Military Nursing in the Philippines - page 6
I am currently a 3rd year nursing student studying in UPHR-Las Pinas. I need help researching for information about Military Nursing in the Philippines. Can anyone please these questions for me?... Read More
0Jun 11, '11 by harrydudeI already took the exam on the same day I submitted my credentials. It was very difficult. What concerns me is that i was given the 100 point exam instead of the 35-point exam even though i have a 83.8 board rating. I think I will fail the exam. Maybe I cant reach the score of 80 which is the passing score. They already had disclosed me that there'll be no retake in case i failed. They will just inform me of the result three weeks after the exam thru text. To those who took the exam, did you experience the same? how long did you wait for the result?
If you are from the province you can get the exam immediately. You should bring "pasalubong". Sometimes it helps as they claim. And you must indicate if you are a military dependent in your resume which I failed to do so..
im keeping my fingers crossed. i hope i will receive the result by next week.
0Jun 11, '11 by mrvoldy@harrydude: you're lucky because you already took the exam upon submission of your credentials.. i have known others who pass the requirements a year ago but still havent scheduled for the exam.. regarding the number of items, I also had thought that i will be just taking the 35 item exam because i have an 85% board rating. but for me its much better because you have a better chance for passing if you take the 100 items than the 35 items. i received the result a week after. i personally went there to know the result because my phone was lost. currently im just waiting to be called for the interview.
0Jun 21, '11 by datspinoi2uCould an openly gay male nurse apply?My friend is not flamboyantly out, but not ashamed of calling himself homosexual, does he have a chance of getting accepted? Here in the states they have the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy, do they have the same kind of tenet in the philippine army?
4Jul 4, '11 by kraigantonioGood day everyone. I passed the N.L.E. last December 2011. I took the OJT exams last week at the Air Force General Hospital in Villamor. After taking the exams the head of the nursing department Colonel ******** informed us if we're interested on joining the Nurse Corps/Military Nursing. He said that if your board rating was above 80% you can directly got o the PAF's general headquarters and apply for the Nurse Corps. He said an exam will be taken there again and once you've passed you'll be sent to their base in Cavite for the 6 months physical training. Immediately after taking the PAF oath BEFORE even training in Cavite, you'll have a monthly salary of a Liutenant roughly around P18,000 more or less. Once done with the PT you'll now have your rank as 2nd LT/1st LT then be assigned to different air bases around the Philippines. That's all for those who has 80% Average Board Rating. For those below 80%,Colonel ***** said you can still take the exam but you will have to wait for the PAF to call you (or not).
The easiest way would be to enlist to PAFPRO first for 1 year. PAFPROP or (Philippine Air Force Procurement Program) will be a 1 year training molding you to become an enlisted soldier first then after which you can take the exam for Military Corps Nursing. While in PAFPROP, just like for those who has 80% above average, you'll already have monthly compensation of a little lower than those above but will still get all the benefits. The cons about this is that it would be a 1 year instead of 6 months but if you've no plans of going abroad then I think this is for you.
I have listed the qualifications below for the PAFPRO: (This is from the flyer the Colonel gave me)
1. Male of Female, Natural born citizen of the RP
2. Graduate of any baccalaureate degree
3. Age: 20-24 years old (but should not be a day older than 24 years old upon admission at PAFOCS, FAB, Lipa City Batangas)
4. Height minimum 5'4 for male and 5'0 for females
5. Single, never been married nor have any legal obligation to support a child or children
6. Physically, mentally and psychologically fit for military training
7. of Good moral Character
Initial Requirements: (Submitted before day of Exam)
1. Authenticated Copy of TOR
2. Authenticated copy of Birth Certificate
3. Fully Accomplished Application form with 2x2 picture (white background) (*Will be given out on site)
*must wear WHITE SHIRT and BLUE JEANS when applying and during conduct of exam
*next schedule for exams for PAFPRO will be on OCTOBER 2011
Sorry guys for the long post I hope this helps. Oh and by the way, when you're Military Nurse you can also apply for Flying Nurse. It'll be a 1 year training to become a pilot/nurse in the PAF all expenses paid by the government and within that 1 year training you'll have additional benefits such as combat pay, flying pay and increased basic salary. Don't go for unpaid or worse, PAID volunteering jobs (cant even call them jobs since you're the one paying them). If you're going to do volunteering work then it's ok but keep in mind that it is a VOLUNTARY work so with pay or not it SHOULD be ok with you.
HERES A NURSE CORPS LINK I'VE BEEN READING: http://pdff.sytes.net/ar/t5310.htmLast edit by Silverdragon102 on Jul 4, '11 : Reason: Name removed
0Jul 4, '11 by nurseharbeeJUST A SLIGHT COMMENT
"The easiest way would be to enlist to PAFPRO first for 1 year. PAFPROP or (Philippine Air Force Procurement Program) will be a 1 year training molding you to become an enlisted soldier first then after which you can take the exam for Military Corps Nursing."
PAFROPP (philippine air force regular officers procurement program) is program which recruits people who has the potential to be a Regular Officer of PAF. In PAFROPP, you will not become an ENLISTED SOLDIER because this is a REGULAR OFFICER procurement. You might be referring to CS or the Candidate Soldier, where after your Basic Military Training you will be enlisted. Enlisted Soldier and Regular Officer is a 2 different thing.
As far as i know, lateral entry or from any branch of service/unit to other units are no longer practice. 10 years ago an Enlisted Personnel or a Regular Officer can apply for Military Nurse Corps easily because there is a NEED for Military Nurses. However the case now is different, there are numerous military nurses already and long wait for those who are still waiting to CAD.
"Oh and by the way, when you're Military Nurse you can also apply for Flying Nurse. It'll be a 1 year training to become a pilot/nurse in the PAF all expenses paid by the government and within that 1 year training you'll have additional benefits such as combat pay, flying pay and increased basic salary. "
In PAF, the Military Nurses will automatically be a Flight Nurse once they get to reach the number of years or if there is an available flight nursing course. Flight Nursing is not about being a pilot. Flight nursing is just as like, doing and continuing the care of combatant patients on air. As a flight nurse you are tasked to assist the Flight Surgeon in Air Evacuation of patients from one station hospital to mother hospital of military. Training for flight nursing is 3-6 mos ( there was a training last february 2011 which ended last month) The trained Flight Nurses are now completing the required number of flying hours at PAFGH
0Jul 13, '11 by harrydudeit's been more than a month since i took the exam last june. Yet, i have not receive any result thru txt/call. So I personally went there to follow-up the exam result. The person there lookd for my name on a form. Then he told me that mine was not checkd yet and advicd me not to personnaly go there and just reach the office thru phone. Unfortunately, i was not able 2 jot d digts. Can someone tell me the contact number of the office of the chief nurse. Tnx in advance.Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Jul 13, '11 : Reason: name removed