I am a Filipino Nurse with philippine exp in nursing field and I just got my License last June 25 here in Texas. I applied in different hospitals, LTCs, and home care agencies.
I had a couple of interviews. In home care, they want to hire me but i have to get a Driver's License. I also had interviews in different hospitals. I turned down the one in Dallas because I'm pretty scared about the GROUP-I thing. Call me a coward but it's just how I am. I also turned down the one in edinburg,tx (renaissance) because my husband wouldn't let me work there since it's near mexico. So I have no choice.
Yesterday, I went to DA VITA job fair. I was interviewed first by 2 American Nurses, then they sent me to another room with 2 Filipino Nurses... This time they are looking for an experienced dialysis nurse. They turned me down but gave me a piece of paper with the name and number of the charge nurse in one of the DaVita branch 15 mins drive from where I leave. I called the number and she set an interview appointment for me today. I went there and it was a fun conversation. At the end she said, she'll hire me and I have to wait for my offer letter next week.
I will be on training (18 months, 36 hours per week) My pay rate is the same as the staff nurse they have. She told me, I can apply in different center or hospital if I want, just make sure I wont be late during my duty hours in Da Vita.
I am new to Dialysis and I've heard horror stories about Davita. Im pretty scared. But I want to take the risk, after all it's the only way to grow and gain experience in our career.
What can you say about Dialysis Nsg? what about Da Vita?