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The long story of nursing shortage in the US

By Crsipin R. Aranda/manilatimes.net – A nurse should be familiar with a heart bypass: an open heart surgical procedure allowing blood to flow to the heart via alternative routes, if one or several vessels are blocked and thus, deprive the heart of the much-needed blood to keep it pumping and Read more »

Why our nurses are leaving

Around 19,000 nurses leave the Philippines to work abroad every year By Don Kevin Hapal/rappler.com – For 32-year-old Jimmy Carpon, being an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) is his destiny. Many of his relatives have already migrated abroad, mostly to the United States, and his parents wanted the same for their Read more »

Filipino nurse conquers 247-km Spartathlon

By Cedelf P. Tupas/Philippine Daily Inquirer – Filipino Rolando “Junjun” Espina Jr. ran through flatlands and hills almost non-stop for a little over 33 hours, covering a distance of close to 247 kilometers. The reward: a piece of history and having the Philippine flag raised beside the statue of the Read more »

Top Fil-Am nurses share success stories as leaders

By Jon Melegrito/INQUIRER.net US Bureau – Inspired by the life of Florence Nightingale – the 19th- century nurse who helped revolutionize the nursing profession – three Filipino American nurses recalled their climb to success and challenged their peers to not simply be content as bedside nurses, but to also become Read more »

Making it in America: From Nurse Sally to CEO Sally

By Cristina DC Pastor – The FilAm A nurse with a 24-year experience, Sally Nunez has seen nearly everything, including Auschwitz-surviving Sephardic Jews whose ID numbers remain imprinted on their arms now parched and wrinkled with age. Sally has been a long-time nurse to New York’s elderly Jewish community, from Read more »

Brunei job trade-off: No night life

By TJ A. Burgonio/inquirer.net They pay much, much less for gas, and get subsidies from the government. But they don’t have a night life. For the 21,000 Filipinos, there are trade-offs for the “privileges” they enjoy in this rich oil state on the northern coast of Borneo, a two-hour flight Read more »

Two Pinay nurses feted at New York’s Beth Israel hospital

via The Filipino Reporter – Going above and beyond what their job descriptions call for are qualities shared by Mildred Gotiangco, RN and Mereli Llarenas, RN, earning them recognition by their peers at Beth Israel Medical Center’s Brooklyn division. Gotiangco and Llarenas are recipients of Beth Israel Brooklyn’s 2013 Heart Read more »

Jocelyn Sese’s ‘Nursing Vignettes’: Chronicles of a Compassionate Profession

By MICO LETARGO/AJPRESS In her book Nursing Vignettes, Jocelyn C. Sese, MS, RN, CEN, talks about the heart and emotion that she deals with on a daily basis. At core of the intense experience of being a health care professional is a very relatable story of care, compassion, and a Read more »

Pinoy nurse in UK has passion for painting

By Nini Valera-abs-cbnnews.com Even if he’s working as a nurse in London, Francis Tanseco considers himself a painter. “Painting is my passion,” said Tanseco. “I paint all the time here now. I think of subjects and just dream of pictures in my head. But I’m still a nurse here.” Read more »

A Gift of Scrubs for Philippine Nurses

PRNewswire via COMTEX Uniforms and scrubs no longer used by Adena Health System nurses have found a new use in the Philippines, inside the San Juan Medical Hospital, which serves some of the poorest people in that country.