Pinoy nurse tests positive for MERS virus, first case in PHL

By Ibarra Mateo/ A Filipino male nurse has been confirmed to be the first reported case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus in the Philippines, Health Secretary Enrique Ona announced Wednesday. The nurse, who was exposed to the Filipino paramedic who died from MERS last week in the Read more »

PNA: Hope is not lost for Filipino nurses

By Ayunan G. Gunting/Philippine Daily Inquirer The demand for Filipino nurses both here and abroad may have declined in recent years, but the Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) believes the future is still bright for budding and graduating nurses. The PNA considers Filipino nurses as globally competent, making them a step Read more »

Filipino nurse candidate is first-ever in Okinawa to pass Japan’s national exam

via Ryukyu Shimpo On March 25,Bulilan Gian Carlo Tortugo, who is from the Philippines and has been attending a training course at Arakaki Hospital in Ageda, Okinawa City, passed the Japanese national nursing exam. She was one of the foreign-nurse candidates accepted into the Okinawa nursing program under the Economic Read more »

Scammers Take Advantage Of Filipino Nurses Lured By Promise Of Employment In The U.S.

via – We turn now to the business of finding and hiring foreign nurses for the American health care system. The demand is great but, for some, so are also the risks. NewsHour special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from the Philippines. FRED DE SAM LAZARO: Every few Read more »

29 Filipinos, Indonesians pass nurse exam in Japan

via Kyoto News – A total of 29 applicants from the Philippines and Indonesia have passed an annual national examination to qualify to work as nurses in Japan, the health ministry said Tuesday. They accounted for 10.4 percent of 280 applicants from the two Southeast Asian countries, a slightly higher Read more »

Being man enough to nurse

By Karen Ann Monsy/ It’s no longer a woman’s prerogative to be a caregiver: meet some gents who do not think there is anything ‘odd’ about choosing professional nursing as a career. And they’re loving putting smiles back on patients’ faces In Season 2 of the well-loved television series Scrubs, Read more »

Making it in America: From Nurse Sally to CEO Sally

By Cristina DC Pastor – The FilAm A nurse with a 24-year experience, Sally Nunez has seen nearly everything, including Auschwitz-surviving Sephardic Jews whose ID numbers remain imprinted on their arms now parched and wrinkled with age. Sally has been a long-time nurse to New York’s elderly Jewish community, from Read more »

Filipino nurses in Vegas face layoffs

By Bert Eljera/ US Bureau Filipino nurses are among several employees who are likely to lose their jobs as the St. Rose Dominican hospital here implements a plan to lay off workers. As many as 40 positions are on the chopping block as the hospital, with three facilities in the Read more »

Former diplomat OPENS DOORS for Filipino nurses in Australia

By Alena Mae S. Flores – Filipino nurses now have a bigger chance to work in Australia, with the help of the Australian Center for Further Education headed by educator Raul Hernandez, a former honorary consul general of the Philippines to Victoria, the most densely populated state in the Read more »

First batch of Pinoy nurses arrive in Germany

via – Four Filipino nurses, representing the first batch of Philippine health professionals to work in Germany under the Philippine-German labor agreement, arrived in Frankfurt last month. Nurses Vanessa S. Preclaro (25), Krystel Anne B. Sumido (28), Eowyn C. Galvez (26) and Ruel C. Galias (50), are now working Read more »