Nursing course out --- ICT courses In the demand - page 2

LOL. I think the number of nursing students in the Phil. will decrease due to the rise of Information technology and stronger ICT markets that will be booming now. The Peso appreciates in the... Read More

  1. by   FutureUSRN
    I read somewhere that nursing shortage will last until 2015 (peak: 2012) and IT and Engineering shortage will begin in 2010.

    Good for me! I have both IT and Nursing degree....
  2. by   bonsai_25
    haha futureUSRN good for you, I have an IT degree too but I don't know how to do system programming anymore, just a little software programming. My aunt from New Jersey, she used to recruit filipino nurses here (direct hiring from their hospital) she said that some of the hospitals are actually looking for a nurse with an IT degree too.
    Last edit by bonsai_25 on Oct 12, '06
  3. by   BurstPurse
    Quote from am17sg05
    i don't think that is true.few years ago,there was a big demand of computer professionals specifically in the us.but it didn't last long.for those people who were able to go to the us,they were lucky then.but now that the demand for the position is not high anymore, they were laid off and are forced to work on another field.with nursing, shortage is just continous and demand is predicted to last very long.
    You are absolutely correct my friend. Two of my friends who got IT jobs in the US (way back 1999) are now working as nurses. They were laid off after the 9/11 for security reasons and also due to out-sourcing.

    That's great. IT plus nursing equals Nursing Informatics.

    Wait until the peso goes down to nearly 40 and many of the call centers will going to close and will be moving to india.
  4. by   YAJRN
    As I started this thread its nice to hear from all of you folks. It's much better if the peso apreciates because we can purchase goods reacheable to our purses.

    Its an advantage to folks who have relatives outside like me if the peso depreciates but I wont be able to lavishly spend the money because products would be expensive.

    ICT COURSES IS JUST A SEASON FOR THESE DAYS. Maybe someday if companies could no longer afford to pay these skilled workers they would probably find another country that is cheap. Likely candidates are Africa and Indonesia.

    As far as nursing is concern those RN's who remain here and have yet to take their NLCEX should be wary of the next RETROGRESSION that is coming on our doors near you!
  5. by   cruiseship_RN
    FYI, the only reason why Peso is at its highest level for the past 5 years right now is becuse GMA made also the highest loan on IMF. This means there's no reason to celebrate coz these peso hype is only superficial. As any economist would predict, we will suffer the consequeces of these loans next year when its payback time.
  6. by   BurstPurse
    Quote from cruiseship_RN
    FYI, the only reason why Peso is at its highest level for the past 5 years right now is becuse GMA made also the highest loan on IMF. This means there's no reason to celebrate coz these peso hype is only superficial. As any economist would predict, we will suffer the consequeces of these loans next year when its payback time.
    That's what I'm talking about!
  7. by   FutureUSRN
    Over-heard this from a colleague:

    "It is now high time to buy dollars....some predict that this is an strategy used by the Administration to get fund for next year's election...in short, they are buying dollars now until January and come election time in May, the exchange rate will be manipulated again so they can sell it back on a higher price...."

    ...hmm...could be true...could be not...let's see what happens in May....
  8. by   suzanne4
    Look at the number of second coursers. Many are from the IT field.
    And if you take a moment to think about it, only the RN gives you the green card right away, for the other areas, you come over as a temporary worker, and are not paid the same as the others who are American, the employers are not required to.

    Have lived and worked thru all of it.
  9. by   BurstPurse
    Quote from FutureUSRN
    Over-heard this from a colleague:

    "It is now high time to buy dollars....some predict that this is an strategy used by the Administration to get fund for next year's election...in short, they are buying dollars now until January and come election time in May, the exchange rate will be manipulated again so they can sell it back on a higher price...."

    ...hmm...could be true...could be not...let's see what happens in May....
    Hourding of dollars is prohibited and against the law. However, it's only prohibited if you are cought doing it.

    Wait until the peso drops down to nearly 47 (that's their target low) then it's time to buy dollars. It's better to buy from those who came from overseas because no paper works to be done besides you can only buy up to 500 - 1000 dollars in banks (for travel purposes). If you have a business wherein you need dollars to transact then it's a different case.
  10. by   icky47
    Quote from BurstPurse
    You should know that majority of those taking up nursing doesn't aim working in the Phils but overseas. Yes, some of BSN graduate are currently employed in call centers but not for long term and for them to strengthen their English... (FYI TOEFL and IELTS are needed).

    FYI again, the appreciation of Peso is not a basis for a strong economy. The value of Filipino products also depreciate if the rate becomes Php40. And do you know why the peso appreciates? It's because of the loans of Madam President. So if GMA is not the president anymore, the dollar will going to bloom maybe more than 70Pesos.

    IT jobs? Do your research my friend and soon you will be shock to find out that a lot of Nursing 2nd courser are from IT related fields such as ComSci and ComEng.
    ICT in demand? where? abroad? c'mon!?!?! if you were an ICT company in the US or in the UK, would you hire someone from the Philippines or India and bring them to the US or UK? uh uh!!! wrong move! I would outsource, with the hi speed information highway nowadays. you can just send soft products(get what i mean?) throught the wire and 5 minutes later its on the other part of the world. Thats why foreigners are outsourcing here! They usually pay the Filipino worker a lot lesser than they would pay workers in their countries.

    For nurses though! I would say the demand abroad won't deminish anytime soon. The chances of working abroad is greater, because you cant wire transfer a patient from one point to the other. Well, maybe unless somebody invents a real teleporter...but that would be eons from now...

    *shrugs*

    well, maybe if i finish my nursing degree(start next year) when im already abroad, start my own internet business, like the one similar to youtube maybe? who knows after only 19months my net worth would be Billions, i'll open up an ICT center in the Philippines or India, then maybe hire YAJRN as manager...LOL
    Last edit by icky47 on Oct 18, '06
  11. by   mtreyes
    Quote from FutureUSRN
    Philippines is an exporting country. Our economy is better with a weaker Peso.
    hello futureUSRN... philippines is an importing country... we import more that we export... this is reason why the government is so happy everytime the peso appreciates..... even rice consuption in the philippines is import driven.... and to go bact to the reason form this website... i mean about nurses... well we export nurses... hehehehe

    but in terms of imports...

    rice, electronics, textile, toys, chicken, beef, sugar we also import, onions, garlic, and many more....

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