HAS ANYBODY HEARD OR HAVE ATTENDED OF THIS SCHOOL? (CALLED KENNEDY REVIEW CENTER OR KRC) I AM CURRENTLY IN THE US RIGHT NOW AND PLANNING TO TAKE THERE LPN DISTANT LEARNING PROGRAM, AND I'M JUST KIND OF WONDERING IF I COULD TRANSFER THIS TO THE US WHEN I GET DONE WITH IT. HOWEVER, I FOUND OUT THAT THEY WILL BE HAVING AN ADN PROGRAM PRETTY SOON, SO I MIGHT CONSIDER OF TAKING THAT IF THEY'LL EVER HAVE IT THRU DISTANT LEARNING INSTEAD OF TAKING THERE PN PROGRAM. THAT WAY IF I DO THERE ADN PROGRAM, WHICH HOPEFULLY IS TRANSFERRABLE TO THE US (OREGON), I COULD JUST PROCEED TO BSN OVER HERE IN OR. THE REASON WHY I WANTED TO STUDY THERE IS BECAUSE OF THE COMPETITIVENESS THAT THEY HAVE OVER HERE IN OREGON AND PLUS ITS WAY CHEAPER THERE.
IF ANYONE HAVE HEARD OF THAT SCHOOL PLEASE LET ME KNOW WETHER IT'S ACCREDITED OR NOT. I WOULDN'T WANT TO WASTE MY MONEY OUT OF NOTHING. THANK YOU SO MUCH.... PLEASE RESPOND BACK IF ANYONE HAVE HEARD OR ATTENDED TO THAT SCHOOL. is thank you sooo much in advance.
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Aug 18, '07
You are speaking of programs in the Philippines. The US government requires the BSN for you to be able to get licensed in the US if you train there. The ADN is not accepted as you must be a first level RN in the country where you trained, and the Philippines does not accept that even for licensure there. And the LPN program is not accepted for licensure there as well.
The LPN can be accepted here if you already hold a green card or are an American citizen, but the two year RN from there, no.
And I am speaking of the regular traditional programs from there, not distance learning. What are you going to do about clinicals? How are instructors from there going to evaluate you? I would definitely stay away from distance learning programs from there, the only one that it will help is the owner of the school, not you. Many programs there do not meet the requirements of the US, just because it is offered there, does not mean that you will be able to do anything withit over here.
Do not waste your money.
Aug 18, '07
Hi suzanne, thank you very much for your response. Yes, I am currently a green card holder. Speaking of the distance learning that they have back there. They have the classes online, however I will have to go back there for the clinicals. After clinical, we will have a review session to get ready for the NCLEX-PN.
I have forwarded the LPN curriculum that they have over here in Oregon to the school over there and have them review it just to make sure that I will meet all the requirements that they have over here. I was told by the distance learning head that they've actually exceeded the requirements that they have in here. I have done investigation of the school by calling there offices in Texas and back there in the philippines including there accreditation, and found out that they actually are accredited.
Again, thank you very much for your reply. I really appreciate it.
Aug 19, '07
A bigger question for you:
Why attend a program in a country that does not even accept that training for licensure in their own country? So how do you know what they training will be like when they do not even have LPN/LVNs in that country? Does not matter what the school says about themselves, the issue is when you try to get into further training in the US, they are going to want the LPN program completed in the US.
You can do all of the research that you want, but the LPN training programs are quite new in PI, and doubt that there have been more than a few that have actually gone thru the program and have passed the NCLEX-PN exam, and are currently in the US and working. And this is a major step in any school being accreditied in the US, the number of graduates that actually take and pass the NCLEX-PN exam the first time. No school in the US is accredited as soon as they open, it takes couple of years for that.
You are more than welcome to do as you please, but expect it not to be helpful to you for training there and then coming back to the US. And again, if they put into effect any requirements that you must work a certain period of time before you can get your diploma, you are still a citizen of there, a green card does not exempt you from your country's requirements. I would seriously reconsider what you are planning to do, there are many schools in the US that have PN programs and they have openings. And their training is recognized here.
Cannot say that about any of the PN programs in PI, and for the ADN programs there as well. Those do not meet the US requirements as the BSN is the first level nurse there, they do not recognize the ADN. And that is what is followed if you do not train in the US.
Aug 19, '07
suzanne has a point.
big chance that you might have to spend for it all over again. its like the many cases of doctors that finished medicine in the pi and found out that they have to go to med school again here in the us, if they plan to take a residency in any of the us hospitals here.
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a bigger question for you:
why attend a program in a country that does not even accept that training for licensure in their own country? so how do you know what they training will be like when they do not even have lpn/lvns in that country? does not matter what the school says about themselves, the issue is when you try to get into further training in the us, they are going to want the lpn program completed in the us.
you can do all of the research that you want, but the lpn training programs are quite new in pi, and doubt that there have been more than a few that have actually gone thru the program and have passed the nclex-pn exam, and are currently in the us and working. and this is a major step in any school being accreditied in the us, the number of graduates that actually take and pass the nclex-pn exam the first time. no school in the us is accredited as soon as they open, it takes couple of years for that.
you are more than welcome to do as you please, but expect it not to be helpful to you for training there and then coming back to the us. and again, if they put into effect any requirements that you must work a certain period of time before you can get your diploma, you are still a citizen of there, a green card does not exempt you from your country's requirements. i would seriously reconsider what you are planning to do, there are many schools in the us that have pn programs and they have openings. and their training is recognized here.
cannot say that about any of the pn programs in pi, and for the adn programs there as well. those do not meet the us requirements as the bsn is the first level nurse there, they do not recognize the adn. and that is what is followed if you do not train in the us.
Aug 19, '07
And why is it called a review center if it is teaching the program and not just reviewing someone for testing? Name and what they are doing do not add up at all.
Aug 22, '07
hi! im almost done on my subject in kennedy D. im going on oct for the clinicals, how about you?
Aug 23, '07
I am just starting with my classes. How does the distant learning program go for you? Do you think you can accredit your classes over here in the US if you were to transfer and get your RN or BSN degree? Thanks for replying coz i've been wanting talk to someone who is in the program.
Just to make sure we're talking about the same school; KRC is located at Guadalupe, Makati right?
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Aug 23, '07
They are not going to accept your program for the RN over here to be transferred. And they cannot tell you that anyone did that as it is a new program and no one will know until they have tried. And that program is not accredited here, they can not get that until they have had their first students graduate in the first place and they see how they do on their exams.
But again, why would someone wish to attend school in a country where the program that you are attending there is not even recognized in that country? You are going to see very few responding to you, as very few that post here even know about the LPN programs there.
You have decided that you are attending there, so your mind is made up already. Why would a nursing schoo program be called a review center in the first place? Not an appropriate title for a nursing school, review center means review for a test, not an actual program. Suspect that the school part was an add on at the last minute when they found out that they could cash in on it.
The US does not recognize most LPN distance learning programs, let alone one that is out of this country. And the worst part of it is that you will not even find out if it will be accepted until you actually complete that program. It is going to be anyone's guess, but I seriously doubt it, and please do not rely on what the school tells you. The same way that the other PN schools there have told that students that they would not have any problems with the NCLEX-PN, but they failed to tell them that they cannot get a visa with that licensure from there. Just a small thing left out. And US does not grant accreditation to any school until they know their track record and see how many have passed the licensing exams.
Aug 26, '07
Okay, thanks for the response suzzane. Now, I'm gonna have to add some cautions on this school. Unless I talk to some people who have already graduated and able to process everything successfully. Thanks again...
Aug 27, '07
That is my point exactly. You are going to see very few, and the other issue is that unless the student is already a US citizen or holds a US passport, they cannot get a visa to work in the US with just the LPN after their name. And since it is a new program with their distance learning, it is going to take longer to get approval to even sit for the NCLEX exam, as well as the program may not be accepted by all states for licensure.
Personally, I would never ever consider that program if you are planning to work in the US and go on with your studies. Just not worth wasting your time when you cannot get a guarantee that it will be accepted by the BON. It is a new program with the distance learning, and that is not accepted in the US in many states, even if the program were actually in the US.
Mar 25, '09
I am from the United States and was interested in the Kennedy Global School of Business independent LPN program. I would like to hear from current or past students of this program. Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks! Anya 16
May 24, '09
I graduated last February 2009 in KRC School of Practical Nursing, Inc., 2/F Guadalupe Commercial Complex, Guadalupe, Makati City, Philippines owned by Ric Ilangan. This school is registered in TESDA, but not with CHED because they are not a college or university.
My entire experience and training in KRC are good... their professors are local board passers (at least) but they are now required by the school to pass the NCLEX.. We had our rigid hospital training in different hospitals and homecare institutions here in the Philippines.
There are a lot of KRC in the Philippines.. some are claiming that they are the original KRC but they are not registered in TESDA. But my school which is located in GCC Guadalupe Makati is the best practical nursing school.
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