Foreign graduate-LPN (HELP!!!!)

  1. Hi,
    I just graduated from an LPN program here in the Philippines last January and I am currently confused on which state should i Apply to for licensure. I'm overwhelmed, thinking about all the exams that I have to take( IELTS,CGFNS and NCLEX-PN) as required by the different state. I'm looking for a state that I can easily apply to,has lots of job opportunities and a reasonable salary. I did some research and as of 2006 survey it seems that Connecticut and New Jersey pays at $22-25 per hour. But i dont know which city and what facilities offer this?

    Totally clueless....

    Thanks

    XXXooooXCXXXX
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   ginger58
    I think you'll get your answers on the International or Phillippines groups.
  4. by   suzanne4
    Quote from helix08
    Hi,
    I just graduated from an LPN program here in the Philippines last January and I am currently confused on which state should i Apply to for licensure. I'm overwhelmed, thinking about all the exams that I have to take( IELTS,CGFNS and NCLEX-PN) as required by the different state. I'm looking for a state that I can easily apply to,has lots of job opportunities and a reasonable salary. I did some research and as of 2006 survey it seems that Connecticut and New Jersey pays at $22-25 per hour. But i dont know which city and what facilities offer this?

    Totally clueless....

    Thanks

    XXXooooXCXXXX
    Hate to tell you this but unless you are already a US citizen or already hold a green card, you will not be able to work in the US. The LPN license does not meet requirements for immigration purposes in the US. The schools there do not bother to tell you this. You are required to hold a BSN to work in the US as a nurse, no other way around that.

    Please check out the threads on the Philippine forum on this very topic.
  5. by   old1guitar
    Hi Heix, you know, I think I will just add to your confusion, but just looking at the pay rate is not really enough, for instance, Louisiana may have a lower pay rate than New Jersey, but it is very cheap to live there.Be sure you explore housing too,Good Luck
  6. by   suzanne4
    They cannot work legally in the US with that degree, so there is no use of looking for a state. They cannot get a visa to work here.
  7. by   helix08
    Quote from suzanne4
    They cannot work legally in the US with that degree, so there is no use of looking for a state. They cannot get a visa to work here.
    Hi,
    Thanks for all the info. Our school has adopted the Louisian state board of nursing curiculum for LPN. I have made inquiry with the Board, they confirmed that our school is the only foreign school they honored.Would this have any implication on my application to find an employer in Lousiana and apply for a working visa? Assuming that I have taken NCLEX-PN and passed it.

    Thanks.
  8. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from helix08
    Hi,
    Thanks for all the info. Our school has adopted the Louisian state board of nursing curiculum for LPN. I have made inquiry with the Board, they confirmed that our school is the only foreign school they honored.Would this have any implication on my application to find an employer in Lousiana and apply for a working visa? Assuming that I have taken NCLEX-PN and passed it.

    Thanks.
    as a immigrant you need RN. This is a requirement of immigration so don't think it will make any difference unless you have another type of immigration visa ie fiance visa
  9. by   suzanne4
    Quote from helix08
    Hi,
    Thanks for all the info. Our school has adopted the Louisian state board of nursing curiculum for LPN. I have made inquiry with the Board, they confirmed that our school is the only foreign school they honored.Would this have any implication on my application to find an employer in Lousiana and apply for a working visa? Assuming that I have taken NCLEX-PN and passed it.

    Thanks.
    What you are not understanding and what your school failed to tell you is that be taking and passing the PN exam will not get you a visa to work in the US, that requires the RN for nursing.

    There are no working visas, only the green card. That is what we are trying to teel you. Please take the time to check out the threads on this same topic that are under the Philippine Forum. There are many and you will see the same results.
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    Your school in the Philippines is only beneficial to you if you have a green card already or are an American citizen. If you need to go thru US immigration, it is a useless piece of paper. Please talk to your school about this and fo rnot giving you the real facts. License does not give you permission to work in the US.

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