hospital experience dilemma - page 2

i have this situation, hope you guys can help me decide: 2 hospitals in the province - government hospital vs private hospital, both tertiary i'm currently a trainee in the government hospital... Read More

  1. by   bobby123
    @chinie: you are an RN but working as a Healthcare Assistant in Singapore. Why? I don't know about Singapore much but I know of some Filipinos who are nurses there so why work as an HCA?

    @mrmiyagi: a healthcare assistant is the same as personal care worker or nurses' aide. They assist RNs with ADLs and such. If you are a registered nurse in the Philippines then you would be overqualified. Will not look good on CV unless you are studying to be an RN generally. New Zealand is definitely closed to overseas nurses and Australia also has an oversupply of nurses for now unfortunately.
  2. by   mrmiyagi
    thanks for that info bobby. so i guess the salary would be not that high if that's the case.

    do countries like singapore consider volunteer experience as a nurse? there is a chance i could end up volunteering in the government hospital for some time if i don't get hired soon.

    it would be really convenient to work in singapore since it's very near the philippines. japan would also be good but i don't speak japanese and have no idea about the process of applying there. japan is a nice country i think. i'm mr. miyagi afterall.