Click below: http://www.rn.ca.gov/pdfs/forms/brnwinter2011.pdf
Wow, while it's been reported of the various issues affecting foreign students and nursing but more so from the ones with a PH educational background and doesn't matter whether you're a USC or PR or dual citizen or only of a PH citizenship, what's been in discussion in the AN site and more heavily mention in this forum has come to be published and open to the public even though the same thing could have been read in the CA BON 200 page minutes, the above newsletter sums up some interesting things.
While it's the "2011 BRN report", I guess it does take a while to really post it up.
Anyways, some of the interesting reads are titled:
-- "Phony Registered Nursing Programs", of which the Phillipines is mentioned. This is referring to the findings of those submitting RECTO false documents and some PH schools may have adjusted the transcripts to make for a more favorable compliance and why some PH grads from the same school didn't get approved.
-- "Update on BRN Investigations"-- the mention of hiring 4 Special Investigators in Nor Cal and 14 Special Investigators in So CAl. This is also partly where I read in the earlier CA BON minutes, they will be looking at those international applicants who have already obtained CA RN license and may already be working and may still be subjected to having their school's transcripts re-reviewed for concurrence compliance. If found deficient, they may keep their jobs but will have their licenses on a some kind of review or probationary tag, as long as they comply with the rules and get the requirements done in 2-3 years. There was always talk of how the CA BON was inconsistent at times. So now, with the larger investigation staffing, they can do their jobs.
This is what I was saying before, if you guys, know of someone who cheated and lied their way to get their RN license, REPORT them! I would as I have said also, if my own mother and sister did this, I would too (luckily for them, they're both not in the medical side rather on the financial business side, lol).
-- NCLEX-RN Exam Pass Rates: read the percentage differences between the US educated nurses taking the NCLEX-RN for the first time versus IEN's. WOW!
But really nothing new, as it's been mentioned by several others of the depressing number. Again, nothing wrong with our PH education, but it clearly shows why the US school teaching of "critical thinking" which the PH system lacks in. It's one thing to know what to think in simplier terms in our clinicals, but on other hand, on why it's being done, what's behind the reason one is doing what is being asked of them, what would you do, what's the right answer, what else could be or not what it coud be?
Why in the State's there's a one-on-one nurse to student ratio, not the 25-35 PH students hammering on one patient.
This was an eye opener for me after making good US nursing friends between what we learned and did versus they had to go thru....amazing.
Kabayans, please don't blame this on a language barrier, if you and I were taught in English from day one to graduation day, then obviously that's NOT the problem!
As one reads more and more into this report, you can see why it will become increasingly harder to obtain a good hospital job.now and into the future.
What do you guys think!!??