I am new to this site and I am hoping that many of my questions can be answered. All responses are greatly appreciated.
I am a U.S. citizen and I am currently studying in a nursing program in the Philippines. I will be graduating
this March 2012. By this time, I am trying to gather all the information I can which will prepare me and allow me to become a Registered Nurse in my home state of CALIFORNIA. To my knowledge, I have heard many stories that U.S. citizens do not have to take the NLE (Philippines). So basically they can take the NCLEX directly. I know that the NCLEX has been offered in the Philippines for several years now. So my question is would there be any difference if i would take the NCLEX in the Philippines compared to the NCLEX in the U.S.? Would the NCLEX in the Philippines be credited as the same? I've heard if i take the NCLEX in California, I would have to wait several months waiting for processing and paperwork. This is what im trying to avoid, so I am leaning towards taking the NCLEX in the Philippines.
Secondly, would anyone happen to know what specific requirements would be asked for
upon applying to take the NCLEX in the Philippines?
Thank you for your time and any answers would be greatly appreciated.