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Nurses recruited from Philippines still in SC after 33 years

Photo by Gerry Pate – From left, Spartanburg Regional nurses Nelda Hope, Victoria Baumann, Maria Bernardi, Ofelia Lopez and Macaria Bandigas traveled from the Philippines to pursue careers in Spartanburg 33 years ago. By DUDLEY BROWN (Spartanburg) Herald-Journal SPARTANBURG, S.C. –They were in their early 20s when they came Read more »

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Pinoy nurses in Finland for the long haul

Recruits would like to bring their families as well By Merituuli Ahola – In October last year, Philippine nurse and mother of four, Helen Donesa, 45, was watching television when she saw an interview with a Finnish man who said that he had come to the Philippines to recruit Read more »

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Pinoy nurses seeking US jobs down by 7%

4,686 Filipinos took NCLEX from Jan-Mar 2008 INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines — Filipino nurses who took the United States’ NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) for the first time have gone down seven percent from 5,076 during the first quarter of 2007 to 4,686 during the same period this year. The data Read more »

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Nursing at the end of the earth

By ERWIN CABUCOS Theresa’s hands were trembling when she hung up the phone at a small company clinic in Zamboanga City. It was the call she had been waiting for. A call from a 20-bed hospital in an outback town in Australia. In-need of a nurse. As soon as possible. Read more »

Can the Philippines solve the growing nursing crisis in Alberta?

KRISTINA DE GUZMAN CANADA – While Alberta’s economy is certainly healthy, there’s a very real chance its people might not be if things continue the way they have been. Even with workers flocking here to get a piece of the boom pie, the province—along with just about every province in Read more »

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Pinoy nurse, caregiver dehado sa JPEPA

MANILA – Binatikos ng militanteng IBON Foundation nitong Huwebes ang pamahalaan dahil sa kawalan ng malasakit umano sa mga nurse at caregiver na Filipino sa usapin ng kontrobersyal na Japan Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA). Sa isang pahayag, sinabi ng IBON higit na binibigyan halaga ng pamahalaan ang trabaho at Read more »

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Award honors nursing excellence, supports students

SOUTH CAROLINA – A hundred nurses from the Midlands and around the state were honored Saturday with the Palmetto Gold Award from the S.C. Nurses Foundation Inc. Scholarships also were given to 23 students — one from each of the state’s accredited registered nursing programs. Some of the honorees talked Read more »

Filipino nurses living eight to flat

By REBECCA TODD New Zealand – The Christchurch City Council is investigating the cramped housing conditions of migrant Filipino nurses, The Press understands. The Press has visited four flats in Springfield Road, St Albans, where the nurses are living. Designed to house two or three occupants, each flat is currently Read more »

Filipino Nurse Started from Zero in Finland

By Bjarne Wildau In the Philippines they are highly regarded nurses, but in Finland, they are just unskilled workers. Marla Takama started the hard way, once again from zero, and went trough the Finnish version of the nurse education in her new country. But that’s not Read more »

Treating the nursing shortage

More than enough students and shortage of teachers By DAN DEARTH MARYLAND/PENNSYLVANIA/W.VIRGINIA – Sonja Barnes said she became a nursing instructor at Hagerstown Community College because she wanted to work better hours. When she worked as a hospital nurse, Barnes said, the long shifts prevented her from spending quality time Read more »