Impractical nursing

By Bong Austero – The Philippine Nurses Association is up in arms over a proposed nursing curriculum, which institutionalizes through a ladderized scheme, a course called practical nursing. It is easy and tempting to dismiss the assertions of the association as just another one of those overzealous attempts of a Read more »

How do foreign staff view the NHS

By Jane Dreaper – Health correspondent, BBC News Nurses from overseas have helped sustain the NHS. The NHS is Britain’s biggest workforce and experts say immigration has helped sustain it at many hospitals in recent years. The number of new health service staff who’ve come from eastern Europe is surprisingly Read more »

‘Practical nursing’ course opposed

By Beverly T. Natividad, Philippine Daily Inquirer MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine Nurses Association Inc. (PNA) has urged the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) to remove a new course for “Practical Nurses” because it was misleading students into thinking it would qualify them for work in hospitals abroad. In a statement, Read more »

The PGH in my heart

By Virginia B. Malay MANILA, Philippines – When World War II broke out and the Japanese invaded our country on Dec. 8, 1941, all schools and colleges were closed. I was then a senior in the UP College of Education and was looking forward to my graduation. On the eve Read more »

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Saskatoon Canada Health Region getting 105 Filipino nurses

A crew of health recruiters back from a trip to the Philippines says nearly 300 Filipino nurses have accepted jobs in Saskatchewan. In a media release, the Saskatoon Health Region says its delegation of 11 people interviewed 150 nurses in Manila during the nine-day trip. They offered 105 nurses Read more »

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Saudi hiring more Pinoy nurses

MANILA, MARCH 10, 2008 (STAR) By Mayen Jaymalin – Saudi Arabia will hire more Filipino nurses, engineers and other highly skilled workers, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) reported yesterday. POEA chief Rosalinda Baldoz bared that Saudi officials have arrived in the country to recruit Filipino workers. Baldoz said Read more »

Sentosa case common for Pinoy nurses

By Rene Q. Bas – While the case of the 26 Filipino nurses and one physical therapist is an extremely rare conflict in terms of being big news here and in the US, instances of Pinoy nurses abandoning their employers are not uncommon. Lawyer Ibaro Relamide told The Manila Times Read more »

Nurses’ group asks CHEd to scrap practical nursing course

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Nurses Association, Inc. (PNA) urged the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) to remove a new nursing curriculum, which created a program for “practical nurses.”

New nurses land in Regina

Pamela Cowan, Leader-Post Karen Pachao got off the plane in Regina eager to expand her nursing experience, but she wasn’t prepared to experience the bite of Saskatchewan’s winter. “My first thought was ‘Oh my God, I’m going home,’ ” said the 27-year-old Filipino nurse. “Here it’s like walking into a Read more »

RP nurses seen as prime export commodity

By Nora O. Gamolo – For decades, nurses have been among the most exportable of Filipino professionals. Starting in the late 1950s, nurses sought work in the United States, which remains a major job destination for them. In the 1960s, they trained their sights on Canada. From later that decade Read more »