From Raised In America to Nursing in the Philippines: The Discipline of a Lifetime - page 3

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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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    Quote from lyly
    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!
    Yes, I've been stuck for over a year now like so many kababayans.

    That list of schools and colleges approved by the CA BON your friends mentioned are the same ones that everyone here in these forums can not even find one to attend (yet), as many of the schools have nothing to offer or one must take the entire nursing program over again or there's only 1-2 spots open and that's with about 3 possible schools.

    There are more possible schools in the So CAL area vs the northern area, but it seems that your friends might be the only ones that successfully got into the near impossible programs to make up for the deficiencies and then get their ATT's in CA. Those are some very very fantastic odds! Good luck to them and hope they all pass the NCLEX-RN, as they are then some of the most luckiest people in the world!!

    Good luck to all! Good luck to your application, maybe you are a 2013 grad and might be able to get thru the concurrency problems that's been plaguing 99.5% of recent PH grads.
    Last edit by steppybay on May 7, '13 : Reason: ++ info
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    hi there stepphybay, I know how frustrating it is to follow the BRN advice of contacting schools and colleges if they are willing to accommodate students in our situation for classes in MS and OB. I have been following this trend before graduation and moving back to the US. However do not give up!!! I was denied too and even though discouraged it just motivated me to contact more schools and universities that along with the power of prayer I was able to find a school that fitted all the criteria the board wants. I graduated last March 2012 and I started applying to schools everyday once I learned of the horrible true that extra units are needed. the power of prayer and a series of fortunate events led me to find a school. I was able to enroll in November and finish both MS and OB on time by the end of late February. I just received my ATT last month and now its just a couple weeks until my testing date. just hang in there and never give up on your dream of being a RN.

    SoCalNurse88
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    Quote from SoCalNurse88
    hi there stepphybay, I know how frustrating it is to follow the BRN advice of contacting schools and colleges if they are willing to accommodate students in our situation for classes in MS and OB. I have been following this trend before graduation and moving back to the US. However do not give up!!! I was denied too and even though discouraged it just motivated me to contact more schools and universities that along with the power of prayer I was able to find a school that fitted all the criteria the board wants. I graduated last March 2012 and I started applying to schools everyday once I learned of the horrible true that extra units are needed. the power of prayer and a series of fortunate events led me to find a school. I was able to enroll in November and finish both MS and OB on time by the end of late February. I just received my ATT last month and now its just a couple weeks until my testing date. just hang in there and never give up on your dream of being a RN.

    SoCalNurse88
    Congrats, you're the FIRST to report that someone finally made it! Was this school in So CAL or Nor CAL? What was the cost? What's the name of this school? What was their spots availability to foreign students? thanks!

    You should post up your findings to this topic from the World section: http://allnurses.com/nurse-registrat...ng-806046.html

    Or post up your own personal struggles and positive results in the World section, Nurse Registration tab.

    Everyone needs some encouragement!! Thanks!

    Good luck in getting your ATT and passing the NCLEX-RN!!!
    Last edit by steppybay on May 9, '13 : Reason: ++ info
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    What school is this? I'm not going to that class steppybay I don't wanna take any risk for the money too.
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    I'm sorry the school that I was able to enroll to was out of state and they were in the process of renewal of CCNE accreditation so I took the risk of going to that school knowing that there was a chance that it might not even be approved. I was desperate, but luckily the were approved in January. I asked the dean now that the school is accredited if they were going to continue accepting foreign students with the same dilemma as me. They accepted five foreign students after me, 2, were my batch-mates, However what I've been hearing is that they are struggling just to pass the class and might even fail. Im not to sure if the board will approve their transcript from this university if they do not pass. Its kind of sad if they do not pass tuition came out to be 12000 with board and lodging. because of this, they plan to have a waiting list along with certain measures to ensure that they keep with the standard of CCNE, accreditation. They even denied my other batch mate because of this for the summer which is terrible because she is a hard worker too, So I say to you and to all, if you are able to find a school that will accept you, don't take it for granted, study hard, play later.

    SoCalNurse88
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    Quote from SoCalNurse88
    I'm sorry the school that I was able to enroll to was out of state and they were in the process of renewal of CCNE accreditation so I took the risk of going to that school knowing that there was a chance that it might not even be approved. I was desperate, but luckily the were approved in January. I asked the dean now that the school is accredited if they were going to continue accepting foreign students with the same dilemma as me. They accepted five foreign students after me, 2, were my batch-mates, However what I've been hearing is that they are struggling just to pass the class and might even fail. Im not to sure if the board will approve their transcript from this university if they do not pass. Its kind of sad if they do not pass tuition came out to be 12000 with board and lodging. because of this, they plan to have a waiting list along with certain measures to ensure that they keep with the standard of CCNE, accreditation. They even denied my other batch mate because of this for the summer which is terrible because she is a hard worker too, So I say to you and to all, if you are able to find a school that will accept you, don't take it for granted, study hard, play later.

    SoCalNurse88
    What state did you get the deficient classes done at? I'm surprised that the CA BON accepted the out of state courses, as it was told to us those must be taken in CA. I would think you would have to get approved in that other state since the out of state course must be accepted by the CA BON.

    What was the name of the school?
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    Another option on the table would be the LVN-RN ladder program if certain schools can't take you I've been seriously been looking into this matter.
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    It's so frustrating why hasn't our Filipino Nursing Community about this issue it's seems we're so silent about this I think it's time we speak out about this.
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    My analyst wrote in my denial letter "you may complete your deficiencies in another state provided that they are approved nursing program in that state." So what I did was enroll first and then keep in contact with my analyst via email and it was approved. I gave up on wanting to wait for a school in California to accept me, might as well try somewhere else luckily I was approved.
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    Quote from SoCalNurse88
    My analyst wrote in my denial letter "you may complete your deficiencies in another state provided that they are approved nursing program in that state." So what I did was enroll first and then keep in contact with my analyst via email and it was approved. I gave up on wanting to wait for a school in California to accept me, might as well try somewhere else luckily I was approved.
    Not everyone is in the same financial shape as most folks are and fact that my entire family is in CA it's a great move but very expensive as well


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