i'm a new registered nurse here in the philippines, and i don't know what to do... i don't like to work here in the philippines because of low salary. i'm planning to go in other country but i don't have any idea of what am i going to do.
Actually i'm confused...which exam am i going to take ...the nclex or cgfns?....I'm planning to go to California also want to try my luck at new zealand or canada....
Can someone help me????
Oct 10, '07
I have heard it is MUCH easier to get to Canada for Filipino's and much quicker. Currently with the strong Canadian dollar and higher wages it is not a bad option. But at the same time the cost of living and higher taxes in Canada is another factor. There are a lot of Filipino's in the Vancouver area but it is also one of the most expensive places to live in Canada. We sold our 70+ year old home in Vancouver for $435,000 about 7 years ago and it is now worth roughly $1,000,000 (it has more than doubled). We can't afford to move back esp since we have had very low incomes to non existent incomes over the last 7 years with job losses and other life circumstances but honestly are loving it in sunny Arizona. On our unit we have a lot of Filipino's also, in the Phoenix area, but with retrogression it could take years to get here. We were lucky to come here with a TN visa. Good luck to you as you weigh your options. But it is true what another poster said. High wages as a new nurse is not something you can expect. It takes years as you gain skills and expertise and so it should be.
Last edit by RNGrad2006 on Oct 10, '07