Thread for Filipino Nursing Students - page 3

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

  1. by   teesia28
    Quote from nrswnabee
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    hi, teesia28! i personally think that's a good idea. i suggest that you get someone to get your transcript assessed at your target school soonest. i know some schools allow this for you to find out how long it will take you to finish the course. try several accredited schools so you can weigh the results against your options....
    Thanks for your reply! I am working on it now- looking for a school, but do you have any suggestions? I need a school either in Manila or Bulacan area...
  2. by   christine253
    Hi all!

    I'm a 21 year old canadian born BSN student. I'm currently in my first year of school in BC, Canada. I've only been to the philippines once when I was 5 - and I feel like I'm missing out! Luckily, my whole family is going to the philippines this summer for my aunt's wedding. I can't wait!
  3. by   itsfun2b
    hi guys,

    just graduated this nov 2005 and took the NLE last dec 2005
    luckily i passed with flying colors... why flying colors?? coz i got 80+ general average.... not bad for a graduate of a petty school else where...

    i wud advise everyone NEVER to review @ Pentagon NOR Gapuz (hope im not disrespecting anyone's fanaticism in these Review Centers) why??
    i noticed they're more on the money-making side than helping u pass. why do i tell that?? coz 99% of my classmates reviewe there and were so excited that they paid the tuition in full.... only to find out that the method of teaching is not good.... picture this!!! hundreds to thousands to reviewers with only one reviewee on the stage.... its not conducive to learning.. we all know that the average 50 persons per lecturer is the ideal strategy... and they keep on telling that they contribute questionnaires to the BON test bank....

    i once attended the Gapuz orientation at PCC hall (somewhere near Trade center, i think) and there were thousands of people with only one speaker... and if ur unlucky and late, ul never get a good seat and will never see even the hair of the speaker.... plus, i heard Gapuz holds its review simultaneously with their Davao and Cebu Branches.... (dunno if true)

    i am not advising you to attend these kinds of review centers
    choose a RC that hold a classroom type of lecture... especially to the first coursers... these RC are more conducive to learning if you only consist of few people in the lecture....

    i know one RC @ REcto... EAsT WEST.... you will seldom see them advertise their RC on newspapers coz students literally walk-in to inquire about the review... the RC is more of a word-of-mouth kind of RC... they-ve been around for i think 20+ years coz my elder aunts used to review @ EAst WESt.... they say EW is a pioneer

    PLUS!!! the Dec 2005 NLE TOPNOTCHER (#1) FOR THE REGULAR STUDENTS CATEGORY..... THE GIRL FROM ATENEO DE DAVAO UNIV. REVIEWED @ EAST WEST.......enough said....... i rest my case
  4. by   nrswnabee
    Quote from teesia28
    Thanks for your reply! I am working on it now- looking for a school, but do you have any suggestions? I need a school either in Manila or Bulacan area...
    QUOTE=teesia28]Thanks for your reply! I am working on it now- looking for a school, but do you have any suggestions? I need a school either in Manila or Bulacan area...[/QUOTE]
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    i can't be confident about which school to choose, particularly if you are a second courser. if this is your first degree, then by all means, go to the formidable schools. you can't beat the QUALITY education you'll get from these schools.

    schools offering second degree programs have only done so within the last several years or so, not much of a great reputation to speak of compared with the likes of UP, UST, DLSU or even UE. from one other exchange in this site, i note that second coursers' board passing has been inconsistent over the years so it shows that there's no established reference whether schools offering second degree nursing are indeed reliable. that, to me, signals RISK. doable but risky.

    you're gonna need to get someone to do the legwork for you in manila, teesia28. your best bet is to strive to get into an ACCREDITED school with a respectable passing rate and that has been offering first and second degree programs for the longest period among its peers... i know it's tough. do start scouting NOW and you'll come up with your shortlist soon. you'll need enough time to prepare for this. i hope i've helped you in any way...stay well.
  5. by   pastasana
    To all second coursers, do u mind posting ur schools here? Im planning to try nursing this time. Thanks
  6. by   jasie
    Hi

    Im a second courser and just recently pass the nursing board exam.I dont know whats the next step to take, because some says that CGFNS is not needed anymore at this time.Dont know how true.
    Pls acknowledge.Thanks
    God bless
  7. by   lawrence01
    Quote from jasie
    Hi

    Im a second courser and just recently pass the nursing board exam.I dont know whats the next step to take, because some says that CGFNS is not needed anymore at this time.Dont know how true.
    Pls acknowledge.Thanks
    God bless
    Depends on what State BON you are going to apply. kindly read Suzanne's stickies in the international forum. Actually, everything you need to know can be found in that forum.

    Bird's eye view:

    NY needs the CVS (credentail eval. service by CGFNS)
    Michigan, NJ, PA, CT needs the CGFNS exam
    CA, Vermont, and I believe New mExico BON does their own transcript evaluation now.
    All others uses the CES (credential eval. service by CGFNS)

    go to these websites for further details.

    www.ncsbn.org for list of State BON websites containing their forms and requirements and everthing about NCLEX

    www.cgfns.org
    Last edit by lawrence01 on Mar 7, '06
  8. by   *-maldita-*
    g'day everyone!!!im a graduating nursing student from australia...i'll be finishing by the end of the year heehee....goodluck everyone n ill c u arounnd. tada
  9. by   Pinoy RN
    future Pinoy RNs..

    do not be intimidated by the announced change in board exam format. they (BoN) only changed the title of the exam. contentwise, it will be the same topics and concepts.

    so, my advice is read, read, and read. a solid foundation on fundamental nursing concepts will work wonders on the board exam.

    Last edit by sirI on Apr 19, '07 : Reason: TOS
  10. by   Starbee
    Hello, I'm new here and I find this site very helpful and informative. I am also a second courser, a graduate of UP Diliman and a graduating student nurse from Our Lady of Fatima University. Will anyone tell me if Balita's review center is ok? Thanks.
  11. by   Nightingale Apolonia
    Quote from Starbee
    Hello, I'm new here and I find this site very helpful and informative. I am also a second courser, a graduate of UP Diliman and a graduating student nurse from Our Lady of Fatima University. Will anyone tHell me if Balita's review center is ok? Thanks.

    Hi, can I ask you if Fatima Univ is near Dapitan? Do they accept 2nd crse over 30 yrs old?
  12. by   Nightingale Apolonia
    To Starbee,

    What review center are you looking for? My hubby who is now an Rn here reviewed CGFNS from Marlon Ray Labagnoy in Baguio City, then Kaplan Manila- it's also okay. There's so many exams for foreign grad nurses ano? To enumerate all those bloody exams...

    1. National Local Board Licensure
    2. CGFNS Exam
    3. TSE
    4. IELTS
    5. TOEFL
    6. NCLEX
    Review centers help with guide questions, review---but self-study and serious self-study and prayers is the best after review ctr scheds over.
  13. by   teesia28
    Quote from Nightingale Apolonia
    Hi, can I ask you if Fatima Univ is near Dapitan? Do they accept 2nd crse over 30 yrs old?
    Hi Nightingale Apolonia, I just wanna let you know that Fatima is not a University,its Our lady of Fatima College ( Foundation) located at Valenzuela City (towards NORTH), you can go check their website for more info, you can even view their nursing curriculum...The school near Dapitan is UST... YUP! they are accepting second courser and no age limit requirement unlike MCU they will only accept 28 years old and below,can you believe that? isnt it that an age discrimination? and most schools want you to start all over again from first year and its a waste of money and time in my opinion.

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