Hello to all Pinoy and Pinay RNs from California

  1. Hello!!!

    Just saying hi to all you guys!!!! I live in CALIF. I am glad that there's a forum just for Filipino nurses to get together chit-chat and share different ideas and comments. I work at the county hospital with a lot fellow filipinos and I love it; Although I haven't been back since '89 it SURE feels like home when I'm at work.
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  3. by   lawrence01
    Quote from cndynf
    hello!!!

    just saying hi to all you guys!!!! i live in calif. i am glad that there's a forum just for filipino nurses to get together chit-chat and share different ideas and comments. i work at the county hospital with a lot fellow filipinos and i love it; although i haven't been back since '89 it sure feels like home when i'm at work.
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    welcome to allnurses.com !!!

    what hospital and where in ca? can you shate your experiences working and living there? most forumers here are still in the process of going there so any info. will greatly help. thanks and welcome again.
  4. by   Rep
    Hi! I will be going to California this February!
  5. by   cndynf
    hey thanks for your reply. i work in martinez. i didn't know that there are alot filipinos working in healthcare as rns,lvns,cnas when i started as a lvn 11 yrs ago. i went to nursing school here. i started working in nursing homes because to be hired in an acute hospital you need at least 1 yr experience in acute(which i didn't have). right now i am working in medical surgical as a lvn and waiting for a rn position. some hospitals can hire you as a per-diem (or on-call, which pays about $40-50/hr), but then for an on-call, there are chances where you can be cancelled more than one time in a particular month. also, you are mostly likely to be floated to different dept; but i guess that is why your a "per diem" and getting paid that much. well goodluck to you here in cali, you will love it here. [font="arial black"]:roll
  6. by   IseeU_rn
    Hey all-- I'm a nurse in CA, as well.... San Francisco Bay area to be exact. I've been a nurse for 3 years.Anyways, where in CA are y'all at???
  7. by   FreshRN05
    Hello, Fellow kababayans!!!
    Pinay here in SOCAL....New Grad from NY and also new licensee.....I will be starting my nursing career at a local hospital here next week....Wish me luck! I'm really nervous and anxious..I have accepted a position in the Med-Surg unit...Yikes!!!!!!!!! Hope I made the right choice........
  8. by   IseeU_rn
    Quote from FreshRN05
    Hello, Fellow kababayans!!!
    Pinay here in SOCAL....New Grad from NY and also new licensee.....I will be starting my nursing career at a local hospital here next week....Wish me luck! I'm really nervous and anxious..I have accepted a position in the Med-Surg unit...Yikes!!!!!!!!! Hope I made the right choice........
    Hey, good luck. I salute nurses who work Med/Surg. For sure, you'll definitely learn a lot! :wink2:
  9. by   ustegrl
    Ello to all of u guys. I'm from Daly city, Ca working @CPMC SF. keep it coming.
  10. by   paula77720
    Quote from FreshRN05
    Hello, Fellow kababayans!!!
    Pinay here in SOCAL....New Grad from NY and also new licensee.....I will be starting my nursing career at a local hospital here next week....Wish me luck! I'm really nervous and anxious..I have accepted a position in the Med-Surg unit...Yikes!!!!!!!!! Hope I made the right choice........

    asan ka sa NY? I graduated there in June 2004, but moved to St. Pete last year. We are also planning to move to SoCal, pref. orange county. Actively looking for the the right place. Where are you in Cali?

    Thanks!
  11. by   IseeU_rn
    Quote from ustegrl
    Ello to all of u guys. I'm from Daly city, Ca working @CPMC SF. keep it coming.
    Hey there ustegrl! Whereabouts in DC? I used to live near Westlake Village. I'm here in Palo Alto now, but I go there a lot still. What unit do you work at CPMC? Did you graduate nursing at UST?
  12. by   shaider
    Hello everybody! I'm new to this forum. NY nurse here but planning to move to CALI. Any advise from you guys about hospitals in Bay area or Stanford ? Your reply is greatly appreciated.
  13. by   IseeU_rn
    Quote from shaider
    Hello everybody! I'm new to this forum. NY nurse here but planning to move to CALI. Any advise from you guys about hospitals in Bay area or Stanford ? Your reply is greatly appreciated.
    I had a co-worker once in UCSF who transferred to Stanford (for commuting reasons) and she only lasted one week. She said she'd rather commute far. SHe didn't like how they managed care and she was used to how UCSF was managing theirs. I think UC is more agressive and more bold in making care decisions. Stanford is very well known so they have to be very careful-- this is in my opinion. I work at Stanford now because I switch specialties and I wanted to see how it was., Both hospitals are research-based teaching hospitals so you'll see very green MDs running around the unit, ordering Tylenol IV (hehe, it has happened, I kid you not!) If you're starting out into a specialty, I suggest UCSF over Stanford, because they have better training programs. If you're considering money, Stanford pays higher, but I don't know if that's true now that UC has signed a new contract to increase pay. I think, Stanford is well known because it has amazing doctors and has well-funded researches. But, I had learned more as a nurse working at UC. THen again, I worked adults at UC and now working at the NICU at Stanford, I may be comparing apples to oranges... Your best bet- try it out for yourself, it all depends...
  14. by   shaider
    Quote from IseeU_rn
    I had a co-worker once in UCSF who transferred to Stanford (for commuting reasons) and she only lasted one week. She said she'd rather commute far. SHe didn't like how they managed care and she was used to how UCSF was managing theirs. I think UC is more agressive and more bold in making care decisions. Stanford is very well known so they have to be very careful-- this is in my opinion. I work at Stanford now because I switch specialties and I wanted to see how it was., Both hospitals are research-based teaching hospitals so you'll see very green MDs running around the unit, ordering Tylenol IV (hehe, it has happened, I kid you not!) If you're starting out into a specialty, I suggest UCSF over Stanford, because they have better training programs. If you're considering money, Stanford pays higher, but I don't know if that's true now that UC has signed a new contract to increase pay. I think, Stanford is well known because it has amazing doctors and has well-funded researches. But, I had learned more as a nurse working at UC. THen again, I worked adults at UC and now working at the NICU at Stanford, I may be comparing apples to oranges... Your best bet- try it out for yourself, it all depends...
    Thanks for the advise. but i think your right, travel nursing is the practical way to have a touch base in the area i like to go at.

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