It's So Hard to Look for a Local Job!!!!

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    I recently passed the nclex. I'm so thankful to allnurses, the information here helped me a lot to pass it. Since I reviewed and concentrated on the exam, I resigned from my teaching job. Now it's so hard to look for a job opening for staff nurses here. Even trainings are no longer available. I need to earn and save for IELTS. I'm so tempted to apply at a call center company. Any suggestions? I've been to every hospital that I know (UST, St. Lukes, Chinese, UDMC, Amang, Marikina Valley, Heart center, NKTI, Lung center, V. Luna, PGH) I live in fairview qc. There are offers for volunteer nurse at south superhighway medical center in paranaque but I can't afford to work there!!!! No salary, and its too far...Its so depressing.
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    Im in the same boat....!!!I have graduated 2 years ago...im part of the June 2006 batch. Since im a second courser, i've decided to finish the retake first last June 2007. Well, I thought it was better so my employers will not question my competence and integrity. I've also tried to finish the other exams first. However, I've started to apply after the retake...lucky for me I already have 2 volunteer work but still no permanent job. I know these volunteer jobs will not count as my experience but at least its helping me get acquainted with the real work scenario!!!
    Im starting to get depressed too....even thinking of grabbing the Saudi opportunity for inexperienced nurses just so to gain REAL EMPLOYMENT!!Im just a little hesitant to go alone...dont know anyone from there!!!
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    Quote from astroboy
    Im in the same boat....!!!I have graduated 2 years ago...im part of the June 2006 batch. Since im a second courser, i've decided to finish the retake first last June 2007. Well, I thought it was better so my employers will not question my competence and integrity. I've also tried to finish the other exams first. However, I've started to apply after the retake...lucky for me I already have 2 volunteer work but still no permanent job. I know these volunteer jobs will not count as my experience but at least its helping me get acquainted with the real work scenario!!!
    Im starting to get depressed too....even thinking of grabbing the Saudi opportunity for inexperienced nurses just so to gain REAL EMPLOYMENT!!Im just a little hesitant to go alone...dont know anyone from there!!!
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    Wow, just about a couple of years ago Philippine hospitals were stung when thousands of experienced Filipino RN's left for lucrative nursing jobs abroad and were left with too few experienced RN's. Now these same hospitals are inundated by tens of thousands of unemployed Filipino nurses looking for their first nursing jobs. With HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS more student nurses in the pipeline and due to graduate in just a few years, sadly the job prospects for these Filipino nurses who are still in the Philippines is quite bleak indeed. The competition for local nursing job is that intense, there are just too many nurses chasing too few local nursing jobs. The promise of a nursing profession as a way to a better life is dimming and seems harder and harder to achieve.

    Those nursing graduates who got their nursing education from sud-standard nursing schools have a distinct disadvantage. If I were a foreign nursing job recruiter, why would I hire someone who is a product of a diploma mill over someone who is a product of a prestigious school of nursing in the Philippines? I know full well that I can pick and choose the best of the best.

    Over the years I have precepted several new-grad nurses from the Philippines myself. (Although lately I have been orienting only experienced new-hire RN's to our facility) The majority of those Filipino new-grad nurses were very good and were able to adjust to American-style of nursing relatively easily. There were a few who were so badly educated and unsafe at the same time that they did not pass their preceptorship. One is left to wonder how those nurses were able to pass the NCLEX. Such is the state of some of the nursing schools in the Philippines lately.

    To those bright students who are still planning to enroll in Philippine nursing schools despite of the current situation, I say choose the school of nursing with an excellent reputation that can provide you with first-rate nursing education and training.

    To those students who will enroll in sub-standard nursing schools,
    I say: "Why bother?"

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    This post is like a bad dream
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    Quote from redranger
    This post is like a bad dream

    Sorry that you think that way, but it is very true and to the point. And notice that it was not made by me, but be someone who actually trained and was born in your country.

    Things are not as they seem any longer and the training has become a joke over there, and nothing more than a puppy mill, and we all know what happens to quality then, it goes down the tubes.
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    i had my pre qualifying examinations in different hospitals, done with my interviews, but still pending for training, its either there are no available slots because someone replaced you(a relative/friend of an employee of that hospital, who didnt undergo the exams and interviews, <so unfair!>), there is a training fee (which i dont want to pay coz its so embarrasing to ask for my parents' money when in fact i should be the one providing them), and hospitals who will just train you(of course with a fee) but definitely wouldnt hire you(there was this hospital conducting a training, and they already told their trainees that "we will not absorb you coz were on "freeze hiring".") .so whats the sole purpose of the training???(btw, trainings are not considered as an experience.)

    i know for a fact that before you get hired, you have to be trained first for atleast 3 months or so, but do we really have to pay for that training? i mean, we are providing those hospitals's patients with our services??? those patients in return pay the hospitals.. our service fees went to the hospitals.. how about those supposed to be "voluntary" training.. since its voluntarily, expect to have no salary, but again, a "voluntary training fee" ???.. and how about those hospitals who charged applicants with an examination fee (some were php50----amount is unreasonable: photocopying just costs 75 cents for clear copy)??? what was that for?? professional fee for making the exam?? why spend our parents hard earned money from these kinds of hospitals..

    why was it sooooooo hard to find a hospital who wouldnt charge us with any single cent..
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    Quote from spongebob6286
    i had my pre qualifying examinations in different hospitals, done with my interviews, but still pending for training, its either there are no available slots because someone replaced you(a relative/friend of an employee of that hospital, who didnt undergo the exams and interviews, <so unfair!>), there is a training fee (which i dont want to pay coz its so embarrasing to ask for my parents' money when in fact i should be the one providing them), and hospitals who will just train you(of course with a fee) but definitely wouldnt hire you(there was this hospital conducting a training, and they already told their trainees that "we will not absorb you coz were on "freeze hiring".") .so whats the sole purpose of the training???(btw, trainings are not considered as an experience.)

    i know for a fact that before you get hired, you have to be trained first for atleast 3 months or so, but do we really have to pay for that training? i mean, we are providing those hospitals's patients with our services??? those patients in return pay the hospitals.. our service fees went to the hospitals.. how about those supposed to be "voluntary" training.. since its voluntarily, expect to have no salary, but again, a "voluntary training fee" ???.. and how about those hospitals who charged applicants with an examination fee (some were php50----amount is unreasonable: photocopying just costs 75 cents for clear copy)??? what was that for?? professional fee for making the exam?? why spend our parents hard earned money from these kinds of hospitals..

    why was it sooooooo hard to find a hospital who wouldnt charge us with any single cent..
    The very same experience I had!!!! The very same dilemma!!! I want to be the best nurse for my future clients. In as much as I want to upgrade my skills, THESE are the obstacles I have to face!!!

    Amidst the chaos and turmoil that I'm in, I am still hopeful. God will make a way for me

    I just have to be patient.
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    Again, why do you not look at going to another country to work as an RN, as long as you have the local license, then it should not be an issue. Any of these jobs where you have to pay them for the first few months are not considered as work experience, but only as training time.

    And with the increase in students there now in nursing programs, it is only going to get worse, not better for any of you. Even the number of students has increased to almost a million now in schools, an increase in over 325,000 just from last year. And no jobs even in sight and minimal number of patients so skills are going to suffer. There just is no way around that.

    Go for work in another country where you can get paid and get experience as an RN. If your goal is to go to another country, then start the process now and do not wait for one country to open up later on for you. It will be much easier for you if you do have the experience under your belt.
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    Quote from suzanne4
    Again, why do you not look at going to another country to work as an RN, as long as you have the local license, then it should not be an issue. Any of these jobs where you have to pay them for the first few months are not considered as work experience, but only as training time.

    And with the increase in students there now in nursing programs, it is only going to get worse, not better for any of you. Even the number of students has increased to almost a million now in schools, an increase in over 325,000 just from last year. And no jobs even in sight and minimal number of patients so skills are going to suffer. There just is no way around that.

    Go for work in another country where you can get paid and get experience as an RN. If your goal is to go to another country, then start the process now and do not wait for one country to open up later on for you. It will be much easier for you if you do have the experience under your belt.
    Hi Suzanne, I have questions regarding your brilliant suggestion.... I have tried to check on the requirements of other countries to work there as an RN, but the problem is they require 2 to 3 years of work experience. But how can the Filipino nurses have that requirement? We cannot find jobs here? What should we do, Suzanne?
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    Quote from Unwavering_Faith
    Hi Suzanne, I have questions regarding your brilliant suggestion.... I have tried to check on the requirements of other countries to work there as an RN, but the problem is they require 2 to 3 years of work experience. But how can the Filipino nurses have that requirement? We cannot find jobs here? What should we do, Suzanne?
    This is my exact, same problem. Most of the other countries require 2-3 years experience. UAE requires 2-3 years. 2-3 years also for Australia and New Zealand. Same with Canada and Singapore. Oh.my.god. Stuck in a rut.
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