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  1. by   twisted189
    this is a very interesting post.. helpful indeed. i tried to post a new thread but i think i did something wrong.. heartbeat anyway, I learned that UP-PGH will be having a 4-month training course this august. im wondering if this would be an advantage for those who want to get hired as nurse 1 there? thank you.. as ive said im very much interested.. very.. quite the most prestigious tertiary hospital indeed...
  2. by   nars1019
    Quote from twisted189
    this is a very interesting post.. helpful indeed. i tried to post a new thread but i think i did something wrong.. heartbeat anyway, I learned that UP-PGH will be having a 4-month training course this august. im wondering if this would be an advantage for those who want to get hired as nurse 1 there? thank you.. as ive said im very much interested.. very.. quite the most prestigious tertiary hospital indeed...
    Yes, UP-PGH has a 4-month (August 24 to December 4, 2009) Clinical Nursing Enhancement Program (CNEP) which costs Php 5,000 and is ONLY offered for registered nurses who have limited and/or not actively practiced the profession for five (5) consecutive years.

    The CNEP is different from the 6-month Advancement Program in Clinical Nursing (APCN) which is offered for registered nurses who want to gain clinical experience at the Philippine General Hospital.

    I'm not sure about it but what I know from other nurse applicants is that undergoing training at the PGH does not guarantee you a slot in the Nurse Proficiency Exam (NPE). My girlfriend who has undegone the 6-month APCN training last year still had to queue early in the morning at the DNRD office just to submit her requirements and get the much coveted slot for the NPE.

    In my own experience, I had to queue at around 5 in the morning at the PGH lobby just to get a slot for the submission of requirements.

    After submission of requirements, an applicant should pass the NPE and then be scheduled for a panel interview. If she/he passes the panel interview, then she/he must wait for the final interview with the Deputy Director of Nursing Services. After that, he/she becomes part of the manpower pool and waits for deployment.

    Long, tedious process of waiting...waiting...waiting...


  3. by   prongs
    i spoke with someone from their training department. He informed me that you can only pass application for CNEP if you are a graduate 2004 and below. THe next APCN will be on Feb 2009.
  4. by   nars1019
    Quote from prongs
    i spoke with someone from their training department. He informed me that you can only pass application for CNEP if you are a graduate 2004 and below. THe next APCN will be on Feb 2009.
    Perhaps you mean February 2010. :wink2:
  5. by   prongs
    oops, sorry... yes that's 2010
  6. by   gambutrol
    We have APCN trainees in our unit.. although becoming an APCN does not guarantee you to become a staff nurse here at PGH, at least one could experience PGH at its best.. you get to choose the special unit that you want to roatate into for your last remaining months.. we have MICU, PICU, CENICU, Renal Unit, PACU, Burn Unit, NSSCU, NICU, Neonatal ICU, Cardiac Cath Lab, GI Unit, OR with different specializations ranging from Neurosurgery, MISU to General Surgery..
  7. by   lana_08
    hi guys! do we have to undergo CNEP first before we can take part of the APCN? and is it really a requirement to be a graduate of 2004 and below to be qualified for APCN? thanks!
  8. by   gambutrol
    it is CNEP that you would have to be a graduate of batch2004 below without prior hospital nursing experience for several years.. it is not a requirement.. for APCN.. these are registered nurses who want to acquire nursing experience (these are usually fresh graduates).. try to back read the posts for more info..
  9. by   prongs
    I don't think you have to go through CNEP to be able to apply for ANCP. CNEP are for those who graduated 5 years ago, 2004 and below. ANCP is for 2005 and up.... that is according to the person i've spoken with in their training department.
  10. by   032987rn
    Quote from nars1019
    Yes, UP-PGH has a 4-month (August 24 to December 4, 2009) Clinical Nursing Enhancement Program (CNEP) which costs Php 5,000 and is ONLY offered for registered nurses who have limited and/or not actively practiced the profession for five (5) consecutive years.

    The CNEP is different from the 6-month Advancement Program in Clinical Nursing (APCN) which is offered for registered nurses who want to gain clinical experience at the Philippine General Hospital.

    I'm not sure about it but what I know from other nurse applicants is that undergoing training at the PGH does not guarantee you a slot in the Nurse Proficiency Exam (NPE). My girlfriend who has undegone the 6-month APCN training last year still had to queue early in the morning at the DNRD office just to submit her requirements and get the much coveted slot for the NPE.

    In my own experience, I had to queue at around 5 in the morning at the PGH lobby just to get a slot for the submission of requirements.

    After submission of requirements, an applicant should pass the NPE and then be scheduled for a panel interview. If she/he passes the panel interview, then she/he must wait for the final interview with the Deputy Director of Nursing Services. After that, he/she becomes part of the manpower pool and waits for deployment.

    Long, tedious process of waiting...waiting...waiting...


    what are the requirements to be able to qualify for APCN?
  11. by   twisted189

    The CNEP is different from the 6-month Advancement Program in Clinical Nursing (APCN) which is offered for registered nurses who want to gain clinical experience at the Philippine General Hospital.

    I'm not sure about it but what I know from other nurse applicants is that undergoing training at the PGH does not guarantee you a slot in the Nurse Proficiency Exam (NPE). My girlfriend who has undegone the 6-month APCN training last year still had to queue early in the morning at the DNRD office just to submit her requirements and get the much coveted slot for the NPE.

    In my own experience, I had to queue at around 5 in the morning at the PGH lobby just to get a slot for the submission of requirements.

    After submission of requirements, an applicant should pass the NPE and then be scheduled for a panel interview. If she/he passes the panel interview, then she/he must wait for the final interview with the Deputy Director of Nursing Services. After that, he/she becomes part of the manpower pool and waits for deployment.

    Long, tedious process of waiting...waiting...waiting...


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    ohhhh. okay thank you for this! appreciate your reply. patience is REALLY a virtue then.
  12. by   saint_nurse
    I would just like to ask the requirements for Advancement Program in Clinical Nursing at the Philippine General Hospital? Tnx.
  13. by   ubersupeRN
    @gambutrol, please help me pass the exam there. Im really losing my hope.. I flunked my first exam there, and the big problem is i cant recall topics i encountered plus cant solve the computation there. i really want to have my first work there.. Its been 8mos and still unlucky to have work.. Oh life

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