Anyone from florida - need your help - page 2

im about to sign up with an agency that will take me to florida to work as a nurse, my only concern is that the offer was only close to 17 dollars, they told me that cost of living in florida is... Read More

  1. by   Lacie
    Most hospitals hire new graduates with orientation/preceptorships to assist you in gaining that experience. Agencies on the other hand do generally require at least 1 year "recent" experience. Best bet it to contact the Fl BON regarding licensure then figure where in florida you are interested in. Locate the various facilities and contact them directly. Many have great preceptor and graduate nurse programs available. Once you pass the nclex then that is the biggest hurdle to cross I think.
  2. by   shiina,RN
    NORHUBEZ,
    IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN,PASSING NCLEX MEANS A LICENSE TO PRACTICE NURSING HERE IN THE US. SO MY PERCEPTION IS NCLEX IS IMPORTANT THAN THE EXPERIENCE IN THE POINT OF VIEW OF ANY SPONSOR HERE IN THE US.IT'S BECAUSE HOSPITALS HERE WILL GIVE TRAINING TO ANY APPLICANTS ACCEPTED.TAKE MY EXAMPLE,I HAVE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN THE PHIL. AS AN RN, BUT WHEN I APPLIED IN THE HOSPITAL HERE IN FLORIDA , I WAS ASKED IF I HAVE A US LICENSE,MEANING PASSING THE NCLEX.SO HERE WE ARE.
    PASSING FIRST YOUR NCLEX WILL OPEN UP YOUR HORIZON TO OPPORTUNITIES HERE.

    Quote from norhubez
    i have no work exp, i only passed cgfn and ielts now.
    so lets put it this way, if youre the employer, would you rather hire someone who has worked for a year or so or someone who has proven he had a good background in nursing theory by passing the nclex? which do you think employer in the US would care most? coz im thinking if i work i may not be able to prepare well for the exam, working while studying for nclex is really tough. so its a choice, should i work to gain exp or concentrate for the nclex exam? what do you think?
  3. by   Ltorres5351
    Well hi, Im not an RN but I am a student coming from NY into miami fl to study nursing, The hospital that I know that will hire you w/o the license is south miami hospital its baptist hospital located at Kendall. The pay wont be the sam but there can be an opportunity to gain experience and get the chance to take ur Nclex, good luck!
  4. by   suzanne4
    Quote from Ltorres5351
    Well hi, Im not an RN but I am a student coming from NY into miami fl to study nursing, The hospital that I know that will hire you w/o the license is south miami hospital its baptist hospital located at Kendall. The pay wont be the sam but there can be an opportunity to gain experience and get the chance to take ur Nclex, good luck!

    This does not pertain to foreign grads that need petitioning. This thread is on the International forum, and they need to have completed the NCLEX-RN just to be able to get a visa to work in the US.

    The interim permit is not good for foriegn nurses because of this. Florida does not require the CGFNS exma, but they do require the CES done by CGFNS.

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