there's no shortage of nurses there. how can they be short when they have too much supply? they just don't want to give the chanc to nurse applicants....they'd rather put the peso in their pockets...
coz the hospital setting in the Philippines is not like overseas...the poor nurses left there are so abused, physically and mentally. the nurse
atient ratio is almost like what you deal in the LTC,1:>20...that's just the acute care setting in the Philippines esp. in the regional/public hospitals, Med-Surg...i saw before ICU ratio is 1:4-6...if you go to posh hospitals in Metro Manila, where some has tele units, applicants will still undergo tremedous testing, nursing and psychological...it's like having their license is not enough test for these fellow nurses...and..it's WHOM you know, not WHAT you know there...plus the budget...the truth? the hospitals have budgets...but they're in someone's pocket and what nots, not for the development of the hospital and the employees, esp. nurses...they have more higher ups than nurses who'll deliver the care...medicines, you can only find so so generics in public hospitals...oh and yes, you have to go out and buy your meds so you won't miss a dose...that's in the public hospitals...in private hospitals, you won't get in the facility if you're not a graduate of a prestgious school...what about the graduates of the less-exclusive schools
but passed the board exam? check their transcripts....there is too much descrimination in our country, it sucks to go out and apply and you won't be given the chance when you know you're at par with them...you just didn't graduate in that exclusive school, just in that rural provincial school of nursing......wanna bet?