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NCLEXpassers applying for work in hospitals,have you ever experienced discrimination?

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by sam755 sam755 (Member)

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I've been having a hard time finding work in the hospitals here in mla. I feel like I've been waiting forever just to be scheduled for interview and examinations.

With some hospitals, I got the impression that passing the NCLEX-RN is not a plus factor. It seems to me that NCLEX passers are second priority over those who only have the Philippine license.

I've always been asked the big question... WHEN WILL YOU LEAVE?

Could anyone share their experiences?

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I personaly think that you do not have to volunteer that information unless it is asked of you. And even then it is probably non of their business, since it has nothing to do with wether you can proficiently perform the work as an RN.

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i haven't taken the nclex yet, but i have friends who've passed it. i'm a holder of the CG certificate, though. yup, that's a common thing (discrimination). of course, i do get their point in asking that question. they still have to look after their hospital. in fact, i've tried other jobs (non nursing), and it's the same thing. now, i opt to keep mum about my status. employers, hospitals or otherwise, know i'm a registered nurse, and that's that for me.

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blabber has 10 years experience as a RN and specializes in MICU.

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I guess the reason for them asking you about any examinations you have taken is the fact that most phil nurses leave the hospital without finishing their contracts and usually, hospitals in the PH will offer a min of 2 year contracts.

I won't advice anybody applying, to divulge info about the status of their applications or even voluntarily inform them that they have passed NCLEX or CGFNS because really, both exams have nothing to do with working in the PH. It doesn't prove that you'll be able to provide the quality of nursing care that they are looking for.

Instead of telling them that you have passed so and so exams, you should give them the impression that you can work to the best of your ability and that you will stay working with them until such time that they won't require your service anymore. I know all of us are still waiting for the opportunity to work in US but it's also important that we serve our country first.

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chelseven is a RN and specializes in paediatric and day surgery ward.

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Applying on a local hospital, and knowing that you are already a licensed nurse in the States. . .it won't help you out in landing a job here in the Phils. why?..i think the HR personnels are smart enough to think that you are just going to use them for your nursing experience w/o even finishing their 2 years contract. Let's just say, they worked hard to train you on their very own facility and yet?..the others will benefit. That's just my opinion and from what I noticed here in the Phils.

Just a piece of advice when applying, leave your USRN application or licensed "thing" in the house and just mention your local board.

It has nothing to do here.

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Wow! Thank you for all your replies. Great insight!

I thought being transparent was better....

I guess some things are better left unsaid...

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Wow! Thank you for all your replies. Great insight!

I thought being transparent was better....

I guess some things are better left unsaid...

If you're planning to work in other countries, being honest or transparent would always be the best.

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