Quote from nora123
Thanks for the advice guys. You're all very helpful.
By the way Ma'am Suzanne & Sir Laurence, I still am still curious about the 2 yr RN course offered by PPTS. Will its graduates be able to take the CGFNS & NCLEX after passing the TESDA comptency exams?
I'm just concerned because a friend of mine will soon be graduating from that school and is looking forward to taking the CGFNS & NCLEX. She hopes to be joining soon her husband in the States who at present has a working visa. Will she be able to find work as an RN even if she is just a dependent of a holder of a working visa?
Can you pls. be more specific on what is the training program? If its Practical Nursing, yes they can take the NCLEX-PN BUT as we said Practical Nurses who graduated in a Phil program are not allowed to migrate to work as PN for the US. A minimum of a BSN degree is needed. Many have done this already. They took the NCLEX-PN BUT no US employer can file a petition to have them work as a PN. Only way is if the nurse is a green card holder already by other means.
So, if you are not a green card holder already, you cannot be petitioned by a US employer even though you took the NCLEX-PN already. That is the big thing. Yes, you can take the NCLEX-PN but what good is it if no US employer is allowed to petition on your behalf. Only BSN or MAN RNs and Physical Therapists are the ones being petitioned as Schedule A workers
Taking the NCLEX-PN (Practical Nurse) and passing it would do you no good and what these people doesn't know is that passing a US licensure exam does not grant the passer automatic privilege to migrate. This is what they do not understand. The immigration process is another thing. Not even all BSNs who passed the NCLEX-RN (Reg. Nurse) are able to migrate for one reason or another but this is a diff. story all together.
Many Gov't officials and Deans and owners of these practical nursing schools doesn't understand these. And if you have followed the news in the Philippines
lately, even the members of the BON and the PRC Chairperson doesn't know the migration req'ts of BSN nurses as well. The US Embassy had to step in and correct them by saying that the Visa Screen Certificate is needed by all.