Hey my fellow colleagues!!! Please help me with this issue of mine. Especially to PINOY RN's over there, would you please share your experiences or your advices as to which is really better or yet the best option coz I'm in real dillema right now as to whether to work my two year contract in a hospital before taking specifically NCLEX and IELTS or to study them all first and take them within a year time before working? You see I wanna know how true it is that there are some states abroad that don't need experience as long as you're an NCLEX-RN passer. Plus i also heard some stories that they took the exams first without working and yet they were hired in some states without experience here in our country and were also trained even in special areas like the OR... I need you help puhleez? Muchisimas Gracias!!!
Aug 30, '06
Sis take all the exams right after graduation so everything is still fresh... or review first then take the exams then after the exams, work for some experience.
That's what I'm going to do after graduation.
I've been reading alot on here about not needing to be licensed in the Philippines to be able to work abroad, but there are some states in the US that do require foreign graduate nurses to be licensed in their country.
I hope you get alot of replies on this topic so I learn some too.
Goodluck to us!
(Sorry about the Tagalog part, ever since I started typing in Tagalog as fast as I type English, I haven't even noticed I'm typing in Tagalog)
Last edit by lots_of_luv on Aug 30, '06
Aug 30, '06
I took all the exams first before I start to find a work (TOEFL, TSE and NCLEX). all in my first shot. i just took the nclex last july.. and now, im gonna start working in a hospital on monday for me to become productive while waiting for the visa... haha! 1 year of being a BUM! during the interview, they asked me what i've been doing for the past yr.. i honestly say that i did all the foreign exams first
.. it's ok.. at least they know...
hospitals usually have 2-3 years contract.. some don't have.. hospital experience here doesn't really matter if you plan to work in the US.. but i want to work here while waiting for the visa to gain my confidence back (1 yr BUM) hehe! and be a productive citizen!
actually.. im so anxious to start working as a nurse in a hospital... coz it's been a year since my last duty in a hospital (student nurse)... huhu!
Last edit by kathykaye on Aug 30, '06