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Are you a “YES” Nurse?

Posted in Allgen Review Center, NCLEX Workshops and Seminars, Nursing Career, Nursing Immigration with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 2, 2009 by allgen2008

As I watched the movie “Yes Man” with Jim Carrey as the lead actor, I couldn’t help but look around me and see the silhouettes of the viewers’ faces. I was looking for the not-so bright twinkle in their eyes. That same not-so-bright twinkle that I have. An affirmation of guilt that in each and everyone of us Filipinos, is a dominant “NO” person. The movie inspired me to ask this question to all of you nurses and nursing graduates . Are you a “Yes” nurse candidate?

  1. When you live in Pasay City and there’s an upcoming expo at the Gateway Mall for nursing careers, you:
    (a) call to inquire;
    (b) let it pass and tell yourself there’s more expos to come nearby;
    (c)  Wait for your friends to decide whether or not they will come with you.
  2. When  you’re invited to a recruitment agency’s open house, you:
    (a) Call for reservations right away. Who knows the US employer might be present;
    (b) Say no, they might be illegal recruiters and only want your money;
    (c)  Ask for your mother’s opinion since she’s the one who wanted you to become a nurse in the first place.
  3. When you’ve just  passed your local board exam, your next step would be to:
    (a) Look for an NCLEX Reviewer right away. Time is gold;
    (b) Look for a job right away, what is the value of an  NCLEX score if there’s crisis in America;
    (c) Let your friend go ahead and take her review, see where it leads her, then you’ll decide.
  4. When you read an article in a newspaper and you see a company involved in a Medical Mission, your first reaction would be:
    (a) That’s great! I’m really very interested.Maybe I can join their next mission;
    (b) Publicity,publicity,publicity. These companies are so full of $%%$#;
    (c) I don’t read newspapers. Therefore, I don’t know.
  5. In a one-on-one interview with a representative of a US employer you froze and had a mental block and lost your chance of getting hired. Your immediate reaction would be to:
    (a) Walk up to the representative, explain to her you had a mental block and ask for a second interview;
    (b) Go to the receptionist and tell her you didn’t make it while your cold hands are clasping each other. I’m sure there’s more interviews to come;
    (c) What? Interview? What time is it? Oh my G%$#! I’m late for my interview!

If you answered “A” to 3 or more of the 5 question then you’re a “YES” nurse candidate. You are not afraid to ask questions. Neither are you afraid to take chances. By asking questions, you learn about the the validity of certain information. You are not afraid to ask for a second chance because nobody will ask for it in your behalf. You will end up in your dream job faster than the “NO” candidate.

If you answered “B” to 3 or more of the 5 questions, then you are a “NO” candidate. Being a “NO”  doesn’t necessarily mean you’re a negative person. It only mean you’re suspicious of a lot of things and most of it are related to our culture and history. You are intimidated by people of authority, because that’s how our culture dictated us to be. Remember, you are aspiring to work in a country where “practicality” comes first.You’d rather play safe than take the chance. Remember, opportunity knocks only once. If  you don’t try and  find out, how will you know if an agency is credible or not? There are  so many people who wanted to take up nursing but do not have the means. I f you wait  for your chance, it will pass on you. So, try and keep a positive attitude and watch miracles happen in front of you.

If you answered “C” in 3 or more of the 5 questions, you are in the wrong path. There is still hope for you to change, but you need to weigh your options. Do you really want to be a nurse? If your answer is no, then you need to make changes as early as possible.

Please comment on this article and let me know if this has been a helpful activity to you. Good luck in all you job interviews!

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