I want to study nursing in the Philippines. - page 3

hi! i've searched, but haven't come across any threads that fit my situation. please forgive me if i've overlooked something. i am planning a major career change. specifically, i wish to... Read More

  1. by   c15th01
    ooops sorry for my grammar

    dear combattelemetrytech, if i had money, i would like to study in u.s. now that you are already there, you mind if i ask you why you will not pursue your bsn there?
  2. by   c15th01
    ooops sorry for my grammar

    dear combattelemetrytech, if i had money, i would like to study in u.s. now that you are already there, you mind if i ask you why you will not pursue your bsn there?
  3. by   tantrum
    Quote from c15th01
    ooops sorry for my grammar

    dear combattelemetrytech, if i had money, i would like to study in u.s. now that you are already there, you mind if i ask you why you will not pursue your bsn there?
    I think he already gave his reason. In his area, there is a loong waiting lists for Nursing spots. There's actually a lot of Americans who wants to go to Nursing schools. The problem is, unlike in the Philippines where they can just open a school immediately, there is only a limited spots for students (its getting competitive). They cannot just increase the number of students as they are also having shortage in instructors/teachers in Nursing. In some areas, the waiting period can take 3-5 years, in other places shorter (2 years).
  4. by   BurstPurse
    I have a question. Is it required to take the local board exam for those foreigners who finished their BSN in the Philippines? Like a US citizen who'll going to study in the Philippines.
  5. by   gemini_star
    NO, it's your choice.
  6. by   tantrum
    Quote from BurstPurse
    I have a question. Is it required to take the local board exam for those foreigners who finished their BSN in the Philippines? Like a US citizen who'll going to study in the Philippines.
    No. It's not even required even for Filipinos if they are not planning to work in the Philippines.
  7. by   BurstPurse
    Quote from tantrum
    No. It's not even required even for Filipinos if they are not planning to work in the Philippines.
    So, if I will finished my BSN (as a 2nd Courser) and I plan to work in the US, I have a choice not to take the Phil. Board Exam. And the Local license is not a requirement in taking the NCLEX exam. Am I right?
    Last edit by BurstPurse on Sep 13, '06
  8. by   rn4ever?
    The Nursing Local Board Exam in the Philippines is not a pre-requisite to be able to take the NCLEX and work as a Registered Nurse in the U.S. You could skip it perhaps if you believe that you don't and won't need it. However, most Middle East, Asian, and European countries require that you have a valid Nursing license in the Philippines first before they could consider you for a position. Also, if you want to be a Nurse in the Philippines, or attend IV therapy courses, then you have to have a Philippine Nursing license. Being licensed in the US doesn't necessarily mean that you'll also be allowed to work as a Registered Nurse in all parts of the world because each country has its own policy.
    Quote from BurstPurse
    So, if I will finished my BSN (as a 2nd Courser) and I plan to work in the US, I have a choice not to take the Phil. Board Exam. And the Local license is not a requirement in taking the NCLEX exam. Am I right?
  9. by   suzanne4
    But you are levaing off a very important fact to consider, there is talk now of requiring a two year stint of work before you will be able to leave, and this could include foreigners as well. They do not have to release your transcripts for two years, and they can do that. And if you remember, they have been know to do what ever they want, and can make decisions at any time and without any warning. Espcecially with the complaints of brain drain there.....................

    I would do some serious research before even considering it. Please do your homework. Training in the Philippines is not the same as the US. There are many, many differences...........
  10. by   BurstPurse
    Quote from suzanne4
    But you are levaing off a very important fact to consider, there is talk now of requiring a two year stint of work before you will be able to leave, and this could include foreigners as well. They do not have to release your transcripts for two years, and they can do that. And if you remember, they have been know to do what ever they want, and can make decisions at any time and without any warning. Espcecially with the complaints of brain drain there.....................

    I would do some serious research before even considering it. Please do your homework. Training in the Philippines is not the same as the US. There are many, many differences...........
    That's great... two years experience is a strong foundation before going abroad. But how are they going to do it? It's impossible that they can provide a lot of jobs for nurses in the Philippines. If the schools will going to implement it and give their students a nursing job, that's fine, but how about the salary. Nursing pay here is the same as the construction worker. That's why a lot of nurses (newly grad & those who are not lucky enough to be employed) are hoping to enter in the Call Center jobs because of bigger pay + English trainings too.

    Before they implement this 2 years of exerience, they must first resolve the Nursing problems like the leakage, the board, the PRC, and the Government too.

    I want to share my experience during my last visit to Puerto Galera, I met a foreigner who told me that the Philippines is country of Cheaters... from the President (who was accused of cheating the election) down to the nursing students who took the board. A country of Leakage... nursing board exam and the oil in Guimaras. These must be the brains to be drained.
  11. by   suzanne4
    Quote from BurstPurse
    That's great... two years experience is a strong foundation before going abroad. But how are they going to do it? It's impossible that they can provide a lot of jobs for nurses in the Philippines. If the schools will going to implement it and give their students a nursing job, that's fine, but how about the salary. Nursing pay here is the same as the construction worker. That's why a lot of nurses (newly grad & those who are not lucky enough to be employed) are hoping to enter in the Call Center jobs because of bigger pay + English trainings too.

    Before they implement this 2 years of exerience, they must first resolve the Nursing problems like the leakage, the board, the PRC, and the Government too.

    I want to share my experience during my last visit to Puerto Galera, I met a foreigner who told me that the Philippines is country of Cheaters... from the President (who was accused of cheating the election) down to the nursing students who took the board. A country of Leakage... nursing board exam and the oil in Guimaras. These must be the brains to be drained.
    I understand what you are trying to do, and if you are already aware of all this, then you need to make your own educated decision on it. And please be aware that are a multitude of issues going on with the second courser programs over there, from selling of diplomas to getting thru a program with never attending any clinical time.........the list could go on and on...I will stop here.
  12. by   Interstate5
    Just go ahead, study nursing. Follow your guts.You will be happy.:blushkiss
    Last edit by Interstate5 on Sep 15, '06
  13. by   bonsai_25
    hey combat,

    if you are a 2nd courser and you want your subjects especially the minor ones be credited, the most prestigious school that i know of that can accept you is trinitycollege. it will take you 3 years to finish your nursing education. you will practice your nursing at st. lukes hospital. this is the only university that i know that is willing to credit your minor or major subjects. the passing rate is also high around 70 to 80%.

    if you are willing to study for 4 years, willing to repeat your minor subjects again i guess you can apply in other schools like up, ust, feu, ue and other big universities.

    i don't believe that the most prestigious schools are the only ones capable of producing good nurses though. there are a lot of small nursing schools here that can also provide you the best instructors if you just do your research. and most of their students do top the board exams here.

    just make sure you apply in a school that is registered and will also provide you expert and skilled professors and instructors. the thing is not everything will depend on the school and the instructors; it will also depend on your ability to learn and your ability to integrate your knowledge to your skills.

    training here is different from usa not because the schools or clinical instructors here are not competent, it's because our facilities are not that well equipped compared to usa. what do you expect hehe. we still use mercury thermometers or the glass thermometers.

    i just want to inform you that studying here is not as easy at others tell you. a lot of foreign students do find studying here in the philippines hard. they said education back there is more lay back. most of my cousins from usa and canada who tried to study here had a hard time because they thought since philippines is a third world country the education will be easy. but they were wrong. now they are back in canada and usa, studying in universities and still can't believe they had a tough time studying here. just to give you an example, when my cousin was in high school she only had 4 subjects a day, i had 12 everyday: p

    anyway, if you want to study nursing here i wish you good luck. make sure you enjoy your studies here with fellow filipinos.

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