Thread for Filipino Nursing Students - page 18

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Any SN's from the Philippines? Post here! I'm on my last semester and will be graduating this March 2006. Wahooo!!! :hatparty: A few more steps and my journey to the real world begins...... Read More


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    Quote from eimajjamie
    hey guyz!
    i'm new here. i just graduated nursing in the philippines last march. but i'm currently residing in the us. i'm planning to take the ca state board and took the kaplan review class. i was kind of confused in the system though, cause i was expecting my online class to start 28 days before my classroom session in kaplan. today is the 27th day before my class and it hasn't started yet. so i called and they told me that the online class starting 28 days before the classroom sessions would only work for domestic nursing students. they said a different thing a month ago, so it left me dumbfounded. please help me out cause i paid much for this and believed in kaplan's way of helping fresh graduates planning to take nclex. i so want to pass this so please do help me out.
    ummm...i hope you will read this before you start your class. i think what they meant was, you need to start reviewing online first before you get in the actual class. being a foreign grad, you need more time to study. nursing in the philippines is very different from studying nursing in the us. what im trying to point is that, u.s. nursing grads can easily catch up with the review, while us from the philippines have to adjust and needs to study more. don't worry, take your time, don't rush, if you have the kaplan workbook, which you did paid for, work on that, then study the review book. focus and take your time, don't rush taking the test, and you will be fine. here in my home state, kaplan have 4 months of review class session for foreign grads like us, but they only have 3 months for u.s. grads. i didn't go to the class, i just did a self review, using kaplan books, and purchased their questions from their qbank, i did it in six months, took it and passed it after. goodluck to you.
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    Quote from eimajjamie
    Hey guyz!
    I'm new here. I just graduated nursing in the Philippines last march. But I'm currently residing in the US. I'm planning to take the CA state board and took the Kaplan review class. I was kind of confused in the system though, cause I was expecting my online class to start 28 days before my classroom session in Kaplan. Today is the 27th day before my class and it hasn't started yet. So I called and they told me that the online class starting 28 days before the classroom sessions would only work for domestic nursing students. They said a different thing a month ago, so it left me dumbfounded. Please help me out cause I paid much for this and believed in Kaplan's way of helping fresh graduates planning to take NCLEX. I so want to pass this so please do help me out.
    They probably thought you were doing the Kaplan in the Philippines. I took the one in the Phils and we don't have that online thing. If you are currently taking your kaplan in the U.S. then you should be taking the Kaplan program for domestic nurses. I believe you should be receiving materials/instructions regarding all the materials you are eligible to use during your review and this info should be one of them. If you were indeed told otherwise then you might be able to demand for a refund. ;-)
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    my second post. so not connected with the previous post.;p

    anyway, the site really provides, if not sufficient, suitable perspectives regarding our profession (or to-be profession) . i find the site helpful (especially that my thesis is up). its great to know that filipino nurses are active too.


    may i just ask, are there REAL nurses here? (wrong thread?!) just asking.
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    Me too. I'm a second courser. :icon_smile:

    Mitch
    Last edit by Tweety on Nov 26, '07 : Reason: blogs are not allowed to be posted
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    Hi, Mitch:

    You mentioned in your other post that you have a list of nursing schools that accept career shifters. Can you please send me the list? My friend is exploring the idea of studying in the Phils. so the list might help her. Thanks.
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    I want to take up Nursing as my 2nd course right after my March 2008 grad from AB Comm (I was supposed to take up Nursing before... but I thought I am more inclined to the Arts hence I took up Comm... but now I realized I don't want to do anything with the media!).

    But because of retrogression, I am so discouraged to take up Nursing as well
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    Quote from cluelessumtimes
    I want to take up Nursing as my 2nd course right after my March 2008 grad from AB Comm (I was supposed to take up Nursing before... but I thought I am more inclined to the Arts hence I took up Comm... but now I realized I don't want to do anything with the media!).

    But because of retrogression, I am so discouraged to take up Nursing as well
    Are you sure you don't want to give it a shot? I also have a degree in Journalism. Just like you, I wanted to take up nursing right after high school but my parents couldn't afford to send me to a med school. Anyway, I earned my degree and I was surprised that hiring managers easily get impressed with Communication graduates. Finding job wasn't a problem for me. I taught Comm subjects in college, then took a job in a government agency, hired by a multinational company until I found my way to Canada. Now, here I am, living in the US with my husband and a daughter. Looking back, maybe my degree in Comm brought me to where I am now. But you know what, there's something that didn't change... my dream to become a nurse! If you really want to be one, don't get distracted by all these issues about retrogression. Good luck.
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    I am new to allnurses. com and most of the search for Retrogression topics are so complicated and all start with acronyms and symbols and issues that are so advanced. Is there a simple primer or Retrogression For Idiots that is not written in jargon English about this topic? I have some sense that it is an immigration thing but the exact mechanics escapes me. Thanks for anyone who patiently replies or leads me to a concise for beginners thread URL..!!!
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    bsn junior here! a second courser and wishing that i should have decided on taking
    nursing sooner!! good luck and God Bless!!![IMG]file:///C:/Users/noel/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot.jpg[/IMG]:xmas_smilies_daz:
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    hello everyone! Does anyone have any idea if St. dominic savio college still offers the 2 years bsn program and their current tuition fee rates. Any response would be really appreciated.


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