vumblevee 3,335 Views
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I graduated in Cebu and I would have to agree with some of the comments above that if you would like to be a nurse in the US, just study in the US. I think clinicals in the US and Philippines are also different. When you're a foreign grad working in the US, you have to jump through more hoops like taking an English exam or going back to school to take a few classes. Basically you end up paying again for those things. So in the long run, studying in the US would probably be easier.
I agree with Silverdragon102. But I wish you the best of luck and I would love to hear updates about your EB3 application.
So your EB3 application has yet to be filed PinoyRN12?
Have you called the Texas BON?
I used to wear all white on my first job. It didn't bother me, I just got used to it. I wouldn't quit because of that. If I quit because of every little thing, I'll end up jobless.
Well when I used to work in Cebu as a NICU nurse, the patient load was less and I didn't have to do any lab work. I also worked for 8 hrs and we rotated from am to pm to nights every 15 days. Now, I work in NICU and the ratio is 1:4 at most. I do labs too.
With regards to workload, I feel like I do more here but it might just depend on the unit or hospital. I miss the 8 hr rotating shifts sometimes.
Am I compensated? I believe so. Better benefits compared to the hospital that I worked for in the Philippines and better pay.
I also want to add that companies that do evaluation services such as CGFNS and WES have this thing were you pay them to keep your CES for a longer period of time. This way, you don't have to go back to your nursing school and try to contact them again if you need a CES. Being a foreign grad, I felt like paying the additional fee to keep my records longer was beneficial.
My university changed addresses too. I just had to google and contact the office. Making international calls were expensive, and emailing was unreliable because I didn't think the office checked their email much lol. But eventually I got a hold of them and got my nursing school evaluated. It's doable, please don't stress.
I LOVE MY JOB!!!!!!!!!
What about nursing informatics?
I plan to take my GRE soon or maybe early next year. and I wanted to go to UTMB
I'm planning on taking masters soon. I'm a foreign educated nurse too. Studied in the Philippines I work as a NICU RN here in Texas.
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