Help.....on my career...plis

  1. 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????
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  3. by   Silverdragon102
    Have moved your thread to the International forum where there is plenty of information to working in the US and also if you check out the Canadian and Australian forums there is also information there. I would also read up on retrogression in the US as you will be affected by it and also read the sticking California for initial licensure as we have reasons to why we do not recommend it for initial application for licensure to the US.

    Welcome
  4. by   RN4US
    Quote from dhafney
    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????
    To help you, I am going to give some advice but will not spoon-feed you with information. You have to decide it yourself. You have to ask yourself several questions.

    1. What are my immediate objectives (short-term)? What do I really want in life (long-term)?
    2. Will going to US, Canada or New Zealand fulfill my short-term objectives?
    3. If yes, pursue it but always have a plan B.
    4. Will it also fulfill my "wants" in life?
    5. If yes, pursue it and be ready to get out of your comfort zone....you have to research...plan....act....!

    At the end of the day, ask yourself...is it what I really need to live a happy life? If yes, what are you waiting for....live your dreams and be happy!
  5. by   dave787
    thats the consequences of the ads of the school that nursing is you passport to the US, you cannot go to the US in a overnight processing. and unfurtunately no visa for nurses due to retrogression. why dont you sacrifice first if you really wnated to go to the US, have some experince to enhance your skill. we all start from a low salary. beig a fresh gradutae does not entiltle you to be a chief nurse immidiatly to have that higher salary. you better take it slowly , its a step by stp process. wish you the best.
  6. by   RNGrad2006
    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

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