any FILIPINO members here? - page 7

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   eznal
    Quote from Catzy
    Uh huh! I really do not totally agree that Filipino doctors are forced to take up nursing after getting their medical license just to provide for their family. In the first place, I think they had a very wrong motive in taking up medicine. What they wanted is really to earn big fat MONEY and get rich. So finally, they realized that doctors, especially newly graduate can not be rich overnight, just what they thought before, so they turned their back from their oath and went to nursing because they can see that there is a lot of opportunity for nurses to be rich especially abroad.

    What happens when they practice nursing? They thought that they are the boss because they know everything! They question every order of the doctors. I knew that as nurses, we are our client's advocate and have the right to question doctors to protect our clients/patients. But doctors turned nurses sometimes do it arrogantly. Ooops sorry, these are all based from my personal observations (I am not saying that this applies to everyone - doctors turned nurses).
    hi everyone. Im a newbie here. Just want to say im so happy i found this website. hello also to suzanne, i think she's the most helpful in the posts iv read so far.
    Just cant help but react to this post...my dear, im a doctor here in the Phil, graduated in UST. I am a specialist now, and have served the country for more than 10yrs as a doctor. The exodus of doctors to other countries after taking up nursing is not because as you've said, we HAD THE WRONG MOTIVE FOR TAKING UP MEDICINE- TO EARN FAT MONEY. It's because we realized we also have to secure our children's future. Sad as it may seem, nurses and doctors, and other health professionals in our country, for that matter, are underpaid, over-worked, and we dont even have hazard pay. We expose ourselves to a lot of risks, and what we get are innuendos from people like you who judge us. Do you realize that most doctors here will not be able to send their children to medical schools, unlike our parents who did? I am just blessed I have a husband who can provide well, and that is the reason I was able to enjoy my career, and put into practice what I have learned from UST, while he takes care of the finances. Imagine if I am the breadwinner! I love this country and my profession, but I took up nursing as well; call it SELF-SACRIFICE- that my children will have a better life. That is a mother's unconditional love. In the process, I have learned to love nursing as well, appreciated their work, and truly I can say I am more tolerant, even to the ones who are still training.
    For the record- though I know you've mentioned that this does not apply to everyone- we dont pretend to know everything. NO ONE HAS A MONOPOLY OF KNOWLEDGE, because life is a continuous learning process.
    Be easy on your judgement, my dear. You might even get to respect us more, once you get to know us. We are such nice people, really.
    To the other Filipino nurses posting here, kumusta po, and let's be proud to be Filipinos. I really hope to get to know you, guys!
  2. by   nrswnabee
    Quote from eznal
    hi everyone. Im a newbie here. Just want to say im so happy i found this website. hello also to suzanne, i think she's the most helpful in the posts iv read so far.
    Just cant help but react to this post...my dear, im a doctor here in the Phil, graduated in UST. I am a specialist now, and have served the country for more than 10yrs as a doctor. The exodus of doctors to other countries after taking up nursing is not because as you've said, we HAD THE WRONG MOTIVE FOR TAKING UP MEDICINE- TO EARN FAT MONEY. It's because we realized we also have to secure our children's future. Sad as it may seem, nurses and doctors, and other health professionals in our country, for that matter, are underpaid, over-worked, and we dont even have hazard pay. We expose ourselves to a lot of risks, and what we get are innuendos from people like you who judge us. Do you realize that most doctors here will not be able to send their children to medical schools, unlike our parents who did? I am just blessed I have a husband who can provide well, and that is the reason I was able to enjoy my career, and put into practice what I have learned from UST, while he takes care of the finances. Imagine if I am the breadwinner! I love this country and my profession, but I took up nursing as well; call it SELF-SACRIFICE- that my children will have a better life. That is a mother's unconditional love. In the process, I have learned to love nursing as well, appreciated their work, and truly I can say I am more tolerant, even to the ones who are still training.
    For the record- though I know you've mentioned that this does not apply to everyone- we dont pretend to know everything. NO ONE HAS A MONOPOLY OF KNOWLEDGE, because life is a continuous learning process.
    Be easy on your judgement, my dear. You might even get to respect us more, once you get to know us. We are such nice people, really.
    To the other Filipino nurses posting here, kumusta po, and let's be proud to be Filipinos. I really hope to get to know you, guys!
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    if you aren't one yet, i think you're gonna make a wonderful nurse! keep posting....
  3. by   eznal
    You're very kind, thank you very much. I do intend to do good in this new profession I chose, in fact I am loving it to the fullest. Nice to learn about Therapeutic Communication, which most MD's take for granted...

    Nursing is like a breath of fresh air. I think it is more caring than the training in Medicine.

    Thanks again.:spin:
  4. by   paula77720
    hey,

    there are endless opportunites for nursing in the US, so stop the bickering and support each other. I graduated from an exclusive school in Manila ten years ago and nursing was the farthest thing in my mind then. But being here in the states, I have weighed my option and decided that nursing tops the list. My friends back home would have laughed ten years ago had i chosen nursing as a career, but now that Im an RN, i have no regrets. I like the profession, with its ups and down. You just have to find your niche and be happy.
  5. by   zelle
    hello everyone
    i'm a pre-nursing student (i guess that's what you call someone who's still undecided) LOL i'm in here to learn everything i can about nursing and the work opportunities for someone like me. I'm 28 right now, have my own business yet thinking about taking nursing. I just want to live abroad. LOL
    Am I in the right forum? I just need to connect with people to see if it will be right for me to take nursing or to just stay here in Pinas and improve my business.
    I took up AB IS from Ateneo, graduated 98. Its not a pre-med course so when i showed my transcript to one of the schools here in our province they said it'll take me 4 years to complete the course!!! Anyway, hope to get to know all you gals & guys in here. Stay safe all.
  6. by   nrswnabee
    Quote from zelle
    hello everyone
    i'm a pre-nursing student (i guess that's what you call someone who's still undecided) LOL i'm in here to learn everything i can about nursing and the work opportunities for someone like me. I'm 28 right now, have my own business yet thinking about taking nursing. I just want to live abroad. LOL
    Am I in the right forum? I just need to connect with people to see if it will be right for me to take nursing or to just stay here in Pinas and improve my business.
    I took up AB IS from Ateneo, graduated 98. Its not a pre-med course so when i showed my transcript to one of the schools here in our province they said it'll take me 4 years to complete the course!!! Anyway, hope to get to know all you gals & guys in here. Stay safe all.
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    i'd say this is the perfect site. you can learn about the good, the bad the ugly about nursing, things you need to consider about studying nursing, immigration concerns, practicing nursing in the u.s. the information will be at your fingertips but the decision remains yours to make....God bless.
  7. by   zelle
    thank you
  8. by   IseeU_rn
    Quote from zelle
    hello everyone
    i'm a pre-nursing student (i guess that's what you call someone who's still undecided) LOL i'm in here to learn everything i can about nursing and the work opportunities for someone like me. I'm 28 right now, have my own business yet thinking about taking nursing. I just want to live abroad. LOL
    Am I in the right forum? I just need to connect with people to see if it will be right for me to take nursing or to just stay here in Pinas and improve my business.
    I took up AB IS from Ateneo, graduated 98. Its not a pre-med course so when i showed my transcript to one of the schools here in our province they said it'll take me 4 years to complete the course!!! Anyway, hope to get to know all you gals & guys in here. Stay safe all.
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    I hope you would find nursing as rewarding as I have. It took me a while, and still sometimes I feel that it isn't for me. Nursing is definitely not for the weak of heart because it is very emotionally, physically and mentally taxing, but like I've said, very rewarding. There are many different ways to live abroad, and if that's just your reason, it may be difficult. You are in the right forum, you can talk to nursing students and practicing nurses as well, so you'll have an idea if nursing is for you. Best of luck!
    Last edit by IseeU_rn on Feb 10, '06
  9. by   glysdi
    hello there ... just wanted to greet you all. i just learned about this site from a classmate ... am a nursing student here in viginia, and 3 months away from graduation. sana'y isama ninyo ako sa inyong mga panalangin. salamat po.
  10. by   gold heart
    hi to everyone , for those aspiring to work here in USA as an RN , I would like to encourage everyone to study harder and if possible pass all the necessary exams as soon as you graduate from college. Its nice to work here in US as an RN,been here for 3 years now working in one of the Medical Center in Nevada. Good luck to all of you there in the PHIL...
    gold heart
  11. by   macym02
    does anyone know if rn license in the philippines is a prerequisite to take the nclex in the US. im graduating this march and plans to apply for nclex exam to be taken in the US on october. hopefully ill be able to send my application for nclex on april. but i have heard rumors that ill be needing a philippine nurse license to be approaved to sit on an exam in the US. pls help. thank you and good day!
  12. by   MickeymomRN
    Kumusta! I am a filipina! My parents immigrated to Canada in 1965 and I was born in Toronto a year later. We moved to the USA when I was 2. Lived in Ohio for most of my life but have lived in Florida since 1999. I have been an RN since 1996 and will be graduating with my BSN really soon! (this month, hopefully!). I start my new job next Monday as a Nurse Educator. Yes! I'm finally off floor nursing and night shift! I will be starting my MSN later this year in midwifery.

    I miss working with my filipino pak on the unit. I definitely see a difference in nursing care with filipino nurses trained here and back home. Sad to say but very true! I'd pick a fellow filipino to care for me any day!

    Hope to get to everyone here! God bless!
  13. by   ustegrl
    you need phil rn license if you're not a citizen or immigrant of US.

    Quote from macym02
    does anyone know if rn license in the philippines is a prerequisite to take the nclex in the US. im graduating this march and plans to apply for nclex exam to be taken in the US on october. hopefully ill be able to send my application for nclex on april. but i have heard rumors that ill be needing a philippine nurse license to be approaved to sit on an exam in the US. pls help. thank you and good day!
    Last edit by ustegrl on Mar 1, '06

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