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Again do whatever is necessary you think that is best for you, that you think what is right for you...The purpose of my responses here is to just enlighten you and give you an idea nothing more than that...Now if you think that experience counts and will help you to be the best health care provider then go ahead. My intention was just to answer the OP's questions that's all..BTW I am a preceptor from ICU, tests/exams are done on a weekly basis, I don't know how some floors are..

I think it's a matter of supply and demand there. Too many nurses applying to US so some "agencies" sets up a standard. The hospitals here I am assuming I think would rather have a connections with the agencies there. They rather avoid direct hiring since these hospitals wouldn't have the slightest idea if you are what you claim to be, if tanscripts are real, if your local license is good. No chances of checking your credentials there..so sadly to avoid those risk the hospitals will choose to hire nurses through an agency...I am just assuming all of these since I don't do the hiring, it just make sense to me.

Anyway, goodluck to everybody...

i do appreciate your feedback. well, ultimately it is the nurse himself who would decide which is best for him. each has his own motivation and aspirations. but, it is real great to be informed. above is very sensible and well taken.

more power!

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This thread is really nice. It gives me hope and confidence that things will be alright as I am in this situation right now.

I will be leaving for the states anytime next month to work as a nurse without any hospital experience, and this my employer knew when I applied with them. I graduated from nursing school 10 years ago and has never been able to practice it. It will be my first time to work and practice my profession once I get there. I was very apprehensive the past months and was even wanting to pay for a training that I can get. At the same time, i was also confused because some of my friends who are already working in the states told me not to worry about getting a training anymore as the employers/ hospitals will give me an orientation and a training first before I will be left on my own to work independently.

Well, this gives me high hopes. Thanks a lot for your sharing. God bless you all.

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congratulations! i'm quite sure you'll do a great job. hope you'd pop in when you're settled.

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Hi, work abroad without experience is possible. i took the nclex this july (i passed). I then called/emailed a lot of hospitals. Most would not sponsor foreign nurses without experience. But, eventually i was lucky enough to find one that will sponsor me (i took the nclex right after graduation). They set me up with their lawyer and i can start working once my work authorization is approved. So, it is possible.

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hi, i have question (especially for asianrn). I'm wondering what is usually included during the orientation. I found a hospital that will sponsor me. They have a ten-week orientation.

I already took an BLS class here in the states (red cross), but wondering if i need to take an IV therapy class (it's kinda expensive). or is it likely to be included during the orientation?

Thanks

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hey caloy...your orientation depends on what unit/deparment you are going. My experiences are only with ED and ICU. I guess for the most part is basically read your nursing books, know your systems, pharmacology, basic knowledge of assessment, your 5 route--there's meds that are IVP, POs, supp, IVPB--or slow IVP, to fast IVP to boluses...don't worry you'll know these stuff eventually..

IV therapy class? is this the IV insertion class? if it is, you don't need it unless you plan to go to ED. Most hospitals have certified IV therapy team nurses to do the IV insertion for you, from your basic IV lines to PICC lines. Anyway, even if you did go to ED eventually, you'll learn the skills-IV insertion in the unit. Don't worry there will be alot of 'em to practice on, by day 3 you will be good at it. Just save your money if it is expensive..try not take certifications e.g BLS if you have to pay for it. Most hospitals offer this for free, even if you have to pay for the BLS, your hospital will reimburse you for the expenses once you are employed with them. So take it easy...you will have all the learning tools handed to you by your hospital from print outs of policies, procedures, systems review all in one binder!..

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Thank you so much . That relieved a lot of my anxiety.

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I do not have any hospital experience as a RN but as a SN, I have so many. Anyway, can any hospital in the US accept me evn if I only have a tourist visa, a walk-in applicant and do not have any hospital experience?

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hello! same dilemma here... okay this is the picture.. i got here in New York bec my dad petitioned me. i graduated last 2005 in the philippines, took the local boards, left phils last year and just last week i passed my nclex rn.

I felt so inadequate coz i don't have any working experince, just my clinical exposure (hospital duty) when i was still studying. And actually i've never experienced inserting a foley cath to a real person.. i just experience inserting it to a dummy as part of our related learning experience from school.

Not only that, i don't even have the courage to look for a job coz (i know this is shallow so pls bear with me) I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING IMPRESSIVE TO PUT IN MY RESUME.

thankis for reading..

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hello! same dilemma here... okay this is the picture.. i got here in New York bec my dad petitioned me. i graduated last 2005 in the philippines, took the local boards, left phils last year and just last week i passed my nclex rn.

I felt so inadequate coz i don't have any working experince, just my clinical exposure (hospital duty) when i was still studying. And actually i've never experienced inserting a foley cath to a real person.. i just experience inserting it to a dummy as part of our related learning experience from school.

Not only that, i don't even have the courage to look for a job coz (i know this is shallow so pls bear with me) I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING IMPRESSIVE TO PUT IN MY RESUME.

thankis for reading..

kathy_bear,

i feel you. it's okay...everybody starts from scratch. no one can brag that they already walked on red carpet after they graduated from college. surely, it is a tough, rough road ahead. but we shall breeze through.

think, to become an effective nurse, we need to have the 3 important aspects in nursing---the most famous KSA. but id like to jumble and replace it with AKS! Attitude should come first, Knowledge should be second and followed by Skills.

Attitude can bring us to wherever we want to thread on. Attitude brings about motivation. Attitude pushes us to acquire the right knowledge and it comes so strong when we want to learn new skills and it keeps us going especially during rough times.

I am talking about having the right attitude.

Now, when it comes to your resume, there is something real good in your credentials. you already passed nclex!!! and that is real great. congratulations!

see, not everyone will be fortunate enough to pass it the first time. even if it's the second or the third try or fourth try, and one passes nclex--wow, thats an achievement!!! think, attitude is at great display when someone failed but tried again.

others might have 5 or 10 years experience on the floor, working outside U.S. as a nurse in their homeland but their experience doesnt warrant success in nclex. now, knowledge, right knowledge, comes in.

about skills, yes, I too, could fumble. but attitude keeps me strong and motivated. i know I shall learn it. there must be a way. well, this website shares a great deal of information of how we can improve our craft. members here, as i read, are most helpful. they are very supportive.

hey, i need to polish my knowledge now. will take my nclex soon. a prayer from you could help me a lot.

cheer up and thanks!

asyana

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hello! same dilemma here... okay this is the picture.. i got here in New York bec my dad petitioned me. i graduated last 2005 in the philippines, took the local boards, left phils last year and just last week i passed my nclex rn.

I felt so inadequate coz i don't have any working experince, just my clinical exposure (hospital duty) when i was still studying. And actually i've never experienced inserting a foley cath to a real person.. i just experience inserting it to a dummy as part of our related learning experience from school.

Not only that, i don't even have the courage to look for a job coz (i know this is shallow so pls bear with me) I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING IMPRESSIVE TO PUT IN MY RESUME.

thankis for reading..

You just graduated last 2005, so basically you are a new nurse and there's nothing wrong with that...Take some continuing education classes in your area and should be available in the hospitals around you. You just have to call the nursing office department and inquire about pending classes, tell them you are interested. Take like a couple or three to add it in your resume.., then focus on what you did during your related learning experiences, assesment, history taking, medications with the supervision of the teacher or an RN, where you had your clinicals from military nursing, ER, ICU, pediatrics, pulmonary department, etc..Don't forget to add a cover letter, stressing out that you are a newly graduate nurse, willing to learn, very felxible kinda person, blah, blah, blah...all in all sell yourself really good, just imagine Brad Pitt is your employer and you want to be his nurse, of course you want to be that great person all around nurse..hahaha! and everything will just flow right in before you know it!

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Hi, work abroad without experience is possible. i took the nclex this july (i passed). I then called/emailed a lot of hospitals. Most would not sponsor foreign nurses without experience. But, eventually i was lucky enough to find one that will sponsor me (i took the nclex right after graduation). They set me up with their lawyer and i can start working once my work authorization is approved. So, it is possible.

Which hospital is this and where, if I may ask? I'm trying to help my friend find a hospital that sponsors nclex passers. Thanks. :)

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kathy_bear

I didn't get to do much procedures either, but we are what we claim to be. "new graduates". People I met are very supportive (including those in this forum; thanks guys). Plus there is an orientation program. And deep down i think we know the "how to"; so that's half the battle.

I don't think we should sweat what we can't control. We can't do anything about the fact that we haven't done a certain procedure in the past. What we have control of is the preparation we can do before doing that procedure. What's so nice here is that we can ask someone without looking stupid.

As for your resume, i basically have the same as yours (almost like a blank slate). We're new graduates, i don't think they expect it to be long. As for the " don't have anything impressive to put in resume". Honestly, how many of the current nurses were able to put "impressive stuff" in their FIRST resume? (probably, just a lucky few).

I followed the advice of watching my attitude (confident without being arrogant) during my interview. When asked " Do you have experience with computers?". Instead of answering "yes"; I answered "I won't be having any problems with computers" (it just came out, but it worked!). Plus, when you're confident in answering, they see that you are fluent in english (which, i assume, is really important to the interviewer).

And since you don't need sponsorship, you'll have an easier time finding a job than i did.:rolleyes:

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