Pinoy nurses urged: Explore job opportunities in Australia

By Victor Anthony V. Silva/ – More Filipino nurses are encouraged to work in Australia amid an increasing demand in the country for personal care workers and other aged healthcare professionals. Vikram Sharma, an Australian-registered migration agent, said one of Australia’s problems in recent years is that it has Read more »

Saudi Arabia needs 200 Pinoy critical care nurses

via – The Ministry of Health (MOH) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is in need of 200 Filipino critical care nurses for different cardiac hospitals around the gulf country. According to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), the test and interview for the positions will take place Read more »

Demand for Philippine nurses: Here we go again

By BusinessMirror Editorial The headline from the BBC story read “Nursing Dream Turns Sour in the Philippines”. “At the beginning of this year, more than 200,000 registered Philippine nurses could not find work, and an estimated 80,000 are graduating this year to join an already saturated job market. Western countries Read more »

Japan extends stay of Filipino trainee nurses

via filipinotimes – To give them another chance to take qualification exams to work in Japan, the country’s government has granted extensions of stay for trainee nurses and caregivers from the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam by one year. The fourth extension comes as the government tries to boost the overall Read more »

60,000 nurses needed by 2020 in Canada: firm

By JEANDIE O. GALOLOISOLDE D. AMANTE/ Filipino nurses are needed in Canada. That’s according to immigration consultancy firm Enhance Visa, who noted a demand for at least 60,000 nurses in the country by 2020, quoting the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA). Occupations listed in Canada’s labor shortage include nurses Read more »

Health Minister clears the air on Filipino nurses

By Loshaun Dixon/ Minister of Health Eugene Hamilton has cleared the air on the subject of Filipino nurses hired by his ministry to work at the hospital and rejects rumours that they are being paid larger salaries than local nurses. In an interview with The Observer, Hamilton confirmed that they Read more »

DOH: No mass retrenchment of health workers in 2017

By Jee Y. Geronimo/ – The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday, November 18, addressed lawmakers’ concerns regarding the feared “mass retrenchment” of health workers, especially nurses, in 2017. The health department said while its deployment program for doctors, nurses, midwives, dentists, and medical technologists is “generally successful,” it is Read more »

Why are private Egyptian hospitals recruiting nursing staff from overseas?

By David Wood/ – Mechell, a Filipina nurse, strides into an upmarket restaurant in Sheikh Zayed City, Greater Cairo. She casually makes a request of a waiter in Egyptian Arabic, and then transitions immediately into speaking impeccable English. She appears totally at ease in her foreign surroundings. Mechell has travelled Read more »

28 Filipino nurses post 100% passing rate in U.K. exam

via – Twenty-eight Filipino nurses successfully hurdled the exacting Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) conducted by the Northampton University Hospital in the United Kingdom with a 100% passing rate. This was disclosed by the Philippine Embassy in London led by Philippine Ambassador to the United Kingdom Evan P. Read more »

Filipino nurse conquers 247-km Spartathlon

By Cedelf P. Tupas/Philippine Daily Inquirer – Filipino Rolando “Junjun” Espina Jr. ran through flatlands and hills almost non-stop for a little over 33 hours, covering a distance of close to 247 kilometers. The reward: a piece of history and having the Philippine flag raised beside the statue of the Read more »