Docs as nurses? - page 3

Hi guys... Would like to know your honest opinion, on the present trend of MDs shifting to be nurses, and going overseas to become nightingales.By now, most of us in the Philippines are aware of this... Read More

  1. by   lawrence01
    Quote from Lone Stranger
    I really appreciate the input you make here on the net, Lawrence and I've started telling my nurse students (they already are nurses but reviewing for one of the many qualification tests needed) to check out info here. Valuable info indeed.
    Thanks. Tell your students to go to the Int'l forum: www.allnurses.com/forums/f75 and the NCLEX discussion forum as well: www.allnurses.com/forums/f197. There are more great infos there from Suzanne.
  2. by   mayflower2000
    there is nothing wrong for an md to become rn.i guess you have the edge because you can apply both what you have learrnt. if only i could turn back those years that i wanted to study medicine after i became rn, i would. so, good luck to you nurse md.:wink2:
  3. by   golfermyluv
    Since most of the agencies in the Philippines require that the nurse-docs should have volunteer work experience before signing where do they usually the nursing job experience.

    Hope anyone can suggest the names of the hospitals, Im looking for one :-)
  4. by   esterp
    Hi golfermyluv, i think there are lots of hospitals who are accepting volunteer work here in the Philippines but in your case, are you planning to work outside the Philippines? if your are now thinking of working abroad, i think it depends on the facility you are going to apply in the States. Some hospitals dont require experience but if you have the chance to work for the sake of experience & or familiarization, you better do it now. But i think what is necessary is to take all the exams first like the ff: english exams (toefl or ielts), nclex or cgfns.
    Last edit by esterp on Jul 3, '06
  5. by   sam755
    Being a nurse is much more humane than being an MD. As a nurse you see the person as a whole. Care is an integral part, which is not so much the case when you're an MD.

    As an MD, you're always concentrating on diseases. One of my classmates during one of our rotations even said I can't remember the patient's name. But, I'm sure that I'll remember who he is if you tell me what his diagnosis is. I'm sure a lot of doctors turned nurses would agree that they have done this a lot of times.
    I wish I took nursing as my pre- med course. But, better late than never! The shift I have made is definitely the best move I have made so far.

    God bless us nurses! :angel2: :angel2:
  6. by   golfermyluv
    Quote from esterp
    Hi golfermyluv, i think there are lots of hospitals who are accepting volunteer work here in the Philippines but in your case, are you planning to work outside the Philippines? if your are now thinking of working abroad, i think it depends on the facility you are going to apply in the States. Some hospitals dont require experience but if you have the chance to work for the sake of experience & or familiarization, you better do it now. But i think what is necessary is to take all the exams first like the ff: english exams (toefl or ielts), nclex or cgfns.
    Hi Esterp, Thanks for the reply :spin:

    Ive finished all the exams and currently looking for hospitals in Philippines for 3mos. volunteer experience. if you know any that can give certification pls do let me know, I guess I should personally knock on the R & D door of the hospitals. take care
  7. by   jing16th
    as an md, you're always concentrating on diseases. one of my classmates during one of our rotations even said i can't remember the patient's name. but, i'm sure that i'll remember who he is if you tell me what his diagnosis is. i'm sure a lot of doctors turned nurses would agree that they have done this a lot of times.
    i wish i took nursing as my pre- med course. but, better late than never! the shift i have made is definitely the best move i have made so far.



    :spin: congrats!!!!
    who can remember a patients' name when all you have to do is diagnose them and recite your management over the phone to your consultants???
    when i decided to try nursing, all my consultants' eyes were on me... it was as if i killed their patients. two years later, some of them are asking me how to make nursing care plans...
  8. by   sam755
    :spin: congrats!!!!
    who can remember a patients' name when all you have to do is diagnose them and recite your management over the phone to your consultants???
    when i decided to try nursing, all my consultants' eyes were on me... it was as if i killed their patients. two years later, some of them are asking me how to make nursing care plans...[/quote]

    hahahaha! revenge at last! just kidding! i'm sure you were happy to oblige....

    during the start of class we were about 20 plus students... the number trickled down to 15.....

    most of them decided to drop out when we started making the ncps. it was hard to make the shift. some even tried to challenge the nursing diagnosis ---- to the exasperation of our very patient instructors.... although i could see them trying to control themselves... and still smile... :d :d :d :angryfire :angryfire :d :d
  9. by   jing16th
    Quote from chopsy
    :spin: congrats!!!!
    who can remember a patients' name when all you have to do is diagnose them and recite your management over the phone to your consultants???
    when i decided to try nursing, all my consultants' eyes were on me... it was as if i killed their patients. two years later, some of them are asking me how to make nursing care plans...
    hahahaha! revenge at last! just kidding! i'm sure you were happy to oblige....

    during the start of class we were about 20 plus students... the number trickled down to 15.....

    most of them decided to drop out when we started making the ncps. it was hard to make the shift. some even tried to challenge the nursing diagnosis ---- to the exasperation of our very patient instructors.... although i could see them trying to control themselves... and still smile... :d :d :d :angryfire :angryfire :d :d[/quote]


    at first it was a nightmare making those ncps...then some of er staff started to teach me.:spin: some of my consultants now are graduates of bsn..and still they are asking me how to process nclex, cg, ielts...some of them are not so good with computers to start with. i just advise them to take up computer (basic) course...
  10. by   rjt2003
    Hi any MD-RN who is in CRNA school or already a CRNA?
  11. by   landa29x
    IS it true that last year or this year is the last year for the MD>RN program? i heard the country's really restricting those programs and that starting as soon as next year MDs would have to take the whole 3-4 years of the regular program? thx.
  12. by   Pia76
    Quote from nrswnabee
    docs as nurses? i say "why not?" it's the person's decision. for sometime, i felt it was..duh....(you trained to give the orders and now you're training to take the orders) but i figure, people are just different...values and all. i learned to accept the peculiar trend easily this way. just a few months ago, i met a pinoy who graduated with a decent law degree. he's now taking nursing here in the us. and he's perfectly happy with his decision. who's to question him?? oh life, parang buhay...
    You are right!!!!
  13. by   Pia76
    Quote from dilimon
    Hi! i'm new to this post and would like to extend my warmest regards to all :angel2:
    .. I don't know where to put this and this was the closest topic I could find soory ... anyway, I have this problem, i'm currently a medical intern, nursing was my pre-med. I'm also a registered nurse and have passed the CGFNS and IELTS.. I'm planning to apply to an agency to work in the states as a nurse.. however, there's a 1-2 year/s experience requirement for most of them (which I have none).. I went to med school immediately after nursing school ...
    Could anyone please help me if you know an agency which doesn't require work experience ..
    What should I do? hellpp
    A lot of hospitals dont require experience anymore. They have new graduate training for job applicants. They like it more if you're an mdrn because you already have the critical thinking. if you dont have a tourist visa, just look for a reputable nursing agency.

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    Last edit by lawrence01 on Aug 23, '06

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