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This is a discussion on Nursing dreams turns sour in the Phillipines in International Nursing, part of World Nursing ... Yes, it's so true for any PH nurses now trying to find a job in the homeland or globally. 4 July...by steppybay Jul 13, '12Yes, it's so true for any PH nurses now trying to find a job in the homeland or globally.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-18575810 4 July 2012 Last updated at 20:55 ET By Kate McGeown BBC News, ManilaIf you go into an American hospital, a Japanese elderly care centre, a British hospice or even the clinics at the centre of the recent violence in Libya and Syria, you are likely to find a nurse from the Philippines working there.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.Continue reading the main story “Start QuoteMany rural folks had to sell their carabao - their water buffalo - and even their property just to send their child to nursing school”End Quote Catherine Castaneda Commission on Higher Education At the beginning of this year, more than 200,000 registered Philippine nurses could not find work, and an estimated 80,000 are graduating this year to join an already saturated jobLast edit by Silverdragon102 on Jul 13, '12 : Reason: Comply with TOS and copyright
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- Jul 13, '12 by jinxedminxThanks for sharing. Glad that the media has some attention on this issue.
- Jul 14, '12 by greenjungleHuge piece of news that all PH parents and PH students still entertaining ambitions of coming to the USA as RNs must pay attention to.
- Jul 26, '12 by pinkpuffer23Thank you
- Sep 5, '12 by pnyvibeVery well aware..thank you for that!