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US nursing shortage may again spur recruitment from PH

A The New York Times editorial in 1956 warned that “The nationwide shortage of nurses is likely to reach crisis proportions.” ?Now over six decades later, the shortage again seems far from being resolved due to a rising elderly population, a large number of retiring nurses and the challenge to Read more »

Health Minister clears the air on Filipino nurses

By Loshaun Dixon/thestkittsnevisobserver.com Minister of Health Eugene Hamilton has cleared the air on the subject of Filipino nurses hired by his ministry to work at the hospital and rejects rumours that they are being paid larger salaries than local nurses. In an interview with The Observer, Hamilton confirmed that they Read more »

Aquino rejects bill increasing entry-level nurses’ pay

By Camille Elemia/rappler.com – Two weeks before stepping down, President Benigno Aquino III rejected the bill seeking to increase the pay of nurses. Aquino said he could not support the bill in its present form because of “dire financial consequences” – both for the government and private and non-government health Read more »

Ascent offers BPO jobs, helps acquire US license for Filipino nurses

By Maricel Burgonio/mb.com.ph – As more Filipino nurses are still actively looking for better opportunities in the US, a homegrown recruitment, consulting and business-process outsourcing (BPO) firm is offering to undergo the process and required tests that will allow them to acquire their US license. Raphael Macapagal, President and CEO Read more »

Minimum wage under nursing law a myth

By Nelson S. Badilla/manilatimes.net – A law directing the national government to pay nurses in government-owned hospitals P24,000 a month as minimum salary has not been implemented for 14 years. The Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) said Section 2 of Republic Act (RA) 9173, or the Philippine Nursing Act of 2002, Read more »

Higher salary for Filipino nurses sought

By Jee Y. Geronimo/rappler.com – The Philippines licenses thousands of nurses every year, and yet one of the biggest problems in the health system is maldistribution, as health workers prefer to stay in urbanized areas where they can be compensated properly. To “uphold the dignity of nurses,” Senator Teofisto “TG” Read more »

Pinay nurses help deliver royal baby

By Mayen Jaymalin/philstar.com Filipino nurses were among those who attended to the delivery of the first born of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and future king of England at St. Mary’s Hospital in London. A report on interaksyon.com, the online news portal of TV-5, quoted a Filipina nurse, Read more »

‘Obamacare’ may perk up US demand for Pinoy nurses

By Paolo Romero, The Philippine Star The new US Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare” could possibly help revive America’s demand for Filipino nurses, a lawmaker said yesterday. LPGMA party-list Rep. Arnel Ty, author of a bill that seeks to increase local employment opportunities for idle Filipino nurses Read more »

City Hemorrhages Filipino American Nurses

By Samson Wong Expect San Francisco government employee unions to turn the screws up on incoming supervisors – particularly Eric Mar and David Chiu – after the latest layoffs.

RP nurses seeking US jobs number 15,000 in first 9 months of ’08

A TOTAL of 15,079 Filipinos took the United States licensure examination for nurses for the first time from January to September 2008, indicating they wanted to seek employment in America, former senator Ernesto Herrera, secretary-general of the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), disclosed Thursday.