hi, i graduated my bsn this year 2012 in the philippines and i am a dual citizen (filipino/u.s citizen). i was not able to take my local boards due to time constraints. they told me to re-oath that i am filipino and have my voter's i.d before i could take the exams. that is why i missed to take it this coming june 30 and july 1
now my problem is.. my best friend is encouraging me to stay with her in california and prepare for my nclex as well. but i just learned of it's strict requirements. and it will consume a lot more time before obtaining my eligibility.
1.) and now i have heard that illinois and oregon can process your eligibility in an average of 1 month and from my peer's personal experiences plus the ces that will took about 10 weeks (which is not bad after all)
2.) aside from staying california, some of my relatives told me to stay in new jersey or in new york. new york is also an option but i learned that it will take about 1 year for the eligibility but atleast there are lots of job opportunities in there (do you think so?)
my present situation
i think we will be leaving in august after our school requirements (tor and cali requirements) are done. but i am still thinking about applying in oregon since it is quite near in california.
my goal is to earn a license so i could work as an rn or even an lpn. or any work just to make myself productive.
and i am looking forward to join the air force and be a military nurse.
1.) while im at the philippines should i prepare my requirements in oregon as well?
2.) should i pursue my application in california? and while waiting do you guys think of other job opportunities offered? is this the practical thing to do?
3.) or stay in new york get a job, and while the licensing in new york is quite long then should i take my license in illinois?
sorry for this long message, i need wise advices based from your personal experiences. your replies is very appreciated.