well to make a long story short i married me sweetie on June 5TH
She is a nurse in the philippines & after she gets her CR-1 visa will be moving to New Hampshire which is where I live.
I am 39 & she is 27. we met online about a year & a half ago.
She has been working as what we would call an LPN for the last 5 years.
she did attend a 4 year nursing school there but didn't have the money( like many ladies over there) to take the test so that she could be an RN. I am sending her to a review class that will last 2.5 months & then after about a 30 day wait she will be able to take the nursing boards.
I am not a nurse & know little of nothing about what it will take for her to be able to work as an RN here in New Hampshire.
i did check out the new hampshire nursing license site but i didn't really understand all of the terms that they were using so at this point i am not so sure where to turn.
General Information About Licensing - New Hampshire Board of Nursing
if anyone here has some insite as to what it's going to take please let me know
Jun 28, '10
state of new hampshire
new hampshire board of nursing
21 s fruit st ste. 16
concord nh 03301-2431
tdd access: relay nh 1-800-735-2964
603-271-2323 nurse asst.
Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Jun 29, '10
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Jun 29, '10
Knowing that your wife is from the Philippines, I don't understand how she got an LPN degree when in fact, LPN's doesn't exist nor approved in the Philippine curriculum. It's either she is a midwife or a nurse's aide. If she attended 4 years of nursing school, she is considered to only have a BSN degree in which by not passing the local Philippine Nursing Licensure Exam would make her employed as a nurse. If she plans to pursue working as an RN here in the US, she needs to fill out the necessary paperwork that Prayerworks provided above. Her being a foreign nurse, she would be able to apply for the NH BON once she arrives in the USA and have her SSN as this necessary upon filing the application form.
She doesn't have to be an RN in the Philippines if she plans to be an RN here in the US. As for the review, my advice is to keep that money and spend it on a good review center here in the US rather than wasting her money for Philippine Nursing Review Centers who sees every nursing student as a pot of gold. Not a lot of review centers are reliable enough when it comes to teaching strategies on a US-based licensure exam.
Just my 2 cents..
Last edit by cebuana_nurse on Jun 29, '10