US Labor Market Tough for Filipino Nurses until 2020

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L.A

307 Posts

if you do continue on going back to school here you would need to meet prerequisites that may take up to a year and then also deal with the waiting list 1-2 years for most schools. It's true that if you go to college here and graduate you won't have the problems a majority of international graduates are facing. The hard part is getting into a program. If finance is a problem, there's always aide's. It's really your decision. 1. you continue the education there but i would advise you to coordinate with your clinical coordinators and dean to complete your cases concurrently and have the right amount of hours. after graduating you may have to deal with this issue. 2. you can go back here in the US continue your education complete the prerequisites, and take your chances in getting into a program. it may take a year or two before you get in one. but in the end you won't have trouble applying for the exam.it's all about taking risks.[/quote

Very true Kuyafern it's about taking risks...:)we can do it...:)

steppybay

1,882 Posts

Not to rain on your parade, but the over supply is so bad now that often every new grad position in Cali gets 200 applicants. And most other states are just as bad. I have head North Dakota is looking for nurses though so you might try that.

I would like to correct you on your applicant numbers for CA, you're missing a zero, lol.

No, but seriously, I know what you're talking about. I have a few USA nursing friends now and they tell me of how hospitals and even medium size ones are getting over 1,000 applicants on average, some less around 600-800 for only a few openings. UCLA had something like over 3,000. San Diego hospitals getting over 1,000 applicants. Many of the on-line applications are shutting down after reaching a few hundred, some closing the application process mid-way as the computer system gets overloaded and we're talking about open to apply for only a few hours!

One is employed with the big LA hospital I mentioned, a couple of others in LA too but different hospitals and it took them almost a year, but many of their friends are still looking, so sad.

CrunchRN, ADN, RN

4,482 Posts

Specializes in Clinical Research, Outpt Women's Health. Has 25 years experience.

It used to be no matter how bad your work history you could easily get a job there. The over supply thing is just evil greediness by schools and corporations.

Good luck to you guys though. I certainly understand wanting to be able to make a decent living for yourselves and your families.

greenjungle

167 Posts

It's not even until 2020. The US has caught up with its RN "shortage", there will be plenty to meet the demand and some. More like for good.

crichei23

42 Posts

This is not good. We can't do anything. Lets just hope for the best :p

elkpark

14,633 Posts

It used to be no matter how bad your work history you could easily get a job there. The over supply thing is just evil greediness by schools and corporations.

Good luck to you guys though. I certainly understand wanting to be able to make a decent living for yourselves and your families.

"Evil greediness"? There is great demand for admission to nursing schools in the US by many people who want "to be able to make a decent living for (them)selves and (their) families," same as all the people in the PI studying nursing with the intent of working in another country. Why is it "evil greediness" for schools to attempt to meet that demand? For many years, the state governments pushed the state BONs to find ways to increase the number of nursing school seats available, by allowing existing school to increase the number of students they could accommodate, and allowing new schools to open, because the state governments were hearing from so many people about how they wanted so much to become nurses and they couldn't get into a school. There was also a perceived shortage at that time. People here also want to be able to make a decent living for themselves and their famililes. Is there something wrong with that?

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