PN in the philippines - page 2

hi mic here!!! finished lpn in the philippines.... i have multiple visa in the states but got no job for pns der:angryfire for filipino pns u cant work as pn if ur not an immigrant or citizen........... Read More

  1. by   Rep
    Quote from micdelrosario
    tnx man but for the mean time i tink im just gna chill here at sanfrancisco wid my relatives and maybe fly back home 2 PI nxtweek to take up RN instead.
    If your heart is in it, you will finish your BSN in due time and find yourself here in 5 to 7 years from now. Remember, the nursing shortage here is going to last a long time. In the meantime enjoy your visit here in California.

    Good luck!
  2. by   augigi
    Of course the school told you that PNs can work in the US - they want you to pay to go their school!

    You should take immigration advice in something this serious to your future from an immigration lawyer or relevant US government website. It is very clear that you must be an RN and not a PN for immigrant visa purposes.

    Good luck with your RN studies.
  3. by   micdelrosario
    tnx guys for the opinions and suggestions you gave me. i hve 1 questions that might be way off topic but im meaning ask this for quite a while now. well the question is if i had tatoos would it be a problem for me to work in NOrth america?
  4. by   juan de la cruz
    Quote from micdelrosario
    tnx guys for the opinions and suggestions you gave me. i hve 1 questions that might be way off topic but im meaning ask this for quite a while now. well the question is if i had tatoos would it be a problem for me to work in NOrth america?
    Alright man, as long as you're OK. I have faith in you, you passed the NCLEX-PN, you ain't stupid. About the tatoo thing, that shouldn't be a problem.
    Last edit by juan de la cruz on Dec 2, '06
  5. by   suzanne4
    Just to clear up things:

    It is not that easy to get a student visa right now if you are from the Philippines, as you are unable to work during the schooling and must prove that you have the funds to pay for your housing as well as out-of-state tuition as we call it. The tuition is much higher as you are not paying taxes that help cover some of the expenses of the programs. Next, there is a waiting list for all programs, or even if on the lottery system, many times the courses will not necessarily be accpeted from your program.

    A foreign nurse that actually gets their ADN in the US can apply for the green card, but you will find that many will not accept the hours that were done overseas for the bridge programs...........and the bridge programs are much harder to locate than the regular two year program. There are not as many of them to begin with.

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    Let this be a lesson all of you. If the program that is offered, is not even accepted for licensure in your own country, why would you want to do it? You go to school, but the LPN is not recognized for licensure in the Philippines................and then you have nothing to show for it, other than money spent but unable to work with what you have learned.

    Makes no sense.
  6. by   RNHawaii34
    Quote from micdelrosario
    tnx man but for the mean time i tink im just gna chill here at sanfrancisco wid my relatives and maybe fly back home 2 pi nxtweek to take up rn instead.
    :holly3:hey man, i hope you will enjoy your short stay here in the u.s...i know you felt really bad about what happened, but don't worry, when you get your rn degree, you can always try apply for work and come back here. it might be a while, but it will give you enough time to be ready to be an rn here in the u.s....before you go home in the phils, try visit some bookstores like barnes and noble and browse the books, have a cup of coffee and smell the christmas air ( corny ko ano? lol). it took me a long time din to finish my bsn, i know the feeling.....i hope your shortstay here will motivate you more to study. if you need a friendly advise we are always here to help you, goodluck to you ha? a nd how i wish i can spend christmas in the philippines too.. :holly2::santa1:

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