Pinoy Nursing

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    Hello guys! I miss pinoy nursing so bad! I work now in Canada. Anyone here who's in the same situation? :-)
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    Why do you miss pinoy nursing? good for you you are now in Canada... i wish i could go there, too.
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    I miss working with pinoy colleagues in pinoy community. It's totally different here.
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    Quote from ian_onymous
    I miss working with pinoy colleagues in pinoy community. It's totally different here.
    What did you expect once you got here?

    4-5 years ago when Canada become the destination of choice for IENs many of us Canadian nurses posted what to expect, how the culture, climate and nursing responsibilities were different than what you may have been used to. We were accused of being dream busters and anti PI nurses. We just wanted you to arrive with your eyes open and not expect us to be America junior.
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    Quote from Fiona59

    What did you expect once you got here?

    4-5 years ago when Canada become the destination of choice for IENs many of us Canadian nurses posted what to expect, how the culture, climate and nursing responsibilities were different than what you may have been used to. We were accused of being dream busters and anti PI nurses. We just wanted you to arrive with your eyes open and not expect us to be America junior.
    Don't get me wrong. It's just that some IENs take longer to adjust to the very different culture, environment. The responsibilities we used to have in our home country have very little difference compared to the RNs here.
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    Sounds like you are making normal adaptation. I am sure things will settle and you will look back and think did I really feel like this
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    Quote from Silverdragon102
    Sounds like you are making normal adaptation. I am sure things will settle and you will look back and think did I really feel like this
    Yeah. I hope everyone will!
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    Can you share the differences in Canadian Nursing and Pinoy Nursing. My understanding Canada is high tech, well staffed, and provides great medical and nursing care. Canada is also unionized, so the distribution of positions is fair eliminating patronage. What makes Pinoy nursing so appealing to you ? Is it the pay ? The staffing ? The equipment? The schedule ? Canadians are inclusive inviting many different cultures do you feel excluded ? Are your fellow nurses not friendly. Personally I find have cliques of nurses hard to work and reduces teamwork. Are you finding that with the Canadian nurses that they don't work well together. Are Canadian patients demanding? Are the Canadian nurses incompetent ?

    How is your life out side work? Have you embraced the Canadian Community?
    Are you homesick ? That is normal. What works best for me is to adapt the the Culture you are living in or return back home if you find the nursing culture offensive.
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    It's normal for newly-arrived foreign nurses in a new country to feel homesick and long for the environment they're accustomed to. It's a new culture, a new way of speaking a language different from how they learned it, as well as sights and sounds, seasons and climate that is very different from what they grew up with. Having a passion for nursing or national origin has nothing to do with it, it's human nature to seek the familiar environments of home when living in a foreign land for the first time.

    When I arrived in the US, I started out in a town in the Midwest where there were very few people from the Philippines. Yes, I missed the family and friends I left, the co-workers I had, and the hustle and bustle of living in Manila. Yes, I got excited when I hear Tagalog spoken whenever I was out in the mall, I lit up when a fellow Filipino recognizes me or acknowledges me as Filipino, and I sought out Asian supermarkets just so I can find ingredients to make Filipino food. In time, these feelings changed. Like me, you will also get accustomed to your new country, new friends, new co-workers, and your new way of life.

    In my case, I will always be Filipino in appearance and soul but I've adapted to the lifestyle in the US and could not see myself living or working anywhere else. I live in California now and I see a lot of people from the Philippines many of whom just recently arrived. I don't envy the fact that I did not have this kind of environment when I first moved to the US because I think my personal experience of being exposed to very few Filipinos when I arrived strengthened me to adapt and brought out the person I've now become.
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    Thank you!


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