Im a newly Registered nurse here in the Philippines who has no working experience, i just pass the nursing board exam here last june-july 2012 and because of the numbers of filipino nurses here in the Philippines, i want to change my pathway looking for a shortcut,instead of doing traditional way to work abroad by doing volunteers in hospital here that you are the one paying them, i'm planning to go to New Zealand and study there for 1 year, by following the footstep of my cousin who just graduated and passed the board exam here in the Philippines last 2010 and graduated last 2011 there in New Zealand and now working there as a HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT and not a NURSE because she said if you want to be a nurse there you should have working experience first at least 1-2years , i want to ask here for advice or decision on what to choose, because this question always comes in my mind...
What should i do?
- to volunter here in the Philippines for at least 1-2years first?or this is not needed anymore? because i have read in some threads here that even you dont have working experience in your own country you can still study there and after you graduated you can work now there as an RN.
- or to study there anything related to nursing courses and follow the footstep of my cousin to work there as Health Care Assistant, and if i earn enough money to study Nursing there in new Zealand, do i need to repeat it again from the start?
-And also im planning the location to choose Rotorua(Waiariki Institure Of Technology) where my Grandma is there and i can leave there for free, or Aukland (Auckland University of Technology) which according to my cousin Auckland is way better, bcoz of the ff. Reasons:
firstly, at the end of the day, you'll still live on your own,
2nd, the course won't require you a 1year experience before enrollment
3rd, opportunities in Auckland are way too big as compared to Waiariki.
and 4th, it's Auckland, the center of everything in NZ.
thank you in advance.. i hope i can find the best answer here because i know a lot of people here are very helpful...
Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Nov 5, '12
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