The Not-So-Quarantined Quarantine

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

In limbo

Sitting around and waiting. Waiting and waiting more. This journey to getting a nursing job in Saudi Arabia is taking a lot longer than I expected, and now even longer due to COVID19. I feel like I am waiting in between two worlds. I am in an intermediate state between the United States and theContinue reading “In limbo”

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!”

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”

Official Job Offer!

Wow I thought my “job offer” post a few months okay was official, but it was not since it did not include a contract. My last entry was about the hospital requiring proof of my nursing experience as a travel nurse. I received an letter from RN Network only! Cross Country TravCorp refused and theContinue reading “Official Job Offer!”

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”

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