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They will be posting the names of all those who passed the exam and you will also receive a text message as to when you will be interviewed. Expect it to be posted around July. The last part of the exam is composed of 10 (?) computations. Very basic. Just know your conversions (g-mg-g-mg), D/S X Q and your Vol/Time X DF/60 mins formula. The rest of the exam is multiple choice.

Not to dampen the spirits of those who really want to train at AFPMC, but as much as 70-85% of those who qualified for the RN Residency program have "padrinos" inside the AFP and/or Dept of National Defense. :smokin: I am currently training there and I am proud to say that I am part of the 30%. Most of the staff there really get surprised whenever I tell them that I do not know anyone from the inside. Anyway, good luck! If you have a high board rating and do well in the exam you have a high chance to be qualified. Even higher if you have a referral. :yeah::lol2: Just try and never lose hope!!! You never know what fate has in store for you :up:

Thank you for this. Whew! I'm a bit sad to hear about that "padrino system". Well, on one end I'm not surprised anymore, as it works not only in government institutions but as well in private. A lot of nurses out there who are also eager to join the training or employment opportunities are not given anymore the chance to prove their worth .. only a small portion are left to them. Anyway, congrats..:yeah: so I assumed you are in your last month of completing the program, how's the experience so far?

Ilovetoggerdear : please help me how to prepare for there skills exam, how is it? I just want to prepare for it because i'm aware that i'm not good in skill.. so please give me an idea how is it going. thank you very mech.

Ilovetoggerdear : please help me how to prepare for there skills exam, how is it? I just want to prepare for it because i'm aware that i'm not good in skill.. so please give me an idea how is it going. thank you very mech.

hi elocin,

Are you done with the qualifying exam? If yes, when did you take it?

Thanks!:)

ilovetiggerdear, LPN, LVN

Specializes in NICU.

1103alym: THANKS! I still have 2 more months to go and so far so good. I really learned and is still continuing to learn a lot of basic nursing skills (which I never encountered in nursing school) and my confidence level as a nurse really improved. I can do a lot of procedures on my own already (e.g. catheterization, IV insertion, suctioning, tracheostomy care, mixing of medications, NGT feeding, lavage, IM/ID/SQ injections, use of infusion pumps etc.) I am also very fortunate to have been assigned in an area where aside from working with the nicest staff, the patients are toxic! Hehe. Meaning I have the chance to learn a lot. Some of my co-residents complain that they rarely do procedures in their area of duty. Are you planning to train there as well? You should give it a try like I did. I never expected to qualify (since I don't know anyone) but I did. Good luck to all of us!

elocin06: our skills test was done after passing the exam, interview and finishing all of the lectures. I don't know if it will be the same for the coming batch. Don't worry too much about the skills test. The preceptors are nice and you can even ask help from them.:up: If I can remember correctly, we did NGT feeding, IV insertion, catheterization, enemas and...that's all I can remember for now. I'll get back to you when I have recalled it already. GOOD LUCK!

griffin_girl

Specializes in none.

do they have height requirements?

hi elocin, Are you done with the qualifying exam? If yes, when did you take it? Thank 1103alym: yes I'm done with the qualifying exam but i dont know if i passed bec the result is not yet release and I am not that confident because I also dont know anyone from the inside... I just hope for miracle.. hahahaha..

ilovetiggerbear: thank you very much for your help. i also dont know someone in th inside or i have backer, Hope I cna make it like you although there is only a little chance.. In skills exam, are there stills applicants who failed? thank you

ilovetigerdear: thanks again for the reply! good for you, at least your learning a lot! congrats! I'm planning to apply.. but from what Ive learned there's no more schedule for the qualifying exam, so maybe next time/batch, that could probably be early next year. By the way, you have mentioned that you're assigned in a toxic area, so most likely in a specialized one, so that lead me to ask you another question (sorry for that, just curious) .Does everyone get the chance to be rotated? Or it could be,one is set to stay in 1 area of assignment until completion of 6 months?

Thanks.

griffin_girl

Specializes in none.

where could i find this hospital? address pls, thnx!

V.Luna Road, Quezon City

From QC City Hall/QC Circle, take a jeep going to Anonas then asked to be drop you off V.Luna Hospital/AFP Medical Center. Or alternately, you can take the Cubao-Kalayaan jeep then ask to drop you at V. Luna Road, you will see a Jolibee store then opposite of that is a white wall (that's the AFPMC's perimeter wall) just walk until you reach the gate then thats it.

hello.

to ilovetiggerdear: how many months is the training? what comes next after that? will you get hired? thank you!

ilovetiggerdear, LPN, LVN

Specializes in NICU.

ilovetiggerbear: thank you very much for your help. i also dont know someone in th inside or i have backer, Hope I cna make it like you although there is only a little chance.. In skills exam, are there stills applicants who failed? thank you

During our batch, no one failed during the skills test. Although they kept warning us to do well or else we will be disqualified for the program. But no one got kicked out.

ilovetiggerdear, LPN, LVN

Specializes in NICU.

ilovetigerdear: thanks again for the reply! good for you, at least your learning a lot! congrats! I'm planning to apply.. but from what Ive learned there's no more schedule for the qualifying exam, so maybe next time/batch, that could probably be early next year. By the way, you have mentioned that you're assigned in a toxic area, so most likely in a specialized one, so that lead me to ask you another question (sorry for that, just curious) .Does everyone get the chance to be rotated? Or it could be,one is set to stay in 1 area of assignment until completion of 6 months?

Thanks.

I was assigned in a special area for the first 2 months of my rotation. My second rotation is just in the ward but it just so happened that we had a lot of admissions that were intubated and placed in our "ICU". Most if not all of the wards in V.Luna have mini or pseudo ICU's where they place the toxic patients (meaning with IV, IFC, T-piece, NGT, ET, tracheostomy and the like). It's more or less the same setting as the ICU only with no air conditioning and less equipments (patients share the use of pulse oximeter and/or suction machine but of course w/ diff suction tips! Hehe)

During the exam we were asked to write the top 3 areas where we would like to be assigned. Interview time came and we were asked to explain why we chose those areas. The head nurses of the diff areas will be the one to conduct the interview. You have to convince them to place you in your chosen ward/area. But take note, not everyone who placed for ex ICU as their choice wil be given a chance to rotate there. I'm not so sure but if you were assigned to these special areas like MICU, SICU, PACU and PEDIA you will be staying there permanently for 6 months. Some were assigned to NICU, ER and DIALYSIS ?? but were also rotated to another ward. Oh and by the way there will be only 3-4 persons per area.

Exams for the next batch might probably start by September or October so you have to go there to list your names 1 month earlier.

Re employment after the training, as always, there's definitely no guarantee unless you know someone (who has a high position) from the inside. They had an exam for the employment of civilian nurses last May 29 but not all of us were given the chance to sit down for that. Only those lucky ones were informed.

I was assigned in a special area for the first 2 months of my rotation. My second rotation is just in the ward but it just so happened that we had a lot of admissions that were intubated and placed in our "ICU". Most if not all of the wards in V.Luna have mini or pseudo ICU's where they place the toxic patients (meaning with IV, IFC, T-piece, NGT, ET, tracheostomy and the like). It's more or less the same setting as the ICU only with no air conditioning and less equipments (patients share the use of pulse oximeter and/or suction machine but of course w/ diff suction tips! Hehe)

During the exam we were asked to write the top 3 areas where we would like to be assigned. Interview time came and we were asked to explain why we chose those areas. The head nurses of the diff areas will be the one to conduct the interview. You have to convince them to place you in your chosen ward/area. But take note, not everyone who placed for ex ICU as their choice wil be given a chance to rotate there. I'm not so sure but if you were assigned to these special areas like MICU, SICU, PACU and PEDIA you will be staying there permanently for 6 months. Some were assigned to NICU, ER and DIALYSIS ?? but were also rotated to another ward. Oh and by the way there will be only 3-4 persons per area.

Exams for the next batch might probably start by September or October so you have to go there to list your names 1 month earlier.

Re employment after the training, as always, there's definitely no guarantee unless you know someone (who has a high position) from the inside. They had an exam for the employment of civilian nurses last May 29 but not all of us were given the chance to sit down for that. Only those lucky ones were informed.

ilovetigerdear: Thank you so much!! You have been very gracious with all my queries. :) Wish you luck in all your future endeavors. God bless!

ilovetiggerdear, how many trainees were you in your batch? thanks...

kyckerz

Specializes in School Nursing / Education. Has 1 years experience.

i'm a little confused.. is this AFP medical center connected to the nurse corps that was included in the previous job fair held at Luneta? I was planning to apply but don't know where am i really going. I got this brochure from the said event and this is for nurse corps.. i believe this isnt hospital based, though there is a 6 month training at V Luna. Hoping for a reply.

AFPMC RN residency is different for the the nurse corps. It is a volunteer nurse position for civilian nurses. Whereas the the nurse corps (when you pass) is for military nursing.

For the Nurse corps, you can go to Bulwagang Valdez at Camp Aguinaldo to apply.

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