Quote from aabsalon
Nurses in the USA who have an ADN can practice nursing though. I understand that the philippines doesnt recognize an ADN as a professional nurse but, however, I will not be practicing in the philippines. I will be practicing in the USA.
In the USA, the Associate's degree is recognized as the entry level degree to practice as an RN (not including the old hospital-trained diploma nurses.) The Philippines requires a BSN as the entry level degree to practice as an RN. Therefore, that is what is required by the US for people educated in the Philippines.
I looked at the links you provided in your post. It sounds like the program itself is an online training program, with a clincal component. At the end of the program, you end up with a degree that is not even recognized by the government there! I find it hard to believe that any online nursing program
would offer a quality education; so much of the learning in nursing programs
takes place in a classroom, where you can ask questions, discuss topics with other students, etc. The whole thing sounds very shady to me.
The accreditation agency, TESDA, also accredits welders, housekeepers, etc. This makes me very suspicious about how valuable that particular accreditation is. I don't know who oversees nursing programs in the PI, but I am sure
it's not TESDA!
My opinion is that the whole thing sounds very
questionable. I'd hate to see you waste your money and end up with a worthless piece of paper. You would be much
better off going to a community college in the US with an approved program and getting an Associate's degree.