General Discussion about Filipino RNs currently working in the U.S. - page 7

for filipino rns currently in the us whether still undergoing the proper documentations or already working please kindly share your experiences on this thread. topics maybe from experiences at the... Read More

  1. by   king2000usa
    Thanks for your reply Lawrence; it was really helpful. I have taken advantage of the dual citizenship option. I read that the NCLEX will be soon administered in the Phil as well. I would like to know if anyone can share their experience in obtaining licensure in California, having dual citizenship. Thank you
  2. by   RNHawaii34
    Quote from king2000usa
    thanks for your reply lawrence; it was really helpful. i have taken advantage of the dual citizenship option. i read that the nclex will be soon administered in the phil as well. i would like to know if anyone can share their experience in obtaining licensure in california, having dual citizenship. thank you
    i am an american citizen and i am licensed in both california and state of hawaii. i graduated in nsg.school in pi, (2005) as soon my diploma was released, i applied for licensure in cali. i picked california because they don't require cgfns exam and ces, but it took them 4 months to process my application,which is fine, it did give me enough time to do a self study for nclexrn exam. i also had a classmate who is a dual cit. she applied in california too. she is now working in l.a. hospital.
  3. by   king2000usa
    Thanks RNHawaii. How much did the college in the Phil prepare you for the test and your first job? For California, did you have to take any other tests or any supplimental classes to satisfy the requirements for lisensure? Did you apply for the NCLEX while still living in the PHIL and did you waited for the results there or did you do it in Cali? I'm just worried that I have to fly back and forth to personally manage problems with the process. Thanks, you've been helpful.
  4. by   Rep
    Quote from king2000usa
    Thanks RNHawaii. How much did the college in the Phil prepare you for the test and your first job? For California, did you have to take any other tests or any supplimental classes to satisfy the requirements for lisensure? Did you apply for the NCLEX while still living in the PHIL and did you waited for the results there or did you do it in Cali? I'm just worried that I have to fly back and forth to personally manage problems with the process. Thanks, you've been helpful.
    Most Philippines nursing schools do not have problems with California with regards to requirements. I am a graduate of 1991 and apply for the licesnure in Ca in 2005 while in the Philippines. The CA BRN did not asked me for anything. When I moved here 2006 I applied for the Interim Permit and also for the ATT. Took my NCLEX after a week before my IP expires.

    So, once you graduated from Nsg school, you can immediately go back and start the processes here provided you have someone in the Philippines who will coordinate with your school when it comes to sending the TOR to the CA BRN.
  5. by   jelorde37
    nice thread... i filipino but born in the united states. my parents have always told me about how hard it was to start off in the US but i never paid much attention to them. however, this thread and the information that you guys have provided have provided have really helped me realize the sacrafices and hardships that my parents endured. im 20 years old and an lvn(LVNs stand for licensed vocational nurse, diploma or associates degree in us) and i work hard and play hard. this thread really opened my eyes on savings and financial responsiblities associated with growing up. i guess, i guess i just wanted to say thanks to all the people posting for helping me realize that i need to grow up and think about the future. also, thanks for opening my eyes to see my parent's struggle years ago.

    LVN-RN transition, wish me luck!

    jon lvn
  6. by   RNHawaii34
    Quote from rep
    most philippines nursing schools do not have problems with california with regards to requirements. i am a graduate of 1991 and apply for the licesnure in ca in 2005 while in the philippines. the ca brn did not asked me for anything. when i moved here 2006 i applied for the interim permit and also for the att. took my nclex after a week before my ip expires.

    so, once you graduated from nsg school, you can immediately go back and start the processes here provided you have someone in the philippines who will coordinate with your school when it comes to sending the tor to the ca brn.
    yep, i think rep said it all, i didn't have any problem applying for licensure in the state of california. after i graduated in nursing school back in the philippines, i came back to the u.s., i applied for the licensure exam right away and did a self review for nclexrn. like rep said, california didn't ask me for anything other than my tor coming from my school to ca brn. it took four months of wait before getting my eligibility to take the test. i am now working as an rn, and i am so glad that i took the chance to study and get that bsn!! i am a happy camper now:d
  7. by   king2000usa
    Thanks for the much appreciated advices in getting license in CA. I was just a little worried about actually moving back to the Philippines in getting my degree and having problems getting license and job when I do graduate. I had a lot of disagreements with my friends and family about the move but I just want the life experiences that other places can offer, plus getting my roots back.
    Now I just have to look for a good school to take nursing in Pampanga. I finished all of the requirements for entering nursing school here in Ca. Hopefully, the schools in the Philippines are more than willing to take those credit. Thanks again to all that shared their experiences.
  8. by   Rep
    Quote from king2000usa
    Thanks for the much appreciated advices in getting license in CA. I was just a little worried about actually moving back to the Philippines in getting my degree and having problems getting license and job when I do graduate. I had a lot of disagreements with my friends and family about the move but I just want the life experiences that other places can offer, plus getting my roots back.
    Now I just have to look for a good school to take nursing in Pampanga. I finished all of the requirements for entering nursing school here in Ca. Hopefully, the schools in the Philippines are more than willing to take those credit. Thanks again to all that shared their experiences.
    I don't think they will credit your courses taken here. You will have to start from scratch but that is okay. Good luck!
  9. by   mattiya1326
    wow very nice read! i read this from the 1st page up to the reply above ^^

    guys i need to ask some questions when working in us particularly working in the hosp.


    [font='times new roman']does anyone felt discriminated inside the workplace or inside the hospital? how bad?i am only 5’4 in height and is it going to be a problem inside to hospital? honestly i wish i was a little bit taller. all my brothers are like 5’7 and 5’8 unfortunately i don’t know why im this small. hehe. well i have to be thankful though because i have 20 fingers 2 legs and 2 hands very good eyesight unlike our handicapped kababayans and have dwarfism. im still conscious though because i know that we will be dealing with huge patients like 6’4 or bigger! i am a guy by the way. i really feel anxious every time my teachers tease small girls in our room because if there is an inscident that you have to carry your 6'8 pt and the girl is 4'11 that would be impossible. they don’t realize that a guy with 5’4 height is still asking for more height. hehe
  10. by   juan de la cruz
    Quote from mattiya1326
    does anyone felt discriminated inside the workplace or inside the hospital? how bad?i am only 5'4 in height and is it going to be a problem inside to hospital?...
    i would like for you to elaborate on your first question about discrimination. are you asking about discrimination based on your height? any form of discrimination whether gender, race or ethinic background, religious affiliation or non-affiliation, country of origin, and things of that sort is against the law in this country. and that would include height or physical stature, of course. some nurses who have worked here in the us can probably give you anecdotal accounts of self-perceived discrimination. but like i said, if it's true discrimination, then this is not to be allowed and should be reported to appropriate channels.

    about your height, that should not be a problem at all. i am tall at 5'11" and many nurses here never even think that i am filipino because of my height. but i have worked with many nurses male or female of all races who are much shorter than me in all the places i've worked in and i never witnessed any hindrance of their short stature with their job performance. transferring, repositioning, or lifting a patient who is tall and/or heavy should never ever be done as a one-person operation. not only do you risk injury to yourself but also to the patient. always ask for help from more than one nurse if you have to do something like this.
  11. by   mattiya1326
    wow those were very encouraging words!! thanks! hhmm.. i am really really conscious about my height. i hope i can get over this feeling someday. maybe im just affected everytime i hear americans who talks " hey you shorty" "hey you tiny" stuffs like that. haha.
  12. by   gemini_star
    Quote from mattiya1326


    does anyone felt discriminated inside the workplace or inside the hospital? how bad?i am only 5'4 in height and is it going to be a problem inside to hospital? honestly i wish i was a little bit taller. all my brothers are like 5'7 and 5'8 unfortunately i don't know why im this small. hehe. well i have to be thankful though because i have 20 fingers 2 legs and 2 hands very good eyesight unlike our handicapped kababayans and have dwarfism.
    man, you worry bout your height but not your 20 fingers.
  13. by   Rep
    Quote from mattiya1326
    wow those were very encouraging words!! thanks! hhmm.. i am really really conscious about my height. i hope i can get over this feeling someday. maybe im just affected everytime i hear americans who talks " hey you shorty" "hey you tiny" stuffs like that. haha.
    Wait till you get here and you will see Anglo-Saxon stock (Americans whose race came form Europe) who are below 5'4". Goes also with all the races here.

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