by JAWAHER CHRISTEE C. RACELIS, RN
The mushrooming of nursing schools in 2001 paved the way for other schools to open up nursing schools that even information technology schools have opened a college of nursing. This is due to the fast turnover of nursing graduates going abroad and even fresh graduates without hospital experiences have seen themselves working and taking care of foreign patients immediately.
Filipinos’ reliability and high level of English, coupled with the fact they are willing to accept jobs almost anywhere in the world, have proved a lifeline for many countries in need of nurses and care-workers. It is an arrangement that has always seemed to work well for the Philippines too. Not only is nursing a highly-respected profession here, it has also been traditionally viewed as a passport out of poverty for many. But in recent years, this dream has turned sour. There are far fewer jobs than there once were, leaving tens of thousands unemployed (McGeown, 2012).
For complete information click here