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/inquirer.net – 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 asianpacificpost.com 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 gmanetwork.com – 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 »

Filipino nurses’ guide to practice in New Zealand 2017

By Crispin R. Aranda/manilatimes.net – From just over 10,000 in 2001, the number of Filipinos in New Zealand increased to more than 40,347 in 2013 (the last census published), a significant number of whom were nurses and engineers. Approximately 2,000 more join their kababayan as international students each year. To Read more »

Shorter hours, 2 days off for nurses, health workers

By Mayen Jaymalin/The Philippine Star – Nurses and other health workers in private medical facilities nationwide will no longer be required to work for more than eight hours a day and will enjoy two days off per week or additional compensation. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) issued Read more »

No nursing jobs in Germany–DoLE

By William B. Depasupil/manilatimes.net – The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has warned overseas Filipino workers against a Germany-based illegal recruiter that recruits nurses and other healthcare workers for supposed jobs in that country. A report submitted to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello 3rd by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration Read more »

Why our nurses are leaving

Around 19,000 nurses leave the Philippines to work abroad every year By Don Kevin Hapal/rappler.com – For 32-year-old Jimmy Carpon, being an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) is his destiny. Many of his relatives have already migrated abroad, mostly to the United States, and his parents wanted the same for their Read more »

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