filipino nurses in USA - need help for a research project

  1. Hello. I don't know where to place this thread. Anyway, I'm a nursing student from the Philippines and I'm doing a research project about the lifestyle of Filipino nurses in the US. Our Clinical instructor wanted us to have respondents from foreign countries so it's kinda hard for me to have an interview so i just posted a thread here. Anyway, here are the questions I'd like to ask. pls. dont limit your answers to the question. if there's something you want to share, then please do. and if you know a thread here that is similar then please include it also. thank you so much for your time.

    Questions:

    1. What company/hospital are you working right now?
    2. Where is that located (USA -state)?
    3. how much do you earn (rate/hour and night differentials)
    4. do you also work over time? how many hours?how much per hour?
    5. Do you have other jobs besides working in the your company/hospital( example: rendering services to patients at home for some nursing procedures,etc)
    6. what are your expenses?how much? ( mortgage/apartment rental, car-mortgage/gas, food, party/shopping, etc)
    7. how much is your savings(monthly)?
    8. Are you still able to manage your time with home and work?
    9. how much time do you spend at home/self? work? ( within 24 hours)
    10. what do you do during your free time?

    if you can add something, then please do. I would really appreciate it. Thanks again. paxcristi
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   swatch007
    You may not be able to get enough responses for your survey here because your questions are too personal. People here in the U.S. value individuality and privacy. Many people might feel your questions are very intrusive since asking about a person's salary and savings are considered too personal questions, unless one is applying for a bank loan, so please don't feel disappointed when your post are being ignored. The good news is there are several previous posts here regarding salary of nurses and some other information that might help you in writing your paper for school. You may also want to try other U.S. government websites to find comprehensive information on nurse's salary.

    Goodluck on your studies.
  4. by   LuvMyGamecocks
    Just curious as to why an instructor would have you seeking the responses of nurses from foreign countries....May be better to get a different topic to research.
  5. by   paxcristi
    Quote from swatch007
    You may not be able to get enough responses for your survey here because your questions are too personal. People here in the U.S. value individuality and privacy. Many people might feel your questions are very intrusive since asking about a person's salary and savings are considered too personal questions, unless one is applying for a bank loan, so please don't feel disappointed when your post are being ignored. The good news is there are several previous posts here regarding salary of nurses and some other information that might help you in writing your paper for school. You may also want to try other U.S. government websites to find comprehensive information on nurse's salary.

    Goodluck on your studies.
    thanks for the help..i guess my questions are just too personal..anyway, i've read some threads related to my topic and i guess it's already enough... well it's not really the salary i'm after, it's how they manage their time with the kind of job they have and i want to know if the salary is worth the effort and sacrifices, especially in new york. I learned that nurses there worked almost 24 hours a day so they could pay the bills... I mean, what about their loved ones. do they have time for them? do they have time for themselves...even just watch a movie or something?

    I really appreciate your replies...thanks again
  6. by   paxcristi
    Quote from LuvMyGamecocks
    Just curious as to why an instructor would have you seeking the responses of nurses from foreign countries....May be better to get a different topic to research.
    I have no idea. I submitted almost 8 topics and they turned it down. at first they said anything related to health or nursing...now they want my respondents to be foreigners... i guess they got bored of same respondents each year... i guess they want to know other citizens point of view... thanks for the reply.
  7. by   suzanne4
    Surveys of this type need to be approved by Adminsitration here.

    And this information is totally irrelavent to a nurse practising in the US. It is personal information and is normally not required by schools.

    Thread closed.................

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