Naturalized US citizen wants to return back to P.I to continue studies.

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    Good Day! I would like to ask what should I do?
    Here is the situation.
    I did not finish my nursing degree in the Philippines, and now I am a Naturalized US Citizen and I want to continue my Nursing degree.Do I need a student visa?
    My parents dont want me to apply for Dual Citizenship, because it could affect my US citizenship.
    Thank you for all the replies..Godbless


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    I would go to school in the USA, unless you want to work in the Phillipines. A US education will ensure the best chance of obtaining a license and a job and the quickest route
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    Are you aware of the difficulties faced by nurses with a degree from the Philippines when they try to get a US license? Ginger's Mom is right. If you want to work in the US go to school in the US.
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    hi leonardjohan! I am new to this site; in fact, I just registered 5 minutes ago when I was trying to research current issues facing nursing students from the Philippines going back to the states. If I were you, listen to what the above two told you, because I too would advice you the same. I am currently a nursing student here in the Philippines in my 4th year graduating this March, and I must say that there are a lot of issues when I graduate and go back to the states, specially California where I'm originally from. Though, I am a US citizen, the mere fact that I sought my BSN outside of the US entails that I submit a %*^&# load of requirements and there's that whole cuncurrency issue to deal with in the CABON "California Board of Nursing" when taking the NCLEX-RN exam. Please..if you can afford it, just take it there, because now is not the best time to be taking nursing here in the Philippines. The country is SOO saturated with newly graduates already with no where to go. That goes for both US and non US citizens. Good luck, I hope this helps you.
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    hi leonardjohan! I am new to this site; in fact, I just registered 5 minutes ago when I was trying to research current issues facing nursing students from the Philippines going back to the states. If I were you, listen to what the above two told you, because I too would advice you the same. I am currently a nursing student here in the Philippines in my 4th year graduating this March, and I must say that there are a lot of issues when I graduate and go back to the states, specially California where I'm originally from. Though, I am a US citizen, the mere fact that I sought my BSN outside of the US entails that I submit a %*^&# load of requirements and there's that whole cuncurrency issue to deal with in the CABON "California Board of Nursing" when taking the NCLEX-RN exam. Please..if you can afford it, just take it there, because now is not the best time to be taking nursing here in the Philippines. The country is SOO saturated with newly graduates already with no where to go. That goes for both US and non US citizens. Good luck, I hope this helps you.
    Supposely, there was a change in the curriculums so that you guys would be more in compliance with regards to the concurrency problems, so have you not been changed yet? If not, I would not be surprised as word has it the CHED will not make any official changes till the year 2016? Kabayan, good luck!

    Or maybe get in your courses together BEFORE you graduate and if you can do that, you might be able to be perfectly corrected in time and pass the CA BON requirements, as once you get your degree, the hands of time can not be turned back to correct the problem.

    But yes you're right, there's no demand for foreign nurses especially with the very high CA unemployment rate (almost 50%) of new regular CA grads alone, as the hiring priority now goes to mostly local and US grads.


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