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P25k salary for Pinoy nurses sought

via philstar.com – Lawmakers want to increase the monthly salaries of Filipino nurses in government hospitals to nearly P25,000 to prevent them from seeking other jobs abroad. Bayan Muna Reps. Neri Colmenares and Carlos Isagani Zarate have filed House Bill 178, which will upgrade the present Salary Grade 11 Read more »

PH-Australia bridging program for Pinoy nurses begins

via ABS-CBNnews.com A total of 100 registered nurses and 30 nurse educators will participate in the bridging program between the Philippines and Australia which will raise the efficiency and competitiveness of Filipino nurses. “I am pleased to announce that the bridging program that will enable Filipino registered or licensed nurses 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 »

Three abducted Pinoy nurses in Libya rescued — DFA spokesman

By MICHAELA DEL CALLARJ/GMA News The three Filipino nurses abducted last Monday in Libya have been rescued by police, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Friday. Citing an embassy report, Foreign Affairs spokesman Raul Hernandez said one female and 2 male Filipino nurses were seized on July 8 at about Read more »

Philippines brain drain? Fact or fiction

via www.cmaj.ca – Every Filipino medical professional knows the statistic. In recent years, this Southeast Asian nation has ranked number one for exporting nurses and number two for sending doctors overseas, according to the University of the Philippines in Manila. Between 2004 and 2010, nearly 72 000 Filipino nurses were Read more »

Kwentong Kapuso: Registered nurses and the alphabet soup of nursing

By Marissa Torres Langseth – gmanetwork.com A certain congresswoman in the Philippines has misconstrued the nursing profession. Exposing her “ignorance” (on the situation of nurses), Congresswoman Cynthia Villar said Filipino nurses in the U.S. need not be highly educated because they simply aspire to become “room nurses.” Mag-aalaga lang sila. Read more »

More than caregivers

By Lourdes Santos Tancinco – Philippine Daily Inquirer Menchu Sanchez, a Filipino nurse from Secaucus, New Jersey, was recognized by United States President Barack Obama as a hero for rescuing 20 premature babies during Superstorm “Sandy” in 2012. The recognition made us proud of all hardworking Filipino nurses. Ironically, a Read more »

Alternatives needed for nursing students unable to pass boards

By Carmela G. Lapeña/RSJ, GMA News Administration senatorial candidate Cynthia Villar was lambasted for saying Filipino nursing students do not need to complete their BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) degree, but alternative career and academic options may be necessary given the low passing rate in the nursing boards. Apologizing Read more »

Group hits commercialization of nursing education

By Sheila Crisostomo – The Philippine Star An organization of nurses blamed yesterday the commercialization of nursing education for the low passing rate in the local nursing licensure examination. The group Ang Nars lamented that there are now 400,000 nurses that are either unemployed or underemployed in the country. Ang Read more »

Pinoy nurses warned vs job offers in Norway

By Pia Lee-Brago – The Philippine Star The Philippine embassy in Oslo has warned Filipino nurses and health care workers to be wary of misleading information circulating online that more jobs are available in Norway. The misinformation peddled by “consultancy” firms make unsuspecting Filipinos believe that getting a nursing or Read more »