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DOH launches nurses’ specialty certification program

via pia.gov.ph – The Department of Health (DOH) launched its certification program for nurses in eleven specialty areas such as cardiovascular, renal, pulmonary, mental health, maternal and child, infectious diseases, orthopaedic and rehabilitation, trauma and emergency, operating room, and anesthesia care. “This is a key strategy to enhance the competencies Read more »

PRC chair urges new registered nurses to upgrade skills

By Carlito C. Dar/PIA The Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) is encouraging registered nurses to continue upgrading their skills and qualifications ready face the challenges in a globally competitive employment market. PRC Chairperson Teresita Manzala stressed this in her keynote address during the oath taking ceremony of 600 new nurses Read more »

Training, study period for Filipino, Indonesian nurses to be extended

japantimes.co.jp The government plans to give Filipinos and Indonesians seeking to become nurses and caregivers in Japan an extra year in the country to prepare for qualifying exams, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Tuesday. The special measure is based on the low passing rates so far for the prospective health Read more »

CHEd to close down more nursing programs in 2013

By Dona Z. Pazzibugan/Philippine Daily Inquirer More nursing programsoffered by colleges and universities will be “phased out” by the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) starting 2013 for failing to meet quality standards. CHEd will announce in February which nursing programs should be phased out starting school year 2013-2014, according to Read more »

PH healthcare academy launches free classes for nurses

By Katherine Visconti – American outsourcing firm EXL launched its first global healthcare academy in Manila with offers to employees with nursing degrees free classes to upgrade their skills. “Any employee can sign up day one after they join us,” said Jaideep Pradhan, EXL Philippines Senior Vice President. A typical Read more »

CHED imposes moratorium on nursing, 4 other courses

By Jerrie M. Abella/KBK – GMANews.TV The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has imposed a moratorium on the opening of new programs in nursing, business administration, teacher education, hotel and restaurant management, and information technology (IT) education effective school year 2011-2012.

DOLE wants intensified Japanese language training for caregivers, nurses

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is pushing for intensified language training for Japan-bound nurses and caregivers to give them a better chance of passing the difficult licensure examinations there.

CHED urged to act on nursing school scam

A former student of a bogus nursing school ordered closed by the California Attorney’s General Office is planning to file a complaint with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in the Philippines.

State of RP nursing profession in jeopardy

The state of the nursing profession in the country is in need of government assistance to prevent the deterioration of the quality of education and to handle the surplus of nurses that are jobless.

Binay seeks enhanced training for Filipina nurses, caregivers

By Madel R. Sabater – www.mb.com.ph Vice President Jejomar Binay Monday appealed to the Japanese government to help further enhance the training of Filipino nurses and caregivers mulling to work in Japan under the Japan–Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA).