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

via gmanetwork.com – 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 sunstar.com.ph – 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/dailymail.co.uk 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/nytimes.com 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/irishexaminer.com – 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 filipinotimes.ae 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 »

Germany needs 400 Filipino nurses: POEA

By Samuel Medenilla/mb.com.ph – Four hundred job vacancies in Germany are now out for grabs for Filipino nurses after the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) started anew its recruitment process for its Triple Win Project (TWP). In an advisory, POEA said applicants must be Filipino citizen and permanent resident of Read more »

Pinoy nurses urged: Explore job opportunities in Australia

By Victor Anthony V. Silva/cebudailynews.inquirer.net – 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 gmanetwork.com – 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 »