This is my first post here, but this is not my first visit on these forums. I have visited this forum hundreds of times and read thousands of useful posts. However, I still have a few questions...
First, let me explain my situation. I am a US citizen (born and raised here) and I am planning to acquire my BSN in the PI (I would rather take get my RN here in the US but I have too many reasons to go back to the PI). Next, I plan to come back to the US and then continue my education and acquire my Doctor of Practical Nursing (DNP)(I am looking to be a Nurse Practitioner). So with that in mind, here are my questions...
1.) Is there anyone here that acquired a BSN from the Phillippines and then went for a DNP program in the United States? If so, how much more schooling did you need to attend or how many extra classes did you have to take as apposed to someone who acquired a BSN from the US?
2.) Do you have any recommendations for BSN schools
(preferrably in Lipa, Manila, or Makati) that are the most accredited in the United States?
3.) Also, I would like some input from recent BSN Grads (from the PI) that is now currently working in the United States. Are you skills lacking or are you ill prepared for the real work?
Thank you very much for all the help. I appreciate your time!
May 25, '07
Length of time for the MSN is not any different if you graduated with your BSN in another country from an American trained nurse. Most of these programs are two years in length.
Last edit by suzanne4 on May 25, '07
May 25, '07
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Thanks for all the useful info, PinoyNP. I know what the NCLEX and GRE are, but what is the TOR.
What school did you attend in the PI and how long ago? Also, how long did it take you to acquire your MSN since you were a foreign grad?
Thank you ALL!
TOR (Transcript of Records), should be sent by the school directly to CES. You can't obtain it yourself and send from your address.
Attended Centro Escolar University in Manila batch 1991.
Took me 6 semesters (2 years) as a full time graduate student. Had to go full time because of funded scholarship received. Had to work part-time as a nurse because of that. Length of time is no different for non-foreign educated RN's.
Last edit by juan de la cruz on May 26, '07