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DOH launches RN HEALS

I saw this after surfing the net. Press release 01/12/2011

The Department of Health (DoH) today announced that applications can be filed starting next week, January 17, for its project where unemployed nurses will be deployed to poor communities in the country.

"the project, billed RN heals, seeks to make essential health services available to all Filipinos by training and deploying 10,000 unemployed nurses in communities to be identified by the DoH in collaboration with the department of social welfare & development (DSWD),"

Health secretary Enrique Ona said.

Rn Heals, an acronym for registered nurses for health enhancement and local service, is expected to address the shortage of skilled and experienced nurses in 1,221 rural and unserved or underserved communities for one year.

"eventually, these nurses will be part of the pool of competent nurses for later employment or absorption in health facilities, thus addressing the inadequate supply of skilled nurses and increasing the nurses' employment rate," the health chief concluded.


Edited by Joe V

andyela specializes in PDN.

This is such a GREAT NEWS!!

Application will start on January 17, 2011.

Fair compensation rages from P8,000-P10,000 depends on the LGU's additional benefits and allowance.


I was not able to join the NARS program before and this new program will open a lot of oppurtunities not for all but this gonna be the least that our government can do! hoping to get a slot. :D

does the application online start automatically at 12AM of 17 January? or do i have to wait for the usual office hours for me to be able to submit online? If that's the case, I'll just wait until 12 midnight so I can submit asap..thanks!

It's an online application, so you can apply anytime..:)

I waited till 12am of January 17, just to be sure I am amongst the first ones to have registered online! :yeah:

just submitted my application.. when this program will start?? and whats the duration of the program?

hi may i ask where exactly in the dole website is the application for RN HEALS?

i can't see the link to online application @dole site..please help!

Just submitted my online application.. Yey! Hopefully i will get in the program..

Yeah, me too. It took me almost 2 hours of loading and reloading of pages before I finally got my confirmation number.

It's taking me FOREVER to register. After I filled My name, birthdate, and PRC License number at around 10:20am today, it's been loading until now (it's already 3:09 pm!!) How long will the registration process have to go? Those who have finished the regsitration may be free to spill the information for all of us. Thanks!:yawn:

Hi to everyone. I don't want to be a party pooper but I think there are some drawbacks to this program.

RN Heals is similar to DOH's NARS Program. You will not be employed in a hospital setting here but will be in the community, barangay or health centers. RN Heals program is launched in partnership with DSWD and the LGUs of the participating municipalites/provinces. If you are a newly registered nurse and wants to hone your skills or apply the theories you learned from academic preparation to a clinical setting, then I suggest that you opt for a volunteer position in a hospital. Just make sure that it is for free. But, if community nursing is your passion then I suggest that you push thru.

Also, as what I 've heard from those who participated in the NARS program, the salary is always delayed. I've worked as a staff nurse in a government hospital before so I know that when they mean delayed, it is really DELAYED. My contract ended in the month of March but I got my salary for that month in May.

Again, if you like community nursing or you are just waiting for an application for a nursing position locally or abroad and is just killing time or someone who really needs an income as of the moment, RN Heals may not be a bad idea.

Remember that if you are bound to work abroad (which most of us are), COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING is NOT considered as an experience because employers still prefer hospital experience.

Just submitted my online application.. Yey! Hopefully i will get in the program..

I thought that the online application will officially start at 800AM Manila Time, how come one has successfully submitted an application before the specified time?????:confused:


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