can anyone suggest me a trisemestral bsn school? if ever i do finish from that school then i could for sure take the NCLEX-RN(USA) or CNATS(CANADA)?
Dec 27, '06
if money is no object to you and you'd like to be spared from worrying about the program being us-accredited or not, then you may want to study in the u.s. on an f1 visa. there are many accelerated bsn (about 15-18 months) and 2-year adn programs that will allow you to sit for nclex-rn after completion. more often, u.s. schools have websites where you can readily check for requirements/procedures on how to go about becoming an international student. as for the visa, i stumbled upon the us embassy manila online a few months back. i don't know how this info will affect you but i noted from the site it's likely that they deny f1 visa to those who already have their bs/bachelor's degree in the phils. applying to u.s. community colleges that offer only 2-year associate degree programs.
i risk sounding like a broken record but if only to emphasize the matter--- you must have reliable support to keep you afloat while on an f1 visa. you may be able to work part-time but don't expect that available legal job opportunities will be enough to pay for your tuition fee because most of the time, they don't.
however, if these conditions don't fit your plans, just go for a regular BSN in the phils. there's no point rushing. the us demand for nurses remains strong and will continue on for another decade. the more respectable phil. schools produce good nurses and from what i'm personally witnessing here (i'm in the EAST coast pursuing adn), our pinoy nurses do just fine. they certainly have a great advantage with the scope of their hands-on training and exposure from rp. because of the concern for malpractice or license-revocation, i find that clinical trainings of nurse students here can't be as comprehensive as what we have back home.
if you really want nursing as a career, i believe you won't go wrong devoting time preparing to become one. think about it.
Last edit by nrswnabee on Dec 29, '06
: Reason: not fully awake, compass failure..teehee