I've always dreamed of working abroad - page 2

by layfonalseif

When I was still a student nurse, I've always told everyone that I'm going to be a nurse abroad. I had my hopes up that once I graduate and pass the Nursing Licensure Exam (NLE) I would finally be able to fulfill my dreams. ... Read More


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    I realized finding a job here in the US is hard. Im a licensed nurse, have bls, acls training but still i cant find a nursing job. I dont know what to do.. im a foreign graduate and don't know anyone here in the US in the same field so i can't ask where will i start. Im so confused and frustrated. All i want is to be a nurse and now i can't. i need a mentor.

    Dont lose hope lay, we worked hard to earn our degree, we must stay focused and dont stop till we reach our dream
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    Hi nursedan28, you know what your not the only one experiencing that kind of scenario. Me too i'm also a nurse i have 2-3 years experience but still i can't find a stable job where i can save money for my future family. I want to go abroad but the thing is theres a lot of opportunities awaits us but they are so expensive. I'm planning to apply in Norway but i'm hearing lots of bad comments especially for us nurses who wants to earn and use our profession and now i can't decide weather i should go or not .. huh!! lets help each other dude/.
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    [QUOTE=Silverdragon102;7041536]Going as a student doesn't mean she will be able to stay. The UK is going through a lot at the moment and many UK nurses are being made redundant or not replaced if they retire. News article in the BBC commented on over 60000 jobs lost or in peri


    Hi just want to ask, do you have any idea about the program in Norway for Filipino Nurses??
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    Quote from layfonalseif
    When I was still a student nurse, I've always told everyone that I'm going to be a nurse abroad. I had my hopes up that once I graduate and pass the Nursing Licensure Exam (NLE) I would finally be able to fulfill my dreams.

    Unfortunately, after I graduated and became a professional nurse I found out that it was not actually that easy. To be able to work abroad I had to have the following:

    1. 2 or more years working experience in the hospital
    2. Be at least 22 or above of age
    3. Various trainings, and
    4. The most important thing is MONEY

    So why am I unfortunate? Well it's obvious. I don't have any of the above. Or should I say "D. NONE OF THE ABOVE" which we always choose in the exam when there is no answer. I just passed the NLE last year and I still don't have a permanent job in a hospital to gain the required experience. Although I am working right now under the DOH Program "RNHEALS", I have learned recently that RNHEALS is not actually considered as work but just a training. I was so disappointed when I learned this because I was going to use this as part of my experience. Now I'm back to zero. Another problem is to be able to have trainings I'll need money which I have said that I don't have.

    Now I'm losing hope of becoming a nurse in another country. I hope that somehow I would still be able to fulfill my dreams even though I still have "D. NONE OF THE ABOVE".



    You know what we have the same scenario, i also want to go abroad and look for my luck and opportunity, But still right now I'm struggling looking for the best one .. too bad for us nurses, somehow have a li'l regret in taking up nursing course, but nothing i can do but rather to pursue it.Maybe this is not yet the right timing for us the Beginning is always the harder, don't give up bro lets help each other. if you want i'm planning to apply as auxiliary nurse in Norway, but requirements is we need to study there language please send me your reply asap if your interested



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    Even international nurses here in US are experiencing problems regarding application for NCLEX-RN because most of the state boards became strict with regards to international educated nurses.It was frustrating and devastating at first but life must go on and should continue to pursue our chosen careers.
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    Quote from dragon_lady
    Even international nurses here in US are experiencing problems regarding application for NCLEX-RN because most of the state boards became strict with regards to international educated nurses.It was frustrating and devastating at first but life must go on and should continue to pursue our chosen careers.




    too bad for us nurses i dont know what to do i'm just waiting for my luck but of course im still working on it i will not give up haizzzz we need to help each other
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    I know one Spanish nurse working in Norway, she had to learn their language because English was not enough. I think it's easier to work in France,Uk or Belgium. I have a lot of spanish nurses friend there. But my dream is work in US
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    I'm a Filipino nurse and I also share the same dream of working abroad, especially in the U.S. The pay is way much better there compared to our country. You are definitely right layfoanalseif, getting a nursing job in the U.S. is pretty damn hard. Why don't you try working in big hospitals in our country? I also recently heard about some U.S. employers wanting to find those abandoned nurses before (remember the retrogression back in 2000s? the time when the U.S. economy was down and a lot of companies were closed and also a lot of nurses who were supposed to get their American dreams were backed down by their employers? It really sucks! My aunt was one of those. I am planning to take my chances in working abroad. Do you know any agencies that we could trust? A company that is POEA licensed and promises that there will be no fees or something.
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    Quote from layfonalseif
    When I was still a student nurse, I've always told everyone that I'm going to be a nurse abroad. I had my hopes up that once I graduate and pass the Nursing Licensure Exam (NLE) I would finally be able to fulfill my dreams.

    Unfortunately, after I graduated and became a professional nurse I found out that it was not actually that easy. To be able to work abroad I had to have the following:
    1. 2 or more years working experience in the hospital
    2. Be at least 22 or above of age
    3. Various trainings, and
    4. The most important thing is MONEY

    So why am I unfortunate? Well it's obvious. I don't have any of the above. Or should I say "D. NONE OF THE ABOVE" which we always choose in the exam when there is no answer. I just passed the NLE last year and I still don't have a permanent job in a hospital to gain the required experience. Although I am working right now under the DOH Program "RNHEALS", I have learned recently that RNHEALS is not actually considered as work but just a training. I was so disappointed when I learned this because I was going to use this as part of my experience. Now I'm back to zero. Another problem is to be able to have trainings I'll need money which I have said that I don't have.

    Now I'm losing hope of becoming a nurse in another country. I hope that somehow I would still be able to fulfill my dreams even though I still have "D. NONE OF THE ABOVE".
    Hi! Like you I am currently hired as an RN HEALS nurse trainee. One thing I don't really get about it is that, if it's true that DOH is trying to provide Filipino Nurses opportunities that will help them advance in their nursing career, then DOH should have thought about urging the affiliated hospitals to issue Certificate of Employment rather than Certificate of Completion at the end of the program. The P 8,000 monthly allowance is better than receiving nothing when volunteering but hey, RN HEALS trainees are doing what "staff nurses" do, there really is no difference at all except for the fact that we work under our mentor's supervision. I think giving us the certificate of employment after the training would surely help us get jobs abroad easier. I totally just don't get it now. It's rightfully ours but it's being held back for us. If hospitals here can't let us in simply because there are no vacancies yet, then giving us the COE after the training might help us get jobs abroad.

    I really wish that PNA, DOH and other related nursing organizations can push for this if they really want to help otherwise nothing will ever change with our current situation.
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    I've tried applying on well-known hospitals in Manila but as always they have high standards that I am not qualified. Like having a high score in the board exam, previous hospital experience. Some say that it would be better to apply for 3mons. training programs in these hospitals to have a better edge of getting hired but it is not 100% assurance. And it costs a lot to apply for this trainings which was supposed to have been banned already.

    Now I agree to those who disagree to remove the Volunteer Nurse Program in hospitals since it was the only way of acquiring the experience we need. Or they should at least give chances to those who are newly board passers or to those who have no working experience yet.


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