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If You were Me, What Will You Choose?


Has 2 years experience.

You are reading page 2 of If You were Me, What Will You Choose?. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

Nursing situation here in the Philippines is deteriorating. You should bear in your mind the word "ASSURANCE". Is there assurance that you'll be employed in that tertiary hospital after 6 months of training? If I were you, I'll choose to stay in the secondary hospital where I am 100% assured that I can keep the job.

Its not easy to land to a staff nurse job so you should think twice. :p

gianphilippines, LPN, LVN

Has 2 years experience.

guys, i already finish the training program at the tertiary hospital and i already signed up a contract with them, im a contractual nurse, 6 months then renewable, i already resigned from the secondary hospital on a short notice with circumstances beyond my control and i need to resign immediately as my reason.. i already weigh things already and it's better for me to work at the tertiary hospital and be a public servant, pay is also a bit higher as compared to the secondary hospital, im just gonna do my best and kick ass when i start working at the government hospital sometime next month.... thanks for all POVs


Specializes in Psych, Skilled Nursing. Has 2 years experience.

Most of the contractuals I know here in just got the job because of their "backers" so I am not sure if you have one, good luck to you :yeah:

gianphilippines, LPN, LVN

Has 2 years experience.

Thanks but I don't have "backers" or someone to help me to get in the government hospital.


Specializes in SICU, Burn Unit, PACU, CCU.

I work in a tertiary-government hospital here in the Philippines and I didn't have anyone to back me up when I became a regular staff. To help you with your decision, I will share to you my personal experience. I was once a volunteer then became a staff nurse in a tertiary hospital (privately-owned) near our residence. When I got a call from the tertiary-goverment hospital to complete my pre-employment requirements, I never thought twice to formally quit my previous work. I was enjoying my work their in that private-tertiary hospital (and all of my colleagues are my friends even head nurses included) but when I searched my heart (whew!) of what I would like to be in the future, I know that the institution that I would transfer into would shape me into a better nurse (aside of course from the pay, which is higher in public hospital).

I am now a junior nurse here in that public tertiary hospital and I never regretted a single day of my decision.

Search deep within your hypothalamus and instruct your frontal lobes to decide or in a symbolic (and short) way of saying it.. search your hearts desire

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