Which BON to apply to? - page 2

Good day to everyone... :) I'm planning on taking the NCLEX next year (since I'm a year away from graduating with a BSN). But I've been thinking about future career plans already... I'm... Read More

  1. by   lawrence01
    Quote from turquoiseramen
    Whoa, that totally made me rethink my decision about leaving right after graduation. Maybe I should stay and gain some work experience first. But are foreign citizens allowed to take the NLE? I've been asking around, but some people tell me that they aren't, while others tell me that they are. I'm really confused about this... Because I can't work here if I can't get a license here (if I can't take the NLE). I'd have no other choice but to leave, then.
    If you are a foreign citizen you are not allowed to take the NLE as only Filipino Citizens are allowed to practice nursing in the Philippines.
    Last edit by lawrence01 on May 6, '07
  2. by   turquoiseramen
    Quote from lawrence01
    If you are a foreign citizen you are not allowed to take the NLE as only Filipino Citizens are allowed to practice nursing in the Philippines.
    Thanks for informing me. Finally, someone gave me a sure answer. Everyone else I asked wasn't sure about it...

    I guess I have no other choice than to leave for the US right after graduation, then. Maybe I should start visiting the NCLEX forum now.
  3. by   suzanne4
    And you also will be waiting three to four months from any state before you will be permitted to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam as you will be considered a foreign grad. And your documents need to be processed differently. Does not matter that you are a US citizen, you will always be considered a foreign grad by the state Boards of Nursing in any state. And are subject to those same requirements as well.
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    To clear up the matter about the NLE exam:

    If holding only a US passport, you cannot sit for that exam.
    If you hold dual citizenship, or a green card for the US, then you will be required to follow anything that they put in place for citizens of the Philippines. Residency in the US does not exempt you from anything.
  4. by   turquoiseramen
    Quote from suzanne4
    And you also will be waiting three to four months from any state before you will be permitted to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam as you will be considered a foreign grad. And your documents need to be processed differently. Does not matter that you are a US citizen, you will always be considered a foreign grad by the state Boards of Nursing in any state. And are subject to those same requirements as well.
    --------------------
    To clear up the matter about the NLE exam:

    If holding only a US passport, you cannot sit for that exam.
    If you hold dual citizenship, or a green card for the US, then you will be required to follow anything that they put in place for citizens of the Philippines. Residency in the US does not exempt you from anything.
    Yes, I understand the long wait... I've looked up the requirements on the CA BON's website already. Some people told me that I'll probably even wait for 4-6 months since the CA BON does their own credentials evaluation. It's alright, I'll use that time to review, review, and review some more.

    I hold only a US passport...

    Thank you for answering all my questions!:spin:
  5. by   suzanne4
    Best of luck to you. Just focus on getting thru your studies right now. Things can change considerably in one year.
  6. by   john83
    Quote from suzanne4
    Twenty years ago and even later, there was an internship that all graduated of the four year programs went thru in the Philippines before they did anything else. And that is where the wonderful reputation for the grads from there came from.

    I see, thanks for the info ma'am Suzanne.

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