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Pinoy nurses seeking US jobs down 10.5%

By Sheila Crisostomo The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) yesterday said the number of Filipino nurses who have sought employment in the United States during the first quarter of 2009 has gone down by 10.5 percent.

World’s oldest person has Filipino caregivers

By Yong Chavez, ABS-CBN North America News Bureau Filipino caregivers are helping the oldest person in the world live longer. At 115, African American Gertrude Baines is officially the world’s oldest person since the January 2, 2009, death of Portuguese woman Maria de Jesus, according to the Guinness Book of Read more »

Green card logjam keeps international nurses out of U.S.

By Bonna Johnson – THE TENNESSEAN.COM By now, Kenneth Hegna should be working as an operating room nurse at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in West Tennessee, where he was offered a job nearly two years ago.

Nursing agency thinks globally

David Bartholomew has spent two decades in the staffing business, cutting his teeth with a company that placed temporary workers in jobs ranging from warehouse worker to computer programmer.

Caring From Afar

Young Filipinos work as nurses abroad to send money back home. By Joe Bolognese When April Quirante graduated as the valedictorian of her high school in the small town of Sison in the Philippines, she planned to pursue her dream of becoming an accountant. But after a year of accounting, Read more »

Foreign nurses can slip into communication gap

Baffled by reference to grits, confused about the graveyard shift By Marshall Allen It’s not politically correct — but it’s a frequent complaint of hospital patients in Las Vegas: “The nurses don’t speak English!”

Keep the Faith

By Mark E. Dixon Immigration experts are urging Filipino, Chinese and Indian nurses who want to work in the United States to “remain faithful” to that goal despite a current moratorium in the issuance of new visas.

Caregiver gives it her best for Hawaii’s elderly

Marilyn Cruz treats participants at an adult day health center like her own family By Mark Coleman Marilyn Cruz started her professional career as a midwife, helping bring about 25 babies into the world.

Pinoy nurses stand up against ‘intimidating’ union

By Pasckie Pascua Union strife continues to hound the powerful Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Already reeling from internal wars between its California locals, the Washington DC-based organization this time faces disgruntled Filipino nurses in Nevada.

Nursing industry desperate to find new hires

By Dinesh Ramde Please, please accept a high-paying job with us. In fact, just swing by for an interview and we’ll give you a chance to win cash and prizes. Sounds too good to be true, especially in an economy riddled with job cuts in nearly every industry. But applicants Read more »