If I am not mistaken, the phillipines is the world's largest exporter of overseas laborers to various countries. OFW's (overseas filipino workers) send remittances back to the Philippines in amounts that rival Mexico and China.
It is so bad for nurses in the Philippines that for years, trained nurses have to volunteer for years before actually being paid to work, and during that volunteer period they are liable for giving meds and carrying out complex treatments that you would never see volunteers in the USA perform. Some of those Filipino hospitals even require the volunteers to pay them a fee, instead of the other way around.
Unfortunately, the education is not similar. I remember reading that only 40% of the Filipino nurses that take the nclex-rn ever pass it. There is a definite overabundance of bad Filipino nurses, who are produced by the overabundance of bad Filipino nursing schools
. Yet, because of greedy deals that American hospitals make, they get hired straight into our ICUs with no training and almost no orientation. So make sure to watch out.