I just graduated this April of 2011 at University of Perpetual Help-GMA Cavite, Philippines with a BSN Bachelor of Science Nursing.
My husband called the California Board of nursing a few months ago to confirm if I need to take the local boards here in the Philippines because what my clinical instructors said that the requirements now is different from before. So, I wanted to confirm it. And what the nursing board said that NO need to because it will not carry over in any way to USA and is not a requirement for taking the NCLEX in USA. Maybe because I'm a USA green card holder plus I have SSN, also ready to do my USA citizenship this summer. I'm from bay area northern California, Milpitas
I am returning to California in early June and wanted to see if anyone has experience similar to me? Is their anything I need to do here in the Philippines before I return to USA?? So I can apply for the NCLEX with as little hassle as possible.
- WHAT DO I NEED TO DO? Anything at my University before I leave?
- What do I need to BRING with me? FOR ME TO BE ABLE TO APPLY for NCLEX when I return to USA. Or will the university do everything necessary?
- Do you have any idea or suggestions or maybe graduated from GMA or another Philippine university? An can please describe your experience.
Thank you for any ideas and suggestions
Apr 18, '11
If you are not going to take your local license, California BON would most likely ask you to submit a detailed course description of each subjects you have taken in nursing school plus a complete list/ information of all the clinical rotations you had. I know assessment is done on individual basis but these are the requirements they asked my cousin to submit. She is a US citizen by the way and did not take the local board as well.
Last edit by CarribRN on Apr 18, '11
Oct 3, '12
I agree with CarribRN I worked at the hospital last year as nurse Assitant in UD and some of my RN co workers applied their license in Cali Bon and they didn't have to take local board in the PH since they are USimmigrants they just submitted a letter explaining why they did not take the local board.
Yes it is good enough just indicate in your letter that you are an immigrant and ur residing in US now and planning to be US citizen too and you don't have any plans of livig here because your residency is in California
They will completely understand what u mean I'm pretty sure
Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on Oct 3, '12