A 3rd year nursing student in the philippines...=)

  1. [font=courier new]undefined[color=lemonchiffon]undefinedhi! im avsy from the philippines...i'm currently a 3rd year student. the reason why i joined this forum, is because i want to have some ideas about nursing un the u.s. hope you guys could help me..=)
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  3. by   acmonge
    hi avsy, im a nursing student too from the philippines, this is my second course though. i was in the US a couple of times, but i was not lucky enough to get a decent job, so i went back to philippines to finish nursing. There's a big demand for nurses in the US and filipino nurses are among the favored foreign nurses who may practice the profession there
  4. by   avsy
    hi there...so, are you here in the philippines right now? What year are you now? Is it really difficult to look for a nursing job in the states? are they really strict in-terms of qualifications?
  5. by   NGACAYAN-CORTES
    Quote from avsy
    hi there...so, are you here in the philippines right now? what year are you now? is it really difficult to look for a nursing job in the states? are they really strict in-terms of qualifications?
    hi there... i have to say that its really easy to find a nursing job in the us. "strict" is not the word if you ask me but one needs to pass thru a series of qualifying exams to be qualified as a nurse in the us. if others made it there, then theres no reason why you cant.
  6. by   acmonge
    Quote from avsy
    hi there...so, are you here in the philippines right now? What year are you now? Is it really difficult to look for a nursing job in the states? are they really strict in-terms of qualifications?
    yeah im in the philippines right now, 3rd year nursing student at fatima university, quezon city. To practice nursing in the USA you have to pass the state board. In california, you may take the NCLEX even without taking the philippine nursing board, as long as you finished your nursing course.
    you may check this site http://www.rn.ca.gov/
  7. by   mtreyes
    [quote=avsy][font=courier new]undefined[color=lemonchiffon]undefinedhi! im avsy from the philippines...i'm currently a 3rd year student. the reason why i joined this forum, is because i want to have some ideas about nursing un the u.s. hope you guys could help me..=) [/quot

    i am also a third year nursing student from san beda....we my bro who works as a nurse in la also tells me that bsn graduate from the philippines can take up nclex right away... the question is how??? well if you have a visa.. you can do it right away....
  8. by   acmonge
    a tourist visa will do
  9. by   suzanne4
    You can also take the NCLEX exam in Saipan and I don't believe that you need a regular visa for there. I know that the Thai citizens don't.
    This should give you another option. Remember that you will still need to complete the Visa Screen process before the US Embassy will even process your papers. So if you fly over to California to take the exam, more than likely you will need to return home to wait because that process is taking about 6 months right now, if not longer, then the US Embassy can take anywhere from three to nine months.............................

    Good luck....................................
  10. by   acmonge
    Quote from suzanne4
    You can also take the NCLEX exam in Saipan and I don't believe that you need a regular visa for there. I know that the Thai citizens don't.
    This should give you another option. Remember that you will still need to complete the Visa Screen process before the US Embassy will even process your papers. So if you fly over to California to take the exam, more than likely you will need to return home to wait because that process is taking about 6 months right now, if not longer, then the US Embassy can take anywhere from three to nine months.............................

    Good luck....................................
    so the new additional requirement for NCLEX is the visa screen? please enlighten
  11. by   suzanne4
    Visa Screen in not another step for NCLEX, but is something that is required by the US Immigration Dept before issuing of a green card. In order to get a Visa Screen Certificate, which has to be submitted to the Embassy before any processing can occur, you have to pass the series of English exams and
    either CGFNS or NCLEX. The English exams are waived if you are from an English speaking country. The process is taking about six months right now, and will probably get longer, so do not hesitate.
  12. by   jello_len
    I've already gone through the process of securing the visascreen. It is required if you are applying for an employment based immigrant visa. First you take the CGFNS exam then the TOEFL and TSE for you to have the certificate. The US embassy requires you to have that certificate just to show that you are qualified to work as a nurse in the US.
    I'm leaving on April 16. It was really a long process but the wait's worth it. Just take it easy and you'll get there.
  13. by   suzanne4
    As I said before, IF you take TWE, TSE, and TOEFL, BEFORE you take your CGFNS exam, you will be able to get your certificate much quicker.
    CGFNS also recommends that you complete the English exams before you take their exam.

    It is your choice.............................
    Last edit by suzanne4 on Apr 1, '04
  14. by   avsy
    i need to be enlightend...why do i have to take NCLEX examination? Is this the type of exam that would let me work as a nurse in different state in the USA without taking their state licensure examination?

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