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Schools, students oppose 5-year college curriculum

Reports from Ina Reformina and Sol Aragones Several schools and education organizations are against the proposal of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to extend college education to five years.

CHED reviews proposal for 5-year nursing course

The Commission on Higher Education Tuesday said it will decide this March whether or not to approve a proposal to increase to five years the curriculum of nursing students.

Nursing education

A Filipino doctor based in Fresno, California, has radically changed the concept of a nursing school, which may become the future template for Philippine nursing education. Dr. Johnny Fong, a University of the Philippines graduate, is pioneering an innovative nursing education model which cuts by half the period for nursing Read more »

SC issues status quo order on bid to place review centers under CHED

By Sophia Dedace – GMANews.TV The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a status quo order on the bid to repeal Executive Order No. 556, a directive that places review centers under CHED’s jurisdiction.

Filipino nurses taking NCLEX in Saipan down 71%

Haidee V. Eugenio – GMANews.TV The number of nurses from the Philippines who took the United States licensing examination in Saipan dropped by 71 percent since the test has been offered in Manila in August 2007. Only 130 Filipino nurses took the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) at the Read more »

Public hearing on new nursing policy guidelines set Oct. 24

Cebu City – A proposal to extend the clinical exposure hours and add more units to critical nursing subjects aimed at uplifting the quality of nursing graduates today will be the subject of a public hearing for the Visayas Region on October 24 in Cebu City. Dr. Jucel Ann Jumao-as, Read more »

Amid Glut, Government Mulls Ceiling On New Nursing Students

By Mayen Jaymalin – Philippine Headline News Online Government may soon impose a ceiling on the number of college students taking up nursing to curb the prevailing oversupply of nurses in the country. Labor Undersecretary Carmelito Pineda said concerned government agencies have discussed the possibility of setting a limit on Read more »

Practical nursing barely meets US market demand

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By Cris Evert Lato -Cebu Daily News Practical nursing (PN) schools in Cebu and around the country have to deal with criticism from the Philippine Nursing Association (PNA) that their course represents a “shorcut” to green cards and overseas jobs.

7,000 new nurses take their oath

INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines—About 7,000 of the 27,765 nursing graduates who passed the June 2008 nursing licensure examination took their oath at the SMX Convention Center Tuesday. In his speech, Marco Sto. Tomas, member of the Board of Nursing that administered the exam, said that nursing is a “caring profession.” Read more »

10,000 Filipino nurses took US licensure test — labor group

MANILA, Philippines — A total of 9,837 Filipinos took the United States licensure examination for nurses for the first time from January to June 2008, indicating they wanted to seek employment in America, former Senator Ernesto Herrera, general secretary of the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines, said in a Read more »