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BagwisRN

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BagwisRN specializes in Telemetry and Critical Care.

Med Rep turned RN

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  1. i dont think our group accepts fresh grad... I am sorry. I heard 1 of them said... they wish to get into Private Duty Nursing as a stepping stone to gain experience and enter hospital staff nursing. I'm sorry... its the other way around--- get your staff nursing experience ....AND THEN you apply as a PDN. Higher pay = PDN. So wc is the stepping stone?
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    private duty nurse

    a word to the wise... try applying at Hospital Private Duty Nurses associations. The ones that are accredited by the PNA and its PDN arm (APDNPP) or Association of private duty nurse practitioners of the Philippines. Here you can be sure that you are well taken care of. Ask if they are a member of the APDNPP and you'll have a clue... ...just a thought.
  3. Good for you FF:RN!! I'm a PDN....an "in hospital PDN" in the arguably the best Medical Center here in the Manila. I don't do house cases... I take care of the critically ill patients who needs 1 on 1 monitoring (in addition to the staff provided by the Hosp) or just plainly rich they want a special nurse around. I was an ICU nurse of the same institution too, so all the more easier for me to do the things that iVE been doing since I became a PDN. NO...they should not look down on PDNs cause to tell you quite frankly...I'm happier as a PDN. Same one on one ratio of patient... lower load, no big bosses, no paper works, no checking of CSS, Pahrmacy, and equipments, bonuses almost everyday from rich patients, meeting famous people, AND THE PAY IS 4-6X the amt I was getting when i was a staff... ....so who's to look down on who again????
  4. This is a reputable organization geared towrds the best nursing service in a one-on-one care environment within a tertiary hospital. We will cater only to the needs of the patients within SLMC Global that requires private nursing services...hence utmost professionalism is aspired. Interested Applicant should have more than a year Bedside experience preferrably in Critical areas. Previous nursing staff of St Luke's is a big advantage. Please reply thru this thread or private message with ur qualifications and contact numbers. Thank you!
  5. Aynone interested to be Hospital based Private duty nurse? Must have bedside experience. St luke's past employees an advantage.
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    about Global Care agency

    They're professional enough to say the least... with the retrogression going on all time low, they still provide seminars, trainings etc., and keep you posted, always.
  7. Recognized or not, my friend and I went to some trainings in NC-CLEX ... and when he went to the US last year...he told me that the training we had Re: US style documentation and assessments helped him alot--not as credentials, BUT in application since it's so diffrent than how we do it here in the Phil. Just a thought.
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    CA-NCLEX expires this December!

    Hi Guys... when I started this thread a while back, I had been waiting for my extension letter from California when we requested for it since July(and my NCLEX expires this December). Im happy to tell you that they sent an extension letter just this January 3, 2008 from a certain Ms Chan. Its valid for 1 yr. That gives me time to send it for another state if ever retrop still push thru 2008. Tnx suzzane and lawrence for your suggestions. You've helped me and a multitude others who awaits NCLEX expiration!
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    CA-NCLEX expires this December!

    oh Lord! Then what has my agency been telling me that they called BRN and that my NCLEX deadline of 3yrs has been extended for 1 more year. They are in the process of giving me a letter to prove it. Is that possible? Or it's simply isn't done that way? Can't the BRN extend my deadline simply bacause they feel sorry for the multitude of us with expiring NCLEX due to Retro? Is that too far fetched? I mean it's beyond our control right?
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    CA-NCLEX expires this December!

    Help! My California NCLEX wiill expire this December. My agency has passed a letter of extension to BRN early this July. They said they have indeed extended it when we called to verify by phone. But until now, we haven't received a letter stating so. We called again two weeks ago just to be sure... and we got the same answer that my NCLEX was indeed extended. Without a letter? Is that the common practice? Am I just being paranoid? I mean without a legal black and white print that I am extended or not... it could just be regarded as hearsay. Nobody wants to take the NCLEX twice. Moreso if you already passed it the 1st time. I hope the state of California will be lenient on this matter because a lot of NCLEX will be expiring left and right until RETRO si resolved.
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    any filipino nurse working in canada?

    Malaya-- well it's an interview...meaning they asks the questions. I asked some of their staff and they only told me that it's the 1st time they're doing this. They told me that it's the fastest way to get there. I could have my CARNA assessment once I get there...and I could work at the same time.
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    any filipino nurse working in canada?

    Suzanne--- I know that going to Canada wont make my US processing any faster(slower) than it is now. I know too that there are legal implications abt my US contract. The thing is...the feeling here in the Philippines( and other countries as well ) is that we are pushing ourselves to somebody that doesn't want us. Hey, we are also gonna lose thousands of dollars if bail we out now...NCLEX, IELTS, Review Centers, plane fare to Saipan, etc. Not to mention undetermined time wasted in waiting. Then here comes CAnada...offering the same thing albeit more credible because they could do it now...not two years from now. -----so my question really is....Will these so called legal problems still bite my behind if I do reside permanently in Canada? I mean it's no that I ditched them off in place of another hospital in US? I gained nothing for what they paid for. I paid a lot too...and Igot nothing out of it. US doesn't seem to wants us...you think that's reason enough to call it quits? As always...thanks a lot suzanne
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    nursing practise in canada

    Mctina----why do you think I'm being asked to go there directly without taking CRNE to be a Nurse Aid then take CARNA eventually? CRNE makes perfect sense to work there as a grad nurse then take CARNA after right? I asked them before and they just told me that it's the way they're gonna bring us there.
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    any filipino nurse working in canada?

    Fiona--- I'm sorry if I offended you or others that felt badly about what i posted. I have no plans of using Canada as a stepping stone to US. If ever i will go there it's because I have simply chosen Alberta over California. Thus my questions about my pending contract with Capital Health. I'm sure Canada is great...good people...peacefull nation...but the question is -- how will I live there? As a Nurse AIde? Such is my predicament that yeilds these questions. There are a lot if inconsistencies--why would they tell me I could go home when i want to even if the contract is not yet finished? Too much comfort for me. But then why would they hire hundreds of NUrse aides right? Doesn't make sense. ---- I'd pick Canada in a heartbeat... but I should have a concrete plan to support my family.
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    any filipino nurse working in canada?

    I have ongoing green card processing for US--PD Mar 2006. I know I know... there's a lot of people ahead of me. And with the Retrogression and all....it's gonna take another 2-3 yrs. That's why I took the opportunity when Capital health of Edmonton, Alberta came over here in the Phil just this November. They hired hundreds of special area nurses. I'm sure a lot of them are just pissed off the way US immigration are turning for the worse. Ive been hired as Cardio ICU nurse at University of Alberta (their biggest hospital).------the thing is, they plan to take us all there ASAP (meaning Feb-Mar next yr) as Nurse Auxillary then take CARNA within the next 5 mos and be an RN. I've heard other companies make the Philippine RNs take the CRNE 1st then go there work as a Grad Nurse then take CARNA to be RN. Which is better? Plus the Nurse aux pay is so meager at half the pay of the regular RN! I dn't think I could live on $14 a month and expect my family to follow within the next 6mos as they promised? At my expense of course. The contract is 2yrs...and they say Icould go back to the Philippines even if the contract isn't over yet.. no hassle. Like when my PD comes up for the US and I'm to be interviewed by US consul back home. Sounds to good right? That's what i thought too. But if it does hold true... then I just found a good way to kill time while I wait for my US visa. Plus, if I like it there even better... then I might just trade Canada in place of US and migrate there. They don't want us anyway right? What do you guys think?
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    nursing practise in canada

    Tnx...that's just what I lack...sombody to call and clarify some issues. Our contact persons are here in the philippines (agency) and they function only as pawns in gathering our requirements. Nobody really answers concrete explanation as to time frame, options, alternatives, etc. Even if they do try to answer you to the best of their knowledge that "hey, we're gonna take care of you. if you don't like it, you could just go home to Manila. No strings attached." Hello? That's too good to be true right? They spend on your processing and papers and stuff then you could just call it quits when you want to? And besides, the real employers in Canada could only refute what the team in the Philippines said saying "we didn't say that." That's why I was hoping sombody on this site has undergone the same process that I am abt to take now. Experience beats out promises written in the air at anytime. Maybe someone can tell me if this is the right way. I heard people taking CRNE 1st before goin there and work as Graduate Nurse before taking Carna to be an RN. Why is my employer gonna make me work Nurse Aux then take CARNA straight to be an RN? Is that better?
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