only better jobs, economy can stop exodus of healthcare workers
10/23/2007 | 08:15 pm
"but in the case of nurses, we really have a large annual surplus of practitioners. so maybe this is not much of problem. just the same, we really have to improve their working conditions here," the senator added.
"we reckon that we will soon be producing up to 150,000 nursing graduates every year, at the rate students are entering nursing schools, and yet the department of health says only 2,000 of them are being absorbed by the economy -- by the private sector and the government," legarda said.
as of june 2006, the country's more than 440 nursing schools reported a staggering total enrollment of 632,108 students.
where do we put 148,000
nursing graduates every year?