The Not-So-Quarantined Quarantine

Trying to keep busy while still unsure of when or if I am still moving to Saudi

Saudi Closed Their Borders

On Monday, I was waiting to hear back from my agency about whether the hospital approved my medical files or not. Last week, they emailed me saying the hospital needed a letter from my doctor stating that two conditions on my chest xray needed clarification. One, I have pectus evacatum. A small indentation in myContinue reading “Saudi Closed Their Borders”

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 Prometric Exam Number!

Just two days ago, I wrote about waiting for my number and worried how long it will take. Today, I emailed my agency to get an idea of a time frame so I can figure out my living arrangements until I leave for Saudi. As I was about to head out to the gym, IContinue reading “My Prometric Exam Number!”

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!”

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