Hello everyone... 'just wondering if anyone can enlighten me 'bout my situation. I have graduated/completed my BSN degree in 1996 in the philippines. I moved to the US right after graduation and I never had a chance to take/write the local nursing exam. I was never licensed and had never practiced nursing since then. And now, I am thinking about pursuing my nursing career... I have contacted a couple of Universities /Nursing program (hoping that my nursing education will be accredited)and I found out that I would have to start all over! I wanna go back to nursing school
but i don't want to start right back from step 1 again! I don't know what to do... Can I just go back to the philippines and attend a review program and write/take the test? Is that possible? Anyone please I need some inputs here...greatly appreciate your help!
Mar 16, '07
Quote from pinoyNP
Perhaps others who have just recently taken the NCLEX can help you out on this. I took my test in 1995 and passed with 75 questions. I used NSNA and Mosby and read both from cover to cover. I did not attend a review class. From what I've been reading around here, Suzanne4 has a plan for passing the NCLEX. Maybe search that thread out in the NCLEX forum.
I graduated in 1991 and only worked for a year as volunteer staff nurse. So it was a long time before I started working again as a nurse here last year. I used Mosby when I reviewed and passed the CGFNS in 1992. I used Saunders and did self review while working on an Interim Permit as a nurse. Took and passed my LVN and RN the first time.
Last edit by Rep on Mar 16, '07
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