Quote from Vring
This is not true, I graduated in the Philippines in March of 2010 and CA BON accepted all of my credentials. The key thing is that you research which colleges are accepted by U.S. standards first before enrolling to avoid any unecessary delays after.
Yes and no! I am strictly saying this for the state of CA and now VT recently BON is not accepting the PH courses. Ys, there are 48 other states, but again, I'm only referring to CA. You probably made it under the wire before the given stricter enforcement under the CA BON ruling effective in 2011. If you applied for the CA NCLEX before in 2011, they allowed those applications to pass thru.
Just wonder over the International forum, Advice for Immigration and Nurse Registration, you'll find maybe 1-2 PH grads they actually got their ATT. Of those that did get their ATT and did not pass the NCLEX the 1st or 2nd time or more, there was a very good and high chance that they would not get their ATT.
If you passed your NCLEX, that's great, but be aware that there's been discussions with upcoming renewals, CA BON could re-exam your college transcripts and if found lacking in clinical hours, missing certain courses or not taken classes with the theory part concurrently, the license could not be renewed. This may affect those being licensed from 2004 onwards.
With regards to which PH college meets the CA BON minimum, I highly doubt even the top 5 schools are actually meeting the requirements, but maybe you might be able to shed some light on a PH school or two that does not have any issues with their courses in meeting the CA BON requirements.
This is not a brand new requirements from the CA BON, but rather they are now enforcing their own written policy since 1987.
Please read thru the many many threads posted here, you'll find it interesting and disappointing at the same time.