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MoH foreign nurses with 10-yr service to lose jobs

By Abdullah Al-Qahtani – saudigazette.com.sa The Ministry of Health (MoH) has announced a plan to localize nursing jobs in all its medical facilities.

DOH chief eyes own residency program for nurses

By David Dizon, abs-cbnNEWS.com Health Secretary Enrique Ona on Thursday said he wants the Department of Health to craft a residency program for nurses in an effort to stop the practice of “forced volunteerism” where nurses must pay a fee in order to receive training and get experience in Read more »

Saudi needs 1,000 nurses

By Roy C. Mabasa – mb.com.ph About 1,000 nurses are needed to fill vacant positions in at least 12 military hospitals in the oil-rich Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), recruitment agencies based in Manila announced.

Nurses’ group opposes oath-taking ban

By Macon Araneta – manilastandardtoday.com Saying that no government money has been spent for the annual mass oath-taking of modern-day Florence Nightingales, the Philippine Nurses Association wants to continue with this year’s observance of the traditional ceremony.

Red Cross forms nurse corps

By Jenny F. Manongdo – mb.com.ph The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) announced Tuesday that it is forming a nurse corps that will manage patients affected by disasters and calamities and build the culture of volunteerism in several areas in the country.

PRC simplifies nurses’ mass oath-taking

By Samuel P. Medenilla – mb.com.ph The Philippine Regulation Commission (PRC) Sunday said it will no longer hold the mass oath-taking ceremony for new nurses.

Doctors, nurses back MMDA smoking ban on roads

abs-cbnNEWS.com The Philippine Medical Association (PMA) and the Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) are supporting the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority’s (MMDA) campaign against smoking on main roads in the metropolis.

UP alumnus tops list of 37,513 new nurses

By Earl Victor Rosero – GMA News The July 2011 nursing licensure examination results were released Saturday and 48 percent or 37,513 of the 78,135 who took it passed —with a graduate of the University of the Philippines–Manila, Jomel Garcia Lapides, as topnotcher.

Fed commission sides with Pinay nurses fired for speaking Tagalog

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By Rodney Jaleco, ABS-CBN North America News Bureau The United States Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EOCC) said 4 Filipina nurses terminated last year by a Baltimore hospital for speaking Tagalog were victims of discrimination.

Australia sees low nurse demand

By Malou M. Mozo Filipino nurses eyeing job opportunities in Australia will have to wait for at least two years as the Australian government announced it will hold off applications for foreign nurses beginning this year until 2013.