Hi, im kind of new to this whole posting, forums, and etc., but since i have so many questions arising about my nursing situation, i figured it'd be best to ask those who may know. =)
so as a U.S citizen who is taking up nursing in the Philippines, I am really worried about what will happen after I graduate. I've heard so many stories about how Philippine nursing graduates move to the U.S and become something other than nurses due to various complications with credits not being accredited, qualifications, more additional years of nursing, and worse THEYRE SCHOOL NOT BEING ACKNOWLEDGED in the states which means, 4 years of hard work, for nothing! =(
Im going into my 2nd year of BSN course here in the Philippines and i really wanna know what to expect after i graduate and move back to U.S. I want to know if i should transfer back to the states and continue my nursing there or if itll be alright if i finish my nursing course over here. From what i heard, if i do graduate over here in the philippines, i might have to do like 6months to 2 years of additional schooling. Im up for like 2 years of additional learning, or making up for hours and all of that, but to start ALL OVER or to be disqualified from certain things such as taking tests or exams, i dont think ill be able to handle that as good.
Im kind of alone on this too, since my parents have no idea about how the nursing thing goes. Theyre more on the "graduate as a nurse then work in the states", but we all know its not that easy. They're actually the reason why im attending a nursing school
here in the philippines rather than in the states, to save money, cause most of you know how expensive nursing schools
are getting in the states. which i think was actually a good idea.............................................. .....at first.
I just really dont wanna waste time & money. I am 100% interested in becoming a nurse, its been a life long dream&goal, but i dont want to find out that i cant become one AFTER IVE GRADUATED nursing school here in the philippines. ya know? i want to know about the things i should look out for, the things i should do, basically any info that will help me in this situation. PLSSSS PLSS PLLSS! and thank you.