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Where should I start?


Specializes in Cardio Vascular ICU and Operating room. Has 2 years experience.

Good day from the Philippines!

I'm a new registered nurse (2017). I have no work experience (I only have the skills that I got from my nursing school). I want to have a strong foundation and I hope every decisions that I'll make will make me a successful nurse in the future. I want to make my curriculum vitae to be great as time will pass by. I don't want to waste the years I have just to make awful decisions. Please help me with this.

So, where should I start?

I'm 23 and single. I want to practice nursing abroad, doesn't matter which country.

I've heard that you should take NCLEX and IELTS first, and that you'll need 2 years experience before leaving the country. Should I take NCLEX now? or after 2 years?

Sadly, I have no relatives that will help me go abroad, would it be hard for me to have a job outside the country? Should I apply on agency here or direct hire?

If direct hire, how? I have no idea. Do I google their hospital and contact them? Can I do that?

Please enlighten me, thank you very much.

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

You really need to decide where you want to live and work. Each country has their own requirements both as a RN but for immigration. NCLEX is only good for Canada and USA and to sit it you must be deemed eligible from either state BON or provincial college of RNS