"Actually, it's not necessary for a nurse to be a graduate of BSN. Because these nurses, they only want to be "room nurses." Like in America or other countries they are just like caregivers. THEY DON'T NEED TO BE THAT COMPETENT."
She obviously doesn't know what she's talking about, it shows on how she used her own words to describe a nurse's work, "room nurse."
What I can't and will never accept is when she said "they don't need to be that competent." Either we work in our home country or abroad, whatever our nationality, every nurse, LVN, LPN or RN, should and must be competent.
It's enraging to know that someone, and a senatorial candidate at that, looks at us Pinoy nurses this way.
Excuse me Ms. Villar, but I earned my BSN degree, passed the Philippine NLE, fought my way through a lot of hospitals to earn spots on trainings and eventually got employed, respected professionally by my colleagues superiors and ultimately, our patients. And now I'm settled abroad, it's all because I am doing my best as an RN, and not throw everything I worked hard for out of the window.
Last edit by zero. on Mar 2, '13