The nursing Profession under siege

The nursing Profession under siege - The nursing Profession...

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The nursing Profession under siege MANILA, Philippines - An estimated 187,000 Filipino nurses are unemployed. The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) says these nurses are competing for some 70,000 nursing positions in private and public hospitals. But as if that were not enough, the Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) admits the problem of unemployment in the nursing profession may just have gotten bigger. "Another 92,000 nursing students took the board exams last Saturday. By statistics, 50% or less would pass, so you could expect [at least] 35,000 to be added to the swelling number of unemployed," says PNA President Dr. Tita Barcelo. Training for a fee Speaking on ANC's "The Rundown" on Thursday night, Barcelo says, given the sheer volume of new registered nurses and a shortage of skilled nurses, the health industry is faced with the persistent problem of where to place them. She adds the situation has encouraged the prevalence of unskilled workers having to pay their way for 3 to 6 months of hospital training to get work certification. "Ideally, they should be employed for in-service training, but because there are no vacancies for the skilled nurses, then these nurses get to work in these hospitals as volunteers. There's no
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Dr.hickenbottom during the Spring '10 term at West Liberty.

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