Good day to you
I am a dual citizen (Filipino-American), born in America and retained my Filipino citizenship through my parents(both Filipinos).
I am aware of the statement mentioned below
"Do be aware that if you hold dual citizenship, then you are going to be required by some states to actually write the NLE exam before you will be granted permission to sit for the NCLEX exam. Dual citizenship means that you are not exempt from this requirement since you would be permitted to write the exam."
I'm going to take my 2nd course as a nurse here in the Philippines because I don't have anyone to stay in for in the US. (I passed the HOBET a year ago for a LPN course but backed out due to financial reasons)
As soon as I graduate from my course and after taking the NLE and NCLEX exam, am I required to have a working experience before I go to the US? What am I supposed to do?
I'm planning to go to Washington DC or California once I get my BSN.
Thank you for reading and I'm hoping for your reply.
No, You don't need work experience in PI before you can work in USA. I have noticed a lot of Filipino's seem to think this.
I would wait until it's time for you to graduate, and check the state or states you plan on living/working and see if it necessary for you to take your NLE in order to get a license from that state.
My wife didn't bother getting her local licenses from PI when she graduated last year, she is now eligible to sit for NCLEX thru the Texas BON.
Last edit by redranger on Feb 24, '09
I am from Philippines and I already started my nursing degree here in my country and I wanted to continue it in US.Would it easy for me to be admitted in the school of nursing in US?
I badly need your help
Last edit by framebooks on Jul 5, '09
: Reason: WRONG THREAD
Quote from myla82
Hi guys, quick question. Where does it state that a dual citizen who is foreign educated needs license in the country of education before being eligible to take the NCEX? I intend to take the NCLEX in California and I have been on their website and read through it multiple times and did not come across that information. I'd appreciate your answer. Thank you very much!
The information is right there on the page about applying for licensure by examination:
"IN ADDITION FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS:
A. Send Breakdown of Educational Program for International Nursing Programs
form to your school with the Request for Transcript form. Also provide the Certified English Translation form to your certified translator if your transcript is not in English. (See Supplemental Application Instructions for International Graduates with the application.)
B. Submit a copy of your license or diploma that allows you to practice professional nursing in the country where you were educated. If you do not hold a license, a written explanation is required.
Also, provide copies of your certificates for midwifery and psychiatric nursing, if applicable." (Emphasis mine.)
Note that it is entirely up to the BRN as to whether they accept
a "written explanation" of why you don't have a local license, or refuse to issue you a license without the "local" license.
Last edit by elkpark on Nov 9, '09