ICU in the phil = ICU in the USA?

  1. 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?
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  3. by   RNHawaii34
    Quote from devshop
    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?
    dearest devshop,

    hi there, so i want to ask you if delos santos is giving you the training for free? or is it a training with a fee? i don't know how is the icu in the philippines looks like, but i know that you don't have to be trained in the icu from the philippine hospital, so you can be hired in us hospitals. because even if you are well-experienced icu nurse in the philippines, u.s. hospital will still have to train you in their own facility to work in icu, which is i am sure is very different, and complicated compare to icu's in the philippines. there is no guarantee that you will be hire in icu right away, but you can still apply in a medical-surgical unit first. if you choose to go in an icu there, that will be an advantage for you, so you will have an experience which will look good in your job resume. but pls. remember us hospitals has their own requirements for an icu nurse candidates, usually they prefer nurses who have a year or more experience of medical-surgical nursing ( working in the u.s.) before they even allow you to work in their icu's. the training is very long, ( and hard too) you have to attend a class which is paid by the facility.
  4. by   juan de la cruz
    US hospitals will not recognize that ICU training you received there. You will get hired in an ICU setting here if that's what you prefer to do. However, you will be put through training again.
  5. by   devshop
    RNHAWAII34... thanks for your reply actually de los santos hosp offers the training for a fee... P1,500/month. they offer training in the general ward (med/surg) and in the special areas (ER, dialysis, ICU) as well... i will be going to US by march next year. and im planning on spending the rest of my time here practicing in the hospital. i think i'll take the training in the med/surg ward. im scared to stay in the ICU anyway. hehehe. thanks too, PINOYNP
  6. by   suzanne4
    Forget about paying for any training there, it will not benefit you in the US at all. Things are done quite diffferent in the US, there is no comparison. and a few months of training that you are paying for, does not count as experience at all in the US. You will not be working but will be training, therefore it is not considered work experience.

    Honest opinion? Save your money.
  7. by   rodge
    oohh..
  8. by   rodge
    saving money is the best thing to do!
  9. by   XIGRIS
    Quote from devshop
    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?
    I don't think 3 months is enough. I had 1.5 years of CVRR experience before coming here in the United States and yes, I was hired directly in a CVICU. I was trained at St Luke's Medical Center and I can gurantee that my training was the same as here. I guess it all depends on where you train. There were five of us hired from the Philippines who went directly to CVICU here. 3 from Heart center, 1 from Makati Med and me from St. Luke's.
    So I think you can get hired directly in ICu but you need more than 3 months.
    Oh yes I agree save your money....
  10. by   lawrence01
    Quote from XIGRIS
    I don't think 3 months is enough. I had 1.5 years of CVRR experience before coming here in the United States and yes, I was hired directly in a CVICU. I was trained at St Luke's Medical Center and I can gurantee that my training was the same as here. I guess it all depends on where you train. There were five of us hired from the Philippines who went directly to CVICU here. 3 from Heart center, 1 from Makati Med and me from St. Luke's.
    So I think you can get hired directly in ICu but you need more than 3 months.
    Oh yes I agree save your money....
    I think what you are referring to is actual working experience where you are being paid instead of you paying the hospital or facility for a 'training program' as the poster you quoted to was referring. These two things are quite diff.
  11. by   XIGRIS
    Quote from lawrence01
    I think what you are referring to is actual working experience where you are being paid instead of you paying the hospital or facility for a 'training program' as the poster you quoted to was referring. These two things are quite diff.
    my mistake. grins
  12. by   12hours
    Paying for "training" at De Los Santos is so not worth it. Their facilities don't even come close to topnotch local medical centers like St. Luke's, Asian Hospital, Makati Med, and half a dozen others. They're another for profit institution that preys on the low confidence of new grads. Now working for them (or in any other major hospital) will beef up your resume rather than undergoing training. Or maybe they're also one of those hospitals that require prospective staff nurses to go through their training-for-a-fee "program" in order to secure a position. These are one of the awful things I've witnessed when I was still there in RP. Hospitals charge a clerical fee for applications, training, physical exams and lab tests, etc. Do that here in the US and applicants will run the other way. Add to that Capitol Medical Center and Polymedic's (now Potenciano? med. ctr) policy of hiring female nurses only as far back as the 90's!
  13. by   rodge
    is that so!!! thanks for that!! i hope i can find great facilities in other institutio...
  14. by   devshop
    i see. thanks a lot.

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