Making things better for nurses in the Philippines - page 7

Since we are all aware that there is a retrogression in place, and that it will be sometime before many of you will get to the US, lets come up with ways that can make things better for you working in your country. What do... Read More

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    I don't think its right to blame the senior nurses for not having enough jobs for new nurses. They have their mind of their own to choose whatever they wanted in life. If they chose to stay in the hospital for 25 years or so, so what? Why blaming them that you cannot get a job because of them? As long as their employer wants them and they are not a burden of the hospital and not retiring, why not? No one has the right to dictate people what to do.

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    Its very interesting idea from Hoss...PNA the highest legislating body of The nursing profession...must act on it now...after all its for the betterment of the nursing profession. Be vigilant on whats truly the real happening....shape NURSING PROFESSION In the PHILIPPINES to be truly valued not being devalued...my fellow nurses be assertive in realizing this CHANGE....
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    I like the idea of enhancing PHC in the Philippines since we have an abundance of student nurses in our country right now. Community Health Nursing could contribute to a better public right now, plus both students and the people from rural areas benefit from it greatly.
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    Thanks for your concern to us, because I am one of the hundred of thousands of nurses in the Philippines... To make things better for nurses in the Philippines I think, the hospital or the management of the hospital should consider to hire the nurses who worked for them as a volunteer (meaning of volunteers here in our place, no allowance, even meal and transpo allowance) and train them with no payments at all because not all nurses can pay those remarkable cost of payments in training to those special areas, as what I have said before, we are not being paid when we volunteer, so we don't have other source of income. If ever, they still want us to pay for the training, please be considerate to lower the price, please.... And for the government, please help us nurses! Not only teachers or other professional.. Include us... Help us fight our rights! Thanks^.^v
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    thanks for the encouragement Miss Suzanne!!! I do hope and pray that nurse will be one in this plan... may it come true and nurses here in the Philippines will help each other to attain this goal!!! God bless us!!!
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    all i can say is to make things better for nursing and for nurses here..Is that the government should make a step, take actions. Tell the society the truth, that nurses are over flowing in our country already. Professionals whom a lot do not have professions. They should stop encouraging the public to take up nursing and should stop disseminating information that nurses are still on demand. Instead they should focus on how to help these professionals practice there chosen careers. Im wondering why did they stop the NARS program even if its successful. Funds? Then why not allocate a better budget for healthcare. We all know that nursing have a vast scope of practice. Why not put up programs on these other practices. GOD BLESS US ALL..
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    Nurses now are like the over flowing buses in Metro Manila. Too many its causing major traffic jams. You have to fight through the tiny gaps to get through. And the government is doing nothing. When they decided on a solution its late already.
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    I totally agree. the abuse and unemployment of Nurses has been going in for many years, but the government, including the PNA is not doing anything about it..mainly because Nursing has become a huge business in our country-people are making a lot of money from Nurses.Imagine how much money go into Review Centers, IVT, BLS trainings, seminars, etc...I don't understand why Nurses have to undergo trainings on basic Nursing skills such as IV insertion/administration and Basic Life Support when these skills should have been taught to them way back in College???? Nurses spend more or less 3000 for IVT-(including the 400+ payment for ANSAP) and 5000 or more on BLS trainings..imagine how much money ANSAP makes from IV trainings! To make things worse, Nurses are forced to be volunteers due to lack of job opportunities in Hospitals. These Nurses are doing the same job as the staff Nurses, the only difference is that they are not paid- or they are even the ones paying the Hospital..What a total abuse!!! and I recently watched an interview of the President of the Private Hospital Association of the Philippines-denying that these "Volunteerism" issue exist! Hello! Sir, you must have been living in a cave! Many Nurses (and non-Nurses) can attest to this fact!!! This is how bad the Nursing problem is in our country...people trying to cover up their misdeeds-and obviously the Government does not give a damn about it!!!

    Unless they do something about the Nursing crisis, more and more Nurses will be unemployed or underemployed. More and more people would rather live outside the Philippines than stay in a country that cannot provide even a basic need-such as a decent job to its people....


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