What to do, what's next? Please help...

  1. Hi guys! I am new borad passer (June2007), as we all know, the result came out after almost 4 months! So, while waiting for the results, I tried to apply on jobs even not related to nursing, since I don't have the license yet. I tried applying in call centers and I am currently working as an agent under non-voice support. Well, I actually find this job good. I think my English skills were developed,and it is my advantage for I am planning to take the IELTS exam some time in the future. Now that I have the results of the Board exam, I am confused as to what to do next? Of course I would love to work in hospital but I've heard it is difficult to apply. And in the other thread I opened another thread (On how to apply to hospitals), I have received replies saying that there are lots of requirements needed (license, IVT trainig..etc) Should I give up my work now to be able to concentrate on my Nursing Career?
    Whew! I am confused now.. What should I do next guys? Please give me some advise.. Thank you!!!
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  2. 17 Comments

  3. by   pisceanbabe74
    Quote from Sariah
    Hi guys! I am new borad passer (June2007), as we all know, the result came out after almost 4 months! So, while waiting for the results, I tried to apply on jobs even not related to nursing, since I don't have the license yet. I tried applying in call centers and I am currently working as an agent under non-voice support. Well, I actually find this job good. I think my English skills were developed,and it is my advantage for I am planning to take the IELTS exam some time in the future. Now that I have the results of the Board exam, I am confused as to what to do next? Of course I would love to work in hospital but I've heard it is difficult to apply. And in the other thread I opened another thread (On how to apply to hospitals), I have received replies saying that there are lots of requirements needed (license, IVT trainig..etc) Should I give up my work now to be able to concentrate on my Nursing Career?
    Whew! I am confused now.. What should I do next guys? Please give me some advise.. Thank you!!!
    Well, think first where you really wish to go so you could check on its requirement and step by step comply with it? If you're planning to go US someday, it would be better for you to finish all requirements and get an employer. Just beware of signing contracts, follow Suzzannes advise "DO YOUR ASSIGNMENT, Check first before signing". I know its not that fast & easy especially retrogression is still ongoing, but at least they could start on filing your I-140. And after you have all the requirements, you're very free to practice, practice & practice. Take care & Good Luck.
  4. by   dave787
    Quote from Sariah
    Hi guys! I am new borad passer (June2007), as we all know, the result came out after almost 4 months! So, while waiting for the results, I tried to apply on jobs even not related to nursing, since I don't have the license yet. I tried applying in call centers and I am currently working as an agent under non-voice support. Well, I actually find this job good. I think my English skills were developed,and it is my advantage for I am planning to take the IELTS exam some time in the future. Now that I have the results of the Board exam, I am confused as to what to do next? Of course I would love to work in hospital but I've heard it is difficult to apply. And in the other thread I opened another thread (On how to apply to hospitals), I have received replies saying that there are lots of requirements needed (license, IVT trainig..etc) Should I give up my work now to be able to concentrate on my Nursing Career?
    Whew! I am confused now.. What should I do next guys? Please give me some advise.. Thank you!!!

    why dont you try to go to the hospitals and personally inquire regarding there requirmnets. believe in yourself and dont just rely on the hearsay they say. as a nurse you should be responsible enough to know this because you will b the one who will work. i advice you to take your IELTS after ou pass your NCLEX since IELTS has expiration.:angryfire:angryfire
  5. by   RN4US
    It's very hard decision indeed. I was in your same shoes last year.

    I think the decision will be based on so many factors such as your financial situation. Can you survive working for a hospital without any salary? I mean, are you financially strong?

    That is the first question to answer. You can stop working if you're financially capable to take on all the expenses of the reviews and exams (NCLEX and IELTS).

    Second factor, are you the among "the brightest" and can convince an agency to sponsor you --> free reviews, free NCLEX, free IELTS, all free? If yes, go for it. If you got a high score in the NLE, you can also apply for a nursing job in good hospitals like St. Lukes, UST, and Asian and get paid for it.

    If you're financially-capable and among the "brightest", ASL please....just kidding!

    Last factor, your personal preference. Comfort is not a factor, be ready to get out of your comfort-zone.
  6. by   wintle
    Quote from RN4US

    Second factor, are you the among "the brightest" and can convince an agency to sponsor you --> free reviews, free NCLEX, free IELTS, all free? If yes, go for it. If you got a high score in the NLE, you can also apply for a nursing job in good hospitals like St. Lukes, UST, and Asian and get paid for it.

    RN4US, i would really like to know... when can one say his average in the exam is good enough...???:uhoh21: because i can't decide if mine is good or not so good.hahahah do employers consider that? i think i read somewhere that they prioritize applicants with higher average....
  7. by   RN4US
    I think an average over 83% is considered good. You also have to pass the exams of the hospital.

    Once you get 2 years experience, you can find a good agency like HCCA, Grady o' peyton, etc that sponsors for your reviews, exams, petition, airfare, etc. All for free.

    How would you know that the agency is good? They will give you exams, interview you for english ability, assess your nursing skills, etc. before they sponsor you and spend for you. You don't have to pay for anything. It even reimburses expenses you incurred.
  8. by   dave787
    ok for example the heart center is 78% of yor average.
  9. by   mheng
    they will be shouldering these expenses? the catch is... ?

    warning:there are a lot of scams with agencies now a days. make sure that your agency is registered and licensed by POEA..

    you can visit their site and check your agency's status.

    http://www.poea.gov.ph/cgi-bin/agSearch.asp
  10. by   Estujante
    Hi, I know your situation might be hard. Just follow your heart. Good luck to you!
  11. by   RNHawaii34
    Quote from sariah
    hi guys! i am new borad passer (june2007), as we all know, the result came out after almost 4 months! so, while waiting for the results, i tried to apply on jobs even not related to nursing, since i don't have the license yet. i tried applying in call centers and i am currently working as an agent under non-voice support. well, i actually find this job good. i think my english skills were developed,and it is my advantage for i am planning to take the ielts exam some time in the future. now that i have the results of the board exam, i am confused as to what to do next? of course i would love to work in hospital but i've heard it is difficult to apply. and in the other thread i opened another thread (on how to apply to hospitals), i have received replies saying that there are lots of requirements needed (license, ivt trainig..etc) should i give up my work now to be able to concentrate on my nursing career?
    whew! i am confused now.. what should i do next guys? please give me some advise.. thank you!!!
    i am not gonna add lemon juice to your papercut....as i read your post, i see that you have a job that actually pays you. how much is your salary? i don't know. if you are going to work as a nurse now, you will have difficulty looking for one, but this should not discourage you. if you don't any financial problems, like bills, rent, credit card bills, etc. then looking for a nursing job is not a bad idea. don't take your ielts first though, because retrogression is still in effect. and you will just be waiting for it to be over like everybody else.if you can find a job in a hospital where you can actually get paid decently, then go for it. yes, it is hard to find a job because some hospitals may require you to have ivt certification, etc., but why not try to apply? you may not get the job at first try, but keep on applying, don't let this hurdle discourage you. if you can, don't go for hospital who will train you and not get paid. be strong, remember, you studied for 4 years, and now you need to practice, and work it. goodluck.
  12. by   lenjoy03
    The truth is, after the board exam, I also applied in many callcenters online. I got interviewed and some wants to hire me. But even if the board result is still ages away, I really felt that accepting the callcenters' offer is a big mistake!!!! So no matter how long the result, I still waited...

    I also have a friend whom I met from the review center I was enrolled. She applied in a call center because the result is taking soooooo long... She failed the exam and said that she's enjoying herself and she will not retake the board exam again.

    By the way, do you have a contract in the call center your employed? If yes, why not continue if until your contract is finish. That is where it all starts.... Finishing your contract! By that time, I think you already have a license. You can apply to many hospitals that dont requires an IVT, BLS, ALS license. Then if you still want to pursue your work in the call center, go for it! But try to look at your license and tell yourself that you really want to work in the call center. Whatever your heart decides, then follow it!!!!
  13. by   w_padre
    [quote=RN4US;2439190]I think an average over 83% is considered good. You also have to pass the exams of the hospital.

    Once you get 2 years experience, you can find a good agency like HCCA, Grady o' peyton, etc that sponsors for your reviews, exams, petition, airfare, etc. All for free.

    How would you know that the agency is good? They will give you exams, interview you for english ability, assess your nursing skills, etc. before they sponsor you and spend for you. You don't have to pay for anything. It even reimburses expenses you incurred.[/quote]


    Can anyone enlighten me on the topic presented by RN4US where an agency will sponsor your expenses for free and you don't need to pay anything? Is there a non-profit agency of some sort. As I assumed, agencies are business oriented companies where you actually have to pay them in return for services they rendered to you. Is HCCA or Grady O'Peyton as mentioned above, one of them?
  14. by   lawrence01
    [quote=w_padre;2476488]
    Quote from RN4US
    I think an average over 83% is considered good. You also have to pass the exams of the hospital.

    Once you get 2 years experience, you can find a good agency like HCCA, Grady o' peyton, etc that sponsors for your reviews, exams, petition, airfare, etc. All for free.

    How would you know that the agency is good? They will give you exams, interview you for english ability, assess your nursing skills, etc. before they sponsor you and spend for you. You don't have to pay for anything. It even reimburses expenses you incurred.[/quote]


    Can anyone enlighten me on the topic presented by RN4US where an agency will sponsor your expenses for free and you don't need to pay anything? Is there a non-profit agency of some sort. As I assumed, agencies are business oriented companies where you actually have to pay them in return for services they rendered to you. Is HCCA or Grady O'Peyton as mentioned above, one of them?
    There's no such thing as a none-for-profit agency. All expenses will eventually be taken out on your salary. And in my humble opinion,
    looking for an agency just on the basis of initially sponsoring your expenses is not the way to go.

    We have stickies about how to look for a good agency, I highly recommend reading it.

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