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Boat Cruise in Guam

By on September 17, 2021

Sharing our boat cruise adventure as we try to be safe and have fun at the same time.

Filipino Family on the island of Guam

By on June 29, 2020

I transitioned to my own domain website from the free WordPress account so that I can reach more Filipino nurses all over the world in achieving their goals. Whether it’s about their career, family or even just traveling.

Since my last blog post, there are great strides and also challenges that happened. The COVID-19, the community lockdown and isolations emerged. We had transitioned once again to a “new normal”.

I, along with my family have decided to join the YouTube community in the hope of giving inspiration for you and your family!

Click on this link below! Subscribe and follow us on YouTube!

First Family Vlog on YouTube

Our journey begins today

By on September 22, 2017

ANurseDad has now officially transitioned to its new home, our very own domain, anursedad.com. After many years running on the free platform thru WordPress.com, we are now on our own! I am very happy and excited to bring you the latest updates that will help you on your journey towards your NCLEX goals.

ANurseDad started as a simple blog that was originally intended share his own struggles and journey in passing the much dreaded NCLEX-RN examination.Did you know that as an international NCLEX-RN test taker (outside USA graduate), we are already on the disadvantage? Based on the latest 2017 NCLEX statistics, international graduates taking the NCLEX-RN examination for their first time has 38% pass rate compared to US-educated NCLEX-RN first time test takers which has 88% pass rate.

I moved to the United States and started working as a Medical Assistant after I left my work and my life as a Registered Nurse from the Philippines in the year 2012. Moving on and forward in becoming a US Registered Nurse, I focused on: why NCLEX test takers fail? What is it that we have not done differently? As multiple-test-taker myself, I ask What are your career goals?

For those nurses who are planning take the NCLEX-RN as an international graduate, let ANurseDad.com join you and take this journey towards our goal. For those nurses that are presently working in a different field or working the healthcare as a Technician or Medical Assistant, ANurseDad.com has a lot of things to share with you all as well.

Focus on your goal and don’t lose sight of it. Say it, write it down and claim it! You too will become a USRN!

2010 in review

By on January 20, 2011

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,400 times in 2010. That’s about 3 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 20 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 29 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 3mb. That’s about 2 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was August 19th with 151 views. The most popular post that day was AML just like FM.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, twitter.com, WordPress Dashboard, obama-scandal-exposed.co.cc, and iconfactory.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for kids with leukemia cancer, abnormal blood cells images, leukemia theraphy, rp football team, and filipino nurse.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

AML just like FM August 2010
5 comments and 2 Likes on WordPress.com

2

Baraquiel – battle against AML August 2010
3 comments

3

A President Aquino (again). June 2010

4

Thank you Bar September 2010
3 comments

5

Filipino Nurse: No Choice July 2010
3 comments

Remembering Bar

By on November 26, 2010

Just a thought: as a way of remembering my cousin Bar who died from AML last oct, im thnking of going to PCMC cancer and hema unit to give out somethng to kids. (toys, books etc) who’s willing to join?

I posted this in my facebook status today. I thought that this will be the first Christmas that Guayco family will not be celebrating with Bar. Bar have said : Sa pasko dun tayo kila Mommy ha, gusto ko marami tayo He was looking up to this year’s Christmas Holidays. One way of actually remembering Bar would be by GIVING and SHARING.

Hindi ako mayaman to be able to give fancy gifts to kids but there are things that I want to do to share. God has been good to me and to my family and I want to share and remember Bar at the same time.

I’m thinking of going to Phil. Childrens Medical Center – Cancer and Hematology Unit and atleast give gifts to children who are inpatients. Kids who are in great deal of pain. I don’t know where I will be able to gather what ever gifts I can afford to give but I know God is good and this will definitely happen.

Simple toys or books can be used or brand new will surely give smiles on these kids faces. Hoping that one day before Christmas I will be able to go there and send love to these kids.

For sure, kakaibang gimik to. I mean most of us would think how to spend or where to spend our 13th month pay and/or christmas bonuses, I think this time mas magandang gimik to with friends and family who are willing to help.

For those who are interested to join this little Christmas Project in Remembrance of Bar, we can bring toys or books for kids in PCMC Cancer Ward probably days before Christmas – please contact me 0917-8958803 – Mark