Quote from elizandajd
Hi I was wondering if anyone had any information on going to school in the Philippines for MD or NP and then coming back to the U.S. to test.
First of all, you should ask a MD forum about going to medical school overseas. AN's a nursing forum--we can't speak as to how MDs are educated and/or licensed.
As far as becoming a NP...you could go to school overseas. However, the curriculum of your NP program needs to meet the Board of Nursing Requirements of the state in which you want to be licensed in. Those requirements vary by state--some states are more stringent than others. New York may be happy with your nursing program and let you sit for testing, while California may review your transcripts and say, "sorry, but No."
Also, just because one state may decide to license you as a NP doesn't mean the other 49 and DC have to automatically do the same. That's because the Boards of Nursing will still review your transcripts even if you are already licensed and endorsing in. So even if NY licenses you, CA can still reject you if they're not happy with the program you attended.
Hopefully someone will come along that has done what you are asking about and can fill you in on their specific experiences.
Best of luck.