Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations.

THE Philippines’ nursing course has become suspect among countries known to have provided employment to Filipino nursing professionals. The sheer number of nursing students, growing from 30,000 in 2004 to 450,000 this year, seems too much. Countries such as the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand doubt the qualifications and the quality of the training programs in place.

In New Zealand, for instance, its Nursing Council has made it impossible for second coursers-–doctors, lawyers, engineers, etc.--to get approval for their applications. The excuse is that it cannot accept nurses who have obtained their degrees for less than four years.


Post a Comment