Just got off some local online newspaper in the States where a hospital confirmed that the United States will be needing more nurses due to its aging population in the very near term. The baby boomers are aging and they need adequate medical and nursing care as part of the country’s healthcare program. This is a good opportunity for Filipino nurses to fill in the need in the US despite the the not so good updates on the US Visa Retrogression.
According to the report, there are plenty of American college students who wish to earn a nursing degree but lack of nursing faculty is the fueling the nursing shortage further. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), reported that U.S. nursing schools turned away more than 40,000 qualified applicants from baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs in 2007 due to lack of faculty, clinical sites, classrooms, clinical teachers and budget constraints.
The AACN expects in its report that by 2025, the shortage could reach 500,000 as we earlier reported in this site. Some 30,000 additional nurses should be graduated every year in order to meet this shortage.
The Philippine Consulate at Tel Aviv in Israel has warned the public that there is no such requirement for Pinoy nurses in the land of the Holy.
This announcement came after reports that certain recruitment agencies have been luring the job-hungry Pinoy nurses who are now stranded in the Philippines ready to work abroad. The embassy has denied reports of employment opportunities at a certain Jordan Valley Medical Center.
The Philippine government has already made some information awareness to thwart any attempt to recruit our Filipino nurses to Israel.
You have been warned.
I found a blog post that really is interesting for everyone to know. It’s about the typical Filipino family scenario where their kids are literally “pushed” to become nurses in the hopes of working abroad. The blog is well written and forms an interesting tale actually. (I wish I could have written about this first for the Pinoy nurses as well). Maybe later.
For now, take a look at how this blogger clearly explains the drama behind the poor yet aspiring Filipino nurses in their quest for financial salvation…
Hope you like it.