Hello everyone! I'm a new graduate of BS Nursing from the Philippines. I will be taking the Philippine December board exams.
I'm still deciding which state to take my NCLEX - my choices are:
1) New York
2) New Jersey
I am 28 years old, single with no children. Where do you think would be the best place for me to work?
Nov 13, '06
I wouldn't recommend taking the boards anymore unless you have plans to work as a RN in the Philippines. Most MD-RNs I know do not work as RN. If you have your transcripts now you can apply for eligibility and visascreening NOW and will actually be slightly faster since it's minus the PRC having to send the license verification and of course do not need to wait till Dec and another month or so for the results.
Last edit by lawrence01 on Nov 13, '06
Nov 14, '06
Should you decide to move to another State later on, licenses are endorsable---although each State has a different requirement and a fee is always associated with licensure endorsements.
I think it is important to choose a State that has a job for you. It will be hard for someone moving to a new place and not being able to support him/herself financially. After having enough resources, you can always move to a new place or State if you want to later on. It’s good to have a support system---however, living with relatives for a long time for free if you cannot find a job in that place might be too embarrassing and very inconsiderate because they also have bills to pay. This is just a thought to ponder on and is not directed to anyone in particular. They are just my thoughts.....
Last edit by rn4ever? on Nov 14, '06