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- Aug 22, '08 by TrickyHi!
I am a PR in Sg. Just arrived few months ago. I started looking for a job and luckily... there is offer now. Based on evaluation, I must start as enrolled nurse bec. my experience is not sufficient. I worked for 3 years as staff nurse but I stopped for 10 years. I have earned 18 units in my masters studies. It's Master of Arts in Nursing major in Advanced Adult Health aNusring from Univ. of the Phil.
Now my question, Is $1,100 salary reasonable enough for an enrolled nurse? I sthis standard? or they are just taking advantage bec. they knew that I need the job for me to be able to take the SNB?
Quote from TravellingBSN-RNTricia07Re: How to be come a nurse in singapore?
I am currently based in Singapore and for nurses who are considering on working here. Do consider the important factors such as salary, housing, transport and food.
I met a filipina who started working as a staff nurse in TTS hospital a couple of months ago. She applied in an agency Manila.
There are a lot of Filipino nurses here.
Its a great country to live in and Manila is just 3 hours away
Your message Tricia07 refutes Suzanne4's claim that there are no new Filipino RN's deployed to Singapore recently. I respect Suzanne4 as a moderator but I believe it's impossible for her to know everything.
- Aug 22, '08 by TrickyQuote from spottiswoodeHi! Suzanne! This is in fact my very first message here,I have been a long time reader of this forum and I find the thread very informative especially your output and othe members too.Thank you for sharing your knowledge to us. I may agree with you that there's still quite a number of registered nurses from Philippines who are working in Singapore as Enrolled Nurses( Assistant Nurses ) or other lower posts but I must share with you that there are large number of Filipino Nurses who works here as a Registered Nurse too and I am one of them.I'm working in one of the biggest tertiary hospital here and almost 10% of Registered Nurses are Filipinos not to mention other hospitals where I knew some who are Registered Nurses too.Well I might say that it was not easy to be registered to Singapore Nursing Board but atleast some of us made it.:wink2:
Can you give some tips on which area to review? Any book you can recommend? I have to start as enrolled nurse before I can go as staff nurse.
- Aug 23, '08 by chelsevenQuote from suzanne4thanks for the output.i think what you are asking isn't that necessary.but anyway,i'm an enrolled nurse here earning what an S pass holder should earn.that's all.and if there is anything wrong with that just tell me and let me know.May we ask what category that you are actually working in right now in Singapore? And what your current salary is for that job?
- Aug 24, '08 by TrickyQuote from Tricia07I am new here just arrived 2 months ago. My status is PR and yet am having hard time looking for a job because of insufficient experience and mind you... they are also after if how many bed capacity of the hospital you worked with? I already worked for 3 years but stopped for 10 years in my nursing profession but I updated through Masters studies in U.P. earned 18 unit with good grades but still it is hard to enter. I already have a call from CGH but the offer is very low like 1k to 1,100K? If you are to rent a room, consider the fare and food expenses.... think about it! Just lucky my family is here so... renting a flat is nolonger a problem with me.Hi there Fil_murse,
I have seen male nurses in Singapore. Its best that you check with the agencies/authorities about their hiring requirements.
- Aug 24, '08 by TrickyHi!
I am really confused. During my interview they said based on their evaluation they will hire me 1st as enrolled nurse then evaluate after few months if they can upgrade me to staff nurse. Is it possible? By the way, I graduated BSN (4 years), with work experience for almost 3 years but stopped for 10 years. I updated by enrolling in a masters program major in Advanced Adult Health Nursing from the Univ. of the Phil. and earned 18 units. I finished my major subjects AAHN, Oncology and Cardiovascular Nursing with a grade of 1,25, 1.75 and 2.0 My lowest is 2.0 which is equivalent to 85 to 87. Also finished elective and core subjects with good grades.
With these record, thus it mean if they sponsored me for EN in SNB, I don't really have a chance of becoming RN? By the way, I am permanent resident of Sg.
You're explanation is quiet clear and I understand what you mean but what confused me is the info. I am getting from this forum and the experience I had during my interview telling me that they can upgrade it based on my peformance.
Thanks. Hope to hear from you guys!
Quote from suzanne4No, as the reason that they are going there as an EN is the fact that they do not have the required experience as an RN in their home country, or where they are licensed.
If they are going to be working as an EN, then that does not count as RN experience. Same thing in any other country as well. Working as the EN does not count as RN experience and will not meet any requirements for that.
Sorry, but to do to school for four years and have a BSN and then to only be able to work in that role makes no sense to me and especially when it will not count as work experience for any other country down the line later on.
- Aug 28, '08 by gorgeous77from what an agency here in manila explained to me..a hospital/employer hires you as an enrolled nurse first, it doesn't matter if you're a registered nurse in the Phils, because they have their own board of nursing, the singapore nursing board..to be able to take the SNB you have to have an employer in sg, at least three years work experience..once you pass the exams then you can call yourself a Singapore RN.. $1,100 is the average rate that the agencies offer here as well..
- Aug 28, '08 by pinay2008hi there...i would just like to ask, if you apply to become an enrolled nurse, do you still need to have 2years experience? thanks.
- Sep 2, '08 by chelsevenQuote from pinay2008NOPE..try to search the web forums regarding the topic and your queries and you will find the supporting answer..try to go to pinoysg.com everything is there.i hope it'll help you too.hi there...i would just like to ask, if you apply to become an enrolled nurse, do you still need to have 2years experience? thanks.
- Sep 2, '08 by pinay2008Chel, thanks for the info...i sure will look on it.
- Sep 5, '08 by TrickyHi! Anyone out there who took the EN SNB? Can you give some tips on which topic I can focus? Just informed by my employer that within 3 weeks I'll be taking the board. No enough time for review.
Thanks for any help in advance...