I'm a 2012 high school graduate that wants to become an RN, and have been desperately trying to get classes at multiple community colleges, but to no avail. I am highly considering going to the Philippines to attend nursing school there, as it is cheaper and easier to get classes. My plan is to get there by Fall 2013 (with a student visa), complete the 5 year nursing program, then apply for the NCLEX there and take it once I receive my ATT. After it's all said and done, I want to apply to the BON for a CA license, or even NV and be a licensed RN by the time I'm 24-25 (I'm currently 18 years old). I've read a lot about "concurrency issues" and people being denied their ATT (in certain states; CA being one of them) because of it, and was wondering if I could apply for a license in a state in the Nurse Interstate Licensure Compact and try to transfer to CA. But all in all, ANY advice on what to do, how hard the NCLEX is on international students vs US educated students, or even how to start all of this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.