Nursing News from overseas.
Because of the current competitive healthcare job market worldwide, more and more nursing students and current professionals are pursuing after their bachelors’ degrees with master’s programs for nursing to become more attractive to prospective employers. The strategy of course is that after they completed these courses of study, these nursing professionals can become qualified for high-paying positions.
Now improved bachelor’s nursing program and curriculum at top schools in the world are being created to help students and working registered nurses (RNs) obtain skills that are required by managerial roles at hospitals and primary care offices. Some top schools in the US, for example, even launched this course of study through distance learning programs and online campus in order to help enrollees further their education without having to quit their jobs. This will get them their nursing degrees online.
Those who wish to take on more responsibilities in health-related work environments may also want to consider enrolling in a master’s program in nursing administration. These degrees are often available to students via online education and as accelerated programs.
Nursing is still considered as one of the fastest-growing job markets for any occupation in the US given the rising age of retirees who require a lot these healthcare services next to Japan. In fact, within the next eight years, US government analysts shows that the employment of these professionals will increase by 22%, and this industry will create an estimated 581,500 new jobs nationwide. The Japanese government also has similar pressures from its aging population and will require more nurses within the next 5 years.
Will this be good for the Filipino nurses seeking jobs? Of course, if we realize this today that other countries are making their nurses more competitive not just a bachelors degree in nursing but a masters on the side, then we should also prepare our nurses here in Manila. Updating our curriculum to address the competitive landscape abroad is the first step.
And I believe that the more management nurses we train and export to various part of the globe, the more chances of Pinoy nurses to work overseas as the world healthcare industry will realize we are capable professionals in this field.
What is happening to the nursing profession worldwide?
Only a few years ago, many nursing students had multiple job offers before they graduated. But now only about one of every five graduates gets a job right away.
However, in the United States and much of North America, many industry experts believe that a nursing shortage looms on the horizon. This is because the aging population continues to grow and healthcare reform will expand coverage to more than 30 million previously uninsured people and an expected shortage of physicians will shift more work onto nurses.
In addition, about 40 percent of registered nurses or RNs in the US are over age 50. It is expected that when the economy turns around, many will retire. The long-term forecast may be favorable, but new graduates are living in the present, and they’re faced with a tough job market. Hospital jobs – the traditional first step in a nursing career – are scarce.
So what can you do as a new nurse? Experts believe that Read more
Before you get excited, this post is not about any job openings in the US or Canada. This post is about a reflection of the past which begs the question “”Whatever happen to the million-dollar dream of working as a Filipino nurse in the US and Canada?”.
This need for health workers in North America has sparked a frenzy of what I call “expectators” from the Philippines when we see this as our miracle job to alleviate ourselves from the chin-deep poverty issues. I was gasping for air just like you.
Most people view this as their target in life. Survive college whatever it takes, stick with nursing. The work your ass off and invest your money in getting that PRC certificate to show the world that hey, I am a board passer in the Philippines. So now what? Read more
6 Powerful and Effective Tips to Find a Nursing Job Career Opportunity Sooner Than You Expected
Are you a registered nurse and still looking for a job? Do you have the experience and skill needed but your employer does not provide you with exciting career challenges? Do you seek to work abroad for greener pasteur?
Whether you are a pro or a beginner nurse, finding a nursing job isn’t easy nowadays in the Philippines. Not only it is a time consuming and a frustrating process, it also robs you of the opportunity to focus on your career growth and stability
The biggest piece of the puzzle on any job search process is to know where and what to look for in a nursing position that is suited for you. And being proactive here will surely mean so much for you when you are ready to go to work.
We have designed the following 6 powerful and effective tips (and tricks) to take some of the headache out of your search, by giving you some directions and guidance on the steps you need to take to find a job opportunity that is your ideal nursing job.
1. Pay a visit to recruitment or human resources department of hospitals, medical centers and doctor’s offices to inquire about the availability of nursing positions. If there are no vacancies, please offer your resume to remain on their file and ask them to call you should their future openings match your skills.
2. Call nursing recruitment and contract employment agencies. This is a one-to-many strategy. Aligning yourself with a nursing headhunter can give you access to jobs that are often not advertised to the public. The best thing about recruiting agencies is they allow you to apply for positions at multiple companies simultaneously with a single resume submission. The recruiters will be the one to match your resume to all of the available nursing job openings. Once you have a match, they will surely call you.
3. Search the Internet. Searching for work for nurses or nursing jobs on the internet will reveal hundreds of available job opportunities for you. Just be aware that the competition for these open positions is tough since hundreds, if not thousands, of other nurses are also looking at and applying for the same jobs ad.
4. Train for Free. When you don’t have work, then try to gain experience by working for free while you are waiting. By doing so, you are helping the community or the local hospital within your vicinity. This is one of the best ways to get your feet in the door of the medical profession and also gain experience. Experience in real world hospital care is normally a plus to employers especially if you are a new nurse. Consequently, it also gives you a chance to evaluate the organization and nursing department to ensure it is a match with your expectations before applying for the post for the long haul.
5. Check your school. Your Alma Mater often has available positions in the nursing school’s dean’s office or else they can refer you to another organization. Nursing dean advisors are also excellent sources of information on how to network in the industry and get your foot in the door. They are often asked by potential employers who seek fresh nursing graduates rather than experienced nurses. You can ask your former nursing professors too to help you out.
6. Power of Networking. Get your friends, family, and casual acquaintances involved in the search. Through them, other people and organization will know that you are on the market searching for work. Most companies nowadays would hire those that have been recommended and fully vouched for by acquiantances. So it’s really important to spread the news that you are available and seeking a new job opportunity in nursing.
Finding a nursing Job and career opportunity is not an easy task. But Filipinos are known for their resourcefulness. if there’s a will, there’s a way.