trisemestral bsn school?

  1. can anyone suggest me a trisemestral bsn school? if ever i do finish from that school then i could for sure take the NCLEX-RN(USA) or CNATS(CANADA)?
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  3. by   suzanne4
    Quote from micdelrosario
    can anyone suggest me a trisemestral bsn school? if ever i do finish from that school then i could for sure take the NCLEX-RN(USA) or CNATS(CANADA)?

    Again, it does not give you automatic consideration to take the NCLEX exam, it is dependent 100% on what was covered in your program. The seconbd courser program is supposed to be two years, but they keep tryign to shorten it in the Philippines, and now it is being looked at with a fine tooth comb.

    Suggest that you look at programs that are alreadt fully-accredited and are very approved and have been sending nurses to the US for years.........or you run the risk of having your credentials refused............
  4. by   batasMTR_RN
    please make sure you get nursing education in an accredited and reputable school.... please try to consult Welcome to the Official Website of the Commission on Higher Education for a list of universities and colleges offering nursing...

    gooduck on you future endeavors..
  5. by   micdelrosario
    can anyone suggest me a trisem school for bsn that is accepted presently in canada or US or maybe sum1 graduated from a trisem school bsn and is currently working in the US or canada. tnx....
  6. by   choco_overload
    i know that my previous college located in taft is doing trimester already..it is the Philippine Women's University in Taft.. you might want to inquire there..
  7. by   RNHawaii34
    what is a trisemester? as in first semester, summer semester, and second semester? as in all year long semester? just curious.......
  8. by   micdelrosario
    Quote from rnhawaii34
    what is a trisemester? as in first semester, summer semester, and second semester? as in all year long semester? just curious.......
    its 3 semester in a school year, normally we have 2 semester in a school year.
  9. by   BurstPurse
    Quote from choco_overload
    i know that my previous college located in taft is doing trimester already..it is the Philippine Women's University in Taft.. you might want to inquire there..
    You are right Choco. PWU is now a trisemester school. I am not sure if Fatima is also a trimester school.

    The schedule for a trimester school is so tight because the program is shortened to just 14-15 weeks as compared to a regular semester which is 18 weeks long. And PWU is still offering a summer program..so all in all, you will have a four semester in a year. Usually in a semestral program, RLE's are done during summer, i don't have any idea how RLE's will be scheduled in PWU specially if you are a 2nd courser and still keeping a job. No offense but I admire your time management. Peace.
  10. by   micdelrosario
    do you guys know anyone who graduated from a trisem school and is currently working in the US or CANADA? im not gona take the risk to study at a trisem school and know in the end i cant take exams abroad because its a shorten course.
  11. by   lawrence01
    I don't think graduating from a tri-sem course program wouldn't matter. It would be the same subjects after all and only that what would take 2 years would only take 1.5 years or 4 years down to 3 years. What matters is that the school has already produced many grads that already had their program approved to be equivalent to U.S. standards. Don't go to a school in w/c you will be the first batch to graduate and the 1st batch from that school to apply for NCLEX eligibility. 1st batchers will take more time than usual (for their transcripts to be approved) because the State BON or CGFNS will be scrutinizing the curriculum if it's equivalent to US standards.
  12. by   lawrence01
    Burstpurse is right.. if you're going for a tri-sem course you better be a full-time student.
  13. by   RNHawaii34
    Quote from micdelrosario
    its 3 semester in a school year, normally we have 2 semester in a school year.
    Thanks Mic! now I get it. actually my school allow us to take summer classes, we can only enrolled in minor subjects though.
  14. by   nrswnabee
    if money is no object to you and you'd like to be spared from worrying about the program being us-accredited or not, then you may want to study in the u.s. on an f1 visa. there are many accelerated bsn (about 15-18 months) and 2-year adn programs that will allow you to sit for nclex-rn after completion. more often, u.s. schools have websites where you can readily check for requirements/procedures on how to go about becoming an international student. as for the visa, i stumbled upon the us embassy manila online a few months back. i don't know how this info will affect you but i noted from the site it's likely that they deny f1 visa to those who already have their bs/bachelor's degree in the phils. applying to u.s. community colleges that offer only 2-year associate degree programs.

    i risk sounding like a broken record but if only to emphasize the matter--- you must have reliable support to keep you afloat while on an f1 visa. you may be able to work part-time but don't expect that available legal job opportunities will be enough to pay for your tuition fee because most of the time, they don't.

    however, if these conditions don't fit your plans, just go for a regular BSN in the phils. there's no point rushing. the us demand for nurses remains strong and will continue on for another decade. the more respectable phil. schools produce good nurses and from what i'm personally witnessing here (i'm in the EAST coast pursuing adn), our pinoy nurses do just fine. they certainly have a great advantage with the scope of their hands-on training and exposure from rp. because of the concern for malpractice or license-revocation, i find that clinical trainings of nurse students here can't be as comprehensive as what we have back home.

    if you really want nursing as a career, i believe you won't go wrong devoting time preparing to become one. think about it.
    Last edit by nrswnabee on Dec 29, '06 : Reason: not fully awake, compass failure..teehee

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