2012 nursing jobs and training updates - page 9

Good day fellow nurses! I just want to give some updates regarding some hospitals that I happened to visit last December 2011. I hope many will be willing to share some info too. Let's help each... Read More

  1. Visit  dodoy profile page
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    annexiety13

    Check out page 4, post #38 of this thread.
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  3. Visit  CGHalumni profile page
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    How much is your salary now?
  4. Visit  zairrah profile page
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    Hello guys, do you have any updates with the hiring of nurses in different hospitals around manila?? Please let me know. Thanks. Also, yannow may i ask the name if the person to be addressed for sta. Ana hosptal application?
  5. Visit  sabuRiNa profile page
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    Hi zairrah, please refer to this thread as someone created a new training thread for 2013: http://allnurses.com/nursing-in-phil...ms-843022.html. There has been already a discussion of training to be conducted and/or hospitals that accepts application.
  6. Visit  Chenzie823 profile page
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    Hi! I'm a nurse here in Saudi. My contract will end this december 2013... Im planning to go back to Philippines and stay.. I just want to ask if what hospitals are hiring staff nurses now and what requirements they need.. Can anyone help me please.. Thanks.
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    Quote from dodoy
    annexiety13

    Check out page 4, post #38 of this thread.
    hi, I assume that you are a Hemodialysis nurse, because Ive been reading on a lot of threads about dialysis nursing and your name seems to pop out whenever I scan those threads. So I thought you might be the right person to ask with regards to hemodialysis nursing.

    I just recently passed the june 2013 NLE, and I am already registered in a 5-week HD training (1 week didactics and 4 weeks clinicals/hands-on), and I want to know what am I suppose to do after the training.

    I noticed that the 4 weeks hands-on is a short time to master your skills as a hemodialysis nurse, so I was thinking that I will still need atleast 6 months of training in a HD unit before I can apply for a spot in HD center? supposedly as a staff nurse.

    And also, I am planning to take the accreditation exam by RENAP. I know that either a 6-months clinical experience in a hospital or a 6months HD experience will do, but I want to know whether this 6 months exp in a HD unit is an "employment" experience? since I will not be employed for sure, because I just have a month of HD training. (and no HD center will hire a newly passed RN with only 1 month experience in HD, right?)

    Ive been also reading some posts that some HD centers are absorbing applicants who have trained in dialysis even without much experience and are willing to train them and then hire them afterwards.

    I wish I could find a center like that, so I can jump start my career in hemodialysis nursing.


    -- I really need your opinion guys, anyone is free to give their advice, thanks!!
    (what will I do after the HD training?)
  8. Visit  dodoy profile page
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    Hi mybestguy

    Since you're asking for advice, here's my two cents.

    Determine what really are your career targets. Why do you want to enter the field of HD/nephrology nursing? Are you pursuing this field simply to have a job or you are really interested in this area of nursing? What are your long term goals? In my opinion, it will not be that easy to jump to another field of nursing once you've entered HD nursing as compared to the typical MS nursing. Have you tried reading posts on the Specialties Area of this forum, specifically Dialysis Nursing? I'm sure you'll come across the statement that "you'll either love or hate HD nursing". Truly a fact. I suggest you visit the forum for that field. You'll find wonderful bits of advice and insights about this.

    Nephrology nursing (or commonly known as HD nursing here in Ph because most are confined in this area) is somewhat routine in nature specially if you'll be working on a Chronic HD Unit. Acute HD units pack more challenge than Chronic but they are almost the same except for the working hours, stability of patients and some other details. We can expect acute HD patients to be more unstable (either their first session progressing to long term, or cases of acute kidney injury secondary to other disease process). If you're a person who prefers routine over constant change and varying cases, then nephrology nursing might be just right for you.

    Four (4) weeks is indeed a short time to learn about this field. Even if you're already working for several years in HD nursing, there are still so much to learn. I believe that the 4-week training will simply provide basic skills and knowledge plus a chance to know the routine that they do in their area. My suggestion for this is to check out all the institutions offering HD training (if you're really that interested), know the specifics of each (i.e duration of training, the amount it will cost you, feedback from previous trainees/volunteers, the chance for absorption, etc) then select one fits for you. You will be shelling a big amount of money, and time of course, so make sure it will be at least a bang for your bucks.

    About the RENAP accreditation exam, you can inquire on RENAP's FB page about the specifics of the requirements.

    What to do after your training? None. Sleep and eat at home. Party at night. Then repeat the next day. Kidding!!
    It is only you who can decide what you should do after your training, unless of course you'll let someone take the wheel and run your life. Kidding again! haha.

    As I have mentioned before, determine what your career targets really are. Sure you may say that a lot of factors may determine where you'll be and not everything is in your control, but have at least some sort of guide to help you direct your path.

    Yes, I was previously a HD nurse but I've grown tired of the routine and decided to jump back to MS nursing. Presently on a stepdown unit, but then there are stressful days when I miss the routine of HD. Bipolar so to speak.

    Hope this helps. God bless you on your career journey!
  9. Visit  mybestguy profile page
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    Quote from dodoy
    Hi mybestguy

    Since you're asking for advice, here's my two cents.

    Determine what really are your career targets. Why do you want to enter the field of HD/nephrology nursing? Are you pursuing this field simply to have a job or you are really interested in this area of nursing? What are your long term goals? In my opinion, it will not be that easy to jump to another field of nursing once you've entered HD nursing as compared to the typical MS nursing. Have you tried reading posts on the Specialties Area of this forum, specifically Dialysis Nursing? I'm sure you'll come across the statement that "you'll either love or hate HD nursing". Truly a fact. I suggest you visit the forum for that field. You'll find wonderful bits of advice and insights about this.

    Nephrology nursing (or commonly known as HD nursing here in Ph because most are confined in this area) is somewhat routine in nature specially if you'll be working on a Chronic HD Unit. Acute HD units pack more challenge than Chronic but they are almost the same except for the working hours, stability of patients and some other details. We can expect acute HD patients to be more unstable (either their first session progressing to long term, or cases of acute kidney injury secondary to other disease process). If you're a person who prefers routine over constant change and varying cases, then nephrology nursing might be just right for you.

    Four (4) weeks is indeed a short time to learn about this field. Even if you're already working for several years in HD nursing, there are still so much to learn. I believe that the 4-week training will simply provide basic skills and knowledge plus a chance to know the routine that they do in their area. My suggestion for this is to check out all the institutions offering HD training (if you're really that interested), know the specifics of each (i.e duration of training, the amount it will cost you, feedback from previous trainees/volunteers, the chance for absorption, etc) then select one fits for you. You will be shelling a big amount of money, and time of course, so make sure it will be at least a bang for your bucks.

    About the RENAP accreditation exam, you can inquire on RENAP's FB page about the specifics of the requirements.

    What to do after your training? None. Sleep and eat at home. Party at night. Then repeat the next day. Kidding!!
    It is only you who can decide what you should do after your training, unless of course you'll let someone take the wheel and run your life. Kidding again! haha.

    As I have mentioned before, determine what your career targets really are. Sure you may say that a lot of factors may determine where you'll be and not everything is in your control, but have at least some sort of guide to help you direct your path.

    Yes, I was previously a HD nurse but I've grown tired of the routine and decided to jump back to MS nursing. Presently on a stepdown unit, but then there are stressful days when I miss the routine of HD. Bipolar so to speak.

    Hope this helps. God bless you on your career journey!
    hi! I want to ask some questions again...

    according here, RENAP Certification Guidelines | RENAP Official Site
    one of the requirement to take the RENAP exam is to have a 6 mos clinical exp for RNs who are not working in a dialysis unit plus atleast 1 month training in dialysis..

    the other option is for RNs working in a dialysis unit,.
    they must present a certificate of employment in a dialysis unit covering at least 3 months,.

    -I am a fresh graduate and I still havent started any hospital/clinical training.
    and I want to take the RENAP exam, so after the 5 week dialysis training, should I submit myself for a 6-month hospital training? OR should I try to find a job in a dialysis unit? and hope that they will hire me? so I can have the 3 month COE?

    and if I will not be able to find a job in a dialysis unit and instead apply to train in a dialysis unit, will that be accepted?

    thank you again!
  10. Visit  dodoy profile page
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    As mentioned in the website, you must have at least 6 months of hospital experience and at least 1 month dialysis training. I believe that clears things up. I just don't know if they'll allow if you'll just continue your HD training until 6 months instead of the mentioned 6 months hospital experience.

    Previously, they allow examinees to take the exam even they are lacking some requirements. The condition though is that they will not release your certification until you have submitted and completed the requirements. I just don't know if they still allow this.


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