Philippine Paramedical and Technical School - page 4

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I am a US citizen who is thinking of enrolling in the Philipine PAramedical and Technical School ASN RN program, where the theory is done online, but I have to go back to the philippine for the clinical portion. The curriculum is... Read More


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    Hi Hilda, im a filipino living in the US. Im been inquiring about the ppts-cebu and for some reason they're kinda slow in responding. Im wondering if you would be willing to share with me your experience in this school and specially the online classes for LPN or RN. I have 3 little kids so im curious how hard is it to do my classes online. Any information would be greatly appreciated!
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    Hello, did you do the online classes or did you do the classroom? Could you share with me with regards to your experience in the school and the NCLEX? And may i ask you where in the US do you work? I live in maine. Thank you in advance..anything you can tell me would really help me to make the decission wether to take the online classes or not..
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    Being an online student is not as easy as it sounds. It requires a lot of discipline and motivation. But if you make the most out of it, you could really be competitive in your field. One great advantage of it is having a one-on-one interaction with your instructors, which is really good because you could ask any question if you don't understand a topic without having to mind about what your classmates would think.

    I'm currently a student in PPTS-Cebu. I'm done with my online and I'm currently in Cebu for my clinicals. Although I've encountered some difficulties in the past, this has been a great experience so far.
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    Quote from blacksheep87
    Being an online student is not as easy as it sounds. It requires a lot of discipline and motivation. But if you make the most out of it, you could really be competitive in your field. One great advantage of it is having a one-on-one interaction with your instructors, which is really good because you could ask any question if you don't understand a topic without having to mind about what your classmates would think.

    I'm currently a student in PPTS-Cebu. I'm done with my online and I'm currently in Cebu for my clinicals. Although I've encountered some difficulties in the past, this has been a great experience so far.
    If you are planning on working in the US, many states, including CA require theory and clinicals to be completed concurrently. You may not be able to work in the state you wish,.
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    Quote from Ginger's Mom
    If you are planning on working in the US, many states, including CA require theory and clinicals to be completed concurrently. You may not be able to work in the state you wish,.
    While there are states in the US that do not recognize online nursing degrees, there are others that does. That's why it is very important for students to review their state's policies before enrolling to an online program. States that allow online degrees only require that the school is accredited by the country where it was taken. PPTS-Cebu, so with the other PPTS Schools in the country, is TESDA accredited.
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    Quote from blacksheep87
    While there are states in the US that do not recognize online nursing degrees, there are others that does. That's why it is very important for students to review their state's policies before enrolling to an online program. States that allow online degrees only require that the school is accredited by the country where it was taken. PPTS-Cebu, so with the other PPTS Schools in the country, is TESDA accredited.
    TESda is for pn programs, last I heard there is no LPN license is the phll. Some may have gotten A license in the US, but it probably a mistake.
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    Yes, TESDA is for PN and ASN programs. As far as I know, everyone who applied for an NCLEX-PN was given an ATT. It can't be a mistake since acquiring the license is not a walk in park process. Besides, one must pass NCLEX in order to get a license.
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    Quote from blacksheep87
    Yes, TESDA is for PN and ASN programs. As far as I know, everyone who applied for an NCLEX-PN was given an ATT. It can't be a mistake since acquiring the license is not a walk in park process. Besides, one must pass NCLEX in order to get a license.
    Nurses who graduated from accredited BSN programs are being denied access for NCLEX in CA based on the fact they didn't have clinical and theory concurrently. There is much written on this on this site.
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    Luckily I'm not from CA and I don't intend to practice in CA.
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    Just a couple of general observations.
    RN like most professional licenses in the US is generally recognized across state lines so if you were licensed as an RN in Nevada, for example, you would probably be able to transfer your license to California even though your clinical and theory were not concurrent.

    RN is required for US work visa, LPN won't help with that, also LPN training is not classified as academic in the US so you won't get credit toward RN academic credit requirements BUT many nursing schools want to encourage LPNs to step up to RN and give some admission preference to LPNs who hold a license in the US. the problem is you won't be able to move to the US to get the LPN license.

    My advice is that if you are interested in working in the US go straight for the RN, it's really only 12-18 months more academic work and you absolutely need it for US visa. There is a huge pay difference between LPN and RN here in the US, you would recover all your additional schooling costs the very first year you worked in the US. An LPN might start at $15/hr here and an RN $25-30/hr but the RN pay scale moves up farther and faster than PLN, the LPN is what we call a "dead end" job here, no logical progressions to move up. Employers continue to invest money in additional training and education in their RNs here.

    You can get a good RN education in the Phils for a fraction of the US cost, follow up your Phils RN education with a good NECLEX prep course and you're on your way. There may be more sophisticated RN training in the US but once you get here you will receive additional training from your employer that will cover any shortcomings there.

    PS Online nursing education is gaining credibility here in the US - for example Georgetown University one of the very best universities in the US now has a masters degree in nursing that is largely online!


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