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Is the Master of Arts/Science in Nursing from the philippines equivalent to any masters degree in nursing in the US?
Master's degrees in the US have a specialty focus. There are still a few that are considered "generic" master's degrees but even those ones have a specific field of concentration such as administration/management or teaching/education for instance.
All the Advanced Practice Nursing roles (APN = NP, CRNA, CNS, or CNM) require specific master's degrees aimed at training the nurse to be certified and be able to perform the scope of practice each APN role involves. I believe these kinds of master's degrees are not available in the Philippines and even if a school in the Philippines decides to call their master's degree offerings with similar names as those in the US, the specific program will not be recognized in the US for the purpose of certification or clinical practice.
Some of the non-APN master's degrees in the US with a specific focus on education, clinical nurse leader, or informatics only apply to current nursing practice in the US setting. Even if Philippine nursing schools
copy these programs and offer them in the Philippines, they would not allow students the practical exposure to the field students in the US get. In my opinion, that is enough to make programs in the Philippines not similar or equivalent to most US employers.