Nurses with Hepatitis B in the Philippines? - page 11

by jbauer87

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Just graduated last March 2008 and took the boards this June. The thing is, I'm a chronic carrier of Hepatitis B. I already searched the forums and from what I've read, hospitals in the USA, Canada, UK etc do hire nurses with... Read More


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    Hi! For those RNs working in California hospitals, can you please share your experiences during the application process?Did you have to show a medical certificate from your Gastroenterologist or do they conduct their own medical exam? I know pretty much sure they do but was there any delay considering your status?Thanks and God bless everyone!
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    Quote from frustated 101
    Hi, i am new and i am not a nurse but i hope i'm welcome in this site. I am also a hep b carrier, I learned this when I first applied for a job at crown regency hotel cebu as hr staff. Good thing I passed and got a certification as a bonafide employee, but one thing I never forget was when I undergo medical exam and saw the result that i was positive in hep b, when the HR department know about the result they hold my application. I was so depressed and frustated, I also learned that my siblings have the same case of mine. Until now frustration always come to my mind and fear of not getting a good job. I dont have also the courage to tell my girlfriend that I have hep b virus, I'am afraid she will reject me, she's a nurse...I need advice, this is the only site where I can share my sentiment, I feel that my life sucks because of this...
    your gf has a right to know specially she's working in a health care facility. have her checked and get a vaccine before its too late and before she hates u forever
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    hi Im a nurse too,,I never had the chance to have an experience to work in a hospital here in Philippine because of being a hep. B pos. So now Im planning to apply for student visa in Australia,.. I just want to know does anybody here or people you know was approved by their student visa application in Australia? Please share your experiences guys. I badly need your help..
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    Hi luvz23! I also applied for a student visa in australia and I'm afraid to be denied because of my condition, how's your application? I am really anxious now
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    i hope i can go to abroad too =(
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    Where are you going ashfia? Are you planning to go to Australia too?..
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    hi waterleily..I havent proceeded yet to my application coz some of my documents are not complete yet.. Im still focusing in reviewing Ielts by myself..How about you? Are you just waiting for your result? I heard from my agency it depends on the embassy if they will give us visa and it depends upon your health.. I am also worried about it coz I havent check up with my doctor..Sooner I'll ask her advice regarding my condition. I hope it will be a good news...Tell me more about your status now??Lets just be strong and pray always..Actually I badly wanna go there coz I havent exerienced working as a licensed nurse.. I always wanted to serve our nation but theres no palce for us here..too bad its the reality..I,m scared to be rejected.
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    @luvz23 I'm also scared, to the point of giving up.. I already submitted my documents to the embassy..I am waiting for their e-mail for my medical exam..my doctor told me that I can go abroad as long as the HBV DNA level is low or negative...but I am still worried, I have read somewhere in a forum (not this forum, can't remember what site) regarding Australian Visa application that he was rejected due to his health condition, they stated that his condition will cost the health insurance there and he can be a liability to the gov't and taxpayers (that's what i understand to what he wrote), even though he won't be working as a nurse, he was applying as an immigrant... That's why I got worried. During my last check up my HBV DNA level was already negative, but I just don't know..I'm praying really hard that I can pass.. , I hope we can make it..
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    Always pray and hope for the best. I'm a chronic Hepatitis B carrier too, and now working as a nurse here in Canada. My experience in the Philippines when I'm still studying was so traumatic, I was expelled from the college of nursing because I was tested positive before the capping ceremony. My world and my dream collapsed that time. I never had a hospital experience in the Philippines because of the health care discrimination but when we migrated here in Canada I was able to do the Bridge to Canadian nursing course and had my CRNE and passed it.
    narsruthie and prayerismyshield like this.
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    @mayumi: wow! good for you mayumi...you are so lucky.. I hope I can pass the medical examination for Australia too.. you just gave me couraged..Thank you..

    Your school was so harsh on you..they are so dumb for thinking that you can't be a nurse even if you are chronic hep b+, anyway good for you that you are able to achieve your dream in Canada, I hope I can achieve mine too in Australia..


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