A Filipino Nurse was nabbed in an entrapment operations in Phoenix, Arizona for allegedly trying to lure a teenager online to have sex with him.
Reports say that Richard Sanggalang, a 39-year old oncology nurse at Estrella Medical Clinic in Phoenix, was caught in an undercover sex sting involving a policeman posing as a teenage girl online. The police chatted online as a decoy and was able to convince Richard to email his photos. That’s where the police found sufficient evidence to catch Richard.
Sanggalang was picked up by police on his home which is supposed to be the meet up place for the sex escapade with the teenager. He now faces 3 counts of soliciting sex with a minor.
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.
This is further aggravated by the fact that nurses who were scheduled to retire or move to other jobs have postponed their plans, some because their spouses lost jobs or because of substantial losses in retirement savings.
While reading along for new nursing jobs that may help our Filipino nurses find one, I stumble upon a very interesting news online. Read this Pinoy nurses and maybe you will salivate on the prospects of getting to the US again.
According to the most recent data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average registered nurse (RN) salary is $66,530 in the United States. Despite the fact that the economy today is worse than it was during that same time period, this is $7,000 higher than the average nursing salary five years ago .
This is good news for those interested in healthcare professions as it shows that healthcare is fairly recession proof although the demand for nurses really seems to plateau lately. While the bad economy in the US seems to have affected the majority of professions, other medical fields, aside from nursing, are also doing well.
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