work abroad w/out experience.. possible?

  1. if possible... where?


    would that be advisable?

    tnx!
    Last edit by bajoy on Aug 1, '06
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  3. by   msdreamchaser
    yep... as i have read in different forums it is possible to work abroad without experience as long as you have passed the foreign exams..
  4. by   kathykaye
    Quote from bajoy
    if possible... where?


    would that be advisable?

    tnx!
    yes. what matters is that you pass all the necessary exams..
  5. by   khirbz
    They'll still train you the necessary things once you get there...
  6. by   RN062006
    basically how many months is the training? and do they give salary if ur a trainee...
  7. by   FutureUSRN
    YES, they will....unlike here in the Philippines where new grads, even already passed the local board and certified RNs are not given a salary...some even pay for the training....

    Don't get me wrong! I love the Philippines...it is just that I hate the people running our systems...
  8. by   _Pippin_
    Quote from bajoy
    if possible... where?


    would that be advisable?

    tnx!

    yes it is possible but at what expense? patient's life?

    poor nursing care and bad decision making related to inexperience in the hospital setting will show during emergency crisis and it is giving us filipinos a bad name abroad.

    i once heard a news of a nursing director reprimanding a newbie and i quote her saying:"you are here to work not to learn!!!". kinda shameful right?

    this is not to discourage you, however, i still recommend for you to at least do volunteer work for about six months in any hospital in the philippines before applying abroad.

    pippin
    Last edit by _Pippin_ on Aug 8, '06
  9. by   FutureUSRN
    You will have a preceptor at first even if you have more than ten years experience...no good hospital will ever trust a newbie without evaluating his capabilities and competencies first....
  10. by   rolaurcalz17
    Quote from FutureUSRN
    You will have a preceptor at first even if you have more than ten years experience...no good hospital will ever trust a newbie without evaluating his capabilities and competencies first....
    very well said FutureUSRN!
  11. by   Tuy Nurse
    yes very possible! those who require experience are the employment agencies only. my sister has a tourist visa, a walk in applicant in CA and she is working for 6 months now!
  12. by   asianrn
    It is possible to work here in the US without any hospital experience in the Philippines. There is a good amount of orientation depending on where you want to work from medical-surgical floor to ED to ICU. We are all here to learn and wok at the same time. Nursing itself is an evolving profession, and we have to adapt to these changes. The things you have learned 10 years ago may not be applicable today since now we are on a verge of new technologies and research. It is wrong and even incomprehensible to say " we are here to work and not learn". I dont' think this is true at all, it's all hearsay since it was just pass on to you by a friend. Most of the Director of Nursing here in US have their Masters in Nursing as their educational attainment, and most of them are supportive to their nurses especially to the new ones. Since they have their Masters, most of them are in support for new research and evidence based practices. Learning doesn't stop as soon as you graduate or have your US license. Education is a continous process...thats' why we have CEU's here, competencies to update our knowledge and skills. Now to the OP, go and follow what you think is best for you not for anyone else's, what you think is right for you...to the others please stop the crab mentality..
  13. by   pinoy_guy
    Quote from asianrn
    it is possible to work here in the us without any hospital experience in the philippines. there is a good amount of orientation depending on where you want to work from medical-surgical floor to ed to icu. we are all here to learn and wok at the same time.
    thanks for your input.

    it gives me a better picture of how nursing is practiced in the us.

    quite unlike nursing practice in the philippines.
  14. by   _Pippin_
    Quote from asianrn
    It is possible to work here in the US without any hospital experience in the Philippines. There is a good amount of orientation depending on where you want to work from medical-surgical floor to ED to ICU. We are all here to learn and wok at the same time. Nursing itself is an evolving profession, and we have to adapt to these changes. The things you have learned 10 years ago may not be applicable today since now we are on a verge of new technologies and research. It is wrong and even incomprehensible to say " we are here to work and not learn". I dont' think this is true at all, it's all hearsay since it was just pass on to you by a friend. Most of the Director of Nursing here in US have their Masters in Nursing as their educational attainment, and most of them are supportive to their nurses especially to the new ones. Since they have their Masters, most of them are in support for new research and evidence based practices. Learning doesn't stop as soon as you graduate or have your US license. Education is a continous process...thats' why we have CEU's here, competencies to update our knowledge and skills. Now to the OP, go and follow what you think is best for you not for anyone else's, what you think is right for you...to the others please stop the crab mentality..

    I do recognize as valid when you pointed out that Nursing is a continous evolving profession...

    However, I beg to disagree with your premise that what I am pointing out is some sort of "crab mentality" coz it's definitely not....

    What I am trying to point out is, it is prudent for us nurses to acquire experience first before embarking on a career abroad.

    Let us not forget that the Professional image that we carry abroad is not personal one but rather of a whole nation. Isn't it nice and overwhelming to know that our colleagues from other parts of the globe would speak and regard us with great professional admiration? Or would you rather hear sad tales of nurses reprimanded for incompetence and gross professional ignorance? Im sure you would prefer the former rather than the later, am I right?

    The sample I've narrated previously is not hearsay so to speak but rather a real scenario in an actual hospital setting....

    No amount of reading books and attending theoretical lectures could surmount the knowledge we acquire from actual experience.

    Reading and lectures gives us an overview of things to happen but experience gives us confidence and poise in an actual critical setting....

    You have a nice day....

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