Impatient

I keep looking at my phone for new notifications. I keep waiting for the email from Mumaris to tell me my Prometric exam score. Did I pass? Everytime I get a notification of a new email, I quickly open the app and then am quickly disappointed to find out it is news from Medscape orContinue reading “Impatient”

The Medical Exam

Part of the visa application for a nursing job in Saudi requires a physical by a doctor and lab work. A lot of lab work. And a lot of paperwork. Unfortunately I did not read everything through before going to the doctor. I read a lot of it, so I knew to request a medicalContinue reading “The Medical Exam”

Prometric Exam: harder than I thought

Now maybe this test would not be so bad to someone who has a background with adult nursing. Maybe another nurse with 18 years neonatal training would breeze through the questions. Or even an inexperienced nurse who recently passed her or his NCLEX and has all that information from school and studying still fresh inContinue reading “Prometric Exam: harder than I thought”

My Last American Christmas

This might be my last Christmas in America for a long while. And it is a depressing Christmas. I am still hurting from ending my relationship with my boyfriend-of-three-years, and made the mistake of asking him to see a movie with me this past weekend. I thought we should see the last Star Wars togetherContinue reading “My Last American Christmas”

Feeling accomplished

Spent a lot of time today on paperwork for my nursing license. I did it while at work and in between patients and felt a little bit guilty about that. But a lot of papers were signed and emailed. My college transcripts are on their way to my agency. The forms about how much onlineContinue reading “Feeling accomplished”

Requested my reference!

Today I finally sent an email to my assistant manager asking for a reference. I told her I am applying to a local agency and the agency is requesting for a reference to go along with my applications. I did not say where jobs will be nor who is the agency. I have not seenContinue reading “Requested my reference!”

Paperwork Panic!

I am sitting here filling out paperwork and feeling overwhelmed by the requirement checklist. Let me share some of the paperwork that is necessary to apply for a nursing job in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: 1- Hospital application. This includes a 4 page skills checklist and 4 pages of patient case scenarios. It isContinue reading “Paperwork Panic!”

Job Offer

I got a job offer! Yea! Now the procedure of references, criminal background check, nursing license and visa begins. Let me back up. First, hello there and welcome to my blog. Maybe you found it by doing what I have been doing lately: searching for expat blogs. And while I am currently not living inContinue reading “Job Offer”

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