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.

5,000 public nurses sought; 11,000 apply Philippine Inquirer 4/1/09

As jobs become scarce, more than 11,000 nurses have scrambled to gain a slot in the government’s emergency employment program for 5,000 nurses in the countryside, officials said Tuesday.

“More than 11,000 applied,” Labor Undersecretary Lily Pineda said. “But we expected more because there were close to 40,000 new board passers.”


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