To those who are planning to work in the UK, Ireland, Middle East, Australia & others, a Philippine license is a must. But to those who are planning to migrate & work in the US, a Philippine license may be useless. With this in mind, I advised my sister on not to worry too much on the uncertainty of the issuance of her RN license for passing the June 2006 exam. My sister is now waiting for the approval of her application to the Vermont Board of Nursing.
Whether we like it or not, the US is in need of nurses. They will accept new grads because they don't have other options. A new grad is better than nothing.
Speaking about ideal set-up, one can only find it in US nursing books. Foreign new grads should not expect that nurses in the US are doing the ideal way. After all, Philippine licensure exam is more difficult than that of NCLEX.
Based on experience, I answered 500 questions to pass Philippine board exam. But with NCLEX, I only answered 75 questions. And take note, I finished BSN 11 years ago at the age of 19, took & passed Philippine exam in that same year but got my license after 5 years because I forgot about it. I didn't need it to work as a sales rep for a pharmaceutical company. By the way, I took & passed nclex last Feb and now working at Univ. california.
RN in Philippines, UK, Vermont & California
Quote from kalayaan
no, i do not agree that foreign hospitals should not hire new grads. the phil setup is different that whatever one acquires while working will surely bring it to the US as a matter of habit. wonderful if they work in the metro hospitals. but majority may work in a crude public hospital. a new grad may ensure that one has learned the ideal set-up and may not tainted with irregular practices. there are some hospitals now that have evaluation forms for applicants where you have to check the skills that you know - like knowing how to operate certain machines, etc. i would suggest applying that as a better alternative.
and i do agree on a retake. but please dont suggest that they probably did cheat. try to edit it now before someone else reads this. or else you'll get into a lot of trouble.