chronicTX 1,067 Views
Joined: Apr 26, '04;
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50 000 won't even put a dent in the shortage. I'm happy to have any competent nurses work with me. I can't see the logic in complaining about short staffing and then being opposed to any measure meant to increase the number of nurses whether that be through immigration or investing in more nursing education here. They are not mutually exclusive.
nursing=stress. why do you think they teach us body mechanics, stress management, and all those nursing ethics but for our own survival? :deadhorse
" when the going gets tough, the tough gets going"... always remember that. Like you, I criticize myself too much whenever I make mistakes. It's a never ending struggle to make nurses perfect. One thing though, do not repeat a mistake. that's when we really learn. The worst thing about making a mistake is not recognizing it. But you did recognize your own. Way to go girl! You're normal... just like the rest of us! Enjoy working and learning!
way to go girl! You'll love this site. Enjoy learning NURSING in the most diverse way!
It made me value my existence even more... A dying client of mine says " man can predict the day a new life can be born, but no one could ever predict a man's day of death"... I'm still young, I haven't reached the Integrity vs Despair stage of my life and I am afraid to die. But Death is imminent. All I can do today is to make my life worth living.
It's a good thing that you joined allnurses. This is your breathing room now! (so I may say!) With regards to your problem, please don't lose hope. Like they said it's not all bad. Remember, you have the same education and training like the rest of us. True, theyr'e all friends because they have been there together longer. Newcomers almost always feel an outcast. Sure, someone will have to agree with me... Struggling to blend in with the group and adjusting to a new line of duty are all stressful alright! But for a certain time until you get along with both. Don't fret! you'll get by! Goodluck!
Listen foreign nurses still contribute to the US economy unlike outsourcing and labor export. American nurses are oppressed because there are powerful forces that are willfully exerting this oppression AND the resources available to nurses currently are unable to counterbalance such forces.
I have NO problem with international recruitment, why shouldn't people from countries where the U.S. consistently supports sweatshops and substandard living conditions by corporate exploitation not have the opportunity to flourish ?
hi savvyla,i think it is still posible to get hired directly by a certain hospital in u.s.coz i tried to apply directly and i was overwhelmed with how fast they want you to work for them.or i think your situation must be a bit different fr me coz i am here in canada and currently working as an r.n and easier to go there than the ones in the phils.
hi neriners, i had the same problems as you do. i also took and passed the cgfns july 2003, passed the toefl on october 2003, waiting for my tse result i took last june 4, and waiting for my att for nclex. it's gruesome, isn't it? i don't have much experience either. i worked as an ophtha nurse and an or nurse for barely a year each. i think experience may not be needed but it helps a lot especially when your nursing skills are well-developed. not only you can gain confidence, but aid you in answering nursing exams ( at least for me). right now, there's no such thing as "direct hire". i have relatives in tx who dutifully searches institutions to hire me but they always come up with just one conclusion. they do not hire directly. they make employments available thru agencies. but beware. :uhoh21: your agency sounds like they're offering you no more choices. there's no such thing as "faster". if your agency is well-funded by your employer, then the faster you'll be able to process your documents. but there is in no way your documents will be fast-tracked once it gets to immigration and the like. waiting time is just like sitting in prison. :angryfire just be sure to follow-up with the person processing your documents. kulitin mo ng kulitin, til' you get your desired response. hope this helps... have patience sis, we'l be there soon... goodluck to us both!!! :roll
why not? i am a foreign nurse ( soon to work in a dialysis center somewhere in tx), and it's a great opportunity for us to be recognized as globally competitive nurses. please don't look at us like we're stealing somebody else's careers. it's sad that your own nurses give up their jobs due to "unfavorable working conditions". then what do you think it will make us feel? it's scary, but we are offered jobs to fill in with the gaps. it's more sad for us because the best nurses from our country are the ones who gets recruited and the process is gruesome. our healthcare delivery system is greatly compromised. even our doctors leave their jobs here to study as nurses just to work there. it may be pathetic, but it's happening....
If most of the items you encountered are difficult, chances are you'll gonna pass. Difficult nclex questions are noted to be a progressing line on your graph. That means the computer is throwing you a more difficult question after you adequately answered a hard question.:roll
OMG!:spin: Never knew there were a lot of us. It's alright to cry dear ! Who hasn't? For me it's healthy. After I had crying spells, that's the time my concentration and focus comes to work.:roll
PRAY! ...... and study some more....:blushkiss
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