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.

Philippine Nurses swamp DoLE for rural jobs RN Heals

Fameronag said the 10,000 nurses being recruited through RN Heals will be deployed to the poorest localities around the country.

Unlike a similar nurse employment program in 2010 that hired nurses for only six months, RN Heals will employ nurses for one year.

“They will get an allowance of P8,000 monthly and an additional P2,000 from the local government unit where they are assigned,” Fameronag said.

They will also have Philhealth medical insurance coverage and group insurance from the Government Service Insurance System.

DoLE will recruit and select the nurses while the Department of Health and the Department of Social Welfare and Development will decide where they would be deployed, he said.

Applicants should be physically and mentally fit, licensed by the Professional Regulation Commission, and preferably be residents of the area where he or she would be deployed.

The government will begin deploying the nurses chosen for the program by Feb. 11, Fameronag said.


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