in search of a NURSING SCHOOL IN THE PHILIPPINES? - page 5

by glazism 4,242 Views | 42 Comments

this topic has been mentioned a lot but I wanted to get a direct answer. I am planning to study in the Philippines because the waiting list to get in the Nursing program here in CALIFORNIA is quite a wait. I am a US citizen and I... Read More


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    Quote from arielgd
    I have been researching credible schools in the PI for several months now. 6 months ago when I was researching some of the better, more credible schools (like Perpetual-Laguna, UP, UMAC), I found that their programs were only 3-4 years to complete. Now they are in talks of changing the program to a 5-year program (This is true with Perpetual-Laguna). If implemented, it will affect all the students that are already there. That really sucks if you are in your senior year and you find out that you haver to stay for another year.

    from what i know, if the school changed their curriculum only students who enrolled after the implementation will be affected. any students who are already enrolled prior to the effectivity of the new 5 yr. curriculum is only bound to finish nursing in 4yrs. time.

    and yes, all of the students who enrolled this June 2007 at University of Perpetual Help Dalta System would have to take nursing for 5 yrs. i don't know for other school or for the case of second coursers.


    Good day!
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    And I am very glad to hear that some of the programs are going back to this. It is truly needed.

    And it is not something new, it actually was enforced for many years. All that trained back when I did went thru a five year program. This is where the great reputation came for the nurses from the Philippines. Definitely not from the programs there now in many cases. The clinical skills just are not there.......sad to say, but just being truthful on this.
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    Quote from glazism
    this topic has been mentioned a lot but I wanted to get a direct answer. I am planning to study in the Philippines because the waiting list to get in the Nursing program here in CALIFORNIA is quite a wait. I am a US citizen and I understand that I will be considered an international student eventhough I am a dual citizen. I also understand that the environment is very different, but that is also one of the reasons why I want to study there...it's different. It is really not issue because I have lived there for a few years.

    Back to I was saying, I am looking for a school where the courses that I have taken here in the US will be accredited. I have inquired in some schools, but they want me to start of as a freshmen. I have taken atleast 55 units and most of them are pre-requisite to get in the nursing program here, so I really don't see any reason why I should start all over. I want a school where I can get done ASAP.

    Can anyone help? THANX
    Most of the nursing schools here in the philippines would really require you to take up the basics of nursing like the human ana for example.Its bein demanded actually by the CHED office.So the Nursing school has no choice but to follow the policy.


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