us demand for filipino nurses declining - educator
some 40 percent of filipino nurses in the united states have undesirable work habits, which could likely be the cause for the slump in the demand for pinoy nurses, an educator said friday.
an article in sun-star cebu quoted henry seno, president of the american dream review institute inc. (amdream) as saying that the decline in the demand for filipino nurses abroad is caused more by a change in work attitude of the latest batch of nursing professionals rather than the june 2006 nursing board exam cheating controversy.
change in work attitude...
i wonder if this is related to the nurses who got "fast track" bsns, all in less than 6 months.
cgfns & uscis have to crack down on these people, they're ruining things for the nurses who went through nursing school.
"nurses in the philippines now are no longer of the same quality as the nurses five to 10 years back," seno said.
this quote sounds very familiar here...
suzanne, are you putting words into this guy's mouth?
he said 40 percent of filipino nurses in the united states, despite receiving an average salary of $8,000 to $10,000 a month, "do not show up for work (and) literally do not report to the hospitals, especially those with immigrant status (while) those who report act as if they are not there because they're busy doing other things."
he forgot the other sticking point--nurses who, after getting to the us with their green cards, demand
to be released from their contracts.
my reading of that situation--if the nurses win against the agency--is that the door for filipino nurses to the us will slam shut.
no agency will be willing to sign on filipino nurses if nurses have the "human right" to not honor the terms of the contracts.
the only 2 options remaining will be aos
and direct hiring by hospitals
--which are rare, and are quickly filled up.
hundreds of thousands of nurses with nowhere to go.
seno also hits the growing number of nursing schools in the country, churning out nursing graduates who are lacking in hands-on experience and a good grasp of educational background.
"there are more nursing schools now and so many nursing graduates. these schools have become mere diploma mills," seno said.
i think this person is quoting a moderator here. :d
this negative scenario, he said, has caused hospitals and clinics in the united states to recruit more nurses from india, korea and china compared to those they hire from philippines as these institutions have become apprehensive in their choice of nursing imports.
i agree with this statement.
there are a lot
of nurses in the us, especially from india, then china, then korea. a few from japan. new hires.
their english not as good, but they get the job done.
seno also blames local recruitment agencies for taking advantage of the need for nurses in the us by "duping" hospitals and health institutions to hire pinoy nurses who are not qualified for nursing jobs.