Perhaps you misunderstood the base of my post. I don't want to go to the Philippines because I looking for an easy program or to bypass science courses.
The only reason I was considering the Philippines is due to the wait lists here is the states. Just today a female nurse friend of mine sent me some info on a university. Great, they have a 16-month accelerated 'BSN as a second degree' program. Wonderful, hah? The problem? They require two years' worth of prerequisites just to enter the program.
In short, no matter if a person is seeking the RN through a community college or through a university via an accelerated BSN, the process is bogged down in waiting.
From what I have been able to gather, one can enter a Philippine program without the unnecessary waiting.
This is the one and only reason I was interested in schooling in the Philippines. Well, not actually. I've vacationed there and I loved it. The people there are warm, friendly, and welcoming. Plus there is no winter.