ICU in the phil = ICU in the USA? - page 2

just wondering... De los santos hospital offers training in the ICU for 3 months. If i get trained there, am i guaranteed that US hospital/employers will hire me and put me in the ICU as well?... Read More

  1. by   rodge
    hahahahhaha
  2. by   12hours
    Oh BTW, a (male) nurse/co-worker of mine back then said he studied at Capitol Med (this school closed for quite a while then reopened) and volunteered at Polymedic. He couldn't get a job at both places because he's male. Can you imagine? These two hospitals will do anything to make a buck by accepting him as a student and a volunteer yet won't employ him because of his sex! I guess this is off topic now but I'm on a roll here. I also passed the application process for Chinese General Hospital. On the first day of the classroom orientation, this lady from HR said that we wouldn't be paid for 7 months because we were there for the "experience only". I never went back. I'd rather work at Jollibee then (no call centers as fall back jobs during that time). Atleast I'd get paid. Shortly I found work at a DOH hospital which makes me a very lucky grad. That's a whole other story.
    It's a mouthful but the moral of my story is...go WORK for whichever hospital you get into because "training" does not count as work experience. As foreign grads, we all end up as new grads when we undergo orientation in US hospitals. Does this still happen in the Philippines? I'm talking about my experience over ten years ago.
  3. by   Rep
    :yeahthat:
    Quote from 12hours
    Oh BTW, a (male) nurse/co-worker of mine back then said he studied at Capitol Med (this school closed for quite a while then reopened) and volunteered at Polymedic. He couldn't get a job at both places because he's male. Can you imagine? These two hospitals will do anything to make a buck by accepting him as a student and a volunteer yet won't employ him because of his sex! I guess this is off topic now but I'm on a roll here. I also passed the application process for Chinese General Hospital. On the first day of the classroom orientation, this lady from HR said that we wouldn't be paid for 7 months because we were there for the "experience only". I never went back. I'd rather work at Jollibee then (no call centers as fall back jobs during that time). Atleast I'd get paid. Shortly I found work at a DOH hospital which makes me a very lucky grad. That's a whole other story.
    It's a mouthful but the moral of my story is...go WORK for whichever hospital you get into because "training" does not count as work experience. As foreign grads, we all end up as new grads when we undergo orientation in US hospitals. Does this still happen in the Philippines? I'm talking about my experience over ten years ago.
  4. by   rodge
    wooh! i feel sorry for what happen 12 hours, thats terrible side of your story!
  5. by   northparkgrad.
    ICU training in the Phil. definitely will not guarantee you to be hired here in the US. It may look nice in your resume, but it still will not guarantee that you will be hired. A working experience in an ICU environment will help you more than anything (and a good recruiter). ICU dept. here in the US usually gives 6mos. of orientation to newly hired new grads. 3mos if you are an experienced ICU RN. But, the Magnet Hospitals(higher requirements) are not allowed to hire new grads in their ICUs. So, new grads will get their experience in a tele or med surg. floor then transfer after a year to ICU.
  6. by   BrainInfarct
    I agree, icu training there is not a guarantee, of course you have to pass your NCLEX and other test.
    All new nurses undergo training (preceptorship). Your three month training in Santos hospital will add to your lenth of experience but is not a guarantee for an icu job here.

    hmm you are a new grad? Some hospitals does not hire new graduates for their ICU, no offense to some who excels in ICU even though they are new graduates, but It is kinda scary, why not do your share of med surg, give it one year and then you can decide your specialty.

    just a thought.

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