Jump to content

Work work , where are you?? _passer since 2007

Philippines   (9,289 Views 50 Comments)
by glazed glazed (Member)

1,602 Visitors; 37 Posts

advertisement

:pi am a board passer since june 2007, after having my prc id, ivt bls, i started applying to different institutions and after almost 3 years i still dont have work. my batchmates have work now, most of them went to middle east and some are working to different hospitals in manila.

me, i have nothing to do so i decided to take other exams. after passing my nclex and ielts, up to now i was not able to found a hospital where i can apply my nursing skills and to have a hospital experience.

i am just disappointed for i have so many applications to hospitals here in the philippines i was not even hired or even called for training. :mad:

early 2008, i took the initial exam from a hospital in quezon city, but i did not make it. :crying2:

mid 2008, after passing the initial exam from a hospital in san juan, i was not even called back, and as i inquire to the hospital on why they are not calling me for the next step of their application process, they simply said that they changed their management and encouraged me to reapply again. :eek:

last year, 2009 i was called by a reputable hospital and passed all their series of exams , and unlucky iam, i did not passed the final interview. :crying2:

i was so devastated for it was what i have been waiting for, then i just let it slipped away.

it seems that i am very hopeless and i find myself too lazy to try or apply again because of my bad experience.

after months of contemplating, i was uplifted from a video of a man named nick vujicic,

and here is what he said:

"there is some times in our life that we fall down and feels there is no way to get back up

if you feel that it is imposible to get back up.... it is not

i will try a hundred times to get up

and if i fail and i give up

do you think i will gonna get up.... no

but if i fail and try again and again and again and again...

i just want you to know that it was not the end

it matters on how will you gonna finish.. are you gonna finish strong or what?

and i find that strength to get back up. and i ewas encouraged to apply again.

afterwards, i started applying again to some hospitals where i applied before.. most of them told me that they are freeze hiring, others just accept my resume or logged on to their log book for their future references.it is just the same scenario like before. :p

but still i have a positive outook in my career and i will try again and again and again until i was able to reach my goal...:lol2:

a person can only be considered as a failure until he stops to try again....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

4,829 Visitors; 143 Posts

don't give up man!!!

 

i'm from batch 2007 december where on the same boat ive volunteered in many government hospitals in manila, but politics is a hindrance and backers is a must :mad:, i don't have the nclex and ielts yet lucky for you've pass those exams:yeah:. hopefully this may ill start as a staff nurse in a medical center in qc i still have the final interview though if i fail ill try my luck applying in ksa this year. :redpinkhe

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

649 Visitors; 5 Posts

Hello!

I can relate to your stories as well. Yes we are all on the same boat floating in the middle of a vast ocean and yet we are not sure of what will happen next and next of the days that will come..I ask, when i see the sun tomorrow, am i going to say hello work here i come, goodbye joblessness my luck has finally come and all our worries, feelings of disappointments, hopelessness and being bum would be all gone!?..and we are many, we're not alone thinking of this and dreaming of being able to shout this!

Work..work..where are you..don't hide from us..reveal your existence..before many of us will end up..sisas...:eek:

But seriously...we are NURSES...and as nurses we never easily give up with challenges and even in this "little chasing game"ha..piece cake!..and we are NURSES we are resourceful and creative if we can't find, then we create, remember our work is holistic and everyone needs care and education..and mostly we are NURSES.. we never back down! and nothing can put us down..retrogression, global economic crisis, discrimination, unemployment...for we are NURSES who takes care of lives and eradicates what ceases life! :nurse:

NURSES UPLIFT YOUR SPIRITS!!! THE WORLD NEEDS US!!!:redbeathe

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

needlefoxRN has 2 years experience and specializes in ER / RENAL / ICU.

1,560 Visitors; 89 Posts

yeah dont give up!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

2,938 Visitors; 70 Posts

Theres just far too many of us that competition is really tough! Imagine how many nurses pass every time the boards is administered every june and november. Imagine where all those 30,000+ nurses will go after having their hard-earned licenses. According to one nursing opportunity seminar I've attended, there is merely 70+ hospitals around Metro Manila, only a very few are tertiary hospitals (which hires at least 100 nurses). There arent enough jobs for the millions of nurses produced by the Philippines since 2005 (when the boost started), I think. I admit I was naive, immature the time after graduation. I had plans but I delayed all of them. I tried different jobs since december 2007, to escape the feelings of being jobless, but that just left me even more frustrated, because it has hindered from pursuing the direct path to the success that i want. But I just finished my nclex today, praying that i pass, i will take ielts next and then volunteer more, train more, if the hospital doesn't want me, find another, use my connections, secure a job here and just hold on, until I find myself working in the US- my ultimate goal. So what can i say,

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

4,829 Visitors; 143 Posts

Theres just far too many of us that competition is really tough! Imagine how many nurses pass every time the boards is administered every june and november. Imagine where all those 30,000+ nurses will go after having their hard-earned licenses. According to one nursing opportunity seminar I've attended, there is merely 70+ hospitals around Metro Manila, only a very few are tertiary hospitals (which hires at least 100 nurses). There arent enough jobs for the millions of nurses produced by the Philippines since 2005 (when the boost started), I think. I admit I was naive, immature the time after graduation. I had plans but I delayed all of them. I tried different jobs since december 2007, to escape the feelings of being jobless, but that just left me even more frustrated, because it has hindered from pursuing the direct path to the success that i want. But I just finished my nclex today, praying that i pass, i will take ielts next and then volunteer more, train more, if the hospital doesn't want me, find another, use my connections, secure a job here and just hold on, until I find myself working in the US- my ultimate goal. So what can i say,

very nice :yeah:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

2,938 Visitors; 70 Posts

i just learned i passed the nclex-rn! actually last night, just a few hours after i took, the Vermont BON really works fast. I already saw my license number in their database, although I haven't received an official congrats/ pass letter whatever... So i really recommend to nurses who want to be USRNs to apply to the state of Vermont. I am going to take IELTS next and then get a Visascreen. I guess I'm just very lucky because I have financial support from my family in the US. But instead of blaming myself for having delayed my plans for two years, I'll just move on, forward, step by step, at my own pace, and BELIEVING that opportunities are waiting for me. I am still hoping to have a stable job here before trying my luck in Dubai, I have volunteer experiences which have totaled to more than a year already which I might be able to use to get a work there. But I still am dreaming to get a job HERE just for the pride and confidence that I am a capable nurse. And forget the competition, we are here to help and inspire each other. :redbeathe

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

needlefoxRN has 2 years experience and specializes in ER / RENAL / ICU.

1,560 Visitors; 89 Posts

:yeah:great job!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

spongebob6286 has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN.

8,867 Visitors; 831 Posts

i can consider you guys lucky because you were able to have volunteer experience, i had none. i wasnt confident that i will land a job here because i have zero experience but indeed God is good.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1,134 Visitors; 24 Posts

@glazed

I'm so with you. I'm Nov. 08 passer, still no work. I still am refusing for the voulunteer route. But whenever I see my batchmates posting their pics on their FB with their Nurse uniforms of the hospital their working in, I can't help but feel sorry for myself. Most of them have backers so their are nearing their 1 year working experience. I don't have any backers that will help me to get hired to any hospitals. Adding to the fact that I'm over thirty years of age is another minus for me to get hired....what is more frustrating is, you would also need a backer just to volunteer here in our place.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

RNTMBY specializes in pediatric nursing.

2,708 Visitors; 77 Posts

@glazed

I'm so with you. I'm Nov. 08 passer, still no work. I still am refusing for the voulunteer route. But whenever I see my batchmates posting their pics on their FB with their Nurse uniforms of the hospital their working in, I can't help but feel sorry for myself. Most of them have backers so their are nearing their 1 year working experience. I don't have any backers that will help me to get hired to any hospitals. Adding to the fact that I'm over thirty years of age is another minus for me to get hired....what is more frustrating is, you would also need a backer just to volunteer here in our place.

i also envy my friends who prepared for a backer even when we were still a student nurse.. they looked for a politician who can hire them at a goverment hospital

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

2,938 Visitors; 70 Posts

@glazed

I'm so with you. I'm Nov. 08 passer, still no work. I still am refusing for the voulunteer route. But whenever I see my batchmates posting their pics on their FB with their Nurse uniforms of the hospital their working in, I can't help but feel sorry for myself. Most of them have backers so their are nearing their 1 year working experience. I don't have any backers that will help me to get hired to any hospitals. Adding to the fact that I'm over thirty years of age is another minus for me to get hired....what is more frustrating is, you would also need a backer just to volunteer here in our place.

I'm sorry but I disagree with you. I was once like you. The reason why I want to tell you this bluntly is because, if we're not gonna go out there (under the heat of the sun!) to submit applications, go hospital hopping, if we're not gonna try that, jobs won't come to us. Even small hospitals accept volunteers, they'd like that because that way they are saving money. That is the current trend, there's actually no other route but to volunteer. Because you train under them, when someone resigns, you get hired. There's no harm in trying. Keep on trying. Keep your eyes fixed and I believe the Lord will reward us in His perfect time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Recently Browsing 0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×