i had the training and up to now, after roughly 4 months, nothing has happened yet...ok let me share with you my experience.
1st, you have to take the exam. The exam is a 100 point exam. 1st part is multiple choice, 2nd is identification/fill in the blanks/enumeration, 3rd is computation, 4th is matching type all about medication, and the last part is writing skills (a test for your writing legibility -10POINTS so make sure you do write good before taking this exam)
TIP: the passing score is 75 points. Yes! It is high and the test itself is VERY VERY DIFFICULT. If I were you, I will review all the things on the funda, well, if it is too much on your part, then you may try your luck.
After having passed the exam in the morning, personality, psychological, IQ test, and computer exams will be given in the afternoon. If I am not mistaken, during that time, we started the test at around 9am, then finished at around 12, then the releasing of the result was around 2pm then followed by those exams. EVerything is under time pressure.
Ok, that was December then the day after, the initial interview has been scheduled. Yep, the initial interview already. Fast paced? well you'll find out!
In the initial interview, don't worry that much. Only the HR department will interview you. The questions will relatively be all about yourself, your relationship with your family, some family backgrounds as well and stuffs like that. Nothing technical so you need not to worry that much. Just make sure you bring those perfect grammar and good diction and surely you won't experience any difficulty.
After the initial interview, the final interview will be a week after that...yes, very fast? well...
in the final interview, the one who will conduct this is Sir Ronne Abeleda, well at least in our case. He is the manager of the Nursing Training Department of the Medical City. Well, at first sight, you'll surely feel some intimidation specially with the blazer thing but rest assured, he is really kind. In the final interview, everything is technical. It is a small case presentation so you might as well be prepared in discussing a case that will be given to you. In can be as simple as dengue hemorrhagic fever or as complicated by cancer etc.
now that everything is done...this is the moment. That was December. Then, the next message i have received was on February 2. You will be called to discuss all the requirements necessary for your training including your medical exam, sss, etc. We were given 1 month to accomplish that. So I passed my requirements on late February. And of course, don't forget the payment for the training (I actually have forgotten the fee but it should range from 1200 to 1500) Then I was scheduled for the training on April 1.
The training will start with 2 weeks of lectures and trainings including IV therapy, BLS, return demo of nursing procedures, etc. Then after that will be tha immersion of the floors.
The training ended last May 16.
and that's it...the longggg wait will start...not unless, of course, if you have your internal fixers "the backers"...goodluck!
and by the way, I am from the 3rd batch of NTAP or Nursing Training Adaptive Program. When you get to passed the exam, you will be grouped into batches and the hiring will depend on the batch you're from. Of course, the earlier batch you are in, the earlier you'll possibly get hired. But of course, don't forget the "BACKERS"!