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  1. guest218

    I feel like giving up

    So ive been an ER nurse for 3 yrs and that was all outside US. I stopped working for a yr due to transition from Asia to US. Then I got a job as an ED nurse in a busy ER. Ive been working there for almost 2 months and 1 wk. Im off orientation next week. It is so weird because the management kept on changing their info at first they said I will be on training for 12-16 weeks, but they changed it to 8 wks.I feel like I need more time for training but management thinks I dont. I am so overwhelmed with everything in this new job because . Environment, culture, people, policies, patients, responsibilities, ways of documenting, machines, just everything is new to me. I cry most of the time going home because I have one preceptor who is into micromanaging me and making me feel I'm dumb (good thing is I only dealt with that person 6 times).I am always nervous going to work and always feel not going to work. I know I should love my job because this a job most of the people outside US wishes to have. But I just dont feel it. Because all of these, I got sick and my body just gave up so now I am in the process of needing surgery. I feel like I should just apply for a doctors office job. But my problem is if I apply to them should I put in I worked almost 2 months 1 wk in ED here in US or not? Will they accept me because I dont have enough US experience yet or should I just hold on and keep going with this job? I feel so lost. I felt like choosing this hospital was a mistake. I chose this hospital because the people I shadowed were nice to me, but then when I started working they already resigned. I do not know what to do.
  2. guest218

    Should I renew my license?

    Hi everyone! I have a question about renewing license. I took the NCLEX in Ohio and passed last November 2018, and I endorsed my license here in Maryland. So I am a nurse both in Ohio and Maryland. I am currently working here in MD. Ohio board of nursing just emailed me that I need to renew my Ohio license before October. My question is if I wont renew my Ohio license will it affect my Maryland RN license? Thanks!
  3. I am a new nurse in US and I already have experience of 3 yrs in asia. But the practice in US vs my home country is so different almost in all ways. I am in my 1 month orientation, and it sucks because my preceptor is expecting I know everything and would just leave me alone most of the time. This really makes me want to just leave and go to another hospital because I am always thinking I might end up making a mistake. Everytime I go to work I always feel anxious and sad because I feel like I am just not good. This makes me feel like a very incompetent nurse and I am scared one day I might do something wrong and makes me lose my license. During the orientation opening the hospital mentioned "it is not good to have a Union blah blah..." But my husband suggest I should. I live in Maryland. I want to know if this something every nurse should do. Sorry for my long post. I am just overwhelmed, anxious, cry baby in this new job in a new country.
  4. guest218

    CGFNS Re-evaluation question

    I dont know how to give tips for resumes and cover letter because mine was just really plain and simple. No flowery words. You can always search templates online. Yes, I got hired in two hospitals. I chose the one that I think was perfect for me. I am still on training. So far, all is good as of the moment. I just told them the truth about why I did not have a job for a year. I explained all of it and I told them that while I was not working, I was studying to prepare myself in working as a nurse here. Goodluck!
  5. guest218

    CGFNS Re-evaluation question

    I used UWORLD to study for the NCLEX. I am a foreign nurse, and it has been years since I took PH licensure exam (2012) which made me feel so incompetent in taking exams. I heard about Kaplan online reviewer. I purchased and used it for a few weeks, it never worked for me because their rationale is not good for me and I think it was not enough for me to understand why I was right and wrong in the practice exam. So I did not continue using Kaplan but purchased UWORLD. And I really love UWORLD. I learned a lot from them, and I understood why my answer was wrong. When I finished the exams in Uworld i still felt like I need to study more, I never felt confident. I guess that is normal. I never listened to my negative self, I prayed and think positive. I took the exam the first time and passed in 75 questions. It felt like I was just answering the questions in UWORLD. Uworld prepared me so much. If you think Kaplan is not working for you, try UWORLD.
  6. Thank you guys! I'm so excited and nervous you start working next week.
  7. guest218

    CGFNS Re-evaluation question

    I reported CGFNS to BBB last week. I got an email yesterday from BBB that they already sent CGFNS a complaint letter about my situation. And then CGFNS emailed me today saying they already have a reviewer doing the review for my application. They never replied to my last email, and I sent it 1 or 2 weeks ago. And now they finally replied! Do not just wait and let them do their pace. Do something about it and teach them a lesson. We paid for the service, and they advertised for 12 weeks only. They even informed me through the phone and email that it might be less than 12 weeks because it was just a re-evaluation. It is never right to lie and give false hope to customers. Report them to BBB. Report them to your governor. Do something about it.
  8. guest218

    CGFNS Re-evaluation question

    I have been begging from CGFNS to give me an option of paying to expedite my application. But I never got the luck. They always tell me to check my account everyday to see if I have an option to do it because it is full. I have been waiting now for 14 weeks. But thanks to God bon accepted my old ces report which was issued last yr. But still I want to get the new one because I paid for it. I'm glad you are done dealing with them.
  9. I know nurses have 3 shifts-am, midshift, night. I want to know if youre assigned in a shift, how many weeks will you work on that shift? I am a new US nurse, but I ve been working as ED nurse in the Philippines for 3 years. Our 8hours shifts there changes every 15 days which was crazy, crazy x100. Crazy like after your night shift, you will have one day off then after that go to an am shift. (That was my least favorite shift transition ahha) But I survived. I will start working next month. I will have 3 months training. But I am soo scared. I want to know what should I do to prepare myself. I stopped working for a year because I focused on my immigration papers here in the US and also studied and took the NCLEX plus transferring to another state because hubby was relocated. So, I need guidance and advices on what to do to prepare myself. Thanks!
  10. guest218

    CGFNS Re-evaluation question

    Or you can contact your local congressman and state attorney general to make a complaint about CGFNS. I hope this helps.
  11. guest218

    CGFNS Re-evaluation question

    Im gonna try to report them to BBB. They are really too much now. They are just after money, and not even helping people out.
  12. guest218

    CGFNS Re-evaluation question

    I'm sorry to hear about that! Call again and talk to someone else who is more helpful! Explain your situation to them. Do you have your own CES copy? Maybe they will accept it if it is from you? I really begged the MD BON and explained to them that my temporary license is expiring so soon, and the hospital hiring me will only give me one month to get my license. I hope things will work out! I know how it feels. We should report CGFNS to BBB
  13. guest218

    CGFNS Re-evaluation question

    Oh yes! I've tried everything with CGFNS. From making them feel guilty, calling and emailing them everyday, to trying to report them. Lol. But I did not report them, I changed my mind because MBON was really understanding. CGFNS promised to do it in 12 weeks but it never happened. They are really terrible. Anyway, I hope everything works out for you. Goodluck!
  14. guest218

    CGFNS Re-evaluation question

    Hello! I got my MD Nurse license finally. MDBON accepted my old CES report from Ohio. Good thing I have a copy of the old one when CGFNS approved my CES report for Ohio. Give BON a call, tell them your situation and ask if they will accept your old CES report from another state. If you do not have a copy of the old CES, go to CGFNS website and they have an option of giving you another copy of your old CES report and pay $75. Up until now, CGFNS has not reviewed my current application. They are terrible and slow. And I waited for this since December 2018. Goodluck!
  15. I have 2 job offers as an ED nurse in a hospital. I have decided to go to the one which I think best fit for me. My question is, once I decline the job offer, will I be blacklisted in their system and I can not anymore apply to them in the future? I decided to call the HR today in that hospital and explain to her why I am declining the offer. It was a really tough decision.
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