I'm from batch 2009.
Took the boards last June 2009 and passed. My surname begins with a letter from the second half of the alphabet so I had to wait for registration. By not being registered yet, I wasn't able to avail a slot for the IVT training that time because they require at least the stub of registration from PRC. (IVT and BLS are usually searched for by employers
, IMO, so I decided to take them first)
Had the BLS by October 2009 followed by IVT on November. Waited for 2 months for the slot to train in a tertiary hospital. Waiting time was from Nov 2009 to January 2010. Started the training in the said hospital from mid January 2010 up til 1st week of May.
In between the duration of my duty from January to May 2010, I have submitted applications to other hospitals already so that I would already have a backfall. Tried submitting at TMC but did not know anyone from the inside. Passed an application at Quirino for the NTP and was scheduled for an exam last May 11, 2010. Passed another application at a network of local dialysis units within our area for training and was asked to report on May 11, 2010.
Chose to train at the latter because it's closer to us, and rumors say there's a possibility of hiring. Evaluation is performance based. Started my training on that same day I was asked to report. Was first shocked with the working environment but eventually got used to it. Gave myself a deadline that if I will not be hired within 6 months time, I will quit and find another. 6 months passed and I was still not evaluated. Asked permission to leave after 6 months and 3 weeks. Then poof..they offered me the job that same day. Nov _ 2010
All in all, I've done volunteer service for a year. Seems long, but I know yours is longer. No offense meant with that. I just want to say that efforts like yours will not be put to waste. Just be patient. It will come on the right place at the right time. His plans for us are better that what we are thinking. HAVE FAITH!
The great high road of human welfare lies along the path of the steadfast and the well-doing, and they, who are the most persistent, and work in the truest spirit will invariably be the most successful.
God bless us nurses!