honestly, i don't know what to say..i think they need to weed out a lot of nursing schools in our country...i noticed when i came back to finish my bsn in 2004, that, a lot of new student nurses are not even fit to be in nursing...during my time in the early 90's, it is hard to get in the nursing school, i mean, you have to have a good grade in order for you to get in the second year, have at least a total average of 80.00, and no lower than that...plus, there is a so called deliveration, if you don't pass, you might as well quit and shift into a different course. my god, it is very scary to have those "nurses" working in the hospitals..who are not equip with good basic nursing skills, critical thinking, and even simple assessment skills, plus the trend now is that you have to pay for the "training" and wait until you get absorb in the job...that is risky, i mean, would you really want a nurse who didn't have any proper training to take care of your baby? i didn't think so..5 years of bsn sounds pretty long..i think they should stick with 4 years..even the second coursers should have 4 years, or at least need to get more science related, or nursing related class...i understand everybody wants to leave the philippines for greater pasteur, but many, many don't realize how hard it is to work in the united states, and even in other countries without proper training. the completion of cases for prc is also hard to complete..i mean, it was nerve wracking to complete all those requirements. with many nursing schools now adays, everybody is scrambling to finish their cases on time, i mean a lot of graduating students didn't even complete their cases right before graduation. about schools, i dunno, i think each schools need to train their nurses really hard, and not give just a passing grade...because when you get to united states, they don't even care if your from up or some abc school, as long as you are comfortable with doing your job, and you can actually do your job, then it shouldn't be an issue. i think ched should do something now, at least change the rules, increase the nursing standards, weed out those poor performing nursing schools, should i go on and on?