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
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