i am just curious, if you have adn, then i think you're still considered as a registered nurse, right? if you were an american citizen, you can work there via license reciprocity, i think. you don't need to apply for the local board exam there. if you want to work in a hospital there, pls. pick good hospitals like st. luke's hospital, makati medical center, asian hospital to name a few. if you want to work and live there, i suggest go for a vacation first, see the if you are gonna like it. philippines is a beautiful place to live if you have money, but with all the problems with corruptions, unemployment, etc., it's really, really irritating, the traffic is horrible, every where. honestly, i still love to come back to the philippines, someday. i hope this will help you.