moving to Texas

  1. hi.. im a nursing graduate from philippines but i dont have my local license there yet because i was given the opportunity to migrate here in Guam before i turned 21. Now I finally got the green card... we will move to San Antonio, Texas on April and i'm very excited of movin there and staying there for good.. :smilecoffeeIlovecofI just a liitle bit confuse if Texas requires me to take cgfns prior to nclex examination or could i take ierf - ces instead.. please help me.. thank you guys.. God bless...:roll
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  3. by   vnightingale06
    hi! i know you need to pass cgfns first before you can sit for nclex. nice to hear from someone back home!
  4. by   JaxiaKiley
    You might want to check out the international forum, too -- they might know

    Good luck!
  5. by   KarenGeorgeBSRN
    Hi Sassy!

    Welcome to Texas before you even get here! You will love our state; if you drive the speed limit (smile) it takes three days to cross from one point to the longest distance. Indeed many in the U.S. consider our state a "country" of it's own, but I do believe we represent American culture, and tradition 100%!!

    There is a need for nursing professionals with vision and insight in our fine state. LTC is the area of the future; in short acute care is not cost-effective care and American healthcare is based on insurability. LTC is opening sub-acute wings, growing fast to meet the needs of acute care weaknesses!

    I encourage new graduates to explore LTC, and the progressive growth of large corporations with the insight, investment, and opportunity to make a change in healthcare as a whole, and for nurses who want to move up, not down, or burn out!

    Welcome!

    :wink2::wink2:

    Karen G.

    Quote from sassy ayen
    hi.. im a nursing graduate from philippines but i dont have my local license there yet because i was given the opportunity to migrate here in Guam before i turned 21. Now I finally got the green card... we will move to San Antonio, Texas on April and i'm very excited of movin there and staying there for good.. :smilecoffeeIlovecofI just a liitle bit confuse if Texas requires me to take cgfns prior to nclex examination or could i take ierf - ces instead.. please help me.. thank you guys.. God bless...:roll
  6. by   akanini
    Do the LTC facilities have 12 hour shifts?
  7. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from akanini
    Do the LTC facilities have 12 hour shifts?
    Some LTCFs around here offer 12 hour shifts. Some even offer 16 hour shifts under the Baylor Plan.
  8. by   KarenGeorgeBSRN
    Hi all,

    Thanks "Commuter" have been off line a few days. 12 hours are available and the dreaded 16's; I personally feel nursing needs 8's but 10's are also used depending where you work.

    Karen G.

    Quote from TheCommuter
    Some LTCFs around here offer 12 hour shifts. Some even offer 16 hour shifts under the Baylor Plan.
  9. by   Cliffjlvn
    Quote from TheCommuter
    Some LTCFs around here offer 12 hour shifts. Some even offer 16 hour shifts under the Baylor Plan.

    Excuse my ignorance, but what's the Baylor Plan?
  10. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from Cliffjlvn
    Excuse my ignorance, but what's the Baylor Plan?
    It is when the workplace pays you for extra hours in exchange for working the weekend shift. You get paid for 40 hours if you work 32 hours on Saturday and Sunday (two 16 hour shifts). Or you get paid for 32 hours if you work 24 hours on Saturday and Sunday (two 12 hour shifts).
  11. by   sbyramRN
    Quote from KarenGeorgeBSRN
    Hi Sassy!

    Welcome to Texas before you even get here! You will love our state; if you drive the speed limit (smile) it takes three days to cross from one point to the longest distance. Indeed many in the U.S. consider our state a "country" of it's own, but I do believe we represent American culture, and tradition 100%!!

    There is a need for nursing professionals with vision and insight in our fine state. LTC is the area of the future; in short acute care is not cost-effective care and American healthcare is based on insurability. LTC is opening sub-acute wings, growing fast to meet the needs of acute care weaknesses!

    I encourage new graduates to explore LTC, and the progressive growth of large corporations with the insight, investment, and opportunity to make a change in healthcare as a whole, and for nurses who want to move up, not down, or burn out!

    Welcome!

    :wink2::wink2:

    Karen G.
    I make it from Houston to El Paso in 13 hours doing the speed limit and stopping at least three times with three kids in the car. How does it take 3 days

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