
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    Hi ObieBrown, it's nice to know that there is somewhere here that can relate to this wonderful experience! I absolutely agree with you that everything was all worth it in the end. Nothing can compare to such a journey...thanks again for the comment!
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    What a great article! I enjoyed this insight to your education thank you for sharing!!!
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    What a beautiful experience! Thanks for sharing your story & good luck on your journey!!
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    Hi Ginger's Mom, thank you for reading my article. I actually have been reading about how the CA board of nursing is denying graduates from the Philippines, however I do know some close friends who were able to find a way to study those extra units and become eligible to take the NCLEX. I will do whatever it takes to become a licensed nurse because I know in my heart it is my passion. Thank you!
    With your attitude you will go far no matter what you do, keep us informed of your journey.
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    Hi Ginger's Mom, thank you for reading my article. I actually have been reading about how the CA board of nursing is denying graduates from the Philippines, however I do know some close friends who were able to find a way to study those extra units and become eligible to take the NCLEX. I will do whatever it takes to become a licensed nurse because I know in my heart it is my passion. Thank you!
    Very nice and moving article, thanks! It reminds me of missing home and college life!

    Your close friends that were able to study the extra units was that in CA or back in the Phils? If in CA, did they take them in the Nor CAL or So CAL area? Can you find out the cost? Any information you can share with us will help as many are struggling to even find such school(s). Was this of recent classes?
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    It was indeed a nice xperience gudluck to your nclex exam. I know u can make it as well. I salute you for being brave and strong as u faces all the challenges in life in the philippines..congrats also.
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    Thank you Esme12, I am glad you enjoyed reading my article. Take care!
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    Very nice and moving article, thanks! It reminds me of missing home and college life!

    Your close friends that were able to study the extra units was that in CA or back in the Phils? If in CA, did they take them in the Nor CAL or So CAL area? Can you find out the cost? Any information you can share with us will help as many are struggling to even find such school(s). Was this of recent classes?
    Hi steppybay, thank you for reading my article. I'm glad you can empathize with my experience.

    According to my friends, there are a list of schools provided by the California Board of Registered Nursing. My friends said you can look at their website and just research all the schools there are. Most of them were from the south so they are taking their extra units around that area. I know it's going to be a tough road ahead, especially with the stricter enforcement of the law and concurrency issues but like I said before, if one is really passionate for what they want, it will be done!

    I just sent all of the application requirements to the board last April 16. I'll update everyone with what happens next.

    By the way, are you also in this same sticky situation? Thanks for the comment again!
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    It was indeed a nice xperience gudluck to your nclex exam. I know u can make it as well. I salute you for being brave and strong as u faces all the challenges in life in the philippines..congrats also.
    Thank you so much Nurse-kath for the encouragement and motivation!


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