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Greetings to all!! I am new to this website and after reading some of the topics I find it absolutely helpful for me and many others who may have inquiries concerning nursing.
I have read that if you are a U.S citizen and studied in the Philippines, NLE is no longer needed if you plan to work in the U.S. What if I hold a Dual citizenship (U.S/ Filipino) and plan to work in the U.S specifically in California? Do I still need to take the NLE? Or take the NCLEX instead? I’ll be graduating this coming March 08 and I’m not too sure of what to do next. Some people tell me I don’t need it while others say I need to take the NLE. What is the most current update about this? Any advice, help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thank- you.
If you are a US Citizen alone, you are actually prohibited in taking the local NLE per Phil. Law.
If you are holding a Phil. Citizenship alone, CA BRN allowed
application w/o local licensure before as long as you write them a formal letter on the reasons why.
That was before but there has been unconfirmed reports that CA BRN will be requiring the local licenses now as part of the req'ts, starting Jan. 2008. You have to contact CA BRN directly and ask them that now for confirmation as they have not yet updated their website to change that policy but not because the website has not been updated doesn't mean it cannot take effect.
So, my opinion on this is that if CA BRN will indeed require it strictly now and PRC's Legal Dept. says that there are no legal detriments to not allow you to take the local boards for being a Dual-Citizen then you have to take it. It is only when the PRC Legal Dept. says you cannot take it per Phil. Law that you may possibly be exempted if CA BRN will strictly implement that new ruling this year.
Please update us on what happens with your scenario. Thanks.