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May 2015 Nursing Licensure Exam Results: Who Made it Big and What’s Next?

May 2015 Nursing Licensure Exam Results: Who Made it Big and What’s Next?

PRC (Professional Regulation Commission) announced on June 23,2015 that out of the 17,891 examinees there are 9,707 passers of the Nursing Licensure Exams given by the Board of Nursing In the cities of Zamboanga, Tuguegarao, Tacloban, Pagadian, Lucena, Legazpi,Laoag, Iloilo, Davao,Dagupan, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Cabanatuan, Bagiou, Bacolod and Metro Manila conducted last May 2015....
Japan Plans to Modify Examination Process to Increase Passing Rate of Filipino Candidates

Japan Plans to Modify Examination Process to Increase Passing Rate of Filipino Candidates

According to Vice President Jejomar Binay, Japan will simplify its nursing licensure examination process to cater more Filipino nurses to work there. In the recent courtesy call at the Coconut Place, Ambassador Kazuhide Ishikawa told the Vice President on how Japan is planning to alter its proceedings to a simpler one for health care workers...
Challenges faced by Nurses caring for HIV/AIDS patients in Sub-Saharan Africa

Challenges faced by Nurses caring for HIV/AIDS patients in Sub-Saharan Africa

Did you know that sub-Saharan Africa has the smallest number of nurses compared to any other part of the world? Did you also know that this small number of nurses has to take care of close to three quarters of all persons living with AIDS in the world? In 2013, AmFAR (American Foundation for AIDS...
US study: School Nurses save money

US study: School Nurses save money

School nurses help avert medical costs lost in teachers and parents of school children, a US study shows. The research based in the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia compared money spent in putting nurses full-time in schools and money saved in decreasing doctors’ visits as well as keeping parents and teachers at...
Weary Critical Care Nurses Prone to Make Unhappy Clinical Judgement

Weary Critical Care Nurses Prone to Make Unhappy Clinical Judgement

According to a research presented in the American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC)’s January edition, exhausted nurses have higher probability of voicing out apprehensions about the regretful decisions they make regarding the care of a patient. Nurses who commonly experienced tiredness, lack of enough rest and sleep, daytime drowsiness and inability to adjust during shifting...
California Suffers Nursing Workforce Dilemma

California Suffers Nursing Workforce Dilemma

Looking back a few years ago, nursing students have high likelihood of getting nursing-relate positions immediately after completing a degree program or certification. Maybe not right away, but there is still a pretty good chance of pursuing the career. Additionally, there seems to be a brighter future for nurses as mandated by the US government....
Nurses Experience Fatigue in Yolanda Births

Nurses Experience Fatigue in Yolanda Births

Nurses assigned in Tacloban and other cities and provinces hit by the massive typhoon Yolanda face overwhelming stress and fatigue not only with the numerous injured civilians but also the babies that need to be delivered. Baby Kyrie Boniface is just one of the hundreds of newborns in the over-crowded and under-equipped hospitals in and...
Stressed Nurses May Place Patients in Danger

Stressed Nurses May Place Patients in Danger

A recent study shows that a nurse who experienced “burn out” may put the patient’s welfare at risk. According to the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) in the United Kingdom, the care of the patients may be jeopardized due to understaffing and tons of workloads. Nurses, in their day-to-day experience, may be subjected to unavoidable...
Offensive Videos Hits Youtube Search for ‘Nurses’

Offensive Videos Hits Youtube Search for ‘Nurses’

Bad and negative publicities for the nursing profession are becoming widespread even in the cyberspace society.  One of the most well-known video-sharing and social media site, YouTube, became the main concern of a recent study. The August issue of the Journal of Advanced Nursing published a research on how the most ‘hits’ for the keyword...
A Nurse and a Filipino Hero

A Nurse and a Filipino Hero

In his State of the Nation address held at Washington, USA last Tuesday, United States President Barack Obama hailed a Filipino nurse as an aspiring role model. The name of the nurse is Menchu Sanchez. Sanchez is a fifty-six year old US registered nurse who was actually born, raised, and educated in the Philippines. She...
RN Heals 4 - To be Deployed This January 2013

RN Heals 4 – To be Deployed This January 2013

The Department of Health (DOH) has issued a press statement regarding the deployment of nurses for the Registered Nurses for Health Enhancement and Local Service RN Heals 4.  The Department stated that 22,500 selected nurses will be deployed to their assigned communities to various places around the country starting this January 2013. They have released...
Community Health Team an Advocate of Kalusugan Pangkalahatan

Community Health Team an Advocate of Kalusugan Pangkalahatan

 One major problem of our country that for how many years has not been addressed with proper action plan is on health aspect of the populace. To credit, there are many health programs that has good aims in alleviating the health status of every Filipino citizen but then some of them are just good with...
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