Why U.S.?? when there are others...

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    hello fellow Phil. nurses...and maybe to other nationalities who read this...

    I am just sooooo disapponted with my U.S quest....
    I have exhausted all my efforts and money and time....just to bring my future to the U.S. of A....I am now wondering...why ? oh why?
    Come to think of it..maybe God has His way of telling me...I am not for the U.S. BECAUSEI have passed NCLEX, IELTS, CGFNS, have a visa screen and have received a requested CES... Paid so hard for all these. My everyday prayers has always been a retro lift and a faster movement of papers...It has been three years now... I want to say this now...

    THere are a lot of countries, safer and much livable than U.S. that needs my services...can anyone else say ....the same thing too? Lets go !!!! anyone there who agrees with me?? just let me be aware...thats all...
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    Hi Barbie,

    You are right! there are other countries waiting for your service. I worked in different countries like middle east, UK and now in USA. I am so glad that i experienced working in those countries before coming here in USA. Don't you know I prefer working in UK and middle east, workwise it is less stressful, you will earn the same money both in UK and USA.
    UK have good benefits, free health system, long vacation leave and lots of sick leave. In USA you will live in the land of taxes and insurance especially if you have a family. You should make sure that you and your family are always healthy. Otherwise, it is pain in your pocket everytime you go to the doctor, you are lucky enough if you get a good health benefits from the company.
    I think Australia and Canada are good choices for family also.
    Here in USA, I have a files of insurance deductions in my payslip wherein middle east was no tax at all. Working in middle east was a lot of fun since I got plenty of filipino co-workers and I was really feel at home everytime I go to work. It is a tax free country and have good health care benifits.
    You know everywhere you go, as long as you are hardworker you will not get hungry. In UK and USA you can work as long as you want to earn more money.
    Why try any other countries around you....till you find the best place suitable for you. I know it is really hurting your pocket taking all the exams to go to USA. That's why some filipinos are going to other country which is easier to apply as a stepping stone to go to USA. Some will like it and forget going to USA. I think working abroad is all the same as long as you are satisfied and happy where you are not like me I never satisfied myself, but I take all opportunities come my way. As long as I live I will still try any places. I think it's an adventure of life. And I thank God for that. God bless you on your journey to nursing career....
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    Try japan,Uk,saudi...etc.
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    UK actually has a hiring freeze, so you can count that out of available countries; especially if you do not already have a license to work there, as well as a work permit for there.

    Next question:
    Why has it been three years? Three years from when you started preparing for exams? If so, average length of time is no more than 18 months from start to finish. Though have seen many get thru much earlier. If your processing was started anywhere close to three years ago, then there are issues with the employer and/or attorney that is being used. Not the fault of the US government that so many try to blame things on in this case. Visas were available until the end of October and even a few afterwards if in the final processing.

    So please, do not blame it on us over here.

    And if I remember correctly, you had issues with your first agency that you signed with. That is not one thing that the US did wrong or did not do fast enough. 100% to blame on the agency that you signed with. Nothing more.
    Last edit by suzanne4 on Jun 8, '07
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    Quote from barbie38
    hello fellow phil. nurses...and maybe to other nationalities who read this...

    i am just sooooo disapponted with my u.s quest....
    i have exhausted all my efforts and money and time....just to bring my future to the u.s. of a....i am now wondering...why ? oh why?
    come to think of it..maybe god has his way of telling me...i am not for the u.s. becausei have passed nclex, ielts, cgfns, have a visa screen and have received a requested ces... paid so hard for all these. my everyday prayers has always been a retro lift and a faster movement of papers...it has been three years now... i want to say this now...

    there are a lot of countries, safer and much livable than u.s. that needs my services...can anyone else say ....the same thing too? lets go !!!! anyone there who agrees with me?? just let me be aware...thats all...
    yes, there are many countries out there who might need good filipino nurses. maybe saudi arabia, dubai, etc. it seems like everybody wants to work in the usa....and the reason is that your life changes big time when you work and live here. i don't need to explain what, but i am sorry to say try not to be super frustrated and be consumed by it because you are not the only one who felt the same...things like immigration stuff doesn't work out in a snap. with the war in iraq, in my opinion, it seems like immigration is not the first priority of the goverment here. we already have problems like "illegal immigrants" wanting to be granted with u.s. visa, and there are millions of them here, and it seems like nothing is being done. i suggest apply some place and just wait until the visa freeze is over.
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    Yes, I still want to work in the U.S of A. It is not the fault of the government but...the people who believed that qualified Filipino nurses can rely on them to be able to go to U.S. fast..if you have all the documents...etcetera...well..they just failed.
    Now I am aiming to leave our country..but this time....I try to turn my eyes around to countries like Australia and Canada. It looks to me that my U.S. visa will be viewed on 2011. So...hmmmm.I think I ought to give other countries a chance to have my services. Agree?
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    Saudi Arabia is still the largest employer of OFW in the world.

    Nothing wrong with going there or Dubai on a contract while you are still shooting for the USA. Who knows, maybe you'll like it!

    I strongly discourage Pinoy nurses going to Japan, they have some serious ethics problems there and no matter what you do they will never recognize you with the respect you deserve as an RN.
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    What makes people think that nursing jobs are available in the US? There is a hiring freeze in most hospitals through out the country. There are plenty of unemployed RNs in the states right now. There are NO JOBS AVAILABLE, in despite what people might read in the magazines. There are hiring freezes for the new grad programs. I don't care if you have a friend of a friend who's 2nd aunt was able to find a job. Those are few and far between, for your average Joe & Jane Blow it's not going to happen. I'm sorry if I'm sounding so negative, but that's just reality right now in the US, THERE ARE NO JOBS AVAILABLE FOR RN's... Why must people keep living in Fairy Land? I don't get it.

    It's good that people are opting for other options to gain nursing experience while waiting for retrogression to lift. Keep up your skills so when your time comes to go to the US then at least you have experience as an RN. But just because you end up in the US doesn't mean you're going to find a job right away. There are too many unemployed nurses who are in line to find jobs.
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    Quote from LatinaVNStudentRN2B
    What makes people think that nursing jobs are available in the US?
    The fact that US Hospitals are still coming to the Philippines to headhunt and hire.

    The fact that US healtcare networks have increased number demands from staffing agencies operating here in the Philippines.

    The fact that since hospitals are paying less for nurses, they are more willing to hire nurses which are already NCLEX passers and from outside the USA than hiring American-based nurses.

    Hate it all you want, but these facts remain; if you want to have jobs go to Americans first you'll have to lobby the hospitals in the USA, not fuss at young men and women who want to be able to provide for their families just as much as anyone else does.
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    You are right..............RIGHTO!!! I think my sis mentioned the recession might be dipping down to depression .............in U.S.


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