Quote from arieskee
am located here in cebu, philippines. am interested to take practical nursing for 12months in a school accredited by tesda. i was opting to go for bsn but it would take me 4 years to finish schooling and i can't wait that long. unlike if i go for pn, after a year i would be finished. my concern is, if i passed nclex-pn, what are the opportunities for me in the us. do you think they will accept lpn's from the philippines? pls enlighten me on this. thanks.
do not take any lpn programs in the philippines. again do not be fooled into taking their program. you will waste your time and money because you cannot use it here in the united states unless you already have a legal status, such as a "green card", work permit, or you are a us citizen already. you cannot use it as a basis for green card sponsorship. heck, even the associate rn there you cannot even use for visa or green card sponsorship. you need to have a bsn in the philippines in order to use it for immigration purposes because that is the professional level of a nurse in there.
sure you will be able to take the nclex-pn but that does not mean you can use and practice in the united states. however, if you already are a green card holder or a us citizen, yes you can use it here but i think it is only good for louisiana as the curriculum is based there but that is it. it is not even good for endorsement. think about this. why would there even be an lpn program in the philippines when even the philippine government does not recognize it? it is a scam. they just want your money. stay away!
nurses from the philippines all have bsn degree. anything less is not accepted for immigration purposes. i don't even think the philippines will let you take the national local exam (nle) for associate registered nurses. and there is no governing board for lpns in the philippines so hint! hint! it's a scam.
just do it the right way. four years will pass by quick. you won't even notice. my cousin over there is almost done with her bsn program. i think 2 more semesters and she's done. but it feels like she just started last year and before you know it, she will be here already. well, good luck and take care.