Can a Filipino LPN work in other countries?

  1. I am currently studying PN here in the Philippines and plan to get licensed after studying. I wanna know if its possible to work in Singapore or other countries that has a good pay? If so, how? Thank you and more power.
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  3. by   Silverdragon102
    Most countries require minimum of RN to work in when immigration is involved and work visa/permit is required
  4. by   margarette2018
    So its not really possible to work as an LPN esp in Singapore? this is making me sad huhu
  5. by   Silverdragon102
    I didn't think there was a LPN exam in the Philippines? To be honest you will do better to get RN than LPN when looking at working in other countries. Not all countries train LPN and those that do tend to have an over supply
  6. by   JustBeachyNurse
    How can you get an LPN license in the Philippines when the government doesn't recognize the credential?

    Since you can't be licensed in the country of education that eliminates most options plus minimum for work permit overseas is RN usually RN/BSN.
  7. by   caliotter3
    Somebody decided to cash in on the state of CA steering people toward an LVN license when they had problems getting their CA RN license. An enterprising Filipino duo also had plans to mass produce Filipino teachers to take teaching jobs in CA. Don't know how far that idea went. I suppose if there was a need for Filipino construction workers in CA, there would be programs there to train for construction jobs in CA, and so on and so forth. As previously stated, most countries require that nurses be educated at the baccalaureate level, precluding the LPN/LVN. Pretty much only the US insists on keeping the LPN/LVN nurse, for the purpose of paying low wages for nursing care.
  8. by   margarette2018
    Well the least I can get as a job out of my practical nursing course is a Nurse assistant or health care assistant? How about in New Zealand? Thank you guys..
  9. by   Silverdragon102
    If looking to immigrate or work visa/permit then you need to look to see if the qualification is in short supply. Usually health care assistants are not in short supply therefore do not meet requirements for immigration regardless on you getting a job

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