Lpn Course

  1. 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 asking the same questions but there were never really any 'yes' or 'no' answers...The question is simply disregard because they focus on the fact that you won't be able to migrate in the states with this course....anyway, i have no worries on that part because i'm already a U.S. citizen...i go back there every summer to not overstay here. i've been studying here in the philippines since i was in the third year of high school and am continuing my college education here as well..since schooling here truly is much cheaper than if i do it in the states...also, i have a baby and it would be hard for me to work,study,and take care of her all at once.unlike here, i get all the help i need and i'm THANKFUL. =) ...now, i'm on the quest of finding an LPN course here so that i'd be able to go back to the states and work there as a nurse sooner,,i plan on continuing my study online..[ya know,getting my BSN on the net]..my baby would soon have to start school also...and i'd like to be ready for her future..so if anybody out there knows of a school in MANILA that offers an LPN course, PLEASE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW...I would very much appreciate it. THANK YOU... oh, and my baby is as well a U.S. citizen. =D
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  2. 18 Comments

  3. by   Silverdragon102
    The issue I see is if the LPN is not recognised in the Philippines how do you think it will be recognised in the US?
  4. by   lawrence01
    There are numerous threads about the LPN course already and majority of them are already indexed in one of the stickies above.

    And it was also repeatedly answered that, yes, it is being offered but not recommended if not a US Citizen and other reasons.

    If you merely want to research on LPN schools in PH, you can easiliy do that with a simple search on any search engine or ask some of the nursing schools out there. Some of the nursing schools, nowadays, also offer LPN courses.

    Unfortunately, we discourage discussing specific LVN/LPN schools here as it may be perceived as advertising or solicitation. We can only discuss other topics relating to it such as it's practically to be taken up, it's recognition, etc...

    You really won't have a hard time finding one. If that's really what you want to do.

    Good luck.
  5. by   mad3tte
    yea, you're right, soon after i've posted i did find a few schools offering the course here, yet, am not sure whether they're legit or not just quite yet,... =) thnx bunches.
  6. by   Rep
    Quote from mad3tte
    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 asking the same questions but there were never really any 'yes' or 'no' answers...The question is simply disregard because they focus on the fact that you won't be able to migrate in the states with this course....anyway, i have no worries on that part because i'm already a U.S. citizen...i go back there every summer to not overstay here. i've been studying here in the philippines since i was in the third year of high school and am continuing my college education here as well..since schooling here truly is much cheaper than if i do it in the states...also, i have a baby and it would be hard for me to work,study,and take care of her all at once.unlike here, i get all the help i need and i'm THANKFUL. =) ...now, i'm on the quest of finding an LPN course here so that i'd be able to go back to the states and work there as a nurse sooner,,i plan on continuing my study online..[ya know,getting my BSN on the net]..my baby would soon have to start school also...and i'd like to be ready for her future..so if anybody out there knows of a school in MANILA that offers an LPN course, PLEASE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW...I would very much appreciate it. THANK YOU... oh, and my baby is as well a U.S. citizen. =D
    You can take an LPN course there and it may be credited to the state where you will be working. BUT you can't just get your BSN via online when programs here have to start from LPN then to RN and then BSN.

    It is more convenient for you to get your BSN in the Philippines and then come here as an RN. Just my opinion.
  7. by   bambini
    Quote from Silverdragon102
    The issue I see is if the LPN is not recognised in the Philippines how do you think it will be recognised in the US?
    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...
  8. by   lenjoy03
    Like what silverdragon said, it is not recognized here.

    You see, if US don't hire LPN from CAnada, what more from the Philippines? Just because you want to save money that's why you choose to study here, in the end you'll get very disappointed knowing what you studied is not enough or not recognized in the states even though your a US citizen. The issue here should is not that your a US citizen, its about if its acceptable there if you study here.

    Try to read some other threads. There's a thread which I forgot the date. It's here in the Phil. nursing forum. I think you failed to read some info regarding this topic.

    About the school, I second the motion from the post of Sir Lawrence.
  9. by   RNHawaii34
    Quote from mad3tte
    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 asking the same questions but there were never really any 'yes' or 'no' answers...the question is simply disregard because they focus on the fact that you won't be able to migrate in the states with this course....anyway, i have no worries on that part because i'm already a u.s. citizen...i go back there every summer to not overstay here. i've been studying here in the philippines since i was in the third year of high school and am continuing my college education here as well..since schooling here truly is much cheaper than if i do it in the states...also, i have a baby and it would be hard for me to work,study,and take care of her all at once.unlike here, i get all the help i need and i'm thankful. =) ...now, i'm on the quest of finding an lpn course here so that i'd be able to go back to the states and work there as a nurse sooner,,i plan on continuing my study online..[ya know,getting my bsn on the net]..my baby would soon have to start school also...and i'd like to be ready for her future..so if anybody out there knows of a school in manila that offers an lpn course, please, please let me know...i would very much appreciate it. thank you... oh, and my baby is as well a u.s. citizen. =d
    okay, you will get a straight answer from me. the answer is no. even if you are a u.s. citizen like me, if you choose to study lpn in the philippines, it will not be recognize in the u.s. because your an lpn educated in from a foreign country, and if you are educated from a foreign country, you need to go through a lot of requirements the same as non us grads. in this case, it is wise to go for bsn instead of being a pn. if choose to be a pn still? you might as well come back here in the us, go to community colleges, and get your nclex-pn. you will finish that within 2 years. if you are still in doubt, find anyone that you know, who is a pn graduate from pi, and working as an lpn in the u.s. lastly, if you are a bsn grad from pi, you can also apply for nclex-pn if you feel uncomfortable taking the nclex-rn. by the way, do you really want to be an lpn? no offense, it is an honest question.
  10. by   bambini
    since PN is a vocational course, it is TESDA who regulates them. and TESDA is a gov't regulating agency. you can verify with them if the school offering PN is accredited. i had balikbayan schoolmates too and the reasonwhy they took it in the phils bec it's cheaper.
  11. by   lawrence01
    Quote from mad3tte
    yea, you're right, soon after i've posted i did find a few schools offering the course here, yet, am not sure whether they're legit or not just quite yet,... =) thnx bunches.
    You can find "legit" LPN schools for Phil. standards if you'll go through TESDA. They have a website, I think. TESDA would be the equivalent regulating body for technical schools as CHED is for Colleges and Universities. Being TESDA-accredited, however does not guarantee accreditation in US.
  12. by   lawrence01
    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...
    Just want to clarify that there weren't any questions about being able to take the NCLEX-PN from the beginning but whether if you can be sponsored by an employer either via a working visa (needs a minimun Bacherlor's degree as well if H1B or an H2B) or an immigrant visa. Either way it is not viable and only people who are already green card holders via another route other than employment-based are able to do so.

    We also have an old thread discussing the viability of the H2B visa for LPNs. In theory, LPNs are qualified for it but there are strict requirements to be followed, such as proving that there is no US Citizen being able to fill-up the job and you will be competiting with other non-agricultural workers and the H2B cap ( http://www.uscis.gov/files/pressrelease/H2B_1oct07.pdf)
    is always filled-up to the limits every time it's avaliable. They are even rejecting cases since there always more than 33,000 applicants that files for every 6 mos. that it is made available. They randomy select (ala Lotto) petitions to accept since more than 33,000 files for it on just one day. The cap is reached in just one filing day. All rejected petitions can be filed again after 6 mos. but every 6 mos. the number of applicants filing for it increases and therefore the likelihood of being randomly selected decreases every 6 mos. as well and if you are in the US in a tourist visa, the likelihood of your stay being expired before your petition is accepted is high as well. And we are not even talking about if the petition will be approved or not. That is a totally different story all together. A petition being accepted does not mean it will be approved as well. 2 differenmt things. And Adjustment of Status is only for those adjusting to a green card (US legal permanent residency). There is no other AOS. All AOS is adjustment to a green card status. If you are applying for an H2b visa, you are not adjusting status but merely appying for a working visa.

    Hope this clear things up for you a bit and there will always be that argument that the LPN is not an unskilled worker and is considered Professional so it is not qualified for the H2B visa as well plus the fact that there is no shortage of LPNs in the 1st place.

    I suggest consulting a competent immigration lawyer.

    You can look up the thread regarding the topic H2B for LPNs indexed on one of our sticky above.

    Good luck.
    Last edit by lawrence01 on Oct 25, '07
  13. by   Silverdragon102
    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 I do not think I am wrong, some BON's may accept it but not all and also if the Philippine government doesn't accept it why should other governments. Also if looking for using it for immigration if Canadian LPN's don't qualify then what makes you think the Philippine's will. There is not a shortage in the US of LPN's and if you read about a lot of US LPN's are struggling to find work especially in hospitals
  14. by   bambini
    thanks for the info silverdragon and lawrence! i'll just proceed with plan B. which is pack my things and go home!

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