pinay studying nursing as 2nd degree in us - page 2

hello! i'm a pinay studying towards an rn degree in the us. this is my second degree, having completed a bs degree back home (15++ years ago!!!). anybody in the same boat??? happy to know about... Read More

  1. by   loryces
    what's cpt anyway? when do you do it and what does it entail? i'm afraid i'm only familiar with opt. may i suggest you just go ahead with opt instead of cpt? the opt takes about a year and the process of converting from student's visa to immigrant visa takes a long time, from a year to a year and a half.

    btw what state are you in? i'm in illinois.
    Last edit by loryces on Jan 17, '06
  2. by   nrswnabee
    Quote from loryces
    what's cpt anyway? when do you do it and what does it entail? i'm afraid i'm only familiar with opt. may i suggest you just go ahead with opt instead of cpt? the opt takes about a year and the process of converting from student's visa to immigrant visa takes a long time, from a year to a year and a half.

    btw what state are you in? i'm in illinois.
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    curricular practical training. i get confused discussing this matter with the intl center where i study. the advisor says it has absolutely nothing to do with opt. but i read from some thread around here that it does....however, i think i'm safe going by what people in this forum say bec. it comes from experience.

    i'm in ct....ano, pa-ginawan tayo??? hehehe.
  3. by   loryces
    haha! i dont know about the temperature in CT but right now, we're lucky because it's not that chilly in IL. during the past weeks, it's been averaging to late 30s.

    btw are you in the nursing program already? are you taking the associate's or the bachelor's?
  4. by   nrswnabee
    hi loryces! where i am, the temp spins from 30s (yesterday) to 50s today...it's been insane but they say "real winter" chills kick in next week.

    i'm not yet in the program but i'm keeping my fingers crossed that i'd see my name on that list this march...going after adn now but i'd love to get that bsn later when my situation is tad over subsistence level. :chuckle

    keep warm!
  5. by   glysdi
    hello .. kumusta na? just dropped by to say ... hello . am also a pinay and taking up nursing as a second degree. finished engineering in the phils a long time ago ... okay lang naman ... 3 months till i graduate. crossing all of my fingers. i hope all goes well ... anyway ... hello ulit. and nice to read all your posts.
  6. by   nrswnabee
    Quote from glysdi
    hello .. kumusta na? just dropped by to say ... hello . am also a pinay and taking up nursing as a second degree. finished engineering in the phils a long time ago ... okay lang naman ... 3 months till i graduate. crossing all of my fingers. i hope all goes well ... anyway ... hello ulit. and nice to read all your posts.
    hello! great to hear from you..
  7. by   glysdi
    hello nrswnabee,

    how are you na? were you able to get into the nursing program? is this an associates degree? or is it a BSN program? Just wondering how things are working out for you...

    Take care and keep praying.
  8. by   nrswnabee
    Quote from glysdi
    hello nrswnabee,

    how are you na? were you able to get into the nursing program? is this an associates degree? or is it a BSN program? Just wondering how things are working out for you...

    Take care and keep praying.
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    hi, glysdi. i've been down with chicken pox and feeling miserable for a week now. your 'kamusta' is timely....drew some sunshine in, thanks!

    it's only an adn. results will be out anytime soon and i'm the least worried about it...i choose to. God is faithful despite ME.

    and you?? only a few weeks til graduation, huh? God bless you.
  9. by   ghingerz1208
    Hello everyone! I'm almost in the same situation with you guys. I got married almost 5 yrs. ago and moved here in the U.S. I have a B.S. degree in the Phils. and decided to change career after doing volunteer work and had a baby almost 2 years ago
    I am kind of nervous and excited to start school again, I guess I just don't know what to expect Great thing is I have a very supportive husband.
    Anyway, have a great day guys and goodluck!
  10. by   ghingerz1208
    Btw, I hope to start my pre-requisites this summer. I hope I'll be able to make it to the program. Either way...Life is great
  11. by   nrswnabee
    Quote from ghingerz1208
    Btw, I hope to start my pre-requisites this summer. I hope I'll be able to make it to the program. Either way...Life is great
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    hi! a baby and a new career...i'm excited for you! =)
  12. by   glysdi
    hello nrswnabee

    yap. count on it. God is faithful. Always. So if He wills it it will happen. whatever the situation. i try to remind myself this everyday.

    yap, 5 weeks till graduation. but still 4 tests to take.

    hope you have recuperated from your chickenpox. hang in there.
  13. by   glysdi
    hello ghingerz1208

    the prerequesites will be a breeze. and it will be fun. you'll find that going back to school is a pleasant experience(and boy prepare yourself to see the difference between schooling in the philippines and over here). it was for me ... just keep an open mind.

    supportive husband will really come in handy in nursing school. i have one myself and i thank God for him everyday. nursing school (post prerequisite) is really something. it's difficult but very interesting. now, if you had a bs back home which is not medically related (like moi) i'd say, you'll have a greater respect for nurses and the work they do. and i shall be honored to be one of them.

    take care.

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