I have been working on this dream for years. I have had to put this dream on hold throughout the years to work and take care of family responsibilities unlike some of you guys who went to school without much care in the world.
so you felt like we didn't care much about anything while we were in nursing schools in the Philippines? I disagree in this one. a typical high school student in the Philippines graduate at the age of 16, goes to college by 17, if everything goes well, they graduate with their BSN by 20, in US standard yes they are very young. normally in the United States, if mom and dad have college funds set up for you, then you go to college right after high school, right? for some, didn't even to go to nursing school until realizing that life is too hard when you don't have an education, theyre 23, 25? a little older for Philippine standard to go college of nursing, I beleive they dont have a age qouta now for admission which is normall below 25. Now, what am I getting into? I think in the Philippines, a new grad would love to go to work right away, but due to nagging circumstances, a lot of them didnt have that chance to work in a hospital, better yet a chance going abroad is like asking for impossible. In the United States nowaday, as a fellow American ( wink wink), yes, we are having an economic meltdown, yes it hard when people are losing their jobs, and it sucks to see your neighbor moved out because their home was on foreclosure. yes, I know the feeling. but I am telling you, being a Philippine born and educated Nurse, I pretty much don't feel the burn of this economic turmoil, because you know why? we Filipino nurses are so used to hardships, we know how it felt like to be poor. thats why our dear parents would bend their backs to work hard and paid our nsg tuition so we can get a better job, get a better life, and get that sense of accomplishment just like anybody else. I know not only Filipinos, but other people from Mexico, latin American countries, Asian countries, would love to move to US for a better chance of living( dont forget the Canadian Nurses coming here to work). I dont to criticize Americans who have never been to other countries but I feel that you guys are much much better off even if this country is in a dump. sorry to say why don't do try to go a third world country like Philippines then you can appreciate your luxury here in the US. everything is not peachy alright, I know that, but you have to understand these people from Philippines didnt have any clue about life in the US, but at the same token, You as a US born person have to imagine what they have to go through everyday. don't forget that America is an immigrant country. Many many people from europe and Asia did came to this country for a better life, and the'yre the ones who made country a place where, when you work hard, you want. I myself is a firm beleiver of that.