yup, i am also puzzled about that too, i saw a school who offers lpn program in the philippines. i don't think we have hospitals in the philippines who hires lpn, but only bsn ( again, i am not sure about this). if you plan to work in the u.s., you might as well finish your bsn, since you will need only 2 years more, correct? yeah, i don't understand why some schools can get away with that either...they should know better. plus you are not going to be hired in the u.s. hospitals if you have tourist visa. i know some people who risk coming to u.s., and end up not getting a job, and comes back home to the philippines empty handed. employers will hire only those people who can legally work in the u.s., in addition, you don't have to be a u.s. citizen, but having a legal paperworks, being a legal permanent resident will allow you to work. that is the first question they will asked you, wether you passed nclex-rn, or nclex-pn, that does not guarantee that you will get hired. for those people who studies nursing now in hoping to come to u.s., should do their homework first, pls. do research on your own. follow the proper immigration process, and try not to listen to hearsays from other people...because you will end up getting frustrated at the end.