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

  1. 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 friends could answer.

    I just finished PN/VN program this november, in one of the nursing schools here in the philippines(under Ca VN curriculum).

    I'm planning to go in the US through a visitors visa, May of next year.
    Is there anyway that i could process or take my nclex-pn there, though i'm a foreign VN graduate?

    Are there working opportunites or sponsorships ahead of me by then?

    In most of the states they require US SSN prior to nclex-pn application.
    Do i need to comply with such though i'm a foreign graduate?
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  2. 23 Comments

  3. by   General E. Speaking, RN
    Hi, I don't have the answer. Just wanted to say You'll get your answer from someone...
  4. by   EricJRN
    Welcome to Allnurses! I moved your post to the International Forum, where you will get the most responses. Good luck.
  5. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from jaay
    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 friends could answer.

    I just finished PN/VN program this november, in one of the nursing schools here in the philippines(under Ca VN curriculum).

    I'm planning to go in the US through a visitors visa, May of next year.
    Is there anyway that i could process or take my nclex-pn there, though i'm a foreign VN graduate?

    Are there working opportunites or sponsorships ahead of me by then?

    In most of the states they require US SSN prior to nclex-pn application.
    Do i need to comply with such though i'm a foreign graduate?
    Unfortunately as a PN you do not qualify for immigration so unless coming to the US through a different route ie fiancee you will not be able to proceed with your plan to immigrate to the US. There is a thread I think in the Phillipine forum explaining this all to you. There is also a retrogression in progress and you will be affected and there is no guarantee by May that thinks will have lifted.

    here is the link http://allnurses.com/forums/f235/lpn...es-143906.html
  6. by   nursedandy
    [quote=jaay;1959558]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 friends could answer.

    I just finished PN/VN program this november, in one of the nursing schools here in the philippines(under Ca VN curriculum).

    I'm planning to go in the US through a visitors visa, May of next year.
    Is there anyway that i could process or take my nclex-pn there, though i'm a foreign VN graduate?

    Are there working opportunites or sponsorships ahead of me by then?


    This was the testimony of micdelrosario, you have a similar case.

    for my co-citizens think it over... if u knoe someone who is studying or some1 hus planning to study PN advice them not to waste their money and time and effort its just a waste u wont be accepted here in the states if ur not an immigrant or citizen.... just an advice coz it happened to me.... i passed the NCLEX but no job for me as PN coz im just a tourist in the states... if my visa expires here im gone unemployed in the philippines again!
  7. by   lawrence01
    Here, this is the thread above poster is talking about:

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f235/pn-...es-191760.html
  8. by   jaay
    Quote from Silverdragon102
    Unfortunately as a PN you do not qualify for immigration so unless coming to the US through a different route ie fiancee you will not be able to proceed with your plan to immigrate to the US. There is a thread I think in the Phillipine forum explaining this all to you. There is also a retrogression in progress and you will be affected and there is no guarantee by May that thinks will have lifted.

    here is the link http://allnurses.com/forums/f235/lpn...es-143906.html




    too bad... i've heard bout such bad news though, havn't confirmed it til i heard it from you.

    Aside, THANK YOU SO MUCH.. you people indeed are big help..

    MOre Power to you & this site.
  9. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from jaay
    too bad... i've heard bout such bad news though, havn't confirmed it til i heard it from you.

    Aside, THANK YOU SO MUCH.. you people indeed are big help..

    MOre Power to you & this site.

    Sorry it wasn't the news you expected but better to know before you used your visa and tried to AOS. Can you not do your RN training as most foreign countries will require this if you are looking to leave the Phillipines
  10. by   jaay
    Quote from Silverdragon102
    Sorry it wasn't the news you expected but better to know before you used your visa and tried to AOS. Can you not do your RN training as most foreign countries will require this if you are looking to leave the Phillipines




    AOS? ---> what do you mean with this madam?
  11. by   Silverdragon102
    it is not something worth looking at. As a LPN you do not meet immigration requirements and it is of no use going to the US on tourist visa and look for work. When you look at requirements of LPN that is for LPN's already in the US. If you are wanting to move to the US and work you need to do your RN training
  12. by   suzanne4
    Quote from jaay
    AOS? ---> what do you mean with this madam?

    AOS is Adjustment of Status. But you need the RN for it, and that is what you do when you come over here on a toursit visa and want to stay and work. But the other issue is that there is also a retrogression going on right now, so nothing coulr be filed for you, even if you had your RN.

    Please do things the correct way, and legal way, and get your RN if you wish to work in the US as an RN.

    And shame on these programs that have been set up over there that lie, or misrepresent themselves to the students.
  13. by   jaay
    Quote from Silverdragon102
    it is not something worth looking at. As a LPN you do not meet immigration requirements and it is of no use going to the US on tourist visa and look for work. When you look at requirements of LPN that is for LPN's already in the US. If you are wanting to move to the US and work you need to do your RN training


    I've heard though, that a 2-year RN program don't qualify for/with immigration, only BSN RN's.. how true is that ma'am?

    Aside, is there anyway i can live/work as an LPN(legally) in the US via tourist visa? How?
  14. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from jaay
    I've heard though, that a 2-year RN program don't qualify for/with immigration, only BSN RN's.. how true is that ma'am?

    Aside, is there anyway i can live/work as an LPN(legally) in the US via tourist visa? How?
    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

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