Philippine Board of Nursing to stop Second Coursers from taking up Nursing - page 14

by mtreyes 20,987 Views | 137 Comments

I guess this is against the right of an individual who want to pursue nursing as a second course... what can you say?:angryfire... Read More


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    My take on this is that second coursers shouldnt be banned from taking up Nursing, AS LONG AS they stay away from this short courses/programs. They should take the full four year course (3 years if their arts and sciences can be credited). Everybody has his or her own reason as to why they want to take up this course, but they shouldnt take short cuts. Or else theyll be the ones to suffer in the end. This
    has been a problem for quite a while now for those who took Nursing as their second course. Ex: There are quite a number or 2nd coursers whose application for registration for NZ was denied prolly because of the unbelievable overload and other major subjects that they took simultaneously (pre reqs and the majors simultaneously).
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    Quote from mrsinister
    is this true? i think no one has the right to stop anyone to take any course he or she wants as long as they can pay for it.
    I am quite bothered by your statement... as long as you can pay for it. What happened about the passion of working? The dream career that you want. It is not all the money really. It is like saying you can have 3 or more BA or BS degrees if you have the money for it.
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    "Nursing Councils in the United States should hold overseas trained nurses from applying NCLEX while there is still retrogression."

    In this way, the Nursing Councils will stop sucking our pockets for application fees, expenses for visascreen, etc if US cannot provide visas.
    No opportunity for Filipino nurses will mean lesser income for US Nursing Councils. Also Filipino nurses will find other opportunities in other countries and spend their hard-earned money to a more deserving country.
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    Letting in my opinion on this issue.

    As far as taking up nursing as your 2nd course or even your 3rd or fourth should really not be an issue.

    Let's put it this way. Let's say nursing is your first course and if let's say you find out during the start or in the middle of your career that either you realize nursing is not for you, or you get burned out, or found another career that is better suited for you and someone is preventing you from taking up further education to be able to reach that goal ?? How would you feel ?? Would you feel your rights being violated ?? I think you should.

    Persuading people not to take up nursing anymore is one thing but actually preventing them in doing so and esp. if with Gov't interference is another thing.


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    As for some transcripts and credentials being rejected.... this is nothing specific to any country.

    If people would read more on the Int'l forum, transcripts from all over the world are being rejected as not being equal to what they are applying for to other countries. It happens all the time and that is why there are credential evaluations being done in the first place.
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    Quote from ijarache
    "Nursing Councils in the United States should hold overseas trained nurses from applying NCLEX while there is still retrogression."

    In this way, the Nursing Councils will stop sucking our pockets for application fees, expenses for visascreen, etc if US cannot provide visas.
    No opportunity for Filipino nurses will mean lesser income for US Nursing Councils. Also Filipino nurses will find other opportunities in other countries and spend their hard-earned money to a more deserving country.
    How about those who still wants to apply besides this ?? Are we going to decide for them on what to do with their lives ??

    Those who wants to apply should, those who don't, just don't and just apply to other countries. Simple as that. No one should decide for others on what to do with their own lives.

    Everyone should be responsible for their own decisions. Taking a shotgun approach or presuming everyone else thinks the same is, in my humble opinion, not a way to go.

    Everyone should just decide for themselves on what to do and take responsibility for what they have decided and not blame it on anything or anyone if it turned out not a great decision.

    Just my humble opinion.
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    Quote from sally22
    "I think the US should not allow people to take the NCLEX unless they have a visa. Think of the money spent in review centers and fees for a dream that changes are will never come through".


    Silly question I suppose but how do you get a Visa without the NCLEX and Registration in the USA??

    Like sailing without a ship eh.
    He is speaking of them having a green card already, something that will permit them to work right away if they pass the exam.

    Until a couple of years ago, most just wrote the CGFNS exam and got petitioned that way and then came to the US and wrote the NCLEX exam. It was only given in the US and its territories.

    One still can get petitioned with just the CGFNS exam.
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    It is not even a point of anyone telling anyone what they can and cannot do. But one needs to be very aware that there are not going to be any jobs for them when they are done. Training programs and volunteer programs at hospitals do not count by most other countries in terms of deciding that it is the same as paid work experience and is not normally assumed to be the same.

    If one is going in with open eyes, knowing well in advance that their chances of getting a paid job when they graduate are getting slimmer and slimmer. It could be over five years for even a chance at a green card for the US; and that other countries are not hiring now and even have a hiring freeze, then they can go ahead.

    Expecting to go to school, graduate, and immediately go to the US and be able to begin work is just not going to happen any longer. So perhaps if one understands what they are doing and the fact that even the US is getting tighter with their requirements in many states, then they can feel free to do as they want.

    But if their second courser program does not meet the requirements for the other country, then they are not going to be able to get a visa, or licensure.

    Simple as that.
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    There is also no reason for the US to put a hold on who can test and who cannot. It is up to the person to make their own determination, and if they know in advance that they may never get to the US; that is up to them.

    Not the US government or anyone else to make that decision.

    The BONs only care if the training meets their requirements and nothing more than that.


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