Those who want the shortest cut to obtain a diploma aren't doing themselves and their would-be patients any favor. There's a reason why "schools
" with no academic standards to speak of thrive: there are people who actually pay good money to keep them operating.
To those that say "it depends on the student," I beg to differ in the strongest possible terms. Passing the local board exams, even the NCLEX, is no guarantee that one has the necessary skills-set to practice the profession. Written tests and skills are two very different things which should go hand-in-hand. The school where you get your training sets the standard for the skills that you acquire. Hence, no set standard means you're on your own, just pay our fees and we'll give you a diploma.
This is how greed and corruption tarnished the reputation of nursing education in the Philippines, which was painstakingly built by the best minds in the profession not too long ago. Sad....