a PN grad needs help--- HEELP please.. SOS - page 2

Hello everyone!! this site is indeed a big help for all of us. I'm jay, Im a PN/VN graduate here in the Philippines. Got lots of questions bout nclex-pn processing & stuff, hoping you my nursing... Read More

  1. by   jaay
    Quote from Silverdragon102
    There is no way to legally work as a LPN if coming from outside the US unless you have married a US citizen and have done the training. If coming from outside the US and you are looking to work in the US as a nurse and going through this route you must be a RN, no other way round it. US do a 2 year RN program and if you do this then you can go through the process but if done outside the US then it doesn't meet requirements

    Got it..
    If ever i'll go for 2-year RN program there in the US, do I need to start all over again though i'm done with PN program (here in the Philippines)? or I'll just have the LPN to RN program instead?
  2. by   suzanne4
    Quote from jaay
    Got it..
    If ever i'll go for 2-year RN program there in the US, do I need to start all over again though i'm done with PN program (here in the Philippines)? or I'll just have the LPN to RN program instead?

    If the degree is completed in the Philippines, it must be a four year BSN. If you go to school in the US, then the two year program is accepted.

    However, be aware that we have different requirements here for many programs and you will need to have the pre-reqs completed, before even being accepted. It is also not that easy to get a student visa from your country right now.........and you cannot work at all with the tourist visa, you get caught doing that, and you are deported for ten years.

    It will be faster for you to complete your training in the Philippines and then come here. and much cheaper.
  3. by   micdelrosario
    Concerns regarding PN course is now being raised in TESDA philippines. For all filipinos who experienced this kind of problem please make a complaint letter to expedite the processing of my co-Pn's complaint. Yes u can take the NCLEX exam but cant work with this profession. It is so frustating that we waste our time studying the course but we are misinformed that "U.S by law doesnt petition PNs only RNs"
    Please write your complaint to:
    AUGUSTO L. SYJUCO JR.
    Ofice of the director General
    TESDA Complex, East Service Road, South Superhighway, Taguig M.Mla

    I studied the PN course for 1year and 5months and took the NCLEX in saipan. Luckily, I passed but unortunately, "I GOT NO JOB" Hrs the reason why:
    1) there is no way that LPNs can be sponsored by any employer in the U.S.
    2) The LPN position falls under the category of "unskilled" worker...that's why we are not entitled to be granted a H1B (working)visa or I-140 (immigrant) visa.
    I have spoke to over 20 direct owners of nursing homes and hospitals in US they all declined my application because THERE IS NO AVAILABLE VISA FOR FOREIGN LPNs

  4. by   Silverdragon102
    I think it is such a shame that agencies are letting you go through the training making you believe that it can be done then for you to find out the hard way that it can't be done :angryfire
  5. by   suzanne4
    Quote from micdelrosario
    Concerns regarding PN course is now being raised in TESDA philippines. For all filipinos who experienced this kind of problem please make a complaint letter to expedite the processing of my co-Pn's complaint. Yes u can take the NCLEX exam but cant work with this profession. It is so frustating that we waste our time studying the course but we are misinformed that "U.S by law doesnt petition PNs only RNs"
    Please write your complaint to:
    AUGUSTO L. SYJUCO JR.
    Ofice of the director General
    TESDA Complex, East Service Road, South Superhighway, Taguig M.Mla

    I studied the PN course for 1year and 5months and took the NCLEX in saipan. Luckily, I passed but unortunately, "I GOT NO JOB" Hrs the reason why:
    1) there is no way that LPNs can be sponsored by any employer in the U.S.
    2) The LPN position falls under the category of "unskilled" worker...that's why we are not entitled to be granted a H1B (working)visa or I-140 (immigrant) visa.
    I have spoke to over 20 direct owners of nursing homes and hospitals in US they all declined my application because THERE IS NO AVAILABLE VISA FOR FOREIGN LPNs

    This is another reason that I always say " Do your homework before signign for any type of program that is being offered over there, even for the IV courses, etc. They are not accepted in the US, so save your money.
    From the Philippines, the only way to get a green card with nursing is withe the BSN, no other way.

    And if the program that you are attending does not even permit you to work in your own country with that certification, why in the world would it be good for other countries? The Philippines does not even recognize the LPN for licensure as a nurse, and for any foreign coutnry, you must have RN after your name.

    If you notice, those programs only tell you that you can qualify to write the NCLEX-PN exam, but they do not say that you can get a visa to work in the US. This is something that anyone should always check out.
    Last edit by suzanne4 on Dec 17, '06
  6. by   jaay
    Quote from suzanne4
    This is another reason that I always say " Do your homework before signign for any type of program that is being offered over there, even for the IV courses, etc. They are not accepted in the US, so save your money.
    From the Philippines, the only way to get a green card with nursing is withe the BSN, no other way.

    And if the program that you are attending does not even permit you to work in your own country with that certification, why in the world would it be good for other countries? The Philippines does not even recognize the LPN for licensure as a nurse, and for any foreign coutnry, you must have RN after your name.

    If you notice, those programs only tell you that you can qualify to write the NCLEX-PN exam, but they do not say that you can get a visa to work in the US. This is something that anyone should always check out.



    You're indeed right madam, RESEARCH really is/was the word!!!
    However, thank you so much with such informations. It was indeed a great help.

    MOre power to you and to allnurses.com.
    God bless!
  7. by   jaay
    ma'am, i got a few questions regarding CGFNS by the way..

    for those states that requires, does it also apply with NCLEX-PN applicants?

    if a foreign PN graduate go to the US through a visitors visa, do he/she still need to go through CGFNS evaluation/examination?
  8. by   lawrence01
    Quote from jaay
    ma'am, i got a few questions regarding CGFNS by the way..

    for those states that requires, does it also apply with NCLEX-PN applicants?

    if a foreign PN graduate go to the US through a visitors visa, do he/she still need to go through CGFNS evaluation/examination?
    Do you mean specifically the VisaScreen Certification? You can only get a greencard via being at least an RN-BSN if from the Philippines. Only RNs and PTs are given the privilege to have a greencard via Employment-based petition because there is a shortage for those 2.

    There are no shortage for PNs.

    There are quite a few more threads re: PNs and immigration in the Phil. forum. Pls. check it out.

    Only way that a foreign PN grad to be eligible to work legally in the U.S. is if he gets a permanent residency status or greencard via another route. Definitely, not thru Employment-based as the U.S. currently do not have a shortage for PNs and therefore will not petition for foreign-educated PNs.
  9. by   jaay
    Quote from lawrence01
    Do you mean specifically the VisaScreen Certification? You can only get a greencard via being at least an RN-BSN if from the Philippines. Only RNs and PTs are given the privilege to have a greencard via Employment-based petition because there is a shortage for those 2.

    There are no shortage for PNs.

    There are quite a few more threads re: PNs and immigration in the Phil. forum. Pls. check it out.

    Only way that a foreign PN grad to be eligible to work legally in the U.S. is if he gets a permanent residency status or greencard via another route. Definitely, not thru Employment-based as the U.S. currently do not have a shortage for PNs and therefore will not petition for foreign-educated PNs.



    to hear such worst info.. indeed, reality really do bite!:angryfire

    however, thank you sooo much for providing such infos (good or bad news);

    it is well appreciated.

    God bless to you & allnurses.com
    happy new year!
    Last edit by lawrence01 on Jan 3, '07
  10. by   micdelrosario
    Quote from jaay
    ma'am, i got a few questions regarding CGFNS by the way..

    for those states that requires, does it also apply with NCLEX-PN applicants?

    if a foreign PN graduate go to the US through a visitors visa, do he/she still need to go through CGFNS evaluation/examination?
    you mean your a tourist and graduated from a PN school in the PI and planning to practice in the US?
  11. by   suzanne4
    Yes, the original poster wants to come to the US on a tourist visa and get a job as an LVN.

    Impossible to do..........first PN is not accepted by US immigration......

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    What was asked by the poster originally has been answered.

    Thread being closed as this topic is already in several threads on the Philippine Forum.

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