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Hi! I would appreciate if some of you can give me some recommendations as to what school I should consider. I'm a college grad (business) and would like to take up Nursing as a second course. I... Read More

  1. Visit  john83 profile page
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    Quote from berger
    Hi!

    I would appreciate if some of you can give me some recommendations as to what school I should consider. I'm a college grad (business) and would like to take up Nursing as a second course. I would prefer a school which would take me less than 4 years.

    My friend in the US recommended Carlos Lanting school because she knows a few people who graduated from this school and are now practicing in the US. Is this a good school?

    Would appreciate any advice.
    Please read:

    Philippines has a [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica]Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (source http://www.geocities.com/pacu_org2002/quest.html )

    I think CHED and PRC have their own ratings for nursing schools, but as far as education is concerned, accrediting associations like PAASCU (http://www.paascu.org.ph/) have their standards and maybe granted full autonomy by CHED. Please contact them.

    For a birds-eye view, please check:

    http://www.paascu.org.ph/paascu-members.html

    Better if the schools have the highest accreditation status in nursing such as level 4, please check with them directly as they don't post it on the website.
  2. Visit  griffon profile page
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    sorry it took me so long to post an answer to your question concerning the pass rate on the nclex. i don't know if pwu even has any numbers. i've never seen any posted or faculty members even mentioning how many do pass the nclex. once you graduate everyone goes their own separate ways and i doubt the administration does a follow-up study with their students.

    if anything you just hope the school has prepared you with the necessary skills and training to pass. pwu-qc was good enough for my batch to obtain an 80% pass rate on the local boards. the average pass rate was only in the 40 percentile for all of the philippines in the last june 2008 board exam. the school can only do so much. they can lecture for hours on end. offer return demonstrations and actual hands-on experience in the hospitals until your feet are sore from running around and standing all night. but in the end it will be up to you.

    pwu will get you the necessary credentials and hours that are needed for the local board and the nclex. it will be up to you to utilize the training they gave you to pass the boards.

    so i'm putting my faith in my own hands when i sit for the nclex. i've done the review classes for the nle and i'm now self studying for the nclex. if i fail, it wouldn't be because of the school. study hard and you will benefit from your efforts.
  3. Visit  mRiaNe profile page
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    Quote from rookieq
    who is the famous Gapuz?
    he's one of the "famous" reviewer of both NLE and NCLEX here and has put up rputable review cnter not until the "scandal" came..
  4. Visit  chocokat79 profile page
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    hi berger, dunno if you'll still see this but i'll still post anyway. i am also a second courser and took up nursing in 3 years. i live in the south part of manila so i decided to take up nursing at the University of Perpetual Help in Binan, Laguna. A lot of students complain because of the expenses (a bit expensive) but i found out that some schools in manila are more expensive. my relatives there in the states advised me to enroll in a university with a base hospital.

    good luck to you!
  5. Visit  joe_alfred73 profile page
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    A good nursing school is one that has been existing for several years meaning more than 15 years in my opinion. Regardless if its graduates places on the top ten of the NLE does not matter.

    The reason why some schools have more of the share on the top ten passers is because they only accept students who meet their requirements above a certain higher level of grades or in other words they are the top of their high school class and that is why they are producing top notchers in the NLE.

    I am from the south although I did not placed top ten when I took my NLE but my school from time to time have graduates who top the NLE. And majority of the graduates are the types that will be eventually disqualified when they apply for enrollment to certain schools like UP, UST, etc.

    Of my school Batch of 1991, more than half are already in the US and the rest are in London and Middle East. Only a few are left in the Philippines and only a few of them are in the nursing field.

    One advice, when you get here, your school does not matter and if you brag about it nobody will pay attention to you. I did not even find out that one of my co-workers at the sub acute/LTC facility where I work was a UST graduate and a batch of the "famous Gapuz" until I asked her. It is only in the Philippines where you can say " I am a graduate of this and that" and people will look admiring at you and feel envious of your school background.

    Here, what matters is your US license and that you can get the job done.
    yeah that's right!!! first thing you do is to know if the school you intend to enroll in is recognized by Commission on Higher Education(CHED) to run a nursing program, next is to look for the track record of nursing licensure exam passing rate. then it's up to you on how much you'll want to spend for your schooling, so choose wisely.
  6. Visit  babiekat11 profile page
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    hi everyone !!!!!i am a b.s human biology student ryt now.. i really want to pursue medicine but its too expensive and it takes a long time to finish it.. so i prefer to take 2nd course as bsn.. could you suggest good schools of nursing? madocs, is it good? i also prefer school which would take me less than 4 years, 2 years may do... thanks for your reply in advance.. i would really appreciate ur suggestions,,
    thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!:wink2:
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    Quote from babiekat11
    hi everyone !!!!!i am a b.s human biology student ryt now.. i really want to pursue medicine but its too expensive and it takes a long time to finish it.. so i prefer to take 2nd course as bsn.. could you suggest good schools of nursing? madocs, is it good? i also prefer school which would take me less than 4 years, 2 years may do... thanks for your reply in advance.. i would really appreciate ur suggestions,,
    thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!:wink2:
    i would highly recommend that you take some time to do some reading both on this forum as well as the international forum. the job situation in the philippines is bleak to say the very least for nurses. very few jobs out there and one must complete about six months of training or volunteer work to get the job that pays.

    and in terms of going to other countries, not all are accepting the second courser degree for licensure. the us has a retrogression in place and the expected wait is more than five years for a chance at a green card. ny the time that you would finish, things will probably be much worse and not better. all of the other countries have restrictions of some type in place as well, and there are no longer two year second courser programs available in your country. they have had a year added to them and the government is trying very hard to close many of them done as well.

    best of luck to you. if you decide to become a nurse, then great. but you need to be very aware of what you are up against. have a good read here about all that are not able to find jobs. there are too many too count.
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  8. Visit  gorgeous77 profile page
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    very true! a lot of agencies don't hire second coursers and there are countries that want/require you to finish a 4 yr nursing program. a lot of them look down on these 2 year programs that seem "accelerated".
  9. Visit  babiekat11 profile page
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    thanks for the reply guys... i just want to share with you... my boyfriend is in the US ryt now with his family, he is already american citizen... so he told me that if i'll become a nurse, he will help me to find job in U.S.. i agree to both of you guys..tnx for your opinion...

    kat
  10. Visit  Ginger's Mom profile page
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    Your boyfriend can't get you a visa, unless you get married.

    Several factors, US is in retrogression, there is a long wait to get a visa to the USA.

    Changes of passing the NCLEX is reduced when you are a foreign grad.

    Last, US jobs are becoming hard to find with the economy in bad shape.

    My advice, enter nursing if you plan to practice in your home country, do not count on the US to be you career path.
  11. Visit  ira100178 profile page
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    i graduated from Dr.Carlos S. Lanting College and i am proud to be a product of that school. It is not a perfect school but i can assure you that they have quality education and you will get real value for your money. Unlike other schools, our school will not rip you off. They do not charge their students unnecessary fees. This school always have a spot in the top ten NLE every year if not every test date. Good luck to all.
  12. Visit  griffon profile page
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    Quote from babiekat11
    thanks for the reply guys... i just want to share with you... my boyfriend is in the US ryt now with his family, he is already american citizen... so he told me that if i'll become a nurse, he will help me to find job in U.S.. i agree to both of you guys..tnx for your opinion...

    kat
    It's good you passed your first course in biology. You will be one step ahead of the non-science majors. Take a look at the schools listed here. They all offer the similar package of finishing your program in an accelerated format.

    I'm bias toward PWU since I am a product of that university. They treat 2nd coursers as professionals, so you feel a stronger connection to the faculty. You don't feel like a student drone. The PWU nursing program is time tested and is over 60 years old. I had no problem with my 2nd course BSN being accepted by the California board of nursing to sit for the NCLEX.

    It's good your boyfriend is a US citizen. If your relationship progresses towards marriage, he can apply for a fiance visa for you and you can marry in the USA between 6 months to 1 year. A spouse visa actually takes 2-3 years if you were to be married in the Philippines. As for nursing jobs, just look at online job posts like yahoo jobs or monster jobs and you will see the availability of open slots in a given area. While I couldn't find an open new graduate position in the San Francisco area I had no problem locating one in Los Angeles and surrounding areas. So available jobs will depend on the area you want to live in.

    Welcome to the wonderful world of nursing.
  13. Visit  suzanne4 profile page
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    Sorry, but the fiancee visa actually requires that one marry within 90 days of entry into the US. You do not get the 6 months to a year. One also does not get their interview again in the US until the marriage is done and the certificate can be produced.

    Also a reason why the green card given thru the fiancee visa is only two years as well and not the normal five years.

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