Thread for Filipino Nursing Students - page 6

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   nrswnabee
    Quote from caringnursenj
    Well, the special program is not much different from the regular B.S.N. curriculum. The only difference is that most of the general subjects/minor subjects are not included anymore.....because they assume that as a second courser, you already took those subjects before (of course an official transcript must be presented). I have two U.S. Citizen schoolmates who are now California RN BSNs, and they have been employed right away. The others that I know of took the CGFNS and passed. And one went to the U.K. and worked as an R.N. as well. I had my credentials evaluated too in the U.S. and there was no problem with it. With that, maybe one could conclude that it is recognized. But of course, in general, in finding a school, it is important that one gets the right information before enrolling in any program.
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    yes, that's fine, however, i'm concerned about the particular accelerated bsn program itself---if it can stand as a recognized accelerated bsn outside the phils. here in the u.s., an accelerated bsn is only good within the states (and probably it's territories). i don't think it'll be okay when you migrate to australia.

    anyway, that's one thing anyone interested needs to check on as well as costs....=)
  2. by   rn4ever?
    the fact that they have been licensed in ca as rn bsns and are now employed in la, and the fact that one has already worked in the uk as an rn already answered your question ("if it can stand as a recognized accelerated bsn outside the phils.") although i am not certain about the rules of being an australian rn, i haven't heard yet of a story that one was not qualified to be an australian rn because he/she joined an accelerated program. what i believe is important is the number of hours you spent in the clinical area/rle as a student nurse. if the number of hours were not shortened in any way, then that should be fine. the "special program" that i mentioned is not the same as the accelerated program in the us. it was only called as such because the minor subjects are lesser and probably because it's trimestral . but with regards to duty hours/rotation and major subjects taught, it is still the same, nothing was shortened. with regards to cost, it is still comparable to that of other philippine nursing schools. have a nice day everyone
    Quote from nrswnabee
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    yes, that's fine, however, i'm concerned about the particular accelerated bsn program itself---if it can stand as a recognized accelerated bsn outside the phils. here in the u.s., an accelerated bsn is only good within the states (and probably it's territories). i don't think it'll be okay when you migrate to australia.

    anyway, that's one thing anyone interested needs to check on as well as costs....=)
  3. by   nrswnabee
    Quote from caringnursenj
    the fact that they have been licensed in ca as rn bsns and are now employed in la, and the fact that one has already worked in the uk as an rn already answered your question ("if it can stand as a recognized accelerated bsn outside the phils.") although i am not certain about the rules of being an australian rn, i haven't heard yet of a story that one was not qualified to be an australian rn because he/she joined an accelerated program. what i believe is important is the number of hours you spent in the clinical area/rle as a student nurse. if the number of hours were not shortened in any way, then that should be fine. the "special program" that i mentioned is not the same as the accelerated program in the us. it was only called as such because the minor subjects are lesser and probably because it's trimestral . but with regards to duty hours/rotation and major subjects taught, it is still the same, nothing was shortened. with regards to cost, it is still comparable to that of other philippine nursing schools. have a nice day everyone

    i may have expressed myself unclearly or was understood from a different light. anyhow, thanks for responding.

    i didn't question the school's capacity to ultimately produce licensed rn's. regardless if you finished a bsn, accelerated bsn or even an adn, so long as you were allowed to take and passed the nclex, you are a legitimate rn in the us.

    i'm just concerned at this new "special program" you refer to, which i think, is similar to the accelerated bsn degree in the us based on these--- 1) tailored for second degree seekers 2) concentrates on nursing subjects 3) runs for a relatively short duration, i.e. 15 to 24 months. now us accelerated bsn's don't transfer outside the country. could this be true of this new program's bsn?

    i've read from authoritative posts around the international forum that the u.s. accelerated bsn don't readily transfer outside the u.s....meaning the degree isn't what it is when you go to australia, for example. but, of course, this doesn't mean you can't be an rn altogether down under. i'm just looking at equivalence...accelerated bsn should be a bsn, ... wherever. this is particularly important if you will be seeking further studies or climbing up the ladder beyond the rn license.

    yes, i've gone to the pwu site and the costs, i agree, are indeed standard. it isn't a bad deal altogether but it sure would be great to have the degree seamlessly transferrable.
  4. by   rn4ever?
    The special program has been there for quite a while and graduates didn't have any problems with it. It is the real BSN Program. I am certain about it. I am posting it because I just wanted to share it with people who might be interested to know about a legitimate and an accredited program. There are many Nursing schools in the Philippines to choose from, but the thing is you have to be certain that it's not a bogus program. (But if one has doubts, then it is best to contact CHED about it). It is not like the program that you mentioned---wherein there are limitations and that the degree is only accepted/recognized in the U.S. And no, the clinical rotations were not shortened in any which way (the number of clinical hours are still the same). Afterall, a legitimate program shouldn't have any short cuts in that aspect. Have a happy weekend folksJ





    Quote from nrswnabee
    i may have expressed myself unclearly or was understood from a different light. anyhow, thanks for responding.

    i didn't question the school's capacity to ultimately produce licensed rn's. regardless if you finished a bsn, accelerated bsn or even an adn, so long as you were allowed to take and passed the nclex, you are a legitimate RN in the us.

    i'm just concerned at this new "special program" you refer to, which i think, is similar to the accelerated bsn degree in the us based on these--- 1) tailored for second degree seekers 2) concentrates on nursing subjects 3) runs for a relatively short duration, i.e. 15 to 24 months. now us accelerated bsn's don't transfer outside the country. could this be true of this new program's bsn?

    i've read from authoritative posts around the international forum that the u.s. accelerated bsn don't readily transfer outside the u.s....meaning the degree isn't what it is when you go to australia, for example. but, of course, this doesn't mean you can't be an rn altogether down under. i'm just looking at equivalence...accelerated bsn should be a bsn, ... wherever. this is particularly important if you will be seeking further studies or climbing up the ladder beyond the rn license.

    yes, i've gone to the pwu site and the costs, i agree, are indeed standard. it isn't a bad deal altogether but it sure would be great to have the degree seamlessly transferrable.
  5. by   lector
    hi!

    Im a student nurse from cebu....uspf-cn in particular.I'll soon be joining the CAPPING & BADGING INVESTITURE this coming june06....According to my seniors that its really a new environment with regards to the 8hrs duty and alot of duty requirements....i hope i'll do just great this coming academic year....

    to senior student nurses here:a sn from phil in particular...plz advice me with regards to the books that i should be buying....(ncm100-maternal) and what should i buy with regards to the nursing drug hand book......plz advice me of the books that are of great help to me this coming AY.

    Thnx!Hope to hear from some of you soon!
  6. by   nrswnabee
    Quote from caringnursenj
    The special program has been there for quite a while and graduates didn't have any problems with it. It is the real BSN Program. I am certain about it. I am posting it because I just wanted to share it with people who might be interested to know about a legitimate and an accredited program. There are many Nursing schools in the Philippines to choose from, but the thing is you have to be certain that it's not a bogus program. (But if one has doubts, then it is best to contact CHED about it). It is not like the program that you mentioned---wherein there are limitations and that the degree is only accepted/recognized in the U.S. And no, the clinical rotations were not shortened in any which way (the number of clinical hours are still the same). Afterall, a legitimate program shouldn't have any short cuts in that aspect. Have a happy weekend folksJ
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    hi....well, your purpose to share information is perfectly welcome, no doubt! the forum is here to help people to make their decisions.

    i just got curious that the program you refer to, as per your initial post, "starts in june" hence, i'm led to believe it's new. and so, understandably, it follows that the program at this point doesn't have any record of its products. however, you insist that you, along with others were graduates of the program...i'm a little confused. if it's not asking too much, please feel free to say why the program is to start this june while actually it's been ongoing for sometime.

    when i said "relatively short duration" (i don't want to be sued...), i only meant that the accelerated u.s. bsn like the special program you're talking about also considers past college work thereby allowing the student to start with the nursing and/or sciences right away. that's wonderful because other schools may simply ask you to do over many subjects (or all!) in the guise of keeping a "standard"...hmnnnn.

    in principle, it looks like the us accelerated bsn and such special program could be similar. not that i wish to discourage people (to the contrary!) from joining but it would be helpful to know if the bsn degree "stays" should one decide to get a higher degree in the future. i'll reiterate that it's already good choice up front for serious second coursers wanting to be rns in an efficient way.
  7. by   rn4ever?
    let me set the record straight, the special bsn program and the old program's the same in terms of clinical rotation/duty and major subjects taught. the clinical hours rendered too are the same as before. the only difference is that the minor subjects are lessened (which i believe doesn’t matter as the school got its deregulated status years ago so it could enrich or delete minor subjects according to how they want it.) but it will not affect the quality of the nursing education in any way because it is still the same. during my time, the second coursers (like me) and those who just got out of high school were put in one classroom. but now, they are separating the second coursers from those who just got out of high school. it is assumed that for second coursers, they already took their basic subjects before (of course a transcript must be presented to verify this) so they just have a few minor subjects to take. and so they are being grouped together now. i hope you see the picture clearly. are you saying that just because they separated the second coursers from the people who just got out of high school, it automatically means that it is an accelerated program? so if you combine them together again, one could then easily say that it is not an accelerated program??? it was never called an accelerated program as far as i know---so it’s not an accelerated program. i wish you well in your studies. have a pleasant day. but if you’re very interested with the program that i posted, it would be best to talk to a school official so that he/she can answer your concerns best. happy weekend!



    Quote from nrswnabee
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    hi....well, your purpose to share information is perfectly welcome, no doubt! the forum is here to help people to make their decisions.

    i just got curious that the program you refer to, as per your initial post, "starts in june" hence, i'm led to believe it's new. and so, understandably, it follows that the program at this point doesn't have any record of its products. however, you insist that you, along with others were graduates of the program...i'm a little confused. if it's not asking too much, please feel free to say why the program is to start this june while actually it's been ongoing for sometime.

    when i said "relatively short duration" (i don't want to be sued...), i only meant that the accelerated u.s. bsn like the special program you're talking about also considers past college work thereby allowing the student to start with the nursing and/or sciences right away. that's wonderful because other schools may simply ask you to do over many subjects (or all!) in the guise of keeping a "standard"...hmnnnn.

    in principle, it looks like the us accelerated bsn and such special program could be similar. not that i wish to discourage people (to the contrary!) from joining but it would be helpful to know if the bsn degree "stays" should one decide to get a higher degree in the future. i'll reiterate that it's already good choice up front for serious second coursers wanting to be rns in an efficient way.
    Last edit by rn4ever? on May 6, '06
  8. by   nrswnabee
    Quote from caringnursenj
    let me set the record straight, the special bsn program and the old program's the same in terms of clinical rotation/duty and major subjects taught. the clinical hours rendered too are the same as before. the only difference is that the minor subjects are lessened (which i believe doesn't matter as the school got its deregulated status years ago so it could enrich or delete minor subjects according to how they want it.) but it will not affect the quality of the nursing education in any way because it is still the same. during my time, the second coursers (like me) and those who just got out of high school were put in one classroom. but now, they are separating the second coursers from those who just got out of high school. it is assumed that for second coursers, they already took their basic subjects before (of course a transcript must be presented to verify this) so they just have a few minor subjects to take. and so they are being grouped together now. i hope you see the picture clearly. are you saying that just because they separated the second coursers from the people who just got out of high school, it automatically means that it is an accelerated program? so if you combine them together again, one could then easily say that it is not an accelerated program??? it was never called an accelerated program as far as i know---so it's not an accelerated program. i wish you well in your studies. have a pleasant day. but if you're very interested with the program that i posted, it would be best to talk to a school official so that he/she can answer your concerns best. happy weekend!
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    thanks for kindly responding. had i known about this two years ago, i may have decided to study nursing there, too.

    it think "accelerated" is attached to the degree program because unlike the regular bsn program, the prospective student, being a bs degree holder, isn't expected to take social science courses that usually form the core of any bs degree. you go straight to the "meat" of the program. i understand why you're emphatic on this matter as some people could interpret "accelerated" as shortened clinicals (cutting corners). i believe accelerated bsns around the u.s. observe the same principle, too. that's non-negotiable.

    have a good one.
  9. by   gemini_star
    Is the school you guys talking about is PWU? I am intereted in this university. I plan to enroll here for this school year. I think their program has started already last year. They are open for entrance examinations everyday until the end of May. It is a trimestral program and you can finish it in 2 years including 1 summer.
  10. by   nrswnabee
    Quote from gemini_star
    Is the school you guys talking about is PWU? I am intereted in this university. I plan to enroll here for this school year. I think their program has started already last year. They are open for entrance examinations everyday until the end of May. It is a trimestral program and you can finish it in 2 years including 1 summer.
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    yes.
  11. by   purply_hazy
    Quote from lector
    hi!

    Im a student nurse from cebu....uspf-cn in particular.I'll soon be joining the CAPPING & BADGING INVESTITURE this coming june06....According to my seniors that its really a new environment with regards to the 8hrs duty and alot of duty requirements....i hope i'll do just great this coming academic year....

    to senior student nurses here:a sn from phil in particular...plz advice me with regards to the books that i should be buying....(ncm100-maternal) and what should i buy with regards to the nursing drug hand book......plz advice me of the books that are of great help to me this coming AY.

    Thnx!Hope to hear from some of you soon!
    hi! Congratulations and good luck for reaching this far. I just graduated this March and I remember the same amount of anxiety I had back then. I recommend you get Kozier's Fundamentals of Nursing and Piliterri's Maternal and Child Health Nursing.
  12. by   poonam25
    Hi guys! please help me...i am planning to take up nusring as my second course. i don't know where to study. i am from makati. i am thinking of STI, university of makati, AMA, global city innovative..please help me...
    Last edit by Nurse Ratched on Jul 9, '06 : Reason: email address removed
  13. by   Renge
    hello...
    im a student nurse too.. im from usj-r college of nursing... as what all you know, our college of nursing is still at its infancy...yup, very promising... i belong to the pioneering batch (2008)... i think we have the same feeling about this investiture.. but remember, it is just the beginning of our calvary... our first ever capping and badging investiture and candle lighting ceremony was a big success... as what ive heard from the invited chief nurses... unta sa inyo sad...

    regarding the books... naa na kay NANDA approved nursing diagnoses... imptanted jud na... pero sa uban pangutana nalang sa inyong CI.. diri na lang.. hehe... hope to hear from you more

    renge, usj-r

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