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Old 27-12-2017, 11:12 PM   #28
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I have a close friend who is from PCP-RN. He is sponsor by a private community hospital (almost like a Nursing Home) & he graduated from NYP. Fresh graduate will get 'provisional' licence & needs to pass their provision to get full licence.

Private community hospital do not have much budget which they rely on foreigners for position like nurses for low wages and they do not have a proper documents for performance training like logbook.

So my close friend claim that the hospital did not calculate their budget properly & now want to 'kick him out while recover some money from liquidated damages'. They fail his provision period & extend few months (last chance before his licence revoked). Since his ward, only he is a local while the rest are foreigners. So foreigners do not have problem to 'assist' in failing him cause he is the odd one out. Those who are sponsored by public hospital may not face this bad situation as him.

His liquidated damages (LD) in his contract is around $160+K & after working for more then 6 months, his hospital share with him that his LD still remain $120+K. This lead him to depression and suicidal thoughts.

So I advice anyone who want to join PCP to think twice especially related to healthcare like PCP-RN.
After reading your post in the forum, I must thank you for the insights of the PCP conversion programme. I had applied for the PCP for Physiotherapy, but i wasn't shortlisted for the course eventually. A lot of times, I have been asking myself if I should also try out for Nursing as well, however, i know this isn't my cup of tea. Also given the fact that it's an accelerated 2 years course instead of a 3 years course, something just tells me things are not quite right. After reading what you had discussed in HWZ, I am very thankful for you to share in this forum. Everyone can know better before joining for any conversion programme course in the future. I guess the same things should apply in the PCP Physiotherapy course that I applied last year. I was relatively concerned on the liquidated damages because there was no way where I can get to know the amount. I was hopeful in getting a successful interview first before finding out what the LD amounts to. Like what you had said, the liquidated damages may not amount up to $125K, and this was drafted in their brochures. I am also quite shocked that the contract was only presented after signing the Letter of Undertaking. Seems to be me that there are lot of things that was untold of before joining/ signing the Letter of Undertaking as I believe at that point of time, your interest in the the RN course comes first before anything else. This includes the understanding of the qualification recognition as well.
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