Lpn Course - page 2

hmmm...where to start..... I'm a first year nursing student here in the Philippines and I'm wondering whether an LPN course is available here, preferably in Manila...I have read other posts... Read More

  1. by   ihatethatiloveyou
    hi..im bsn graduate in the philippines, i wonder if i can take nclex LPN? i really want to go to the US as soon as possible..
  2. by   lawrence01
    Please find time and read the many thread discussions about LPNs already available. I even took the liberty to compile the links of the threads for accessability.

    It is located in the Read all Pinoy Rns sticky above (just click the links found there and it will bring you to the thread discussion) and there is also some discussion in the Immigration Attorney sticky as well.

    Much has already been discussed about the viability of foreign-educated LPNs that are not US Citizens nor are holding a green card.

    In my opinion, almost everything has been discussed already from all those thread discussions. It is just the matter of if one believes it or not. Anyway, there is no one forcing any one to not try and seek to be petitioned but many already tried and they were turned down by the employer themselves, sighting reasons that they cannot legally petition a foreign-grad LPN (you will be able to read one poster who went to the US via tourist visa and gave testimony that she could not find an employer to petition her - just look for it on one of the thread discussions, her username is micdelrosario).

    Again, there was no question of being able to take the NCLEX-PN. Some States do allow foreign grads to take it but the question is and the most impt. thing is if you can be petitioned for it. If one is already a green card holder or a US Citizen, then no problem. If not, then that's the problem.
    Last edit by lawrence01 on Oct 25, '07
  3. by   bambini
    Quote from ihatethatiloveyou
    hi..im bsn graduate in the philippines, i wonder if i can take nclex LPN? i really want to go to the US as soon as possible..
    just pursue the nclex-rn honey. like what lawrence said, we won't be able to land a job here.
  4. by   suzanne4
    Quote from bambini
    you're wrong. i took up PN in the philippines, took recently and passed the nclex-pn. if it was not recognized in the US, the board of nursing will NOT make you eligible then. just my 3 cents...
    Sorry, but you are the one that is incorrect here. Licensure and immigration are two very different things in the US and have entirely separate requirements if you take the time to do the search on it.

    Your issue is that the US government will not issue you a visa to work in the US with just passing the NCLEX-PN exam. And even the two year ADN that is now being offered in your country, does not get the nurse a green card here either, even a chance at one.

    The US immigration law requires that the nurse be a first level professional nurse in their country or have the schooling equivalent to that; and your country does not grant a license to those that go for the ADN, only the BSN is acceptable for licensure.

    Also, the fact that each state is free to set their own requirements and they do. You will find that some states will not accept the training from there for licensure in the first place. But this is a moot point since there are no visas available as you have already found out the hard way.

    Best of luck in your further schooling.
  5. by   suzanne4
    Quote from ihatethatiloveyou
    hi..im bsn graduate in the philippines, i wonder if i can take nclex LPN? i really want to go to the US as soon as possible..
    You can take that exam, but it will not get you to the US any faster. The issue is that there are no visas available now and we do not expect them to be available for sometime, translated into a couple of years from now at the earliest.

    Highly recommend that you think of going to another country for experience. You will have plenty of time to get that done. And please be aware that there is no guarantee that you will be able to get a green card any longer with passing of the NCLEX-RN exam. You need to pass that at the minimum to be able to get a job in the US, you need a visa to work here.
  6. by   gieya15
    hey girl..I was just reading your post andn just wanted to get to know you....I am actually a graduate lpn here in the states and waiting to sit for my boards....I just wanted to meet someone who is similar to me I guess....well hope we can become friends on this forum...take care...God bless....
    Last edit by lawrence01 on Nov 28, '07 : Reason: Edited Text Language

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