How to choose a genuine RN employer in the UK

By Crispin R. Aranda/ – The UK will need more than 40,000 nurses till 2026, the worst nursing shortage in the country’s history, but there’s not enough UK graduates to fill the vacancies. Large numbers of nurses from the National Health Service (NHS) are quitting because of staff shortages and Read more »

The long story of nursing shortage in the US

By Crsipin R. Aranda/ – 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 »

250 Pinoy nurses kailangan sa UK

Ni Mer Layson/Pilipino Star Ngayon – Nasa kabuuang 250 nurses ang kailangan ngayon sa United Kingdom (UK) at ang job order (JO) nito ay ipinagkatiwala ng pamunuan ng Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) sa Concorde International Human Resource Corporation. Ang Concorde na may POEA license No. 031-LB-020916-R ay magpapadala ng Read more »

Germany opens 350 slots for Filipino nurses

via – The Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) has announced that 350 Filipino nurses are needed in Germany. The POEA said in an advisory that 350 slots have been opened for Filipino nurses with two years of professional experience in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, or care institutions. It said Federal Read more »

US nursing shortage may again spur recruitment from PH

A The New York Times editorial in 1956 warned that “The nationwide shortage of nurses is likely to reach crisis proportions.” ?Now over six decades later, the shortage again seems far from being resolved due to a rising elderly population, a large number of retiring nurses and the challenge to Read more »

Nurses slam new law on license renewal

By Tina G. Santos/ – A group of nurses has added its voice to Filipino professionals opposing the new requirements for renewing their licenses under the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Act. “Given that the laws like RA (Republic Act No.) 9173 — or the Nursing Law of 2002 — and Read more »

English tests for foreign nurses are made easier because failure rate is so high: Exam is blamed for sharp drop in recruitment from abroad

By Sophie Borland Health Editor For The Daily Mail *Current test blamed for recruitment drop leading to nursing shortfall in NHS *Last month a hospital in Kent said more than 90 per cent of Filipino nurses failed *Figures show number of nurses in the health service fell by 1,000 in Read more »

Philippines Is Nursning A Crisis

via By Mata Press Service – Alicia Cortez sips her coffee at the Tim Hortons outside a Vancouver area hospital as she prepares for her daily skype session with her children in Manila, halfway around the world. “I try to talk to them every day,” said the Filipino nurse, Read more »

Solon alarmed over high failure rate of PHL nurses in English tests

via – A lawmaker is seeking a meeting with education officials and nursing school deans to discuss how to address the reported high failure rate of Filipino nurses in English tests. “The Philippines is country that flaunts its English competence but apparently that assertion is a balloon full of Read more »

Plan to bring 202 nurses from Philippines to work in UK hospital stalls after 90% of them fail English language test

By Charlie Bayliss for MailOnline – A plan to bring over 202 nurses from the Philippines to work as nurses in an NHS hospital has failed after nearly 90 per cent of the first wave failed an English language test. The nurses were offered jobs at the Medway Maritime Hospital Read more »