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Do we have enough jobs for 11,225 new nurses?

A graduate from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) topped the nurse licensure examination given last month in the cities of Manila, Bacolod, Baguio, Cabanatuan, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, Laoag, Legazpi, Lucena, Pagadian, Pampanga, Tuguegarao, and Zamboanga.

Ma. Margaret Benosa Sanchez, with a rating of 86 percent, led 11,225 out of 29,188 examinees who passed the nurse exam, the Professional Regulation Commission said.

She was followed by: 2. Ariel Angara Bitong Jr., UST, 85.40; Tiffany Jeanne Dumanil Severo, University of Nueva Caceres, 85.40; 3. Dominique Rosali Gravina Cesa, UST, 85.20; Charisse Jae Rongcal Faa, Adventist University of the Philippines, 85.20; Bernard Vonn Kyle Rafols Icamen, Cebu Normal University (Cebu State College), 85.20; 4. Jeorge Aljun Gamboa Calpito, UST, 85.00; Katrina Maria Alexandra Pasive Geronimo, UST, 85.00; Sarah May Sia Janas, UST, 85.00; Maria Bianca Mararac Molina, UST, 85.00; and 5. Daniel Torreja Roldan, Makati Medical Center (For. RTRMS), 84.80.

The members of the Board of Nursing – Carmencita M. Abaquin, chairman; Leonila A. Faire, Betty F. Merritt, Perla G. Po, Marco Antonio C. Sto.Tomas, Yolanda C. Arugay, and Amelia B. Rosales, members – said registration for the issuance of professional identification card (ID) and certificate of registration will be announced later. Those who will register are required to bring the following: duly accomplished oath form or panunumpa ng propesyonal, current community tax certificate (cedula), one passport size picture (colored with white background and complete name tag), two metered documentary stamps, and one short brown envelope with name and profession, and to pay the initial registration fee of P600 and annual registration fee of P450 for 2014-2017.  Successful examinees should personally register and sign in the roster of registered professionals.

  • rickgo

    The timing of demand for our nurses could be vital. We are talking overseas placement. As we are aware the global demand of nurses in country like – Canada, Japan, England, US, Australia and major European countries. Confident that our local nurses could find job placement in the above countries. Overseas employer consider our communication skill (English our second language) , very articulate, rigid training and high degree of literacy. In addition our nurses serving in Singapore Hospital received a letter of appreciation from the hospital staff. Due to their dedication, personal care and devotion to their patients. Congratulations to our new nurses and well done.

  • Yves Boquet

    the question is not “do we have the jobs for nurses”, it should be: “are the medical needs of the Philippine population met in a satisfying way ?”

  • underthePhilippineSun

    locally, NO… working abroad, maybe YES – that’s a good start to have a good job in big medical hospitals all over the world… keep up young graduates, face the world with courage and determination… :)

  • ernievictory

    call centers here we come!!!