Quote from maia718
ooohhh that really hurts.. Sorry for that kabayan.. That's a little way of being so called "discrimination" I just wish that won't implement to other state.. But I guess BON's nowadays are getting more strict in their requirements, I got problem with my CES report for Vermont too.. They said I got insufficient number of hours in pediatric nursing- Still working on it..
Do you really think it's "discrimination"?
First of all, there has been NO changes nor NO new requirements to the BON's requirements for almost 10 years or more, at least in CA and I'm sure other states are the same, NO new requirements, just stricter enforcement of exisiting ones.
I think you need to ask your own colleges on why they have NOT complied with US minimum requirements. If your colleges did meet the US minimum requirements, there would be no problems at all. True, each state has its own minimums, but it appears that many of your colleges didn't want to change their courses to help the students.
If your colleges have not amended their courses to meet US minimum stanards, your future students are going to suffer as well.
Call it what you want, but if the BON's had been doing their jobs in past years, did you know that many overseas nurses today would not have been employed here in the States at all, due to the various same reasons of your own college's short-changing their entire student population: concurrency issues, lack of hours in certain fields, etc.
The BIG question is have anyone of you approached your college boards? Have you let other current students still studying know of the tremendous hardships they are going to face in thinking getting their education over there will be the ticket to get a job here in their choice of US states, especially, if CA is their main target.
Have any of you taken the initiative to complain heavily to your professors, your college board, student body?
You guys having all the difficulties are the ones to make the changes to your own colleges needed to make a difference. It starts with your colleges alone, not the US BON's.