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Nurses warned of false US jobs

By Paul M. Icamina – manilatimes.net Nursing jobs are simply not there for thousands of Filipinos hopeful of going to the United States. At the moment.

Germantown, Tenn., nursing staffing agency sues Filipinos

(Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) A nurse staffing agency in Germantown is involved in dozens of lawsuits with nurses from the Philippines, saying that they skipped out early on three-year contracts after the agency worked for years to get them visas to work in the United Read more »

Fingerprinting now required for CA nurses

www.asianjournal.com LOS ANGELES – In a move that would affect a large number of Filipino nurses working in the state, the California Board of Registered Nursing voted in favor of requiring all licensed nurses to submit fingerprints.

Code Aims to Aid Nurses

Group Says Foreign Hires Need Protection By Lori Aratani – Washington Post Staff Writer A coalition of health-care groups this month unveiled a code of ethics it hopes will protect nurses from other countries from abusive employment practices when they take jobs in the United States.

Two caregivers demanding backpay from former employer

By Joseph Pimentel/AJPress Short but standing tall, the 76-year-old great grandmother is demanding the backwages from her former employer, Mt. Sinai Home Care agency, she says that was not paid. “I want to teach them a lesson… that they cannot do this,” said Danan during a press conference at the Read more »

Nurses needed now

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By Ned B. Hunter – jacksonsun.com Officials at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital want to hire more than 240 nurses within the next year. Regional Hospital of Jackson officials want to hire around 12. Their goals, however, could be difficult to reach as the competition for nurses continues to intensify Read more »

Unmasking Racism in Nursing

Lorraine Steefel, RN, MSN, CTN – nurse.com The historic campaign for the 2008 democratic presidential nomination between U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-ILL.) and U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) has peeled back the subtle layers of racism that still exist in this country and brought the issue to the forefront. As Read more »

Coming to America

Lorraine Steefel, RN, MSN, CTN – nurse.com Ethical struggles related to the exploitation of nurses recruited abroad have once again surfaced. On the positive side, there are many healthcare facilities that recruit overseas and commit to the development and acculturation of those they employ. But not all foster equitable outcomes, Read more »

America needs nurses, but Filipinos find few work visas

By Daniel Connolly commercialappeal.com, Memphis Online Michael Casinillo left a nursing job at a drug rehab center in the Philippines for a better-paying post at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis. Many of his friends in the economically troubled nation would like to make a similar trip. “Every graduate nurse, Read more »

After one year, Sentosa 27 fight on

Important strides have been made in the one year old fight of the 27 Filipino nurses who were illegally deployed to New York by the Sentosa Recruitment Agency, the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns said. In that one year, their illegal recruitment case against Sentosa was dismissed and the agency Read more »