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    How can LPN/LVN graduate from the Philippines be eligible to take the NCLEX-PN? What are the requirements?
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    Depends if you already have a visa that permits you to work. The issue isn't as much the license, but the visa. You need to have a green card to be able to work, and you canot get that with the LVN license, only the RN.

    So, it will depend on if you need the visa, or already have one.
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    Quote from suzanne4
    Depends if you already have a visa that permits you to work. The issue isn't as much the license, but the visa. You need to have a green card to be able to work, and you canot get that with the LVN license, only the RN.

    So, it will depend on if you need the visa, or already have one.
    I thought LPN and RN are pretty much the same. I just realize now that those programs have different procedures before being able to work. I heard from some friends that if you have a visa (doesn't have to be a working visa) as long as you're BSN graduate from foreign countries you can take the board exam. Then once you pass it I think the hospital or something will petition you. I'm not sure if that's true just hear sayings though...
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    You need a 4 year degree from the Philippines to be able to get petitioned for a green card to work as an RN. And, yes, there is considerable difference in responsibilities between the LPN and the RN.

    You will not get past imigration with the LPN, as you wull need the Visa Screen Certificate, and that is only available to Rns that were also first level nurses in their country.
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    How true are the ads that hospitals/homecare facilities sponsor work visa for licensed LVN/LPN? How do you become a licensed LVN/LPN in the US?

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    They cannot sponsor you for a green card, they will have you working illegally.

    There are no work visas available for an LPN. The only way that you could be sponsored with the LPN license in the US is if you graduated from an RN program and passed the CGFNS exam for the Visa Screen Certificate, but were unable to pass the RN exam.

    They are many very unscrupulous people out there that just wish to take advantage of you. To legally work in the US as a foreing nurse, you need to have a four year degree from your country. There is no way around that, unless you marry an American. You must obtain a Visa Screen Certificate to meet the requirements for a green card, and that is only available to RNs.

    And just so that you are aware, there are ads here in the US in some of the Filipino newspapers that are offering jobs for doctors and nurses that have not passed their exams yet, and have a visa to work. These are not legal jobs and if the person is caught, they are deported from the US.
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    Why does this school in the philippines put up PN short courses where i studied for 2years and promised to land in the states as Practical Nurse!!!!! false hopes......... I tried applying in the states after passing the NCLEX and hoping to land a job as PN but no hospital nor nursinghome admitted me!!!! they said IM NOT AN IMMIGRANT NOR A CITIZEN SO WE CANNOT HIRE YOU!!!! whats d sense of 2years studying in my own country?! for those who are given these false hopes rom ur school better think it over.. but if u are a U.S citizen or an immigrant that course is good for you..... but for filipino citizens just study RN it would take long but its worth it in the end!!!!
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    this is too sad.. this is the reason why we FIlipinos should be criticalin choosing schools which would train us to become nurses......
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    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.
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    Quote from audhet19
    How can LPN/LVN graduate from the Philippines be eligible to take the NCLEX-PN? What are the requirements?
    we have LVN/LPN in the Philippines? Is this something new? I thought we only have one nursing program back home -- BSN ?


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