General Discussion about Filipino RNs currently working in the U.S. - page 4

for filipino rns currently in the us whether still undergoing the proper documentations or already working please kindly share your experiences on this thread. topics maybe from experiences at the... Read More

  1. by   jonRNMD
    Quote from rnhawaii34
    i had a co worker who actually brags about her $500 prada shoes.....i think people do it because we didn't have money when we were in pi, but that doesn't give us an excuse spend our money in a shoe made my a designer with goofy name.
    i agree with you but remember that the money she used to spend for her $500 shoes is her hard-earned money too.....so in a sense, gives her an excuse to spend her own money.

    dont get me wrong but like you, my wife and i are also thrifty and "kuripot" just waiting for opportunities to pop up to use our hard earned money. but the thing is, there are people here in forum who might get offended by your post regarding their lavish spending. as long as we earned the money in a dignified way, we all have our right to be thrifty and they also have their right to buy expensive stuffs and brag about it :d
  2. by   batasMTR_RN
    in the philippines, i always eat on time. three meals and two snacks a day... sometime even more... here, i learn to lessen the number of my meals to two and sometimes no snacks...... but i dont know why am i getting heavier?????

    who can answer this?
  3. by   IseeU_rn
    Enjoy your work..... play often. I know most came here to earn money so they can send some to their families back home. But don't forget to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Do the things you weren't able to do back home, buy things that you like with your hard earned money (even if it's $500 Prada shoes.. hey, you're entitled) .Take time off to recharge, see the country where you now live in. Do this before you get sucked into the system of working double or triple jobs or even working 16 hour shifts. I know money is important, but you gotta do something for yourself once in a while... without feeling guilty.
  4. by   qwerty12
    i know this may seem out of track but i really need to ask this..are male nurses allowed to grow long hairs, specifically dreadlocks in the US?
  5. by   RNHawaii34
    Quote from qwerty12
    i know this may seem out of track but i really need to ask this..are male nurses allowed to grow long hairs, specifically dreadlocks in the us?
    funny question but interesting:chuckle , in my workplace we have male nurse(s) who have longer hair like fabio...but they are always on ponytails while they are at work. i don't really have problem with it, but if the male nurse's hair is way perfect than mine? i won't be happy with that!! but seriously, wether your a male or female nurse with long flowing hair, it should be in either on bun or ponytail for obvious reasons. you work with patients, you want to look professional, your not only representing yourself, but your workplace as well. from my experience, a confused patient did pull the nurses' hair! ( not me), ( arrrrgh!) another patient vomitted...get the picture? dreadlucks are ok too ( at least where i work, but it has to be in ponytail). at least nowadays, we are not required to wear a hairnet in the regular floor!!
  6. by   batasMTR_RN
    Quote from rnhawaii34
    funny question but interesting:chuckle , in my workplace we have male nurse(s) who have longer hair like fabio...but they are always on ponytails while they are at work. i don't really have problem with it, but if the male nurse's hair is way perfect than mine? i won't be happy with that!! but seriously, whether your a male or female nurse with long flowing hair, it should be in either on bun or ponytail for obvious reasons. you work with patients, you want to look professional, your not only representing yourself, but your workplace as well. from my experience, a confused patient did pull the nurses' hair! ( not me), ( arrrrgh!) another patient vomitted...get the picture? dreadlucks are ok too ( at least where i work, but it has to be in ponytail). at least nowadays, we are not required to wear a hairnet in the regular floor!!
    i am growing my hair now.. hehehehehe
  7. by   juan de la cruz
    Quote from qwerty12
    i know this may seem out of track but i really need to ask this..are male nurses allowed to grow long hairs, specifically dreadlocks in the US?
    I guess I have to see what the dreadlocks look like before I can make a judgement. Is it a full-on, shoulder-length, reggae extravaganza or are you referring to neat, simple, and short braids that barely extend to the back of the neck? I have seen my share of outrageous styles among male nurse peers here in the US but I honestly haven't seen a male nurse in dreadlocks (and mind you, I have worked with Jamaican and African nurses in the past).

    In as much as individuality and self-expression are highly regarded in American society, we have to remember that we are not only representing our own selves, but in a way, we are also representing our identity as Filipino immigrants and our profession as nurses. Ask yourself, will that look project a visual image of a professional and convince a patient that you are a competent nurse to the extent that they can entrust their own nursing care to you? will it make you seem like a joke looking all brown and Asian and yet sporting this 'do that represents someone of Jamaican or African heritage? will there be a chance that you can put your patients at risk by harboring all sorts of nasty bugs in that hairstyle of yours and then spreading these germs from patient to patient during the course of you daily care activities?

    The reason why I ask is that there may be some hospitals here that will let you wear that hairstyle out of desperation to fill their RN vacancies but is it really worth all that just so you can make your fashion statement?
  8. by   misty888
    great and enlightening posts. would like to ask for advice though which is more practical - bring the kids along (ages 6 and 8) or give myself time first to adjust first.
  9. by   RNHawaii34
    Quote from misty888
    great and enlightening posts. would like to ask for advice though which is more practical - bring the kids along (ages 6 and 8) or give myself time first to adjust first.
    hmmm...tough question you have there. first of all, i want to let you know i don't have a kid. i have friends who migrated to the u.s. with their kids with them, and some left them in pi. i think if you have relatives who are willing to help you out to watch your kids, it is not a problem to take them with you. but, if you are going to work as a nurse, it will be very hard because for a new nurse, you will be going to a thoughrough and long orientation that requires full concentration, and you might get the unfavorable shifts ( evening and nights),and sometimes you to work mandatory overtime ( well, it depends on where you work anyways), you also need to anticipate staying extra hour at work, because it does happen sometimes. and as a new nurse in a new country, it is very hard to adjust when you are juggling work, and taking care of your kids, you can ask anyone who did the same thing. plus at your kid's age, which are 6 and 8? they need to have proper supervision of an adult at all times. do you have any supporting relatives here in the u.s? ( you have to assume that relatives have work too), remember, you are not the only one who will going to a long process of adjustment, but also your children, and as a mom or dad, we should put importance to child's well being first....but the real answer is totally up to you though. hope this will help a bit? goodluck!!!:holly3::icon_razz:
  10. by   misty888
    thanks a lot for taking the time to give me an insight, you are quite right..new place, new work guess have to adjust first before subjecting all of us to a totally new environment. thanks again RNHawaii34
  11. by   Rep
    Quote from misty888
    great and enlightening posts. would like to ask for advice though which is more practical - bring the kids along (ages 6 and 8) or give myself time first to adjust first.
    Also depends the validity of visas. If you and your family got all your visas at the same time means all of you have 6 months to use it to go to the US otherwise it will expire. if you leave immediately after you received your visa then it is possible to leave the children behind and bring them later when their visas are about to expire. But if you do not leave early then it is better to bring all your children together.
  12. by   misty888
    thanks Rep for the info
  13. by   kingarthur1983
    good day everyone,

    i am a registered nurse from the PI and i have a wife and a son. i was petition by my agency in NY. whem im done with my contract, i will definitely change to another state.i heard that NY is not for person who has a family because of its expensive lifestyle. can you suggest a state that has low crime rate, has good educational system and my family can live a life comfortably eventhough i am the only one working for them? because i want my wife to take care of our son full time. greatly appreciated for any inputs. thank you. God Bless

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