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Second Courser: Should I pursue?

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Hello, I am a second courser and I am an education graduate. I am turning 21 this year. I plan to take BS Nursing this year. Do you have any tips and advice to give me? I'll be starting this school year (June).

Do you have any idea how many years would it take for a second courser to finish BSN this time? Thank you so much for your answers!

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The school I graduated from offered nursing to 2nd coursers. It took most of them 2 years to finish everything since we have summer classes (more like a trimeste), plus almost everyone of them takes more units than a regular student.

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The school I graduated from offered nursing to 2nd coursers. It took most of them 2 years to finish everything since we have summer classes (more like a trimeste), plus almost everyone of them takes more units than a regular student.

Hello, what school is that ma'am?

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I'm not sure if we still have second courser program. I graduated from the University of Makati.

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I'm not sure if we still have second courser program. I graduated from the University of Makati.

Awww. Too far. I'm from Mindanao. I'm already a licensed teacher but I'm not really happy because being a nurse is really my dream. I'm still confused as of now.

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take the course if that will make you happy. :) i think there are schools in Mindanao that offers second courser programs. Where exactly in Mindanao are you located?

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take the course if that will make you happy. :) i think there are schools in Mindanao that offers second courser programs. Where exactly in Mindanao are you located?

It really does. :) I am in General Santos City.

How about you? Are you practicing your nursing profession now?

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yes I am. :) Hey, I had my RLE in General Santos District Hospital and St. Elizabeth's in 2007. We stayed there for 2 weeks. It was fun.

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yes I am. :) Hey, I had my RLE in General Santos District Hospital and St. Elizabeth's in 2007. We stayed there for 2 weeks. It was fun.

Wow. Really? I'm in my 1st year high school that time. :) Is it true that nurses could hardly find a job this time? I talked to my friend nurse, and she said that they are understaffed.

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That's the irony. Hospital nurses are overworked but definitely understaffed. Although there is a surplus of Filipino RN, there are only limited job opening for staff nurses in private and public hospitals. It took me 5 long years before I could practice nursing after becoming an RN but that did not mean to say that I was slacking off in terms of making follow ups with regards to my application. Most of my school mates opted not to practice nursing anymore because they couldn't find a nursing related job. We graduated at a time when almost everyone was taking nursing and it made things tougher for us.

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That's the irony. Hospital nurses are overworked but definitely understaffed. Although there is a surplus of Filipino RN, there are only limited job opening for staff nurses in private and public hospitals. It took me 5 long years before I could practice nursing after becoming an RN but that did not mean to say that I was slacking off in terms of making follow ups with regards to my application. Most of my school mates opted not to practice nursing anymore because they couldn't find a nursing related job. We graduated at a time when almost everyone was taking nursing and it made things tougher for us.

Hmm, do you think it would still be difficult to find a job after four years?

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I can't say it'll be easier four years from now but fewer students are taking nursing at the moment, the Middle East, UK, Ireland, Germany, Japan are continuously hiring nurses from the Philippines and the US has started recruiting Filipino Nurses again.

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