About Pamantasan Ng Lungsod Ng Marikina:
The professors - I am a graduate of first batch, a pioneer. Back then professors are literally unprofessional and unethical. I cannot rely and trust to everything they say and end up teaching myself to read, read and read.
The atmosphere and facilities - Very poor learning atmosphere. Rooms are dark, unpainted and hot. No good facilities, Outdated library; everything comes from donations of other schools - from simple microscopes to books. Its really up to the students to create a happy and workable atmosphere
I would suggest:
(1) take a TOUR of your target schools. Most schools offer walk-tours and show you around the university/college.
(2) make a research about the University/College and be particular with their Passing Rate
About my college education:
Difficult? Always. Studying was never easy. Getting along with other people is another thing and so is dealing with gossips from immature people. Strengthening your personal core will surely help to stay focused.
Enjoyable and personally rewarding. Knowledge with Health is irreplaceable.
Financially challenging; it has remained one of the top reasons of school drop-outs. Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Marikina (PLMar) caters to youth of the lower class and so financial issues remains a big threat to continuing education.
My current job:
Back Office Staff for a Cable Company in the US.
Am I using what I learned in college:
Partly yes. I worked for a Medical Records Company (EIS Express) and after which, in a US-based Pharmacy (MedCo) ; both catering to Doctors and Patients.
Currently, I work for a US-based Cable Company (Time Warner Cable) and not using any medical related knowledge.
How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
6 months; Nurses need to pass the Board Exam before they can get a "training spot" for a hospital in which newly licensed nurses has to pay for and will need to count approximately 6 months before being considered as Contractual Workers by the Hospital. Took me a more than a year to find a stable job, not as a nurse but as a medical records personnel for a private company
Do I recommend studying BS in Nursing:
Very poor local employment opportunities of the same field
Fulfilling / interesting career:
Yes. Knowledge over health is never wasted effort
No (locally) . Local nurses get paid for only 7500/month (back in 2008)
Yes (internationally) . If you have international connections, relatives, friends, USE IT!
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