Thread for Filipino Nursing Students - page 4

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   azil2010
    its kind of you sharing reliable informations here....sharing your great thougts..just wondering if you are pinoy too...
    i'm among the million filipinos who took up nursing to get away from the "realities" in this country...sad huh?
    the knowledge/skills gained by the health professionals here will be served to foreign lands...but who would care to have that sense of sucrifice in staying here if your genuine service to your people is not compensated justly???
    god bless to you...
  2. by   azil2010
    Quote from suzanne4
    just as a gentle reminder:

    please keep all postings in english, so that all may learn from you.

    including me...............
    spin: :spin:
    its kind of you sharing reliable informations here....sharing your great thougts..just wondering if you are pinoy too...
    i'm among the million filipinos who took up nursing to get away from the "realities" in this country...sad huh?
    the knowledge/skills gained by the health professionals here will be served to foreign lands...but who would care to have that sense of sacrifice in staying here if your genuine service to your people is not compensated justly???
    god bless to you...
    :spin:
    Last edit by azil2010 on Apr 9, '06
  3. by   Nightingale Apolonia
    Quote from teesia28
    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.
    Hi Teeshia,
    i think we have the same case and previous course---are u in Manila now? What school did you go to? If u have good infos ... Is there a Perpetual Help in Mla? how long did u n ur baby got d reentry permit?-i'm having 2nd thoughts going back and leaving hubby here in IL - but im thinking abt my chronological age...hahahhaha- but going home means being able to spend time with my Mom who is now 76 and taking care /sharing good memories with her and d whole family.Thinkin that after i'm done---can spend my lifetime with hubby .
  4. by   mtreyes
    Quote from teesia28
    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.
    Hello, just to let you know that Fatima is already a UNIVERSITY...
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  6. by   messageinabox
    Quote from pastasana
    To all second coursers, do u mind posting ur schools here? Im planning to try nursing this time. Thanks
    Hi!! I'm also a second courser..I'm taking up nursing at Our Lady of Fatima University and I'm on my 2nd year (NCM 100).. So far, intructions are okay, especially when taught by a doctor/nurse..

    Cathy
  7. by   nrswnabee
    Quote from caringnursenj
    Hello everyone. In case anyone is interested to know.....as I was visiting my former school, I was told that there will be a special B.S.N. progam for second coursers that will start this June in Philippine Women's University (Q.C. or Taft). It is trimestral and it is a two-year program. You may check out their website for further details. Thanks and good luck!
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    i hope people the degree's recognized wherever the student wishes to work (i.e. us???). suzanne once mentioned that the us accelerated bsn course isn't accredited outside the united states.

    overall, this is thrilling. i believe the bigger schools won't take too long to offer a competing program.
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  9. by   berger
    Quote from teesia28
    hi Guys! I came across this forum when I am desperately looking for some information about getting a second degree in nursing in the Phil. I told myself why not try this forum, it wont hurt right? and upon reading all your messages and replies, it gave me hope that this forum would help me sort out things in my mind. Right now, i am looking for a school that can accept a second courser like me. I am still here in the US but planning to go home this April. I can only stay in the Phil. the most is 2 years, since Iam not a US citizen yet. so do you know any school that can help me finish the course in two years? how about the phil. board exam, do you have any idea what month/s does PRC give the nursing licensure examination, I know one is in December. Do I have to take the Phil. Licensure Exam prior to taking NCLEX-RN though I am an immigrant? any help/info. from you guys will be highly appreciated. I am so anxious about this idea bec its a big gamble for me, I'll be leaving a good job and my family, too!

    You might want to consider "St Ignatius College". It's a new school in the Philippines offering a two-year Nursing program. The curriculum includes a final trimester which qualified students will spend at an affiliated Nursing school in the United States, finishing as U.S. Graduates. It has been granted affiliation status with Fresno City College of California to offer part of its U.S. 2 - year nursing degree in the Philippines. We will study 20 months in the Philippines - 5 trimesters of 4 months each and spend the last trimester in the U.S. We become a U.S. Nursing graduate and automatically qualify for the NCLEX. No other examinations are needed to be licensed.

    http://www.stignatiuscollege.com/

    Good Luck!
  10. by   gracediwa
    I think studying at st.ignatius would be "suicide"!! Look at the fees! And that's only for ADN. Yeah maybe you'd be eligible for Nclex, but that NCLEX-PN only not NCLEX RN. COme to think of it, you're a second courser, why would you waste so much money for an ADN degree when you can get the BSN degree at the same time with so so so muccch savings!? Besides, with BSN you get to learn more nursing skills, etc. With ADN, you won't get paid the same rate as an RN. And there's no assurance that ADN can be your ticket for a green card. And even if you spend the final semester in California that's not an assurance that you can get a job right away. There's a lot of people here under student visa who graduated in US that still faces problems regarding getting a job, or even getting their license. If you know what I mean... St. Ignasius students are no exemption.
  11. by   berger
    Quote from gracediwa
    yeah maybe you'd be eligible for nclex, but that nclex-pn only not nclex rn. with adn, you won't get paid the same rate as an rn. .
    adn graduates can sit for the nclex-rn. based on the other forums, there is very little or no wage difference between a adn and bsn graduate for entry level nursing. an entry level nurse, whether adn or bsn will have the same responsibilities.
  12. by   rn4ever?
    Sounds like an interesting program. But be cautious though.....if it's too good to be true, it probably is! Research on what the program is all about. And during the orientation, be sure to do your homework.....ask questions about it and verify when necessary. Be careful of the "sales talk" that they can give you instead of giving you the real deal. Good luck and have a great day.
  13. by   nrswnabee
    the program is way too expensive for phil. standards. if anyone can afford it, i think they'll be those who can live comfortably and may somehow have a "lesser" need to get out of the country. i don't think it's worth it...you may get to the u.s. faster but you stand to lose more if it proves unsuccessful.

    unless anybody knows about this school and it's reputation (any affiliation with our bigger institutions?), it doesn't have anything to show and prove that it's no doubt capable of delivering what it promises...please be careful. it's doesn't really matter how fast you can get to the u.s. what's more important is how legitimate the path you chose.

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