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from what state are you? be mindful that if you are from California, California Board of Registered Nursing does not accept foreign graduate nurses since 2012. Even if you will get a license from different state and just endorse it to California. So you cannot practice in California. They are very strict now due to fake credentials. But you can apply and work to other state.


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1/31/16 - Got married

2/24/16 - AOS, EAD, AP packet sent

2/29/16 - Received Date

3/03/16 - Received text and email notification

3/04/16 - Check cashed

3/07/16 - I-797 hardcopy received

3/19/16 - Biometric scheduled received by mail

4/06/16 - I-485 online status changed to Ready to be Scheduled for Interview

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4/17/16 - Interview Notice hardcopy received

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5/23/16 - Received AOS approval letter in the mail

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Hello guys does anybody here thinking of going back to philippines to study nursing?

I do.


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Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

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Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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from what state are you? be mindful that if you are from California, California Board of Registered Nursing does not accept foreign graduate nurses since 2012. Even if you will get a license from different state and just endorse it to California. So you cannot practice in California. They are very strict now due to fake credentials. But you can apply and work to other state.

That is incorrect.

The issue is concurrency issue, Most are just sitting for NCLEX/PN and becoming a LPN and then making up the course and later becoming a RN. It is not because of fake credentials. I believe now the nursing education system has corrected this also.

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Hello guys does anybody here thinking of going back to philippines to study nursing?

You are aware to become a RN in USA you only need a 2 years degree (Associates Degree Nursing) if educated in USA.

Other wise you will need a BSN if educated in Philippines.

If you go to school in USA then you can apply to go to a community college and get your ADN there, fairly cheap or free depending on where you live.

Or you can go to school for one year become a LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) in USA.

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Oh hey what school are u thinking to go to? I am looking for a friend here ( to go in Phil's)to study nursing have you heard about arellano university? They offered international bsn and they are partnered with university of Phoenix and broaddus university in West Virginia? Tuition isnt that bad maybe we can go together :)

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Hello guys does anybody here thinking of going back to philippines to study nursing?

have you explored all of the nursing education programs in your usa state? yes? no? which one is better for you based on time, distance from home and tuition costs?


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You are aware to become a RN in USA you only need a 2 years degree (Associates Degree Nursing) if educated in USA.

Other wise you will need a BSN if educated in Philippines.

If you go to school in USA then you can apply to go to a community college and get your ADN there, fairly cheap or free depending on where you live.

Or you can go to school for one year become a LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) in USA.

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Thank you such a great info.i have read and heard about it to.I am from California and I am going to visit Bon (board of nursing) office to ask them ..but I have some friend who studied in philippines and practice their eduction here without any hardship.the reason why I like to study there bc it's cheaper and I got to spend time with my family as well.

have you explored all of the nursing education programs in your usa state? yes? no? which one is better for you based on time, distance from home and tuition costs?

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Yes I have ...the community college that I'm thinking too is pain in the ### to get in to. The waiting list is dreadful 2-3 years and it's hard to find school who offers BSN straight (they want u to do the bridge program instead) tuition fee if really expensive.plus From where I live I have to drive far everyday to go to school.I am glad I found this website people are very informative and opinionated.

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If you have a BSN, it will be easier to get a job here in the U.S. compared to those who have the community college degree.

Perhaps the most important issue in choosing a nursing school in 'Pinas is whether the school's course of studies is designed to meet California's concurrency requirements. If you don't meet their concurrency requirements, they will not allow you to sit for the NCLEX.

Also, I believe California requires foreign nursing graduates to be (or to have been) licensed in the country where they graduated. If so, you would have to pass the local boards in 'Pinas.


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