Filipino nurses’ guide to practice in New Zealand 2017

By Crispin R. Aranda/ – 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/ – 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/ – 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 »

90% of Pinay nurses accepted to UK hospital flunk language test

via – A program designed to accept Filipino nurses to the United Kingdom hit a snag after 90 percent of the first batch of 200 failed a language test, The Times reported on Tuesday. Only 12 percent or seven of 59 nurses from the 200 recruited earlier in 2017 Read more »

500 nurses, healthcare professionals needed in MidEast, US and UK

via – Some 500 nurses and healthcare professionals are needed in various healthcare facilities in the Middle East, United States, and United Kingdom. Informa Life Sciences, a leading organizer of events and exhibitions connecting more than 150,000 healthcare professionals worldwide, revealed the vacancy, as it announced the launch Read more »

Easier language tests for foreign nurses may be introduced to overcome the NHS’ staffing shortage crisis

By Alexandra Thompson/ Easier language tests may be given to foreign nurses as hospital managers warn too many are being turned away on their basis of their English. Senior managers and recruitment agencies are campaigning for regulators to reduce the pass rate. The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), which regulates Read more »

Israel’s Invisible Filipino Work Force

By Ruth Magralit/ The building behind the Central Bus Station in South Tel Aviv is peculiar, the Filipinos who rent the second floor told me one evening in April. You barely hear any Hebrew spoken there. On Friday night, as you climb its winding staircase, the doors of the apartments Read more »

Negative experiences makes Ireland less attractive for Filipino nurses

By Catherine Shanahan/ – Cres Abragan, originally from the Philippines, said he knows of one nurse whose “foster family” told her there is “no need to shower every day” even though she wished to do so. Another colleague was physically assaulted by the woman whose house he was sharing and Read more »

500 Pinoy nurses needed in Ireland govt hospitals

via A Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA)-licensed agency in ABBA Personnel Services Inc. recently announced that they are looking for staff nurses for University Hospital Waterford, as well as, South Tipperary General Hospital in Ireland. University Hospital Waterford is a 516 bedded hospital located in Waterford city. It provides Read more »