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Becoming a Registered Filipino Nurse is getting more and more expensive : Filipino Nurses News – Latest & Hottest News about Pinoy Nurses Worldwide

Becoming a Registered Filipino Nurse is getting more and more expensive

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With the skyrocketing costs of living today, the cost of nursing education is expected to follow suit. Thanks to the current oil crisis, the investments to become a nurse are high but the returns are expected to be much higher once the candidate lands a job abroad.

So for the average Filipino family, sacrifices are necessary to get one of their best bet to become a practicing nurse. Of course the ultimate goal is to work in a foreign country.

Now, more than ever, the parents of aspiring Pinoy nurses are really contemplating if they can still beat and survive the rising costs of becoming a nurse. The cost has never been this high.

Let’s take a short journey in the piling up of investments immediately after high school.

The newbie college student takes up BS Nursing in one the universities or colleges that immediatelly sucks up mom and pop’s wallet for more or less P350,000 in 4 years. The tuition, costs of books, materials and daily allowances are the main culprit to this cost.

Then there comes the nursing reviewers offering their money pot to fill in. Approximately P15,000 to 30,000 big bucks will fly in 4 to 6 months time. Then you have to pay P900 just to take the board exams.

All hopes are high if the candidate passes the nursing board exams. (If not, bye bye moolah.) So assuming the nursing hopeful passes the board (claps rolling), then more money is needed to send your new nurse abroad.

If the Filipino nurse wants to work in the US (the primary destination of all nursing students today), then the parents need to shell out P20,000-25,000 to review for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). NCLEX is the standard qualifying test before a Pinoy nurse can work abroad.

But before taking the NCLEX, you have to pass the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) which normally costs around $450. Then there are those English proficiency tests such as the English Language Testing System (IELTS) that they need to hurdle as well which normally costs P8,000.

So more or less, the investments to become a nurse will cost your hardworking parents or yourself (if you are a working student) almost half a million pesos. Can you believe it?

Well that’s nothing compared to the amount of money you can get once you pass all hurdles to the ultimate working destination – the US. In America, the Filipino nurse can get P2 million a year on the average.

Not bad for a half a million investment. Don’t you think?

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