Foreign trained nurse. Scared.. - page 2

H everyone. I've been applying in different SNF's here in LA county. I'm nervous as hell! I haven't gone in any interview yet so I have no idea what to expect.. Except from those I have read on this site, which is actually pretty... Read More

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    CP2013 - racist much???

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    Quote from scarlet14
    H everyone. I've been applying in different SNF's here in LA county. I'm nervous as hell! I haven't gone in any interview yet so I have no idea what to expect.. Except from those I have read on this site, which is actually pretty helpful yet scary.. Makes me feel more nervous! Hehe. I've read posts where new RN's were being bullied and unrespected by their colleagues. I absolutely don't want it to happen to me. I'm getting more scared because I'm a foreign trained nurse, and I just got here in the US a few months ago.. I am a RN but I've been unemployed for 3 yrs now so I don't feel confident anymore. There are so many things I have forgotten and I'm trying to review and study by my self but I still I can't find my confidence to go back.. I wish I could get a job where senior staff/ nurses will be nice respectful and understanding.. Especially to nurses like me who were anxious to be back in track but still dying to get a nursing job and practice her dream profession. Reading posts about bullying makes me doubt about applying for jobs or anything.. I'm an immigrant and I'm still trying to adjust with the culture here so everything is so overwhelming for me. Help!

    We're in the same situation!! I finished my BSN 4years ago already and no nursing experience at all!! I just passed nclex here. I'm shy and not confident to work as a RN yet because I don't have any experience and didn't do my clinicals here. What I'm doing now is volunteer at hospital to improve my confidence and familiarize myself with the nursing practice here. I'm planning to take refresher course too. Goodluck to us!
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    Quote from reagajeton

    We're in the same situation!! I finished my BSN 4years ago already and no nursing experience at all!! I just passed nclex here. I'm shy and not confident to work as a RN yet because I don't have any experience and didn't do my clinicals here. What I'm doing now is volunteer at hospital to improve my confidence and familiarize myself with the nursing practice here. I'm planning to take refresher course too. Goodluck to us!
    the same shoe. btw what hospital you are doing your vplunteer job?
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    Quote from lloi

    the same shoe. btw what hospital you are doing your vplunteer job?
    At John muir hospital!
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    Quote from CP2013

    That's all fine and good that you can do those things, but it effects our nation when unemployment rates for US citizens and educated nurses are so high because they cannot find work because of recruitment of IEN.
    Just because work here is "way more easy" doesn't mean we need foreigners taking the job from US educated nurses. Especially if you are so demanding.

    Why not go demand things from your country? Demand change. Demand better working environments. Advocate for your profession. Demand better for your country! They owe you that, they are your country of education and birth. Demand better from them!

    US educate nurses can't even advocate for their profession because we are battling to just get a job. If we get one we are forced into silence for fear our job will be taken from us.

    Sent from my iPhone using allnurses.com
    As I said you don't know our story. And United States is my country too!!!!

    It's ok to be patriotic, but, are u demanding things in Your country too? Did u already signed petitions to stop unemployment, did u help in a way for that? Have u created a fundraising, or a policy? What are u doing? Besides complaining about foreigners are coming in a bunch! Is your family from here? Granny or grandpa?

    If you want change... Start changing yourself.

    Volunteer, be environmentally friendly, use the bus o bike once in a while, grow your own food (if possible). Do something for OUR country too!

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    I think we need to be mindful that for many in this country...times are hard. People are struggling....families are struggling. Whether American or foreign born....we need to be respectful of each other and be respectful that while one might find something easy and can choose amongst multiple options others are struggling to get an interview.

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