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US bill changes visa requirements for foreign nurses

After the United States House of Representatives passed a bill that modifies the requirements for non-immigrant nurses, these health care professionals may soon change employers even while their new visa is still in process.

Nurses join 5-day strike in protest over healthcare fees

By Henni Espinosa OAKLAND, California – About 800 nurses from Children’s Hospital of Oakland began a 5-day strike this morning. About 30 percent of the staff are Filipino. The walkout is to protest management’s efforts to make the nurses pay a portion of their health care insurance, which would Read more »

RP nurses seeking US jobs number 15,000 in first 9 months of ’08

A TOTAL of 15,079 Filipinos took the United States licensure examination for nurses for the first time from January to September 2008, indicating they wanted to seek employment in America, former senator Ernesto Herrera, secretary-general of the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), disclosed Thursday.

Nursing a reputation

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By Rachel C. Barawid – Three years ago, Ricarte A. Gapuz, Jr.’s world almost crumbled when allegations of a leakage in the 2006 Nursing Licensure Examination (NLEX) involved his review center in Baguio City.

Pinoy nurse to future OFWs: Beware of sweet-talking agencies

A Filipino nurse in Australia has advised potential overseas contract workers going into the same profession to be careful when dealing with recruiters and employers to prevent applicants from being victimized by sweet talk.


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By Joseph Pimentel – After working as a traveling nurse for the past five years, Alino, a registered nurse at John Hopkins Hospital in Maryland, said there were Filipino nurses in every hospital she was assigned in. From the Houston medical center in Texas, the University of Arizona in Arizona, Read more »