Filipino success stories.... - page 2

Hi... Is there any Filipino nurses here who wants to share your success, hardship, duty, adjustment stories? I would really appreciate it...:spin:... Read More

  1. by   xviii-xxv
  2. by   rhenmag9
    -there's a lot of success stories about filipino nurses.but the recent post was very TRUE.. here's another story....- my mom is a CNA in chicago and she's working in a nursing home. Im expecting to hear good values coz filipinos are very much known for good character. my mom was handling a 70 yr. old man and my mom maked sure that she took care of that patient and gave the old man a warm bath.she talked to the patient and asked if he wants to take his dinner.My mom lift the bed side rails and checked if its good enough to put the old man in bed.she endorsed the patient to her co-cna's and her nurse buddy before taking her break..job well done.but after 30 minutes during my mom's break nurses on duty run to the old man's room and found the patient lying on the floor and screaming for mom maked sure that before her break bedside rails were lift but the filipino nurse didnt took care of the patient (my mom's buddy and team for that shift) and instead of doing the rounce that nurse and her girlfriend sleep.... ...the incident was reported to the dna and both of the filipino nurse yelled that they didnt want that to happen..and refused to talk w/ my mom..duh..!! mom is a good employee for 25 yrs.i dont know waht happened to the so called TLC??is it only for the green bucks?? or tired of worked??..dont know... i was really sad to hear that some filipino nurses were that arrogant and very iresponsible.-
  3. by   xviii-xxv
    but how bout the responsible stories??i dont believe that out of thousand of filipino nurses out there, no one of them has done any good...
  4. by   rhenmag9
    2 out of ten...working for d family and practicing d profession w/ TLC..... at least..:heartbeat
  5. by   gastronurse
    hi! I must agree with the attitude of filipino nurses that think they're all that. With their fancy cars and big houses. They need to get off their high horses. It's so embarassing with their attitude, there's no need for that.
  6. by   pangyaw
    Hi, I read it all and it's not a success stories...its a negative Well there 3 filipino nurses where I live and they are very down to earth. They are very nice to me compare to non-nurses filipino. Its not about nurses, its not about filipino, I think its about hormones!:typing Or its about attitude...U can find that ways wherever you go.
  7. by   Faith_n_God
    I think some people just scanned thru my original posting and failed to read the part when I wrote - "Yes... once in a while you will see a glimpse of a "genuine" filipino nurse."
    I didn't write that posting to let Filipino nurses down, I wrote it so that THOSE who are GUILTY would realized that their not fooling anyone. I am saying this because out of the six clinicals I have been to and not to mention countless nurses parties I attended - I noticed a sad pattern of behavior. I am not an anti-filipino nurse; though sometimes I get the feeling they think I am because I don't speak Tagalog at work (to make it worst- I am a mestiza who was raised in the "good" side of Manila - something most of the Filipino nurses here could't identify with) Outside work is a different story, you would hardly hear me speak English, my children even speaks Tagalog fluently!...
    I said those words with the hope that our fellow "lost" Filipino nurses would realized that there's more to life than "green bucks" ... Haven't they succeeded enough?!... Let's stop competing and start caring... after all, it's the patients health that's important.
  8. by   pangyaw
    Hi Faith, got your point and I see exactly what you mean. No comment because its one of their mannerism. heartbeatheartbeatheartbeat
  9. by   MaryAnn_RN
    Quote from lenjoy03
    Hi... Is there any Filipino nurses here who wants to share your success, hardship, duty, adjustment stories?

    I would really appreciate it...:spin:
    I am not Filipino but have worked with quite a few over the years, all without exception have been hard working dedicated nurses.
  10. by   nursemanon
    Let me share my 2cents regarding Filipino pride. :heartbeat
    I am a frequent visitor of this site (and youtube), and I have observed that other races are oftentimes irritated by comments from Filipinos about how they are "Proud to be Pinoy/Filipino" and how Filipinos should vote for a contestant (like in American Idol) because of skills and not because of race.
    I want to foster understanding, so, to explain the phrase "Proud to be Pinoy".. and OUr NEED for this thread:
    We Filipinos migrate all over the world mainly because we want to work and make better the situation of our (extended) families back home. We have close ties, we are sentimental people and we have the need to connect. We also experience a lot of discrimination, in the workplace, in school, in groceries, everywhere (we keep quiet about it because as you may discover we are very resilient, very patient, very respectful and tolerant of others. These are of course general "culture identifiers", but the fact that all of us want to be identified with what is GOOD, is a great thing). These hardships that we face as a minority compels us to reach out for inspiration. And whenever we find inspiration, we celebrate it with "I am proud to be Pinoy" so we can remember it. So we can remain strong.

    I am very sure that these good traits are not exclusive to Filipinos. In fact if we only learn to look closer and get to know other races and cultures, we would know how similar we are with them, what we want as human beings transcends our origins. :heartbeat

    And if we look a little more closer to these people who have lavish lifestyles, who have loud / unsupportive / "i am eating my young" attitude in the workplace, we would discover the hardships that they have experienced before and after they migrated. I'm quite sure we would then feel for them. It is sad, after all, to cover up loneliness and insecurities with cars and lousy attitudes.

    I don't mind negative stories, we learn from them anyway. But then again, I am currently having a hard time and am looking for inspiration; so, please post success stories soon. :heartbeat
  11. by   chlyxenne
    i am living with two Filipina nurses and I can attest to their will to help and support their family. I am also on my way to becoming one, I hope soon. I also have an aunt who is a nurse and definitely one of the kindest persons of earth you can ever find. but before i share my aunt's SUCCESS STORY (which i know this thread is all about), i'd like to share my experience with some Filipino nurses.

    Last year, I went thru a very difficuly pregnancy and very early delivery at that. Ten days before I gave birth, all the nurses who took care of me were either Chinese, Whites or African-Americans. I couldn't complain about their TLC, I can only commend them for their hard work. Time and again, some Filipinos working on the same floor would know that a high risk pregnant patient was there and they did try to talk to me and say their best wishes for my family.

    I gave birth and my baby stayed in the NICU for almost 3 months, most of her nurses were Filipinos who were so friendly and very accomodating. They did speak to us in Tagalog. Or maybe coz my hubby is a very friendly guy himself? but yeah, i can tell they were good, genuine nurses.

    What I am a little bit disappointd about are SOME nurses, LVN/LPNs and CNAs in the Postpartum ward. Yes, they did their job, but their attitude were way beyond my comprehension of what a Filipino nurse is supposed to be. If only I were one of those who would easily file complaints against other people who have obviously done them wrong, I would. I don't wanna go into details and I don't intend to generalize either. I just had a subpar experience with them, enough to tell myself that not all Filipino nurses are born and made to be the best nurses in the world.

    and now the SUCCESS STORY:

    my aunt's family were in huge debt in the Philippines while fending for 4 children's education. as soon as she passed the local boards (Philippines), she worked at a nearby private hospital. She soon applied for a visa to the US, but unfortunately, it took her more than 10 years to wait before finally having her chance to earn a "greener pasture." All those years their family couldn't pay off their debts that they had to sell their house and settle for a smaller one. But their family is a classic example of a true Filipino family, remained even closer together and did everything to help and support each other.

    my aunt left with everyone in the family dropping her off to the airport and sent their best wishes. A year later, she went back to marry her long-time boyfriend for 12 years. From then on, green bucks kept coming and they were able to pay off their debts, beautified their home, took the kids to theme parks and just enjoyed life like they never experienced before.

    however, it was only 4-5 years later that she was able to bring her husband to the US. She kept coming to the Philippines at least once a year and had 2 babies born in Georgia. Last year, her husband got his Green Card. Now, they'll all together again in their own home in Georgia. Her parents are also awaiting their interview so they could migrate here. She is constantly sharing financially to her siblings, enough to make them feel happy and blessed for having a sister like her. Proud, i'm sure, but their feeling of gratitude weighs a lot more than that. I hope you know what I mean. and i am not saying this coz she's my aunt. that's just how good she is and she deserves this kind of story.

    There goes one success story and I think you might agree with me that it indeed is a good one.
  12. by   chiclatte
    The timid, down-to-earth personality and very caring attitude was nowhere to be found . Yes... once in a while you will see a glimpse of a "genuine" filipino nurse. But oftentimes, your left with rude, pompous and arrogant ones. I really do not know why the "green" bucks changed them. When your around them it is always about the cars, the houses, the vecations... on and on about how successful they are ...
    sometimes, it's heart breaking to read this as a fact but even here in the philippines there are people like these present. i've been abroad too however not in the states, but i have met some people who are alike. i think where-ever you go, from time to time you will meet people of different attitudes and behavior or may share a common culture. bottomline is, it all boils down to the values and principles these individual possess or take to heart.

    still, being nurses we hold the responsibility of being genuine because our profession speaks through us - we care for people.
  13. by   treezuh_lvn
    Well I'm filipina. My inay came from the Philippines with her BSN. I never wanted to be a nurse and was sort of ashamed to be in a private school being one of very few non-whites. I stopped speaking tagalog. I entered college as a political science major. One day in a poli. sci class I thought to myself "why am i here? i can't see myself utilizing this!". I enrolled in my "survey of nursing" class and the rest is history.

    Actually, I tried 3 times to finish even LVN school over a period of 4 years. I had to deal with being a housewife and new mother. Things were hard in nursing school. The other filipinas were so stuck up and full of themselves. I felt like the outcasts for wanted to become a nurse b/c I genuinely loved nursing not because I can make lots of money. I finally graduated December 2007 and my name was posted on the BVNPT June 2008.

    I'm proud to see other filipinas fulfilling the stereotype of caring and hardworking. Good luck to you and MABUHAY!