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Anyone here worked at PGH before? Looks like they're hiring. While waiting out the retrogression, might as well, right?... Read More

  1. by   Ar-en
    Quote from mikeru22
    I think it is especially if you've not been a practicing nurse for years and it is the only way that you can go back to practicing your chosen profession. It won't be if you don't have any jobs and you're family depends solely on you for a living.
    umm i just wanna ask if its true that PGH has training and you have to pay 10k for it?
  2. by   mikeru22
    Quote from Ar-en
    umm i just wanna ask if its true that PGH has training and you have to pay 10k for it?
    Hey Ar En, what you are referring to is the APCN. It's a 6-month paid exposure in PGH where you will be deployed in different wards and specialty areas. The screening happens twice a year and the DNRD normally announces when they're accepting applicants.
  3. by   Ar-en
    Quote from mikeru22
    Hey Ar En, what you are referring to is the APCN. It's a 6-month paid exposure in PGH where you will be deployed in different wards and specialty areas. The screening happens twice a year and the DNRD normally announces when they're accepting applicants.
    thank you mikeru22 . umm if you ever get into the training, does the trainee has a chance to be absorb in the hospital?.
  4. by   Ar-en
    Quote from mikeru22
    Hey Ar En, what you are referring to is the APCN. It's a 6-month paid exposure in PGH where you will be deployed in different wards and specialty areas. The screening happens twice a year and the DNRD normally announces when they're accepting applicants.
    <br><br>thank you mikeru22 . umm if you ever get into the training, does the trainee has a chance to be absorb in the hospital?. also sorry for asking but what is DNRD?
  5. by   mikeru22
    Nope, joining the APCN doesn't guarantee a trainee to be absorbed by the institution. DNRD means Department of Nursing Research and Development.
  6. by   eissej_rn
    shinanigan:as to my job application experience, it took me 3 years to finally fill up the position as Nurse I at PGH. After passing the written exam it was after a year that I had my panel interview, a year passed then I had my final interview then recently my medical exam...then I got hired. I wasn't really expecting they would still contact me because of the large "pool" of applicants they had who also shared the same experience. During that waiting period I made sure no time is wasted. I took trainings, volunteer works, applied to almost every hospital (even applied as a military nurse), took & passed NCLEX, even had a non-nursing related job. I am very eager to gain & develop knowledge & skills related or not to my chosen profession. Then, I found myself working as a ER staff in a private hospital--it was overwhelmingly challenging but I was happy that finally I had my formal hospital job. I felt I have adjusted already then a MAJOR dilemma came in--finally my NC (military nurse) & PGH appication knocks! And I was like...whoa!!! It was very though, I had to think it over for some time, prayed really hard & seek advice from my "mentors"....PFT (for NC) or leaving my safe zone & starting back to zero in a public hospital. To cut the long story short...I am now a PGH staff nurse. Is it worth it? Yes! How would you survive a almost 1:20 nurse-patient ratio if you come there unpreprared. Nonetheless, there are lots of benefit, perks that comes with it--which will be revealed once you're part of it. Hope my experience sheds some light. Good luck & Glod Bless to everyone!
  7. by   shinanigan
    Quote from eissej_rn
    shinanigan:as to my job application experience, it took me 3 years to finally fill up the position as Nurse I at PGH. After passing the written exam it was after a year that I had my panel interview, a year passed then I had my final interview then recently my medical exam...then I got hired. I wasn't really expecting they would still contact me because of the large "pool" of applicants they had who also shared the same experience. During that waiting period I made sure no time is wasted. I took trainings, volunteer works, applied to almost every hospital (even applied as a military nurse), took & passed NCLEX, even had a non-nursing related job. I am very eager to gain & develop knowledge & skills related or not to my chosen profession. Then, I found myself working as a ER staff in a private hospital--it was overwhelmingly challenging but I was happy that finally I had my formal hospital job. I felt I have adjusted already then a MAJOR dilemma came in--finally my NC (military nurse) & PGH appication knocks! And I was like...whoa!!! It was very though, I had to think it over for some time, prayed really hard & seek advice from my "mentors"....PFT (for NC) or leaving my safe zone & starting back to zero in a public hospital. To cut the long story short...I am now a PGH staff nurse. Is it worth it? Yes! How would you survive a almost 1:20 nurse-patient ratio if you come there unpreprared. Nonetheless, there are lots of benefit, perks that comes with it--which will be revealed once you're part of it. Hope my experience sheds some light. Good luck & Glod Bless to everyone!
    Thanks for enlightening! Though some of the benefits were actually said before we actually had our exam. And I guess there's somehow an edge of working in a government hospital. But still, your story was very well appreciated. Hehe.

    And by the way, are you able to see the list of passers for those who applied last July 6? They informed us that they'll post the results after a month.
  8. by   mari_
    I graduated on March 2010 and passed the Board Exam on July 2010. I had undergone lots of training related to my profession. I passed the NPE on February 2011 and had my Panel on May of the same year. Now, more than a year had passed and still waiting for the call for final interview. For those who had their final interviews, is it true that final interview is like a formal welcome? Someone told me that but I want to hear from you guys for your experience. I always tell my family and friends that when the time comes that I'm already working as a nurse, I would say that "my life will be normal". While waiting for my final interview, I'm working as a healthcare associate in a call center for almost a year now.
  9. by   shinanigan
    Quote from mari_
    I graduated on March 2010 and passed the Board Exam on July 2010. I had undergone lots of training related to my profession. I passed the NPE on February 2011 and had my Panel on May of the same year. Now, more than a year had passed and still waiting for the call for final interview. For those who had their final interviews, is it true that final interview is like a formal welcome? Someone told me that but I want to hear from you guys for your experience. I always tell my family and friends that when the time comes that I'm already working as a nurse, I would say that "my life will be normal". While waiting for my final interview, I'm working as a healthcare associate in a call center for almost a year now.
    Healthcare associate in accenture? unitedhealth group?
  10. by   gc_villaflor
    Hi guys! If I may ask, what are the requirements that need to be passed after passing the NPE? I can't go to PGH personally cause my schedule has a conflict. Is there a deadline?

    Thank you very much in advance!
  11. by   reshin
    Quote from gc_villaflor
    Hi guys! If I may ask, what are the requirements that need to be passed after passing the NPE? I can't go to PGH personally cause my schedule has a conflict. Is there a deadline?

    Thank you very much in advance!
    From what I know, there is no deadline but you will just be farther down the list of applicants.
  12. by   gc_villaflor
    Thank you reshin. Do you happen to know the requirements? Thanks.
  13. by   mikeru22
    Quote from gc_villaflor
    Thank you reshin. Do you happen to know the requirements? Thanks.
    These are the list of requirements according to their own website which DNRD accepted when I submitted my requirements:



     1. Accomplished Dean’s Form Downloadable from PGH Nursing
    Services Homepage

    *this needs your Dean's signature and school's dry seal. You can download the Dean's Form through this link http://www.pgh.gov.ph/sites/default/...4rn_jie2k9.pdf.

     2. Transcript of Records (TOR) Submit one (1) original copy. No
    Certified True Copy will be accepted.


     3. Board Rating (with breakdown of
    scores) Submit one (1) original copy.
    Preferrably the PRC blue copy.


     4. Related Learning Experience
    record (RLE) Submit one (1) original copy. No
    Certified True Copy will be accepted.


     5. Resume with 2x2 black and white
    picture. Scanned photos is acceptable.


     6. Certification from previous
    employment, if any Preferrably, clinical nursing or related
    employment.


     7. PRC license Provide back to back copy. Present the
    original for validation.


     8. PNA membership card Provide back to back copy. Present the
    original for validation.

    * the list of requirements are also in the Nursing services homepage: http://www.pgh.gov.ph/sites/default/...nts_jie2k9.pdf.

    Source: PGH website>Nursing Services Home Page

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