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RNRouge BSN, RN

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RNRouge has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Neonatal Intensive Care.

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    A Guide in Becoming a Nurse in Dubai

    I have not tried working in Abu Dhabi but I have colleagues from the Philippines working there. The pay is great in government hospitals too. You can certainly take the DHA exam if you prefer Dubai. With regards to the MOH and HAAD exams, I have no experience. But I know for a fact that DHA license can now be converted to HAAD license. Since I have not lived in Abu Dhabi, I can tell you that Dubai is a nice place. Most of them relocate to Dubai because according to them it is more lenient there as compared to Abu Dhabi in terms of cultural, physical, and traditional aspect. In my opinion, both are nice places to stay. I stayed in Dubai because my husband is working there and that is my only reason.
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    A Guide in Becoming a Nurse in Dubai

    Hi, There won't be any harm in trying. I cannot see any reason why they should not accept you if you think you are qualified based on the requirements. Dubai is a diverse multicultural place and people from different countries get along and work well together as one great team.
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    A Guide in Becoming a Nurse in Dubai

    You can try applying for the DHA exam but you have to verify with them if your experience is valid for the requirement.
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    A Guide in Becoming a Nurse in Dubai

    Good standing certificates will be directly sent to DHA. Employment certificates are to be scanned and uploaded as a requirement. Both need not be red ribboned.
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    A Guide in Becoming a Nurse in Dubai

    You can check the DHA website for more information with regards to that. I apologize I am not knowledgeable for that matter.
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    A Guide in Becoming a Nurse in Dubai

    DHA will send you an e-mail regarding the payment details. Also do regularly check your DHA account for any notifications.
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    A Guide in Becoming a Nurse in Dubai

    Congratulations for passing the exam! I myself have weighed the pros and cons. In my own honest opinion, hospitals that are well-established absolutely pays more than the clinics, twice as much or more :) But you have to choose wisely depending on your circumstances. In my case, I waited for many months before the perfect offer came and it was all worth the wait.
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    A Guide in Becoming a Nurse in Dubai

    ac_0715, Dialysis nursing is a specialized area. I am sure if you have gained 2 years experience from that you will be qualified for the exam.
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    A Guide in Becoming a Nurse in Dubai

    NLA_RN, As per requirements from the DHA website, minimum of 2 years nursing experience is needed to apply for the DHA licensure exam.
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    A Guide in Becoming a Nurse in Dubai

    sharlowtee26, Now that I am on the process of application for a nurse position, I came across those companies that are offering lower than that. Everything would depend on the institution, your experience, and the type of specialty you have. But the average would be I think 4k-6k dhs.
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    A Guide in Becoming a Nurse in Dubai

    sreejith vr, What I can advise you is first, submitt the required document which is your Valid Good Standing Certificate from your previous work. Based on the statement, that is what you need to do. Second, contact the DHA personnel to further verify this matter on what you should do. You can either give them a call for immediate clarification or send them an e-mail.
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    A Guide in Becoming a Nurse in Dubai

    jerkimarie, Although I think the verification form Saudi Council should be enough, you need to contact DHA to verify that information once you submitt the requirements for online application. You have to upload all your licenses and experiences within the last 5 years. If that includes your Saudi experience then you have to submit all the appropriate credentials.
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    A Guide in Becoming a Nurse in Dubai

    zeldieluckz, I am not so sure how much money should you bring but considering everything; the visa, the flight, your accommodation, your everyday expenses that would all depend on your lifestyle. If you haven't taken the exam but is planning to take it here that would be additional cost as well. If you have relatives and friends here to help you, that would be great.
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    A Guide in Becoming a Nurse in Dubai

    A Guide in Becoming a Nurse in Dubai Continuation... After submitting all the requirements online, I waited and received a message from DHA on my sheryan account telling me to book the exam online via prometric website using the eligibility number. I then scheduled the exam and alloted more than 1 month time for extensive review so I scheduled it 1st of August. Make sure to check the schedule on the testing center or the availability of the dates before proceeding to scheduling the test date. Filling out the necessary information on the prometric website is easy. Just follow the directions and read everything thoroughly. It is very unlikely for you to make mistakes in scheduling your test date if you are keen. At the end part, you have to pay USD 170 using any international credit cards. Reviewing for the exam has been quite easy since I have my laptop, internet access and lots and lots of time on my hands (since I stay home all day not to mention embracing the symptoms of pregnancy). I don't have any review materials, I don't know any scope of the exam, I don't even know how many items there are in the exam which made me really anxious so I started on reviewing the basics (Nursing Fundamentals). Half way through my review I met with my friends in Abu Dhabi and they told me to focus on reviewing NCLEX questions instead of dwelling into the fundamentals. I did what they said and felt confident with the scores I have been getting from the online exams. If you will ask me what websites do I go to for the online reviews just google "NCLEX/nursing review online questions" or just play with the words and hit search. One of the great sites I found useful for me was *******.com with questions categorized for review. I did not purchase any books or hard copy reviewers because I don't feel the need to but I tried looking for some nursing reviewers here in Dubai. I found nothing interesting more than the online reviews on the internet which is greatly free. So if you want to come here and then take the exam, I advise for you to bring a good nursing review book or NCLEX reviewer. Before the day of the exam i made sure I... = get a good night sleep early = eat a healthy meal = feel confident and good = prepare what to bring (passport and Appointment letter) *Appointment letter will be sent to your email once you have successfully booked the exam date. = know what will happen once I get there *This LINK will help you feel better once you know what to expect when you get there. On the day of the exam, we drove to Prometric Testing Center. Street Address: Block 2B, Office G-01B Knowledge Village Dubai. You can easily see the signage at the parking lot. I arrive early at 0830h for the 0930h exam. You will see from this YouTube video that this is similar to what happened next. When I entered the examination room I was surprised to see that I was not the first one to arrive. There they were busy answering their exams on the computer. The scope of the 70-item computerized test was a little bit of everything from management of respiratory conditions of the elderly to newborn assessment although not much of the pharmacology and computations (thank God). Last Sunday, I received my eligibility letter which I saw just now! It was on my sheryan account which I now forgot to check regularly. I passed and I am so happy :). Thank You Lord. I really do not want to go through it again. Hopefully anyone of you who read my blog will pass the same exam with me soon! I also hope this helped any of you who wish to get registered here in Dubai as RN. Now I can consider working either in a hospital or a clinic. It has always been a challenge for me relocating from one country to another and to establish a career since we nurses need to take licensure exams with standards varying from country to country. I know this will not be the last but the beginning of my journey in Dubai as a nurse :) Any comments, questions and suggestions are always welcome :) ~"Have Faith, Grace Always Abounds"~
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    A Guide in Becoming a Nurse in Dubai

    shelly_030304, Its actually better to be prepared with all your documents before you come here than be sorry later. Honestly, I haven't looked through the MOH exam details and requirements. I have a friend here working in a nursing home. He came from the Philippines and directly applied for the job without DHA license. He got in successfully. Although the salary is not as high as the RN's, workload is very much easier than in the hospitals. I think it wouldn't be impossible for you to get a job considering you have worked in a muslim country.
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    A Guide in Becoming a Nurse in Dubai

    sharlowtee26, If you are determined and qualified enough, I'm sure you will be able to get a job. It would be up to you to weigh if its worth taking the risk. You will then have your eligibility letter. That's as good as a license.