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Niece failed to qualify for nursing, what next?

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On 7/6/2020 at 6:01 PM, BritManToo said:

Well we're in Thailand, and nursing is a fairly low-level job with extremely poor wages.

I wouldn't have thought there would be any competition for places.

There are  alot of opportunities for nursing graduates to get full time work here and also to get extra hours. Getting 30-40K a month is not difficult upon graduation. If they become civil servants there are also lots of perks. It's one of the few careers here that also guarantee full time work, aside from doctors. Now compare that to graduates in the humanities, engineering, etc, where there are too many graduates for the jobs available...

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31 minutes ago, DavisH said:

There are  alot of opportunities for nursing graduates to get full time work here and also to get extra hours. Getting 30-40K a month is not difficult upon graduation. If they become civil servants there are also lots of perks. It's one of the few careers here that also guarantee full time work, aside from doctors. Now compare that to graduates in the humanities, engineering, etc, where there are too many graduates for the jobs available...

The nurses I met are lucky to get 15k, which is why they work 'sideline'.

Most new nurses are only employed as agency for years, no government perks.

Better off doing 'Political Science' which puts you in line for government jobs.

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On 7/7/2020 at 6:50 PM, BritManToo said:

The nurses I met are lucky to get 15k, which is why they work 'sideline'.

Most new nurses are only employed as agency for years, no government perks.

Better off doing 'Political Science' which puts you in line for government jobs.

As always, it does of course depend, but if they are motivated and not dumb they can make quite some money.

My ex girlfriend is a registered nurse, after graduating (studying at a university) she started with about 20k including free room and transport to work, after about two years when we broke up she was at nearly 30k plus two months bonus at the end of the year.

My current girlfriend is a practical nurse, after studying for one year, and having worked for one year (so at about 20 years old), she was at about 25k per month (but working in operating room, this pays more than other departments). Then she signed up at army nurse, which brought her salary down to half of that, but does of course offer the government perks.

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Thank you for your comments and please accept a grovelling apology for not posting replies and an update sooner.  The final application, (of to 3 or 4 schools) , and series of tests was to the Boromarajonani College of Nursing in Nakhon Ractchasima branch in July about the time all this original post and replies started.  She was called in for a second but came in at number 50 on a waiting list of 200 or so other applicants.

 

I did what some of you suggested regarding looking into other institutions and on line studies.  I am not going to clean my laundry here but my partner is not helpful when it comes to looking for solutions that are not on the straight and narrow.  (You farangs think you know everything!) (It make me happy that I have an usufruct).  So, it was difficult and not very encouraging. I did not think it would be healthy to have a 'gap year' here in rural Isaan, thank you Jane D, as I could easily imagine it being spent in front of the TV or ?. 

 

Just as I was moving onto the next level of ideas (already went to local tech colleges etc.) a call came from the Boro. college to come for another chat and a test.  Then another call to advise that a decision would be at the end of the month, almost 2 weeks away.  Then another a couple of days later to get a medical and send the results (2 trips to Buriram x 100km ea way, 400 km total).  Sent the stuff and immediately there was another call to buy some clothes and present herself as there was a blessing by a special monk that Saturday.  If this sounds confusing to you I am not surprised.  I too am confused and I was sort of there for it all. 

 

Here is almost the end of it.  She has been accepted at this college where the fees are about 25K per semester and 4 girls to a room lodging is 450 baht per month, plus food. There are lots of loose ends to tidy up but for the most part it is done and dusted.  Nakhon Rat. is about 100+ km away and there is a bus that goes very near our village on its way to Surin or someplace so that is all good.  A girl in the village went to this same college so there is lots of info available from her too. The biggest immediate problem is that she needs an apple ipad (gen7) and every shop and on line source is sold out.  Not surprising if it is that every new student nurse in the country is told to arrive to class with one in their bag.  She will not be the only one without an ipad to start so we/she will just have to wait.  It is a 4 year course so a few weeks w/o an ipad will be ok i think.

 

Thanks very very much for your interest and comments.  Until the next time.  Regards, Notrub

 

 

 

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