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what are the countries that participates with the reciprocity law for nurses

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Good day! I am a fresh grad, and i was having a hard time looking in the internet for the countries that grant reciprocity with Philippines for nurses, Do you any countries that grants this? and if you do, how can I apply for it? thank :yeah:

caroladybelle, BSN, RN

Specializes in Oncology/Haemetology/HIV.

What do you mean abut a reciprocity "law" - I do not know of one that that can cross national borders, only state borders.

As far as nurses from the Philippines working in other nations, that is handled on a nation by nation basis.

its indicated at ra 9173 sec 20, that there are countries that we can practice our skills being nursing without taking their exams,

if it wud make sense, you can apply an interim permit here in the US. you can use the permit within six months. but if you take the nclex-rn exam and you didn't pass it (during the six-month period) the permit will lose its validity. but im not sure if it's applicable to those not in the country. just so you know :)

thanks mel_anne88 appreciate your concern, is the interim permit works like a working permit?

caroladybelle, BSN, RN

Specializes in Oncology/Haemetology/HIV.

if it wud make sense, you can apply an interim permit here in the US. you can use the permit within six months. but if you take the nclex-rn exam and you didn't pass it (during the six-month period) the permit will lose its validity. but im not sure if it's applicable to those not in the country. just so you know :)

That is not necessarily true for all states here in the USA for US grads. And if the OP does not currently have a working Visa for the USA, they are seriously affected by retrogression, especially being from the Philippines. There are nurses from Philippines that have been waiting 5 or more years to immigrate to work in the USA, under green card status. Thus getting a license is more difficult, but finding a legal way to work here with it is the bigger problem.

A few people immigrate on an H1B, but that is extremely limited and very very few facilities, as well as very few nurses qualify for them.

While some states and facilities in the USA may allow citizens and legal residents (with Visa that permits working here) with graduation from a US accredited program to work during the Interim permit, I know of none that do that for those from foreign programs/those without Visa that permits working. Anyone graduating from a nonUS program - the BONs require time to assess the quality and the completeness of their program, and may test language skills before issuing a license. Most states also require a SSN - something difficult for a noncitizen to get. And again, unless the individual has legal permit to work in the USA, there is the long wait for permits to work in the USA, well beyong the 6 month period.

Thus there is no general "reciprocity" like within the US states. And the states that do permit "Interim" permit, still require even US grads to test NCLEX and I can pretty well figure that no US facility will even begin processing a foreign grad without them passing the NCLEX .

Much the same issue with working in the EU. The current recession has most nations severely limiting immigration of nurses.

loriangel14, RN

Specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.

There is no country you could practice in without writing their licensing exams first to obtain a nursing license in that country.

we have discuss before in prof ad with our dean, that there are certain countries the reciprocity works,

OttawaRPN

Specializes in acute care med/surg, LTC, orthopedics. Has 5 years experience.

You mean kinda like diplomatic immunity, but for nurses?

Gawd, I hope such a thing doesn't exist.

I know that a few individuals have posted here before that their home country doesn't have a licensing exam for nurses, licenses are issued solely on the basis of acceptable education. That may be what the OP is referring to. I believe, if I'm remembering correctly, that Viet Nam was one of those countries -- that's the only one I can recall by name, although I know I've read about this more than once here.

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 32 years experience.

A lot will depend on which country you plan on living and working. Each country still in most cases require you to meet their requirements and this may or may not involve sitting exam or some form of assessment. If your Dean is saying their are countries that accept Philippine training and have reciprocity then they should be able to tell you which countries they are.

Moved to the international forum as more appropriate here

thank you so much with your replies, im not sure if vermont is included

thank you so much with your replies, im not sure if vermont is included

Vermont definitely is not -- any US state will require that your education be found to be comparable to US nursing education and that you pass the NCLEX exam in order to be eligible for licensure. There is no "reciprocity" with licenses from any other country.

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Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 32 years experience.

thank you so much with your replies, im not sure if vermont is included

Also to add you will be affected by retrogression if looking at the US and have several years wait for a immigrant visa and work visa will require experience

I know it is Not USA, not England, Not Canada, Not Australia, not Germany, not France....etc. Maybe middle east countries support nurses from Philippines? I have heard many countries I mentioned above restricting nurses from Philippines. Especially USA, it had H1C visa before to support foreign nurses to come work in the US, but it expired in 2009, and now they dont want any nurses from Philippines bc there are too many nurses from Philippines and they want to decrease the number.

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 32 years experience.

Where do you get the idea they don't want Philippine nurses and trying to decrease the numbers. Retrogression has nothing to do with where you are from as many countries are affected in the same way as the Philippines. The US can not offer unlimited visa allocation