My situation is similar to other posts found here. I am an American man in my mid 40s, seeking a career change. I am in Iraq now as an advisor, but I am coming home soon and want to go into nursing. The prereq's for nursing consume about one year, the wait lists in the Detroit area for community colleges is two years, plus two years in the RN program comes out to about five years. I cannot wait this long for a career transition. My savings will not carry me anywhere near that long.
I contacted some schools in the Philippines, but they are age discriminatory. They will only accept those under 30 years of age. One school stated they will accept me. It is New England College in Quezon City, Philippines. It is a BSN program. Does anybody have any knowledge of this school? I have a list of top schools in terms of first-time passes on the Philippine nursing exam, but this school is *not* on it. I do not want to enter a diploma mill because it will be worthless to me if I cannot pass the nursing exam in the US after completing my training in the Philippines.
I will soon have a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts, so I am looking for a school in the Philippines that will admit me as a "second courser," the term I believe that is equivalent to the "BSN as a second degree" program in the US.
One other option: If the BSN in the Philippines is not workable, can you give me some information on the LPN. I cannot find stateside schools offering training in LPN. Where does one get this training?
Thank you in advance for your help.