any FILIPINO members here? - page 11

hi!!im also a filipino and im here in the Philippines..just to know some filipino members and to ask tips from them on how they were employed in the US...im currently working as a nurse specialist in... Read More

  1. by   ararn
    hello newbie here.
    does anyone know of an email address of someone from cgfns who answers queries immediately?
    i used to have the address of Fritz something, but i lost it. he used to answer questions asap.

    thanks.
  2. by   winnie091205
    Hi mobitz! Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts. I'm an RN currently working here in Dubai. i don't see any good demand of nurses here so I'm planning to go to the US. I have 1 year experience in a hospital in the Philippines and 1 year experience here in Dubai. Can you please tell me what steps I need to take in order for me to go to the US? I haven't taken any nclex, IELTS etc and all of those stuffs. Do you know which state in the US I should target? Do I need to go to an agency in order for me to go there? Or you might know any hospital that hires nurses directly via their website application?

    thank you very much in advance!

    winnie
  3. by   MOBITZ
    Quote from winnie091205
    Hi mobitz! Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts. I'm an RN currently working here in Dubai. i don't see any good demand of nurses here so I'm planning to go to the US. I have 1 year experience in a hospital in the Philippines and 1 year experience here in Dubai. Can you please tell me what steps I need to take in order for me to go to the US? I haven't taken any nclex, IELTS etc and all of those stuffs. Do you know which state in the US I should target? Do I need to go to an agency in order for me to go there? Or you might know any hospital that hires nurses directly via their website application?

    thank you very much in advance!

    winnie

    You have already taken the first step, you are interested. Six years ago I was just like you, I asked around, I search the web, I buy newspapers (sunday edition), I go to different agencies and check out their offers for nurses. I go to job fairs (For nurses) and I think this is the best way coz you can talk to employers. In your case, you are in Dubai, probably the best way is to search the web, or if you have friends back home, you ask them about certain agencies that hire nurses to USA and probably you can just send your credentials and they can do a phone interview.( Its been done before).

    I suggest that you start reviewing for IELTS, if you can do your IELTS in dubai, then good. or toefl and tse. Also, you can start reviewing for your NCLEX. If you pass them both then you are eligible for an immigrant visa.
    (EB3).

    Some state requires CGFNS, some don't. You need to find a hospital that will hire you, they will provide sponsorship. I think it is wise to use an agency, Most hospitals here uses an agency to hire nurses. Ill give you websites. My hospital give phone interviews but its a small hospital, you might wanna check out bigger hospitals.

    About States that you should target....well..it depends on your preference. Here in Virginia, we pay lower taxes, easy to buy a house (I bought mine after 3 months) I luv it, great neighbors, people here are friendly. safe. North Carolina is about 30 minutes from my place. I like it there too, although taxes are slightly higher than Va, but this state is booming. specially Chapel hill in Durham NC (the best place to live in USA, i think it is number 1) Here in Va we have Charlottesville Va. I think it is the 3rd or 4th best place to live.

    The highest paid nurses are in California. taxes are high but like i said they pay top dollars. also they have staffing law enforced, which is a very good. Nice climate too. NY and NJ also give top dollars, taxes are high, and verrrryyy cold during winter. they said Texas give good sign on bonuses, warmer climate. also it would be nice if you would get a job in big cities like houston, dallas. Austin is nice too.(thats what my uncle say:spin: ) they dont pay state taxes!!!

    Arizona is near California, warmer climate, lower taxes and nurse's pay are reasonable. Each state has it's good and bad. If I were you, I will be more concern of the hospital, what kind of benefits they offer. there are a lot of things to consider. Most of them will ask you to sign a two year contract or three. i really suggest that you find a good hospital, I am lucky to find one. I have a three year contract and I am almost done. Some of my fellow nurses after a few months because they went to other states (where they have relatives). That is disappointing. They only used my hospital as a stepping stone to come here. Why not choose a hospital near their relatives anyways.

    It is very important that you choose a hospital that you will like, and if you find something better, go ahead but first finish your contract. Employers are kind enough to give sponsorship. they spend thousands of dollars to sponsor nurses. It is but right for us nurses to honor this contracts.

    I hope this helps.


    luvanurse,
    Mobitz
  4. by   winnie091205
    Hi Mobitz!

    Thanks so much for your help! I really appreciate it! Is it ok if I ask you some more questions in the future? Thank again and more success to you and your family! God Bless!

    winnie
  5. by   pg27
    hi mobitz

    can i know ur agency or hospital
    Thanks!!!
  6. by   pg27
    hi mobitz

    can i know ur agency or hospital
    Thanks!!!
  7. by   ut_utRN
    Hi Mobitz, thanks for the sharing ang help that you are posting here. I'm sure those things will be of great help for nurses like us specially those that are beginning to build their careers in nursing profession. I hope that there will be more Filipino nurses like you that are willing to help and share their views and experiences. Kudo to you Mobitz.
  8. by   pg27
    thanks mobitz!!!
  9. by   luv_ya67
    Quote from momx4
    Hi I am a filipino. I actually live in the US now. I have lived here most of my life. I am a student now working towards becoming a nurse.
    Cant wait to get to know you all!

    Gwen
    G'DAY TO U GWEN,

    HI GWEN, IM ALSO A FILIPINA WHO LIVES HERE IN QLD AUSTRALIA..AND LIKE U...I AM WORKING TOWARDS BECOMING AN RN..I AM IN 3RD YR NOW AND HOPEFULLY BY NEXT YR ILL BE DONE WITH THIS DEGREE...SOO EXCITED TO BECOME AN RN...

    HOPE TO HEAR FROM OUR KABABAYANS SOON...GOOD LUCK ALL AND GOD BLESS!!!:angel2:


    MARGIE:angel2:
  10. by   luv_ya67
    G'day To All...i Would Like To Meet Friends From All Over The World Esp My Kababayans In The Phils...god Speed!!!
  11. by   luv_ya67
    HELLO MGA KABAYANS...IVE GOT THIS LINK FOR ALL OF U WHO WANTS TO WORK HERE IN OZ AS A NURSE...JUZ CLICK TO THAT LINK AND TRY TO WORK OUT UR WAY OKAY...ULL FIND REALLY GOOD INFOS THAT MAY HELP U...GOOD LUCK!!!

    http://www.liveinvictoria.vic.gov.au...1&contentId=-1
  12. by   luv_ya67
    HELLO TO ALL MY KABAYANS...IVE GOT THIS LINK FOR U...PLS DO HAVE A LOOK...THIS MIGHT HELP U...ESP IF U WANT TO WORK HERE IN AUSTRALIA AS AN RN...ITS UR CHANCE...GOOD LUCK AND GOD BLESS!!! PLS QUOTE MESSAGES IN REPLY..THANKS.


    MARGIE

    http://www.liveinvictoria.vic.gov.au...1&contentId=-1
  13. by   pg27
    hey what is packet 3 and 4

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