in search of a NURSING SCHOOL IN THE PHILIPPINES?

  1. 0 this topic has been mentioned a lot but I wanted to get a direct answer. I am planning to study in the Philippines because the waiting list to get in the Nursing program here in CALIFORNIA is quite a wait. I am a US citizen and I understand that I will be considered an international student eventhough I am a dual citizen. I also understand that the environment is very different, but that is also one of the reasons why I want to study there...it's different. It is really not issue because I have lived there for a few years.

    Back to I was saying, I am looking for a school where the courses that I have taken here in the US will be accredited. I have inquired in some schools, but they want me to start of as a freshmen. I have taken atleast 55 units and most of them are pre-requisite to get in the nursing program here, so I really don't see any reason why I should start all over. I want a school where I can get done ASAP.

    Can anyone help? THANX
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  3. Visit  glazism profile page

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  4. Visit  suzanne4 profile page
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    Credits are going to need to be retaken for almost every nursing program. Same way that you would not get credit for them if you transferred schools. And this is in the US, and even if you remained in the same state. You never see all credits transferring. Many programs have different requirements.

    Be aware that you will always be considered as a foreign grad in the US and will have to go thru all of the license requirements for that, even if US citizen. And since you hold dual citizenship, please be aware that the government there could require you to complete an internship there when you graduate, there is talk of that now, so by the time that you finish, you will be required to stay there and work.

    Please take the time to research what has already been posted here on this same topic.
  5. Visit  jtanga profile page
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    Um...Why are they gonna considered you as a international student? You have dual citizenship right?YOu have to fight for your rights man. My friend took some pre-requisite in san francisco and he studied in our lady of fatima university.I think all of his subjects has been credited....btw he just passed his nclex ^_^
  6. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    Quote from jtanga
    Um...Why are they gonna considered you as a international student? You have dual citizenship right?YOu have to fight for your rights man. My friend took some pre-requisite in san francisco and he studied in our lady of fatima university.I think all of his subjects has been credited....btw he just passed his nclex ^_^
    well I can say in the UK if you haven't resided in the country for 3 years even if dual nationality you are classed as international student and have to pay higher fees. I am sure most country has some sort of rule to avoid the system being abused and taking courses away from native
  7. Visit  glazism profile page
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    Quote from jtanga
    Um...Why are they gonna considered you as a international student? You have dual citizenship right?YOu have to fight for your rights man. My friend took some pre-requisite in san francisco and he studied in our lady of fatima university.I think all of his subjects has been credited....btw he just passed his nclex ^_^
    JTANGA didn't you say you were going to the philippines tomorrow??? I was wondering what school will you be attending for nursing??
  8. Visit  jtanga profile page
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    My advice is to ask the school and the embassy.
  9. Visit  john83 profile page
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    Quote from suzanne4

    And since you hold dual citizenship, please be aware that the government there could require you to complete an internship there when you graduate, there is talk of that now, so by the time that you finish, you will be required to stay there and work.
    If I were you, I'd renounce my Filipino citizenship asap. With all the problems being caused by people in power here(in the RP)at present, there is nothing good about Filipino citizenship.

    Oh yeah, most legislators here are unaware of existing laws and more often than not, these laws are not being implemented and the sad thing is, they'll make another redundant law without first implementing the provisions of the old law.

    Unless reform is made by those in power here in the RP, we(Filipino citizens) will always suffer the consequences of the choices that they make...So when you have the option to waive your Filipino citizenship, do it, that is my suggestion.
  10. Visit  Aquarian profile page
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    This might help you compare and choose nursing schools, at least in the NCR.

    http://www.ched.gov.ph/hei_dir/2005H...t/Region13.pdf
  11. Visit  suzanne4 profile page
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    Quote from jtanga
    My advice is to ask the school and the embassy.

    The Embassy has not one thing to do with transfer of college credits. And even if someone did their pre-reqs in the Bay Area and moved to a school fifteen minutes away, not all of the credits transfer. So why in the world would you think that all would transfer between countries? 55 hours is more than one year, and there is no nursing program that is going to give credit of 55 hours from another program; especially into one that has x number of required hours. Just because they went back to take the program in PI, and graduated from there, you have no idea as to what was accepted and what was not. Pre-reqs are just that, they are not part of the nursing program, especially in a four year program where they are all done in the included program.

    "Some" prereqs are not almost a year and a half of credits. That does not transfer anywhere. A few credits, yes.

    And when a person has dual citizenship, and is back in their "home" country, then they are under the rules of that country, and the US does not get involved, as that person still legally is covered under that country. So if NLE becomes required again, then they will have to complete that before they will be able to get licensed in the US, and if PI requires a year internship like they used to have, they will be required to do that as well.
    And we expect to see things changing in PI within the next year or so, due to the numbers that are trying to leave.
    Last edit by suzanne4 on May 5, '07
  12. Visit  jtanga profile page
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    Glazim I might study in our lady of fatima university.I studied Physical therapist before in fatima,but i didn't finish it because I move here in america,that was 8 years ago.Hopefully they credit some of my subjects..
  13. Visit  RNHawaii34 profile page
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    Quote from glazism
    this topic has been mentioned a lot but i wanted to get a direct answer. i am planning to study in the philippines because the waiting list to get in the nursing program here in california is quite a wait. i am a us citizen and i understand that i will be considered an international student eventhough i am a dual citizen. i also understand that the environment is very different, but that is also one of the reasons why i want to study there...it's different. it is really not issue because i have lived there for a few years.

    back to i was saying, i am looking for a school where the courses that i have taken here in the us will be accredited. i have inquired in some schools, but they want me to start of as a freshmen. i have taken atleast 55 units and most of them are pre-requisite to get in the nursing program here, so i really don't see any reason why i should start all over. i want a school where i can get done asap.

    can anyone help? thanx
    hi glazism, if you are a dual citizen, then all you need is to contact the commission on higher education ( ched), they will examine your prereqs from u.s., however, you need to decide which school you want to get in if you really decide to study in the philippines. some schools there may or may not credit your prereqs from u.s.. i did have the same delimna as yours back then, took a lot of classes, but waited forever to get in the nursing programs here in hawaii..i went back home in pi in 2004, however i was not a dual cit..so i was considered as a foreign grad. i had another classmate back then who was a dual cit, and yet didn't have a problem studying there. if you have anymore questions, you can pm me. i think there are many nursing schools in california? you know in my homestate, there are only 4 colleges/universities which offers nsg., and the waiting list is long also...goodluck to you.
  14. Visit  marwan profile page
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    Hi RnHawaii,

    I'm interested in finding out details about your schooling in the Phils. I'm a Fil/Canadian living in the US on a temporary visa (husband has a job here). Colleges here will treat me as intl student, so... I can't afford it! Plus, I have an 11-month old baby. I earned by bachelor's degree in another field of study in the phils long long time ago (i'm probably a member of the older population here, ha, ha, ha) and also did some nursing prereqs. in Canada in 2005. Looks like my husband's visa will extended for another year before his employer applies for his green card. Until then, I can't accept employment while in the US. Having said that, I think studying in the Phils (plus having a babysitter) is a good idea; however, I don't know which school. I'm also concerned about going back to first year and doing all the GE courses. I would appreciate any information you can share as regards transfer credits or treating students who already have previous degrees. Thanks!
  15. Visit  woknblues profile page
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    first post...

    anyways, i recommend that you work this problem backwards.. First, find and contact directly, US schools and identify the ones that have relaxed foreign graduated nurse education programs. I am a US citizen going to school in the Philippines. When I get my BSN, I have colleges that have already stated that they will accept my credentials lined up already (for further study). Make sure your college (in RP) is accredited. By the way, dual citizens are NOT required to complete the 2 year internship that "Filipino only" nationals do. Period. My GF is under that particular designation now. Nor do dual citizens have to enroll in NSTP.

    We both had credits that we were able to transfer in, and some that were not. It wasn't a big deal, and we maybe lost a semester in time, overall... The hidden costs of studying in the Philippines are the most corrupt immigration officials on earth, and traveling back home on occasion. That can eat up a budget pretty good.

    Rent/Food/transportation are great values though.


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