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150,000 Pinoy nurses in Saudi may lose jobs

By Dennis Carcamo (philstar.com) MANILA, Philippines – At least 150,000 Filipino nurses in Saudi Arabia might lose their jobs after the labor localization policy, known as Nitaqat, enters a new phase, according to a migrant workers’ rights group. Migrante-Middle East regional coordinator John Monterona said Saudi’s Ministry of Health (MoH) Read more »

UP Manila grad leads 37,513 passers of July 2011 nursing exam

A graduate of the University of the Philippines – Manila led 37,513 passers of the Nurse Licensure Examination held last July 2011, according to the results released by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) on Saturday. Jomel Garcia Lapides got a rating of 88.40% Three institutions meanwhile saw all their Read more »

US bill changes visa requirements for foreign nurses

After the United States House of Representatives passed a bill that modifies the requirements for non-immigrant nurses, these health care professionals may soon change employers even while their new visa is still in process.

Nurses join 5-day strike in protest over healthcare fees

By Henni Espinosa OAKLAND, California – About 800 nurses from Children’s Hospital of Oakland began a 5-day strike this morning. About 30 percent of the staff are Filipino. The walkout is to protest management’s efforts to make the nurses pay a portion of their health care insurance, which would Read more »

RP nurses seeking US jobs number 15,000 in first 9 months of ’08

A TOTAL of 15,079 Filipinos took the United States licensure examination for nurses for the first time from January to September 2008, indicating they wanted to seek employment in America, former senator Ernesto Herrera, secretary-general of the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), disclosed Thursday.

Nursing a reputation

By Rachel C. Barawid – Three years ago, Ricarte A. Gapuz, Jr.’s world almost crumbled when allegations of a leakage in the 2006 Nursing Licensure Examination (NLEX) involved his review center in Baguio City.