I'm a newly lisenced nurse from the july exam.
I already asked around on some hospitals but there wasn't any open spots especially from the order of DOH of no pay for volunteer.
Ii was wondering if you could already go into the special area like the o.r, o.b etc without the ward experience??.
I also want to ask if there are any newly licensed nurses here that already has a work?
Also, what work can the newly licensed nurses get into ,temporarily,that is still related to nursing?
I think much would depend on the institution's hiring policy. Some require exposure in general areas such as the med-surg area but I seldom see institutions having such requirement. Rather, I see them looking at the bed capacity of the hospital where you've trained to even consider your application. Correct me if I'm wrong people, but I saw on NKTI's website that you have to have at least 6 months hospital experience in a 100 bed cap hospital.
Oh and another thing. Having a good med-surg background may serve as a good foundation before starting in a special area. Self explanatory right? Basics then progressing to more complex procedures. Calling an area "special" means it needs special skills, knowledge, and training, hence the name. I'm not saying that the other areas which are not "special" don't need much skills. It's just that there are procedures and cases there which we don't encounter everyday. (I don't want to argue people ok?)
However, knowing the system of hiring here in the Philippines, only a few conduct a fair hiring process. Most are polluted with the backer system, you know that too well right?
Last edit by dodoy on Oct 11, '11