Quote from bobby123
Just want to find out why Philippine graduate nurses want to work in the US.
I am a Philippine graduate nurse that got my licence back in '96. Took me five years to get to the UK but never wanted or intended to apply to work in the US. The NCLEX, CGFNS, TOEFL and other expenses put me off. Back in 2000, it was easy to go to the UK but not anymore. In 2008 we thought we would move to Australia because it was closer to the Philippines. No IELTS needed then either. I would have put off going to Australia if I had to take an English exam.
I know of batchmates that eventually made it into the US but it has taken them a long time to get there. One of them took around 12 years to get to the US. She was already in her 30s when she finally flew to the US. It just seems you have to put in a lot of work just to be in the US of A.
So again my question is for new grads, Philippine licenced nurses who are waiting for visas to go to the US, nurses who are reviewing, taking NCLEX, CGFNS or TOEFL and maybe even those who are already in the US, why go there?
Thanks for any reply.
There's a lot of advantage and disadvantage of living abroad, one positive things that I could mention to you is the healthcare, here in Canada, at the age of 55, your parents will automatically given a citizenship which could give them a lot of benefits, free healthcare, pension ($$$$$) etc. which I dont think that the Phi. could provide for everyone. Of course, you would like to have that benefit for your parents right?
In terms of money, I could say that $ will compensate in the cost of living, so the same thing with Phi. peso and the cost of living in the Phi. What I mean is that, you could get a meal here in Canada for $5, where in Phi. you could get a meal for 250pesos, which is the same if you compute it right? and the rest will follow..
The downside is that, your spirit will always be in your country. I am living here in Canada for almost 4 years now but I am very much comfortable living in my country and our culture. Have you had the chance to visit other countries? Let me know what you think, much thanks