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|Nigeria Nurses: Do Not Accept Healthcare Assistant Jobs in the UK by Ukabuilu by peter: Thu Jan 2022 10:57pm|
DO NOT ACCEPT the option of going to the UK as a HCA (Healthcare Assistant) just to avoid doing IELTS and CBT in Nigeria and coming in as a nurse.
Do not fancy it, do not explore it.
It takes maximum of 3 months to qualify for your license here from when you arrive the UK if you do these exams at home and approach your OSCE fiercely on arrival.
It took me and a handful others just a month to do it, so it can even be done quicker innit?
Here, you would have bills to pay, if you get it wrong, you would hear nwii for a while, you would use your salary basically to service monthly bills for a long while before you find your footing and breathe.
You would regret that choice......e fit shock you.
The greatest pain would even come from seeing people who came after you become nurses in the same ward where you're a HCA.
Work here is intensive and you might not have enough time to study for exams, not while you're overloading yourself with work to make ends meet with band 2 paycheck.
Please pay attention and understand the point I'm trying to make here.
Take your time, starve yourself of both frivolities, rest and sleep and do these exams....
If you don't have money, call family meeting and put an offering box at the center.
Come in and become a band 5....start from there.
Why go for band 2 when you can be band 5 with more effort?
Why not an Eliza?
You're a registered nurse in Nigeria, don't settle, don't stoop, go for the jugular!
If you intend to use the alternative route, I can't advice you, I have no tips for you.
I prepared for IELTS General and Academic in less than a month, did both in 2 weeks and passed.
It's not about knowing English ahead of time, it's actually about preparing for IELTS specifically, its tricks and tips and doing it.
I took it upon myself to share everything I know about the process and IELTS materials as soon as I qualified.
Don't give yourself excuses to cower, it's a painful process but you can do it.
Let HCAs move as HCAs and nurses as nurses and fight their way up the rungs from there.
Stay in your lane dear colleagues.
This message is for Nigerian registered nurses and no one else.
I love you dear colleagues and this is just your colleague sharing truth with you.
Keep your heads up, I know they call you ORDINARY NURSE in Nigeria, come out and settle where you're respected.
Your monthly salary will pay off and feed a handful of your current critics.
Go through the pain once and for all.
This is an unsolicited advice, you do not have to take it, IF YOU FEEL HCA route is YOUR BEST OPTION, WHO AM I?
CRACK ON WITH IT.
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