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Nursing Schools in the Philippines

  1. 0 So, I am interested in taking up Nursing in the Philippines, however, I do not wish to go through minor subjects again. I am looking for a decent enough school which has an accelerated program, wherein I am able to finish my Nursing Degree in 2 years, maximum. Please give me actual school suggestions, if possible. Also, my friend told me to look for schools which are not ladderized, what exactly does that mean? I already have a degree. My husband is also interested in taking up nursing, but he doens't have a degree yet. He is an American citizen (born to Filipino parents though, so he is eligible for dual citizenship), and I am a Filipino citizen. No LPNs/ADNs please. I want actual Nursing Schools. Please give specific suggestions, ex. DLSU, UST. We would prefer in Metro Manila of course, partucularly near Greenhills area. Thanks!

    PS
    What do you guys think of Philippine School of Sciences and World Citi Colleges?
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  3. Visit  Ginger's Mom profile page
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    Since your husband has American citizenship, he can come to the USA and go to a 2 years ADN program. There are excelerated BSN programs in the USA which you can attend. This would be the best suggestion if you want to work in the USA since you could avoid retrogression.

    If you want to work in the Philippines I don't have any suggestions. Jobs are hard to come by in the Philippines. Best of luck.
  4. Visit  jencas profile page
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    Thanks Alexk49..We would prefer to study in the Philippines though, because we have family there, and it is ultimately cheaper than studying here in the US (we are currently in the US). If we stay here and study here, we have to pay rent, utilities, etc., whereas if we choose to study in the Philippines, we can live with family members until we graduate - plus, when I get pregnant, we'll have a better support system than if we do it all here, because in the US, everything is DIY. My husband will have a hard time studying and working at the same time. It's the reason he wasn't able to finish his degree in the first place. And with the US in recession, he figured it would be best to just finish his degree already (he has some nursing credits).

    What do you mean by retrogression?
  5. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    Retrogression is affecting many people not just nurses who require a work visa ie GC which is where in general nurses come in. If you have GC and planning on studying abroad would suggest you make sure you have a re entry permit which shouldn't cause any problems especially if studying in going to take a couple of years. If you don't have citizenship and study outside of the US for I think it is over 2 years you could be classed as abandoning GC unless you take steps to protect yourself. Your husband as a citizen should make sure whilst living outside of the US he completes tax returns
  6. Visit  jencas profile page
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    Thanks Silverdragon102..

    I already know what steps to take to ensure that my papers for citizenship aren't affected by this decision to study.

    I am still looking for actual school suggestions from people who know which ones are good in the Philippines. Please see my original post for more details.

    Thanks guys!!! And HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
  7. Visit  suzanne4 profile page
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    There is a big problem with the second courser programs that are being offered in the Philippines right now, the government is actually trying to close the majority of them down as we speak. And if your husband would be a dual national, then by the time that you graduate, more than likely he will have to write the NLE before he will be permitted to sit for the NCLEX exam in the US.

    And if the state requires the CES, then you will be adding on extra months at the very least as well. You will also be considered a foreign grad for your entire career and always be required to meet the extra requirements for licensure for each and every state as well.

    I would take the time to do some actual reading on this site and find out what is actually going on in the Philippines right now and not what any school is telling you. Clinical trainings where the instructor has never held a job as an RN in a hospital, 17 to 18 students to one patient. Things are not as you would like them to me in most cases.

    I would definitely think things thru again, as well as the fact that if you are an immigrant to the US, you need to know that the majority of states are now requiring the NLE and you will not be exempt from this requirement as well.
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  8. Visit  jencas profile page
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    Thanks Suzanne..

    Can you please tell me what NLE is? I need an idiot-proof guide to what exactly you guys are telling me, as it seems all I get are technical terms, and I am not yet familiar with such words.

    My husband wants to be a nurse in the soonest possible time, and he would like to practice in the US. However, he would prefer to study in the Philippines because it will be easier for him to finish, whereas if he studies here, then he would have to work and study, which is something he's been through already, and would not like to repeat. He is an American citizen, but will have no problem studying in the Philippines because he used to be a Filipino citizen.

    Let's tackle his issues before I add in my own.

    Thanks again!

    Oh, and I am still waiting for NAMES OF SCHOOLS to be suggested to me, in the soonest possible time, because I know that the next semester is in June, and we need to gather all the proper documentation before then.
  9. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    Quote from jencas
    Thanks Suzanne..

    Can you please tell me what NLE is? I need an idiot-proof guide to what exactly you guys are telling me, as it seems all I get are technical terms, and I am not yet familiar with such words.

    My husband wants to be a nurse in the soonest possible time, and he would like to practice in the US. However, he would prefer to study in the Philippines because it will be easier for him to finish, whereas if he studies here, then he would have to work and study, which is something he's been through already, and would not like to repeat. He is an American citizen, but will have no problem studying in the Philippines because he used to be a Filipino citizen.

    Let's tackle his issues before I add in my own.

    Thanks again!

    Oh, and I am still waiting for NAMES OF SCHOOLS to be suggested to me, in the soonest possible time, because I know that the next semester is in June, and we need to gather all the proper documentation before then.

    NLE is the lacal nursing exam in the Philippines and some states now require this before they will allow you to sit NCLEX. The only exceptions are people who are not Philippine citizens as they are not allowed to sit the exam. In cases like this they usually need proof from PRC that they are not allowed to sit the exam. When training outside of the US he will always be classed as a foreign student and have to meet nursing requirements. On average processing times in the US is 4-12 months depending on state and their requirements
  10. Visit  woknblues profile page
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    Quote from jencas
    So, I am interested in taking up Nursing in the Philippines, however, I do not wish to go through minor subjects again. I am looking for a decent enough school which has an accelerated program, wherein I am able to finish my Nursing Degree in 2 years, maximum. Please give me actual school suggestions, if possible. Also, my friend told me to look for schools which are not ladderized, what exactly does that mean? I already have a degree. My husband is also interested in taking up nursing, but he doens't have a degree yet. He is an American citizen (born to Filipino parents though, so he is eligible for dual citizenship), and I am a Filipino citizen. No LPNs/ADNs please. I want actual Nursing Schools. Please give specific suggestions, ex. DLSU, UST. We would prefer in Metro Manila of course, partucularly near Greenhills area. Thanks!

    PS
    What do you guys think of Philippine School of Sciences and World Citi Colleges?

    You have an email.
  11. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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  12. Visit  batjhong profile page
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    Hi. I would suggest Global City Innovative College in The Fort, Taguig. I know someone who finished his BSN in 2 years (he's a 2nd courser, though). Also, Philippine Women's University (they have a branch near SM City North EDSA and Taft Ave.) Both school offers tri-semester, so I guess that'll help you finish your nursing asap. If you want cheap tuition fees, try Our Lady of Fatima University in Valenzuela City, Metro Manila. This school has a good reputation of making NLE board topnotchers. After you graduate, they have free NLE reviews with the country's top Reviewers. Like what silverdragon said, many states requires a local license before they allow you to sit for the NCLEX exam. Best of luck!
  13. Visit  jencas profile page
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    Thanks for the suggestions batjhong! Will definitely look into those schools. =)
  14. Visit  iamnomad profile page
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    Hi,

    There sure are a LOT of schools in the Philippines that admits second-coursers. You will surely find yourself graduating with an "accelerated" BSN degree. But I want to warn you that most of these schools are just estabished for profit and not for educating future skilled and knowledgeable nurses. As there is an alarming number of nursing schools in the Philippines, the government (I assumed) is trying to close those that are underperforming in the NLE. And categorically, in my observation, those underperforming nursing schools are "mostly" the recently opened nursing schools, which coincidentally, are the ones accepting second-coursers and with an "accelerated" program.

    I am from a nursing school in Morayta, and in one of our clinical duties, my clinical instructor told us that the other group of nursing students having their duty on the same hospital that we were, are actually students of a school that offers just 2-year of "BSN". I don't know how will they be able to qualify for licensure exams, or worst, how will they take care of their patients with just a limited time of practice.

    I maybe wrong with this so please do a decent look on your school of choice.

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