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Top 10 Reasons why you wouldn’t want to be a Nurse [in the Philippines]


1. Overworked ( sobrang toxic minsan nakakalimutan na umihi, uminom, at walang time kumain..)

2. Underpaid (nakakahiyang pumila ng pagkahaba-haba sa atm tapos ang iwi-withdraw mo e halos half lang ng nauna sayo..)

3. Taken for Granted (dahil sa over ang supply ng nurses, madali kang pakawalan ng management..)

4. Some Patients treat you like maids (tatawagan ka pa para lang patayin ang ilaw nila samantalang ang dami dami nilang relatives na nagbabantay..)

5. Some doctors treat you like their P.A. (ok lang kasi kung dressing tray ang ipapadala sayo, kaso pati ba naman bags nila na halos 3 kilo ang weight ipapadala sayo..may license din naman tayo diba?..)

6. Your License has no bearing (degree holder ka na nga, may license, pero mas malaki pa salary ng janitors kesa sayo..)

7. Over-priced seminars and/or trainings (halos ka-amount na ng 1-day worth ng sweldo mo..mura pa yun ha..yung iba asus! kalahati ng monhtly earnings mo..di naman tumataas ang sweldo kahit gano karami ang certificates mo..)

8. Unfair taxes ( below minimum na nga, ang laki pa ng tax! ouch..di na lalo nakaipon..)

9. No social life due to daily-changing schedules (ngayon morning shift, bukas mid-shift, sa 1 araw night shift..tapos on-call ka pa or straight dahil may biglang aabsent..kaya pag reunions, lagi kang wala..)

10. No health card (kaya pag ikaw ang nagkasakit, goodluck na lang..RIP haha..dahil di abot ng sweldo mo ang health card..)

***pero isang “THANK YOU” lang mula sa patients and relatives na natulungan mong pagalingin, ok na lahat..worth it na..***

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  • http://www.facebook.com/Masterbon kirby aaron ledesma

    love it!!!! keep it up!! love the number 6!!!

    • tinkerbella

      hayyy naketch… ikaw na naman KIRBY AARON BALMES?? LOL
      very nice BLOG ..

    • kel25

      so true … pero sana instead of complaining, be thankful nlng kc may work tayo.. …

      1- it will not take you 10mins para umihi db??
      2- oo underpaid- pero kahit half wala kng mawiwithdraw kung wala kang work db?
      3- if you do ur job well… i dont think papakawalan ka nila
      4- some nurses degrade themselves kaya ganyan. and ganun tlga mababait kc tau
      5- same! .. if u let them treat you like P.A… eh tlgang gagawin ka nilang P.A but if pinapakita mo na ur a nurse then cgro walang prob na ganun..

      6- no comment! dpende sa field of nursing cgro..

      7- i agree! pro db tau din magbbenifit nun??
      8- so true!! … some taxes goes to our insurance db??
      9- funny pero totoo hahaha.. laging missing in action sa mga lakad haha
      10- haha.. true!! pro may insurance nmn if we pay well our taxes db.. di nga lng zero cashout.

      hay… hirap maging nurse sa pinas pero if we stay positive and may passion sa work . .. God will bless us, just keep on helping! .. =)

      • rice

        You have a point there, but we all experienced this as nurses, kasi uunahin mo talaga buhay ng patient mo kesa umihi ka at kumain, makakahintay yun.What the blogger is saying is only the verity of being a nurse here in the country.

        • angelina iligan

          hello..just replying ha….ingatan mo ang sarili mo mahirap magkasakit, mamya ikaw ang pasyente dyan…mahirap ang may sakit sa kidney…

      • bert

        well that is correct be thankful pero it matters kung maliit ang sweldo mo tapos ang trabaho mo toxic.hindi sapat ang sweldo mo sa trabaho mo. Ang laki ng tuition mo tapos ang sahod mo kulang pang support sa family mo.i have nothing against about nurses pero payo ko sa mga mag college you have to analize our economy tingnan niyo kung ano mangyayari after 4 years and ng board mo,ewan ko kung totoo na walang health card ang nurse.I have work in BPO company ang health card ko 250k sa akin sa wife ko 150k kung may anak ka eh malaking tulong to kesa sa sweldo mo pa kunin pang doctor nila.

      • http://yahoo.com tey

        Magpasalamat tayo kung ano ang binigay ni God…buti pa kayo tinulungan NYA na makatapos ng pag aaral at naging nurse pa, yung iba gustuhin mang mag aral di magawa…May swedo ka na ayaw mo pa, kakain ka galing sa pinaghirapan mo… Nasayo na kung gusto mo umangat pa kailangan mo mahalin ang trabaho mo…Kung sa bagay madami sa ibang bansa 100 thousand pesos na ang sweldo naghahanap pa din, di pa din kuntento, bakit nga ba ang tao walang kasiyahan sa mundo… Ang sakin lang magpasalamat muna tayo kung ano meron bago magreklamo…

        Be proud na naging nurse kayo….
        Marami kayo matutulungan…
        Godbless…

        • engr_ako

          Nasasabi mo lang yan kase wala ka sa lugar nila. I sympathize to the author dapat naman talaga iangat ng gobyerno ang antas ng mga professionals sa pinas ng di na mangibang bansa tulad ko. Yung ibang bansa nag eexport ng Electronics, shoes, etc. eh tayo nag eexport ng maids, entertainers (japayuki), professional jan sa pinas pag dating sa ibang bansa malayo sa inaral at mababa ang sweldo (mas mataas naman ng konti compare jan)eh pano walang buhay jan sa pinas kung meron man unti unti kang papatayin sa cost of living, gasolina, tax at kung ano ano pa. Sayang ang galing ng mga pilipino nakakahiya man sabihin pero alam mong hindi sapat ang napapala jan sa pinas.

          • nurse_din_ako

            Maliit lang cost of living dito sa pinas, problema ay sobrang liit din ng sweldo kaya wala talagang tira.

          • geraldine m. san jose

            i agree with you…i’m also a nurse…so sad kasi ang mga kawawang nurse, taon na ang inabot sa pagiging volunteer at walang sweldo maka-gain lang ng experience para makapag trabaho sa ibang bansa dahil sa very slim ang chance na maregular s isang hosp…unless they are in our shoes malalaman nila kung bakit sinulat yan ng author.

        • Bee

          Tama ka, be thankful sa kung anong meron ka. Pero ang problema, hindi fair. Hindi equal. Professional sila, pero hindi trinatratong ganun. Karapatan nya ang pinaglalaban nya.

          At breather na rin siguro sa mga nurses na mag-post ng ganito. Pambawas stress lang.

        • jianny

          im so thankful na binigyan aqo ni God ng pgkakataon to finish my studies and passed the board for nurses.But i dont believe n my mga taong gustong magaral pero d nila magawa. ang dami kasi ng way!! sabi nga if there’s a will, there’s a way!! first nursing is not as easy as u think! 2nd hndi kmi ngaral para mghirap.. hindi masarap ang life na very small ang salary na hndi nga mkafinance sa sarili kong pangangailangan ang dami pang kaltas! oo masarap kung ang kinakain mo ay galing sa pinaghirapan mo!! pero dahil sa sobra ng binabudget ang pera mo, halos hndi nlang kumain so we can manage our finances till the nxt payday!!!

          sana lang po kung d mo naiintindihan ang profession namin wag nlang mgcomment ng negative!!!

          we are so thankful of wer i am today! but sana man lang wag idegrade ang nurses!!

          you should be in our shoes for you to say such a convicting statement!!!

          i am a NURSE!!! and im proud of it!
          thank you and Godspeed!

      • Trinity

        Yan ang mga comment ng kontento na sa ganyang buhay.you should see your self dude. di lng dapat umikot dyan ang buhay mo. kung ganyan ang paniniwala mo then maybe you really want to live like this “Kontento and Stagnant”, pero it wont do anything to you. You should think of your future, you should think of those people who will sooner depend on you. and sana sa perception mo sarili mo din ang matulungan mo for the next years to come. Good luck men

      • Yeng

        so true..nurses of the Phil. are wonderful people. Very hard working and very polite. I am a Filipina in Italy and sad to say many of the nurses here are arrogant are sweet at all. There is no such thing as compassion.
        Patients are like objects and how this makes me proud of the nurses back home.
        Yes, God will bless the filipino nurses, your work is not in vain..not fruitless at all.Hurray for you!! God bless each nurses abundantly!!amen!

        • marifel villagracia mamon

          makaka kita ka lng mabait na nurse sa private hospital,subukan mo sa public kung ituring mga pasyente prang basura lng kung sigawan kla mo nka sigaw ng kasambahay,now i undestand after reading this article seguro nga over worked na nga sila,sbi ng friend ko na germanist maba2it nga dw tlaga tyong mga filipino lalo na ung ating mga nurses pro bakit diko makita yan d2 sa ating sarilng bansa?sa dami na ng na ho2spital sa pamelya ko lalo na sa public wla pa ako na encounter ung totoo na may puso sa pasyente,ung iba masyado nilang pinagya2bang na RN sila pro tingnan nyo nga mas malaki ang sahod ng ordinaryong empleyado lng.ang akin lng magaing mabait tyo sa kung ano ang binigay sating na field,magkaroon ng puso sa pinili nating propesyon pra mahalin din tyo nito at maging magaan kung tanggap mo na ito ung pinili mo na mundo.

          • miles away

            maraming mababait na nurse sa public na hospital. Pero sa sobrang dami ng inaalagaan ng isang staff nurse, dahil sa di makatwiran na ration ng RN:patient, di na nakakayanan ng nurse sa public na magkarinyo sa sa patient. And worst, dahil sa laging laman ng radio na laging tumitira sa mga hospital personel ng public hospital, tingin ng mga patients dun ay kasing laki na lang sila ng posporo kung tratuhin ng mga pasyente…wala nang respeto…ikaw nga ang hindi respetuhin ng mga pasyente o bantay ng pasyente? Nakapg aral ka and ang duduro-duro sa iyo ay ang mga ganayang tao then sasabihin pa sa yo na sila nag papasweldo sa inyo (sa taxes daw) samantalang baka nga kahit cedula lang di sila nagbabayad and ikaw na nurse kalaki ng binbawas sa sweldo mo sa tax???

          • nurse- paramedic

            mam, by nature compassionate po ang mga nurses. part ng pagiging nurse yan. pero kung sa set up dyan sa atin lalo na sa public hospital na ang ratio ng nurse-patient is 1 nurse= 20 patients, at toxic ang shift, malamang kahit sino e medyo nawawala ang kabaitan….tao lang din po kami. yes, may mga nurse din na tulad ng sinabi nyo. they exist.

          • geraldine m. san jose

            maybe because hindi boost ang morale ng nurse kaya ganon na sila sa patient…i’m not justifying ang ginagawang pagsusungit ng nurses s public hosp kasi naranasan ko ring pag sungitan sa public hosp… pero ng maging nurse ako at makita ko ang trabaho nila na 50 patients ang aasikasuhin mo sa maghapon at nag iisa ka lang…hindi maiiwasan na mag init ang ulo. lalo na kung very late ka n nga kumain sa dami ng patient mo, sasabihin ka pa ng walang ginagawa at nagkakainan lang…ang hindi alam ng bantay wala ka n sa oras ng pagkain sa pag attend ng needs ng patient.

          • aya

            kung kikilalanin mo ang mga nurse… mababait sila wl pa ko nakakasama na pangit ang ugali… kaso hindi lahat ng patient mtino lalo na sa public hospital, grabe mostly pagkatigas ng ulo ipagpipilitan un gusto nila explain na sa kanila na hindi pwede then gagawin prin un hindi tama… tapos pumupunta sa hospital kung klan critical na ang lagay ng patient tapos pag namatay kami pa sisisihin… sa dami ng pasyenteng hinahawakan ng isang nurse sasabayan pa ng mura ng bantay paninisi at kakulitan ewan ko lang kung makaya mo… kung sumigaw man yan nurse na yan eh dahil di sya sinusunod sa dapat gawin sa patient..walang nurse na naghangad ng masama sa patient nila…

          • ecka

            yup. tama. lahat ng nurses compassionate. I’m a nurse in a public hospital. No matter how patient, kind and understanding you are, kapag ikaw na ang minura, sinungitan o sinigawan ng pasyente dahil sa pagtuturo mo sa kanila ng tama about their health, mananahimik ka na lang ba? Being a nurse doesn’t mean you also have to lose your dignity as a person.

      • iggy

        gudluck na lang maging positive na lang para madaling lokohin ang sarili…gudluck uli, be positive , sana maibili mu yan ng mga pangangailangan sa araw araw

      • ignacio

        nasa diyos ang awa, nasa tao ang gawa.gumising na kau…change ur carrer para umasenso….wag ninyo ng lokohin ang sarili, wake up…..

      • http://yahoomail.com tech

        nagbabayd nga tayo ng taxes natin pero saan naman napupunta? sa gobernong korakot naman kayo nga karamihan nahihirapan kumuha ng health insurance..

      • cayabyab

        are you a nurse or are you from the admin???? hello

      • marzeus

        your absolutely right…stay positive…

      • LEo

        Comment At Your Number 1 Post : E pano Kung 100+ Ang Patient Mo Sa Ward At Dadalawa Lang Kayong Nurse Which Is Pag Government Hospital E totoo

      • assyl etnamaid

        Kel25, I would say that the blogger is not complaining but just presenting the reality of life being a nurse in our own country. This is one factor why most Filipino Nurses seek oversea job rather than serving our own people. On the other note, let’s face it, even if one does her job well, still, one remains in the downstream. Crab mentality if I may call it. Sometimes, one just can’t admit that she is among those of many who can’t stand up and talk. Yet, if you work well and you have all the qualities of being good if not excellent, your peers will make a way to ruin you. But the truth remains….nurses are pitiful so as the other professions here in the Philippines because we have poor labor system.

        • jammin

          tama po kayo…

        • aubrey domingo

          tama po kayo

      • Manuel

        hahaha… magbeBENIFIT daw! tanga! spellcheck ka muna.

      • tipsy

        I admire your optimism!

      • jhan

        agree!!!

        • jhan

          pero pag mahal mo ang profession mo wala ka dapat regrets, nanjan na yan and we should strive hard, may nakalaan din para sa bawat isa tyaga lang guys apply lang ng apply :)

      • Nadz

        In fairness naman..these are all subjective p0ints..sa akin, pag g0vernment h0spital lyk where i’d been eh applicable ung list..lucky 4 u kel25 if sa private ka..u myt wanna try to shift int0 an0ther w0rkplace 4 u 2 experience th0se stuffs..wel, i did and there’s realy a significant difrence..i mean, realy lucky 4 u that u can say that..bka naman d0ct0r ka at in reality eh ndi nurz?

      • rena

        So true.. Let’s love our work! :)

    • romer

      IMBA!!!!!!! sana makarating at malaman ng kinauukulan ng matauhan nman cla!!!!! tsk!

    • http://www.silahisnabakulaw.com Kitamo

      Hindi NURSE Yan..honestly!! me oras pa ba mag blog yung mga nurse? lol.. :) BLOGGER YAN…BLOGGER! walang magawa na blogger! aagagagaahhaahhaha….

      • miles away

        masama bang mag BLOG? KITAMO, kung sa pag blog nakaka release ng tension and nurse na yan, respetuhin mo. Kung sa BLOGGING man lang ay maipa abot nya sa ibang tao ang nasasaloobin nya, then let her be.

      • aya

        haller khit nurse at toxic me oras prin aman gumamit ng computer…

    • ellen calapini

      i don’t blame why nurses are eager to work overseas than in their own country. it don’t matter if they work as contract as long as they’re covered with benefits that they deserve. If nurses are responsible to patient’s care, their employer should be more responsible to their pay and benefits….

  • BORED RN

    And yet you still have time to blog? Being cynical is not the answer.

    • Me Gusta

      Oh shut it…

    • rhy

      cynical ba to? it’s reality..

      • BORED RN

        Do you even know what cynical means my friend?

        • coco angelo chanelles

          i think he/she means ironic. hahahahahaha!! this is hilarious but true..

          • aljoe

            truth really hurts!!! but it will set you free!!!

          • Romil

            Buti nga may work kesa wala, umaangal pa!!!
            hahaha..

            kaw tumambay ako magwork jan sa ospital mo!!! gets mo!

    • regie

      wala na ba siyang karapatan mag-blog ng mga practical truths? that’s not cynicism, it is reality.

      • archie22

        dude,di nya naexperience yun kaya nya nasabi cynical..

        • eshi

          relate n relate ako.. XD

        • BORED RN

          I experience it everyday but i don’t complain, i am too busy being thankful that i even have a job. And by the way i too am entitled to my own opinion regarding this subject just like the writer. Thanks.

          • Love

            Well, sometimes respect is given only when it’s due. Here is a nurse who shares the ordeals in her profession, and you, a nurse yourself, are being cynical about it. And now you’re telling us that you’re entitled to your own opinion? This blogger is entitled too! So can it! :p

        • zhelle

          its not wrong to tell some true scenario regarding the life of nurses right???

          • http://shipside wyf q nars

            hurt me with the truth,but never comfort me with a lie…

        • http://facebook.com lizelle

          ahahaha..tama..nag comment lng just to use the cynical word..ahaha

          • http://shipside wyf q nars

            kaung mga nurse solve na probs nyo.mag asawa lng kau ng marino,may kasabihan nga na nurses are for seaman only.D na gasgas yung ano nyo puno pa ng pera ang bulsa nyo.

          • cristina

            bakit ganun ba ginawa mo????nagtatanong lng

    • neil

      urghh just become ah call center agent lol

      • http://facebook.com lizelle

        lol..

      • myrna

        There are some nurses with USRN licence works in a call center. One of them is my son and I am proud of that. He used to earn 7500 a month a school nurse now he is earning more than triple of that plus he’s getting good reputation cuz all their clients are from US. Just make sure your english is good enough when you apply. Most PI nurses are bright and good in english so I know most PI nurse has an edge compare to other nationalty. I know life is tough in PI so Goodluck to everyone!

    • YeaHmhan

      At least she has the guts to state the facts.. maka cynical ka naman.. rich kid ka kasi cguro.

      • archie22

        tooomooo! ahaha,if your one of us..then be one of us!

    • http://facebook.com lizelle

      atleast naman nakapag-comment ka..

    • http://PangitMo Nakamura Ko

      Missing in action nga..nagbloblog..ahaha..walang time umihi..pero naka blog. Absent sa reunion kasi nag ffb.walang time kumain kasi mag bloblog…! ANU ba! mag blog ka na lng habang buhay instead of complaining! me iba nga walang makain boung araw..namamalimus..ikaw nag rereklamo kapa!
      Buti nga me salary kapa..samantalng yung ali sa quiapo naghihintay lng nang me magbigay nang peso sa lata!mga bata sa africa kinakain na nang buwitre kasi mukhang mamatay na…kaya wag ka complain nang complain!

      • pilipino nga naman

        24/7 ba duty niya? datdat ka ng datdat eh! haha! get a life!

      • witwew

        hahaha. ownga. understood na un.
        di nmn 24/7 ang duty nya kaya may panahon pa siya para sa sarili nya. xD
        di naman dhil nurse ka bawal ng magFB. kailangan may panahon ka din para sa social life mo. xD

      • lee

        she has the right to complain naman. and i dont think tama na icompare mo xa sa isang ale na naghihintay lng ng magbibigay ng pera sa knya. hbang ang mga ale sa quiapo eh nakaupo lng at naghihintay ng graxa, ang mga nurse eh my tinutulungan na mga pasyente, at sa mga future nurses eh mga nagaaral pa at nagsusunog ng kilay habang ang kinocompare mong tao eh aun nakaupo lng. i dont think tama ang pagcocompare mo. hahaha. sana pmili k ng mas karapat dapat na word. and I think ang point lng naman ng blogger na to ay ang mga hardships ng pagiging nurse. maxado mo nmng pinolosopo ang article nia! nurses have a life too. pero hnd n nga lng ganun ka free gaya ng ibang tao.. particularly ung sinabi mong ale sa quiapo! lol

        • aldyo

          nice one.
          ali daw, si muhamad ali ba?

      • aldyo

        The truth really hurts, but it will set you free!!!

      • http://Ewkarin.com OK to

        Hala! Tama nga naman xa! wag kana magreklamo..buti naka blog kapa..ibang nurse nga nasa call center… haha…

      • DAVID BALOLONG

        Totoo naman na ang nurse sa atin ay overworked at underpaid considering the kind of work we do. Si Kate ay nageexpress lang ng feelings niya in a realistic and humorous way. As I look at the response, (Aint Democracy Grand) it makes me realize the different way we look at our profession. Pero sana we get the respect we deserve as we practice our profession in Pinas. Una, decent pay for the work we do; pangalawa, hospital owners and administrators respect us for what we do and not just discard us if they feel that we become financial burden to them; pangatlo, sana doctors will treat us for the professionals that we are and not just someone to carry their charts, bags, and someone to do petty work for them. At doon sa nagsabi ng ten minutes sa pagihi, siguro hindi pa nagtratrabaho kasi in this profession sometimes yong ten minutes may mean life and death. At yong lunch break, sometimes if you are overwhelmed, talagang there are times na you dont have time to eat. Pero hindi naman palagi. However, at the end of the day no matter how busy you are or how tired you get,you can always say that “I did something good today”

        • OA KA TALAGA

          Respetuin mo sarili mo! Nurse ka ba o hindi? Kilan mo nabasa ang news na me over flooding nang supply nang nurses sa pinas? At ayun! Nursing pa kinuha mo! haha…tingin mo nakaktulong yang comment mo? ika nga ni kuya..15 Million Pinoy naninirahan sa SLUM! din 2008 70k RN na walang work!walang mapasukan! hindi kabilang ang libu-libung graduates nang nursing.. tas sinasabi mo yan? Puriin mo sarili mo! Kita mo pasan nang Pinas ang mga walang trabaho..dinadagdagan mo pa! Maswerte pa nga ang blogger na yan kasi me work xa..yung iba? Anu? WALA!!!! Kisa mag sat2 k nang sat2 jan..magtrabaho ka na lng..tas ibigay mo k sa street children yang pinaghirapan mo.. ok ba?

      • engr_ako

        palibhasa mayaman kana kaya ganyan comment mo! wushuuu!!

    • Jeffrey

      Cynical mo’ng mukha mo. Lmao.

    • regie

      conjectures are stupid. and get off your high horse, it doesn’t suit you.

  • Carla Quitan

    Tama!!!!!

  • nhilo

    tama po kayu jan!..in terms of rights and income,, pero sa maraming aspeto ay npakahalagang sa sariling bayan ka ng lilingkod.

    • elmer m.

      kaya dapat mas mahalaga rin na pahalagahan ang kapakanan ng mga nurses para mas marami pang maalagaan at mailigtas na mga pasyente.

      • http://shipside wyf q nars

        mailigtas LOL,ano yan hostage!!!

      • nhilo

        correction, literal maxado ang mailigtas, sabihin mo na lng maalagaan at matulungan

        tama po ba pasensya na po
        salamat

  • http://www.leechl.com Leila Leech

    The reality of being a nurse in the Philippines is so sad. It’s not a respectable profession, sometimes you don’t even want to wear your uniform outside because you look like a maid. And the Doctor don’t respect your opinion at all.

    • Mina Hererra

      Anong hindi respectable? masyado nyong ini-small ang nursing propesyon ah

      • http://yahoo paul

        hinde naman sa ini small,kaya lang saan ka nakakita nang profession dito sa pilipinas ,ikaw na nga ang nagtatrabaho sa hospita na may license na as a staff nurse,ikaw pa ang nagbabayad sa hospital.(volunteer daw)aba e,mas mababa pa sa isang slave yan.insulto na yan sa nursing.niloloko na talaga ang mga nurse.ginawa na kayong negosyo nang mga hospital.training daw ang bayad,Bull…st.tapos na na kayong magtraining noong student kayo.may license na kayo.

    • Kin PQ

      What is sad is the lot nurses find themselves in. I totally agree with the 10 stated reasons why it’s so difficult to be a nurse in the Philippines. To think that it is not a respectable profession adds insult to the already gross injury! And to make a sweeping statement that doctors don’t respect their opinion at all insults us doctors not just as doctors, but as sensible, caring, human beings as well.

      • coco angelo chanelles

        because, we nurses tolerate doctors to insult us. learn how to fight back. if you know what youre doing then, stand up for yourself and kick their ass!!!!

        • http://facebook.com lizelle

          sige nga try mo..alam nyo ang daling mag salita pero mahirap gawin..

          • coco angelo chanelles

            @ lizelle please do read my comments below, it tells you how i tood up for myself. thank you.

        • http://www.leechl.com Leila Leech

          lol, only if you have the guts to say it. These doctors is very good in scaring staff, “who is your manager, I will fire you”.

          • opac

            mahirap ang taong nag tatapang tapangan lng. tas pag dating sa actual na citwasyun ayun na sa gilid nlng nd mka imik. tas pagka talikod nang doctor dun sa kasamang nurse mag tatalak… cino niloko mo!

          • coco angelo chanelles

            @ leila you dont need to be scared if you are a good, knowlegeable, skilled and competetive nurse. they cant fire you because you are an asset.

          • coco angelo chanelles

            @ opac hahaha youre such a pussycat!!if you think youre right then let them hear your voice. pro kung alam mong mali ka at wala kang alam you better shut up. mapapahiya ka nga lang.

          • Leila

            Hey Coco, I’m not scared at all. I know I kick ass. Those are just some of the examPles of how doctors treat some of the nurse in the Philippines. I don’t complain of my job being a nurse as well because I know the scope of my job. I just have an issue with the management, doctors and the Department of Health who don’t give enough budget for Healthcare provider like Nurses in the Philippines. The PNA should protect the rights of Nurses that’s why you’re paying them with membership fee!

        • witwew

          e ksi pagginawa mo yon.
          sigurado talsik ka sa trabaho mo. xD

          • coco angelo chanelles

            @ witwew i would rather lose my job than lose my dignity!!!!!!!

        • tine

          i agree with you. as a nurse we knew more about the patient as we are attending to their needs 24/7, i had worked in UK for 4 yrs now presently here in Canada and our opinions as nurses are highly respected by doctors. it will take guts to point out on something but as long as you believe its right and is beneficial for the patient go ahead and stand up for it.

          • Shut Up

            You better shut up! Do not compare your situation from the nurses in the country..So what if you are working for more than 4 years or a hundred years elsewhere? Do you think you are helping the country by doing that? LOL..your such an IDIOT!

          • Jay

            You better watch your mouth Pal. You are too sharp with your words. Galit ka ba? Mahigit pa sa tulong ang ginawa namin through our remittances. Isa ka palng tanga at kalahati eh. Lol . Ikaw ano bang nagawa mo?

          • tine

            @jay thanks. to SHUT UP..manahimik ka na lng & dont call me idiot coz i am not stupid like u! to let u know 4 na taon din ako nag serbisyo sa bansa na wlang bayad kya wag mo sabihin wla akong nagawa pra sa bansa. ang bansa ang hindi marunong magbigay halaga sa mga tao nito. at hindi kasalanan kung umalis ako ng bansa kasi ginamit ko ang utak ko at d umasa sa bansa at magreklamo ng kahirapan. at d din kasalanan na mabigyan ng magandang oportunidad sa ibang bansa at makatulong sa pamilya pati na don sa bansa dahil sa remittance ko. ngayon mo sabihin na wala akong naitulong bansa. at ipinagmamalaki ko na nurse ako dahil d lng ako nakatulong sa pamilya pati na din sa mga pasyente ko at sa bansa natin.

          • http://yahoo paul

            iyan ang typical na ingiterong pilipino o pilipina na di makaalis sa pilipinas.wala syang masabi kundi shut up at idiot.nakakahiya ka kung sino ka man .i hope youre not a nurse.for your info kami ang mga bagong mga bayani na nagtatrabaho sa ibang bansa….ikaw ang bagong liability o kaya palamunin nang bansa.hahaha.

          • nelson

            @Shut up…e tanga ka pala e, kaming mga nurse sa ibang bansa bago kami nag abroad bilang nurse nagtrabaho din kami sa atin, naglingkod din kami sa bayan, kaso lang ang bayan hindi kayang kami ay paglingkuran. kung ikaw sa tingin mo napaglilingkuran ka ng kung sino man dyan at ano man dyan, e umugat ka na dyan at baka sakaling bumunga pa ng maganda ang pagtyaga mo dyan..BOBO!!

        • regie

          Different situations. What you did will not apply to everyone. It is not an action of universality. Others WILL LOSE THEIR JOB. Some private hospitals would rather fire a “lowly” nurse that works for them instead of letting go of an arrogant badmouthing consultant that admits lots of patients. Money vs ethical responsibility, guess who wins in the name of business?

    • gmart

      i was successful engineer in the philippines. i am now in US and i wish i was a nurse. it is one of the noblest profession and they or their opinion should be respected.

    • ace

      di lang sa pinas yan,malala p in other country and to be specific eh sa saudi you would really feel like maid!!

      • lynne

        well, i agree with that.. here in saudi… citizens treat you and address you like a maid… even royal families… oder treat you like ur not human being capable to get hurt..

    • http://facebook.com lizelle

      excuse me, bka naman sa bayan nyo lng..lol..kc sa pinagworkan ko kc sobrang respected ang mga nurses lalo na when ur wearing the white uniform..and now that i am working here in saudi, i think ur comment is more applicable here..most arabians think that nurses are maid and doctors just laugh at ur opinions..kung mataas nga lng ang sahod sa pinas, cguro ndi n aq nag-abroad pa..

      • rolly

        i worked 10 yrs in saudi n knowing that im a smart nurse,i got the respect of doctors,patients as well as nurses from diffferent countries.when i submitted my letter of resignation,our director was so sad and continue convincing me to stay.so if your a smart nurse you will received respect of everybody wherever country you are working.

        • Jeng

          Agree! I’m a nurse working in a nursing institution here in Norway. We are all 8 pinoy nurses here and we are so proud for the respect and appreciation we alwAys get from our bosses and colleagues. Take pride and work hard folks!

        • freak

          U got d respect from patient kc matalino ka? Lol. Yabang mo rin. Khit gano ka ktalino kng siraulo pasyenti mo kayang kaya ka ny

          • marj

            like it!

      • aldyo

        hi lizelle, upon your vacation here in manila email me, i would love to share to you an opportunity. Mahirap ang maging empleyado habang buhay.
        thanks.

    • cristina

      di mo b nabasa, overwork n at toxic underpaid pa.malaki p tax..

  • ted

    it’s all your fault. since late 90s over supply na ng nurses sa pilipinas pero yun pa rin kinukuha ng madami, even guys.
    even till now madami pa rin kumukuha ng nursing kahit more than 1M na ang unemployed accdg to DOLE.

    • elmer m.

      its your fault too bakit di mo sabihin sa dole na alisin ang course na nurse sa mga school.

      • lynne

        it’s not that easy… time will come, there will be under staff of nurses again…
        anyway, wer not d one spending for their studies.. let us respect what they want..

        • june

          I’m a nurse for 20 years already and i am proud to be one! Even if nursing is not in now, just remember the versatility of our profession and when you will die, you will die a nurse.:-)

          • papi

            correct ka dyan kapatid. . . kahit sang profession pwede ang nurse dahil madali mag adjust. uu di IN ang nursing ngayon, pero habang nag kakasakit ang tao, at may hospital, need pa rin nila ang nurse.

        • cristina

          correct k jan.

  • riza lopez

    d wag k magnurse…heheheeheeh…mgcallcenter nlng!!!

  • masterpaco

    oh cmon, shes just being honest here….we nurses face the same sentiments man…kaya loosen up u guys….hehehe

  • http://www.facebook.com macky

    Kayo kaya ang maging NURSE for a change, maranasan naman nyo pano kayo alilain ng mga ungrateful patients and doctors. Tsaka, pano na kaya kung walang nurse dito sa mundo, esp. Pinas!!

    • lynne

      isang malaking check ang iyong statement kapatid! super agree

      • Arah Marie

        Madaming doctor n hihiyain ka, manager na walang kwenta, admin ng ospital na nag power trip, madaming gago sa pinas. Isang ospital jcia accredited nga lagi naman understaff puro kayabangan Lang. Icu ka ang hawak mo pasyente 3 eh dapat 1:2 LNG ratio, tas ang kakapal ng muka ng mga Headnurse mo na ang dami na nga paper works tas mawiwindang ka n LNG kasi di mo Alam uunahin mo ang demanding n pasyente or ang nagger Mong Headnurse..may mga seniors ka n tawagin mo Lang mare, mars or idol panigurado petiks na ang mga sipsip. Oo noble ang pagiging nurse pero dahil sa mga maling Gawain maiirita ka n LNG at magsisi bkit ka pa nag nurse!!!!

  • Jilli Bee

    Kaya di natin masisisi ang mga nurses na nag-aabroad… Baligtad kasi ang sitwasyon.. Pag sa ibang bansa… Kahit ang mga doktor ay gustong maging nurse… :|

    • http://yahoo paul

      RN ako nang 30 years sa california.kami ang one of the highest paid profession compared sa sa ibang profession.kaya ang dami kung co worker sa hospital na mga doctor sa pilipinas na nagnursing sa US dahil sa laki nang suweldo.at di sila nahihiya na mag work as a nurse.di lang yan ang daming mga pilipino na nagsisisi kung bakit hinde nursing ang kinuha sa pilipinas dahil naiingit sila sa mga nurses dito sa us.napakadali pang maghanap nang trabaho as a nurse.pinagaagawan pa kami dito at pataasan ang sahod.kaya kayo na na nagsasabi na sa call center na lang ang mga nurses ay dahandahan kayo dahil pag nag open na naman ang working visa sa mga pilipino nurse ay kulang pa ang mga nurses dito sa pilipinas.mga 70 to 75% nang mga RN dito sa sa mga american hospitals ay mga pilipino.mas gusto nila ang mga pilipino nurses dahil subok na kami dito.mas respitado pa nga kami dito kaysa pilipinas.

      • http://facebook.com lizelle

        baka naman po pde mo kami ipasok dyan..lol

        • http://yahoo paul

          kailangan mag open pa ang working visa permit dito sa us.noong panahon namin libre lahat ang pagpunta doon,hospital ang kumkuha dito sa pilipinas.mga senior pa lang kami noon nirerecruit na kami.mga 1970s ito.matatanda na kami kaya sa ayaw at gusto nila papalitan kami.mga baby boomers sa america ay mga senior citizen na sila by the millions kaya kailangan nila ang mga libolibong rn.dito lang sa pilipinas maraming rn.sa ibang bansa kakaunti.kaya kaunting tiis lang mga kapatid malapit na.kayo ang papalit sa amin.nilinis na namin ang daan para sa inyo.

    • http://shipside wyf q nars

      mga cra ulo yun.dr. na gus2 pa maging nurse!!!kya mahirap maging doctor mo yun tapos kw ang nurse nya..

      • cristina

        di cra ulo nila,marahil kailangan nila maging nurse dahil my family cla n umaasa s knila. mayaman k ba at walang pamilya n sinusuportahan.nagtatanong lng

      • rico p

        Kahina naman ng pick mo chong yang mga doctor na nag nsg dito sa america ang punta nyan kasi ang isang taon na sahud ng doctor sa pinas ay isang buwan at kalahati lang na na buwan ng sahud ng nurse dito sa america, okey?

  • Lorie

    Oo, tama…kaunti lang angsasahurin ng nurse….Pero kung ako sainyo mabuti pa mag ibang bansa kikita pa kayo ng malaki kahit chimay pa ang trabaho ninyo…aanhin mo ang hold degree kung sa Pinas kung kakapusin ka ng sahud?….Nurses are a noble profession….ginawang utos-utusan lang ng nga doctors at mga patients hindi naman sapat ang sahud….Kaya kayong mga nurse kung hindi kayo satisfied sa career ninyo mangibang bansa kayo….kikita pa kayo ng malaki…Mangarap kayo…tandaan ninyo determination & prayers makukuha ninyo ang gusto ninyo sa buhay…Open your eyes and look forward, you can see, you can feel and you can reach your goal in your life!

  • Death

    Panahon pa ba to ng pagiging bayani sa dami ng hypocrite at demonyo sa komunidad, kahit sabihin mong mag lingkod ka sa bayan, 2/10 na lang yata nakaka appreciate ng mga taong passionate. unti unti na nagbabago ugali ng pinoy. npako na sa pagiging 3rd world country pinas.

    • http://yahoo paul

      wala puro kurakot ang karamihan sa gobyerno sa pilipinas.nakaw dito nakaw doon.wala na yang patriotism sa kanila.ang nasa isip nila ay pagnanakaw,kutong ,lagay at iba pang kademonyohan.pati nga prsidente ay pinapanigan pa ang ang mga rebelde at communista dito sa phils.binibigyan nya nang mga pera pambili armas nila para patayin ang mga sundalo at mga pilipino.hahaha.TREASON mga kaibigan,like mother like son.subukan ninyo punta sa mga govt.offices para kumuha nang paperworks,puro lagay at kutong ang aabutin mo.pero ok lang naman dahil pagdating nang lingo,nasa simbahan lahat ang mga hayop at nakalohod pa sila.hahaha.mga hipocrito.

  • Feah

    FOR NON-Healthcare related peeps: Can you imagine a hospital without a nurse?

    FOR NURSES practicing in the PHILIPPINES: Bakit nga ba tinuturing tayong maid? Hindi kaya dahil we allowed it to happen? If you are competent and you know the nobility of the profession – then you should not feel like one. WHY are we treated as PA? Kasi we allowed it too, as far as I know, you are not a PA of anybody – you should act as PART of the TEAM. Pero if puro ka carry out orders pero wala kang assessment skills or you do not act PROFESSIONAL – mangyayari nga talgang magmumukha kang PA. It is all about being COMPETENT, CONFIDENT and PROFESSIONAL.

    When you go out of the country, work with different nationalities, dun mo marerealize – ang ganda ng training mo as nurse sa pinas. Kaya Pinoy Nurses – chin up! You are as good as any nurse in this world.

    • rolly

      thats right,i earned respect in saudi,now the same thing here in italy.italian nurses n other nurses from other european country had no match with pinoy nurse.i’m, proud of being pinoy n my name is always on the top in all instituiton i worked n also the present workplace i am working right now.matindi ang pinoy!!catching doctors mistakes n telling ur right,what that means???respect!!!!

    • cristina

      mabuhay ang mga nurse…

  • spice

    ..well,it’s not ONLY in the Phils., same story happens in the middle east, i thought health card is in the middle east since in the Phils it’s PhilHealth, and less premium. Word is everywhere, being a nurse is being a nurse. Some lucky some unlucky to be in those situations,because that’s the real nursing job description is.sigh!

  • elle

    change your profession….who says you can’t. do something else instead of being a Nurse!

    • http://facebook.com lizelle

      tama! mag negosyo na lng..

      • http://shipside wyf q nars

        sabi ko sa inyo na mag asawa na lng kau ng marino eh!nurses are for seaman only!!! D pa kau gamit masyado at may pera pa lagi bulsa nyo.

        • http://yahoo paul

          rn ka ba wyf q nars?bakit mo binabastos masyado ang mga nurses sa mga comment mo?sagutin mo nga mga tanong ko?at magpakatao ka nga.pilipino ka ba?o sadyang bastos ka lang talaga?namamana daw yan sa mga magulang…..

          • cristina

            korek k jan

        • regie

          wyf q nars, isa kang troll. para kang isang lasinggero na tumatambay sa daan kasama ang mga kapwa lasinggero na tumatagay ng mumurahing alak at nag bibigkas ng mga walang kakwenta-kwentang mga opinyon habang humahalakhak ng pagka-lakaslakas.

        • rico p

          huwag mong idamay yong ibang seaman chong clueless yang style mo alam mo bang maraming Doctor na nag nursing dahil isang bwan na sahod ng nurse dito sa USA ay isang taon na sahod ng Doctor sa pinas, kong maraming nag nursing mostly dahil para maka ahon sa kahirapan yong iba dyan nag nursing kailangan tiaga you have your time.ako RN. dito sa US i’m earning in my former profession 25T php a month i’ a regional manager of one of the company in Pinas why did I shift to nursing. beacause its one profession that has no age discimination in the Phil. so if your smart take nursing in the Phil. thats one of the best. huwag mong mamaliitin yong mga nurses.nursing are for smart guys only. alam mo ba ang requirement paano ka maging green card dito sa US? pass the cgfns exam, pass the toefel and TSE exam, then the last pass the NCLEX. apat na exam yong pinagdaanan namin, pero landed green card ka assured ka @least 30 usd per hour kung masipag ka 100K per year chong. yong mga nurses na nasa pinas huwag kayong mawalan ng pagaasa you have your time ,love your profession most of us here are retiring .if you can work here, save your money and bring it back to the Phil. even if you are a US citizen yong mga friend ko kano with Fil nurses wife are even planning to retire to our beautiful country PILIPINAS. God Bless all the Nurses.

      • cristina

        pahiram puhunan

  • Mina Hererra

    fyi,hindi lahat ng nurse na nasa Pilipinas ay kawawa. Pagsama samahin man yong lahat ng kinita ninyo sa abroad, ay bale wala yon kumpara sa yaman ng isa naming benefactor sa DSWD.Hindi nya kinakahiyang sya ay dating nurse,kahit sya ay nasa ibang larangan na ng hanapbuhay ngayon. Sobrang yaman na nya ngayon,hindi dahil sa paging nurse nya,kundi sinuerte sya sa buhay, Nakapag-asawa sya ng isang mula sa isang bilyonaryong pamilya.. Royalty ang pamilyang yon at sila ay charitable.. So wala sa propesyon yon,kundi fate ng bawat isa sa atin.

    • ed

      ahhhh in other words maghanap kau ng mayaman na maaasawa hahaha

    • raul gonzales

      @ Mina Herrera: instead of being proud for for the glory of others eh yung sariling achievements mo ang ipagmalaki mo. yung benefactor nyo ba sa DSWD ay natulungan ka personally. long term na tulong ha hindi yung inabutan ka. at disagree ako sa sinabi mo na “wala sa propesyo yun”. nasa propesyon yun ano. you just have to be at right place and right time. hindi ko alam kung bakit tayong mga pinoy ang hilig ipagmalaki yung iba like relatives and friends, for example: tita ko nasa states, e ikaw ba yun hindi ang tita mo. ba’t hindi mo ipagmalaki yung accomplishments mo. hindi yung sa benefactor ninyo. tsaka, about the list above, yan ang reality ng nursing sa pinas eh. so para mawala tayo sa situation na yan we have to think and live outside the box. sana nanintindihan mo.

      • regie

        TAMA!

      • Mina Hererra

        Kasi masyado nyong minamaliit ang bansa natin na para bang aping api na ang mga nurses dito sa Pinas.. Ang punto ko,hindi lahat na nurse na nandito ay kawawa. Ginawa kong example yong isang nurse dati na multi millionaire na ngayon sa Pinas.. At fyi, hindi one-time lang ang pagtulong nya, kundi long time benefactor na sya,ang dami nyang tinutulongan,ibat ibang klase ng tao.. Kung ikaw ay isang nurse ay maging proud ka merong katulad ninyo ang gumawa nito..dahil kung naging madamot lang sya, pwede naman di sya tumulong,kasi ang pagtulong naman is a choice. Ang dami dyan mayayaman pero wala silang pakialam sa ibang tao,di nila sinishare sa iba ang yaman nila,gusto nila para sa kanila lang ang pera nila..Samantalang itong dating nurse na ito na sobrang swerte sa buhay,ay gumawa ng isang bagay na maipagmalaki ng bawat nurses.

        • miles away

          …may nurse din akong nakilala…naging milyonarya agad naging SP nurse lang sa isang hospital malapit sa UN. How??? naging kabit siya ng naging patient nya na mayaman…hehehe…bongga diba??? kaya maging nurse sa Pilipinas…lol

    • romy gape

      tama ka jan tol!

    • http://axeljimboy maximo ramos concha

      d wag kna mag-aral,hnap kna lang ng bilyonaryo magagasgas pa utak mo!!!

    • Madison

      Agree.. nasa diskarte lng yan..if you’ll just think of the truths mentioned in this blog mapanghihinaan tlga ng loob..

    • Kenneth

      Wa ha ha ha!!!Oportunista pala yang pinamamalaki mo neng!

  • Mina Hererra

    For you Ms.Elle, Pwede pa rin namang nurse ang profesyon mo,career change lang, tulad sa isang mahal naming benefactor na binabanggit ko dyan sa itaas, nursing ang natapos nya, pero naging big time sya sa ibang larangan. At kahit naging successful sya sa ibang field, lagi pa rin nyang binabanggit ang propesyong kanyang pinanggalingan. So,who says that being a nurse here in the Phils is kawawa? At hindi chimay ng mga doktor o ng ibang tao ang nurse ha? Kung ang basehan ninyo ng paging chimay ay yong inuutusan,di lahat ng nagtratrabaho ay in one way or another ay chimay din

    • elmer m.

      what about you mina hererra what is your story?

      • Mina Hererra

        Ako? ang story ko? ako ay isang nurse din. Hindi ako mayaman sa material na bagay,pero mayaman ako dito sa puso ko.Yon ang mahalaga para sa akin.Nagtatrabaho ako sa DSWD at masaya akong nakakapaglingkod sa ating mga kababayan..Ang kaligayahan naman ay subjective,wala sa pera yan,kundi nasa puso..Lahat naman tayo ay iiwanan lahat yan pag tayo ay kinuha na..Para sa akin pera lang yan,di natin madala sa kabilang mundo.Mas maganda yong mamuhunan tayo ng kabutihan dito sa mundo,mas yayaman tayo sa kabilang daigdig.

        • elmer m.

          that’s the attitude…i praise you for that!

        • lynne

          very well said…

          • rolly

            he3!!!!sapul kayo ha3!!!!asintado si mina!!!!

        • aya

          totoo cnabi mo… pero may mga responsibilidad din ang ibang tao pr sa pamilya nya… salary d2 s pnas working as nurse kung iisipin mo kulang tlg pr sa pangangailangan mo at ng pamilya mo… kaya nga un iba kanya kanyang raket db??? i think all nurses here are proud s profesion kinuha nila.. nagkakataon lang na mas need nila ng biger slary kaya pinapasok nila ang iba’t ibang work like call center agent, med rep ect. pr msuportahan pamilya nila or worst mag ibang bansa tiisin ang hirap ng malayo sa pamilya just to support them… may kanya kanyang reason ang bawat nurse d2… at pupusta ako nasa puso rin nila ang pagtulong sa ibang taong nangangailangan… hindi naman nagrereklamo un mga nurse d2. they just wish n irespeto sila at sana lang tama ang sweldong nakukuha nila sa trabahong ibinibigay nila… kung tutuusin khit sinong nurse siguro tanungin di gugustuhin mangibang bansa at iwan ang pamilya kung sapat ang kinikita d2… ka sarap ng kasama mo ang pamilya….

  • aguing

    maraming salamat sa mga nurses na nag attend sa akin nung na confine ako 2 weeks ago sa tmc. tlc treatment ako.

  • estella amoy

    To all jobless nurses in the Philippines don’t lost your hope. That is a cycle that in every ten years nurses will be in demand again globally.During my time when i was a newly registered nurse some were worked in the foodchain.I was also underpaid when i worked as staff nurse.To be a nurse is not only for you to earn for your quality living but you can use it to your own family who needs care and special attentions. Our knowledge is not an ordinary. We have guided with various principles and rationales in in everything we do to our patients.

    • Madison

      TAMA!!

      • rolly

        ur right,on my time 2 wks paid n 2 wks unpaid.volunteer contratual ako non.then saudi hired 100,000 nurses then my life changes a lot.other countries like here in italy,they preferred to study medicine than taking nursing course as well with other countries so just wait n have patience.

  • bluetaz

    ***pero isang “THANK YOU” lang mula sa patients and relatives na natulungan mong pagalingin, ok na lahat..worth it na..***

    tama yan kahit student nurse palang ako madami na ng sabi sakin yan

    promise ang sarap ng feeling kahit toxic ka lahat ang bagay habang ng duty ka ang saya ng feeling pag cnabihan ka ng patient mo na THANK YOU ok ka na hehehehe

    • fortune

      oo masarap ang pakiramdam ng napasalamatan ka ng mga patients. pero di ka mabubuhay sa thank you nila kasi kelangan mo pera talaga para mabuhay hindi thank you!!

    • lynne

      malaking check ang iyong statement…
      mas lalong nakakataba ng puso kung may nagpapasalamat at nakaka appreciate sa iyo kahit nasa ibang lugar ikaw…
      overwhelming and fulfilling!

  • Lell

    Being a nurse is being in a job that requires service. If you don’t want to serve people then don’t go here. If you just want to sit at an office desk, punch some numbers and get your paycheck don’t be a nurse. That said I’ve encountered good and horrible nurses during my time. My son died and there were nurses who helped me through it. There were nurses that despite their shift ending would drop by just to see how my baby was doing. There were nurses that shed tears when his heart monitor showed that he passed away. But at the same time there were nurses that had no passion…that only went in there to get their paycheck and even messed my my dying boy’s medication and life support systems. There were nurses that used my dying boy as mere practice and pricked every single part of his body since they can’t get a vein. I appreciate the good nurses. The ones who stayed behind because they really care. The ones who want to help people even if it means not having a good salary. To those who just want to practice so they can go abroad…then so be it.

  • dary

    basta me,..i have nothing to regret taking nursing,.with this coarse,nabroaden ang knowledge ko into different aspect,..i do love my profeesion,not bcoz of money but bcoz of the fact na maramo akong natutulongan na tao,.

  • domo monster

    Totoong nangyayari yan!! we must respect all the nurses especially filipino nurses!! nagsumikap ang mga yan..gumasto ng malaki..tapos kahit respeto hindi masuklian..kaunting respeto naman for them kung wala kayong masabing maganda tumahimik nalang!

    • I am who I am

      I agree.

  • http://axeljimboy maximo ramos concha

    wag ka nlang aral,hanap ka nalang ng bilyonario,magagasgas lang utak mo!!!!

    • http://yahoo paul

      maximo RN ka ba o nakapag aral man lang?ang linis siguro utak mo dahil hinde nagasgas?

      • rolly

        maximo yan ang name ng gladiator kaya di RN yan kaya walang gasgas ang utak he3!!!ni pagiisip di marunong ha3!!!

  • Kara

    Wag niyo po sanang isipin ang sarili niyo. Ang nurse, hindi naman nandiyan para sa sarili niya. Andito siya para gamutin ang ibang tao, lalo na yung mga mahihirap. Kung ang iniisip niyo palagi ay income, magiging magaling nurse ba kayo? Hindi rin. SERVE YOUR COUNTRY FIRST BEFORE YOU SERVE YOURSELVES. Kaya hindi umuunlad ang Pilipinas. Walang gustong magsilbi sa bayan. Thing about Jesus, nagserve siya sa mga tao, pero nanghingi ba siya ng kapalit? HINDI. Kaya please, mahiya naman kayo. Please be an example of SERVANTHOOD not selfish people:/

    • LAPULAPU

      DO not be naive, this is not a fantasy world. The truth is, you cannot serve others if you yourself is unfit and wanting. you have to be fit both physically and mentally to be able to serve. So yes…nurses needs to get paid and work in a condition conducive to helping others. And apparently, the country that we should have been serving has not offered us the opportunity to serve her, what good are we to her if we are all hungry, or worse, dead??? We need to make a living to function as a servant of the motherland. It is her task as a mother (in fact its the government) to find a way to provide her population with opportunities before she can reap the fruits of this relationship.

      • Jay

        I agree! I’m a nurse and was working in the Philippines before now currently working as a nurse in united states. We still serve the nation in different way by sending bucks to our country. Nursing is a noble profession why are we allowing ourselves to be the ” chimay” as what they call it by our doctors and the patients. How funny na ang mga doctors natin dyan ay sobrang bilib sa sarili nila at ganyan na sila maka asta sa mga nurses nila… That’s arrogance! Pls do not allow them. Interestingly, here in united states our voice are being heard.. Bakit kaya? We can disagree, we can suggest and we can say NO to this doctors.

        • http://yahoo paul

          ang totoo nyan ay tayo ang pinakamalaki ang remitance sa phils.according sa survey mga galing sa us.especially us and canada.pag tinatawag tayong chimay ay may kasamang ingit yan at panlalait sa atin.dahil di nila alam ang totong trabaho nang rn.sa mga ass hole na mga doctor titigil langg ang mga yan kung wag itolerate ang pangbabastos sa ating mga rn.manager ako sa neurosurgery dept.sa kaiser at may mga doctor na natangal sa hospital dahil sa mga mga ugali nila na mga pre madonna at walang mga respito.mayroong ethics commitee ang mga hospital dito sa us at dinidiciplina ang ang mga doctor o kahit sino man pag nagkasala.we nurses are respected as co professionals.in short ang unit or ward ay hinde magfunction pag walang hurses,at alam nang mga doctor yan dito.

          • rolly

            doctors attitude in pinas r so unacceptable n with ny experience as a nurse in pinas,you will just follow their order n thats all!!they could fire you out just complaining to the chief nurse.what a system in pinas…

    • elmer m.

      you should start it by being an example….what have you done to serve our country kara?

      • Kara

        I am not yet starting yet because I am still a student. But since first year, I promised to myself that I will not leave my country. I don’t see myself working for other countries. This is quite fantasy looking. But what is HOPE? More on that, I really do believe that your country will prosper if your really love it. But some are just affected by colonial mentality. That’s sad:(((

        • kirby

          girl do u know what your saying?? ahhahah we nurses from the past said that before….. I will not leave my country. I don’t see myself working for other countries.<<<<<think before saying that…..bata nga naman….anywyas if that happens saludo ako sau!!very much!! you will see the reality on waht your sayinf!!!

        • http://yahoo paul

          kara,ganyan din kami noon ang isip mga nationalistic kami lahat noong mga student pa kami.tapos walang trabaho after schooling.gutom kami pati family dahil naubos sa aming pagaaral.naisanka o kaya naipagbili lahat.sa ngayon ikaw ay supotado pa nang mga magulang mo kaya ganyan ka.di nagugutom kumpleto ka ang supplies,napakaganda mga damit at lalo na cell phone mo.what im trying to tell you ay ito,hinde ibig sabihin na kung umalis ka at nag abroad at nagtrabaho di mo na mahal ang bayan mo.mas nakakatulong ka pa nga sa bayan mo dahil sa mga remittance na ipapadala mo dito sa phils.alam mo ba na kung wala ang mga billion billion na daollar o ano mang pera na remittance dito nang mga colonial mentality nang mga pilipino na sinasabi ay wala ang pilipinas bankrupt na ang bansa mo.we are the new heroes my dear ,you should be greatful to all of us for our savrifices.kung ang bansa natin matino at maraming trabaho ay di kami aalis.kaya grow up ka muna.titigil din ang support nang mga magulang mo pagkatapos mo,then magigising ka din at gusto mo nang mag abroad.may kutob ako na baka ang nagpapaaral sa iyo ay nasa abroad.guees lang naman.

          • rolly

            american r best selling their weapon,italy exporting their signatures products n no need to mention other countries.philippines????pinas is exporting man power n continously sending money back home by remmitance.pinas must be a very rich country now!!!where the goes???nasa bulsa ng mga crocodile politician yan ang totoo kaya di tayo makaahon sa kahirapan.

        • tine

          @ kara- you’re still young my dear and you dont reaize the reality of life. when u become RN someday and serve ur country as a volunteer nurse for years, i dont know if you would still think the same way as u do now. honestly, we love the country, its just that our country has nothing to offer. we cant just live by loving our country we all need money to survive. that’s why i am here abroad working hard at the present para my ma invest sa future at the same time helping my family at para pag nag retire na e d uwi ng comfortable dyan sa Pinas.

        • nurse- paramedic

          ning, i’ll give you 2 years. am sure nasa ibang bansa ka na.

        • nurse- paramedic

          ning, i’ll give you 2 years after maging RN ka. am sure nasa abroad kana.

    • regie

      lango ka ba? naintindihan mo ba ang pinagsasabi mo? mapapakain ba ng “serve your country first before you serve yourselves” ang mga nagugutom na tiyan ng mga anak? or mapag-aaral ba sa kolehiyo ang mga ganyang mga hungkag na paniniwala. Malaking kabulastugan. Kung sayo ok na ok yan, eh di diyan ka na lang, pero wag mong ipilit sa ibang tao yang kahangalan mo. Dahil yung iba gustong umunlad di lag para sa sarili nila, pero para sa mga taong kailangan nilang tulungan. kaya tayo third world eh, kase kuntento na tayo sa ganito, pati yung mentalidad na “pasalamat ka nga may trabaho ka pa…” Pwe! Hindi mo maabot ang potensiyal mo kung ganyan ka na lang ng ganyan.

  • carlyn

    at least may trabaho kahit underpaid mahirap kung ala talaga nakatulong ka pa sa kapwa u…

  • jortega118

    YAn pinili mo eh…NAG IISIP KA bA?

  • kirby

    BE THANKFUL we have a job!! I AM HERE IN SAUDI ALSO FACING the same complaints like you….but hey atleast your not jobless my firend =)

  • LAPULAPU

    ANG KATOTOHANAN. Magmula pa nung unang panahon, ang Pilipinas ay isang magulo at hindi nagkakaisang mga isla. Dumating ang mga taga Europa pero di nila mapag-isa ang bansa, dahil sadyang matatalino ang pilipino ngunit tusu ang mga pinuno ng mga tribu ay nagkanya kanyang pasipsip sa kanyang banyagang panginoon, kung kayat hanggang ngayon ang dugong ito at ang kulturang kinatandaan na ng mga tao ang nananalaytay sa kaugatan nga bawat pilipino. Kayat magpahanggang ngayon, ay ganyan ang mentalidad ng bawat namumunu-an sa ating Bansa, mag mula sa pinakamataas hanggang sa pinakamababa. (kanya kanya system). Kailangan ng Bansa ng imprastraktura, produkto at pag-sasaliksik, na hindi lamang kino-consume ng sariling populasyon, kundi maari ding i-benta sa ibang bansa. Ang India, Tsina, Korea, Hapon, Europa at Amerika ay meron neto. Ang Pilipinas ay bumibili lamang magmula sa mga bansang ito. Kung kaya, sadyang hindi umaasenso ang kalakal sa loob ng ating bansa. Ang kaya lamang abutin ng isip ng namumuno ng Pilipinas ay mag-pakarami upang dumami lalo ang ma-ipadala nyang taga-pag-silbi ng mga dayuhan. Iyan ang mga OFWs ngayong panahon. Mga Alipin. Halimbawa: Ang Tsina at India ay may pagkaka-isa, kung kayat sila ay umu-unlad. Ang kanilang namumunuan ay may hangad na maging iisa at maunlad ang kanilang bansa at lahi. Kayat may sarili silang imprastraktura at pag-sasaliksik sa Automobilya, Syensya, Elektroniko at maging sa kalawakan. Wala lahat ito sa Pilipinas, at sadyang walang katuturan sa kasaysayan ng pag-unlad ng sibilisasyon ng Mundo. Dahil ang namumuno dito ay walang hangad na magiging “competitive” ang bansa. Ang Pilipino ay sadyang nilikha lamang upang maging alipin ng ibang lahi. Hanggat hindi nagbago ang pamamalakad ng namumuno sa Pilipinas ay sadyang wala na itong kahihinatnan ngayon at magpakailanman, at magiging pinagkukunan na lamang nga mga Alipin para sa ibang bansa.

    • rolly

      CORRECT KA DYAN KABAYAN NADALE MO ANG TOTOO!!!

  • la mgawang nars.com

    sure na sure 100% jobless ka, wala kang mgawa sa oras mo kundi mag facebook at gumwa ng kung anu anung bagay sa harap ng computer ng tatay mo,totoy, hopeless ka na ba? sa bagay nars ka nman lam mo naman mga gamot na naka mamatay, payo ko lang tarak mo KCL sa internal jugular vein mo. :)

    • http://yahoo paul

      wag na KCL,cyanide na lang.lapu lapu may alipin ba na ang sahod ay 65 dollars an hour as a nurse manager dito sa us.ang alam kung alipin ay yung nagtatrabo na walang suweldo.kaya ikaw lapu lapu na jobless na nurse,bakit di mo gayahin ang tukayo mo sa mactan na pinugutan nya ulo si magellan.mahirap yang jobless boy,self pityang mangyayari sa iyo ngayon,ang susunod depression na,then alam mo na susunod suicide na o kaya lipat ka tirahan sa city of mandaluyong and im sure sa loob ka.tayo ka na at hanap ka trabaho hinde yang puro computer at face book ka sa kaninoninong lap top.iklaw din lalaki tyan mo sa kakaupo at alm mo na ang susunod na liliit pag lumaki tyan,hahaha.

      • rolly

        BAKA NAMAN NAGBAYAD LANG SA PROF SI WALANG MAGAWANGNARS KAYA WALAN SYANG MAGAWA NGAYON KC DI NAMAN NAGARAL NAGBAYAD LANG PARA MAKAPASA HA3!!!

  • melodee

    ChIll guyzzz……

    its reality…. but then we still have the hold on everything that is happening…… we can choose to defend our selves and to have these people think what we really can do despite of the circumstances around our JOB……..

    I love nursing hindi lng hospital ang napapasukan but a lot of JObs which are also related to ours……

    kung crowded n ang hospitals why not go to other JOBS we are in?
    :)

  • Khel

    Don’t forget sa hospital gusto nila 80% and above ang passing rate sa board exam.. In short wag daw aasa ang mga nasa 79%-75%! boohoo!

  • I am who I am

    I love the article. Parang experience ko ‘nung naging teacher ako. Ang haba ng oras mo, may mga reklamador at mayayabang na parents, hindi lahat ng mga bata nag-aaral, etc. pero isang thank you lang ng bata or kahit good grades lang, nakakawala na ng pagod.

  • IAN Moone

    It’s time na ipaglaban ang karapatan ng mga nurses.. Nag-aral, nagpuyat, pinilit makatapos, nag-aral uli at nagsikap ipasa ang board exam para sa ano? para makahanap ng magandang trabaho at para matustusan ang pangangailangan sa mundo. In-instill sa mind natin na it isn’t about the money. Hey, it is and a lot more. You want to help but at the same time you want to earn! There is no such thing as a free lunch! we are giving “invaluable service”… oo, invaluable kasi kahit swelduhan tayo ng super laki, kulang pa! pero please lang, swelduhan naman sana ng tama at nararapat, yung above minimum wage with benefits!!! we are professionals but why are we treated like crap?

    • LAPULAPU

      Kasi ang majority ng mga doktor sa Pinas mga spoiled brat na anak mayaman. They became doctors to make money. They did not learn an ounce of humility within them. sanay yan ng may mga chimay at yaya, at ang allowance ay bigay ng executive na daddy. kaya ang mentality nila ay elitista. The whole truth is that kapag filipino doktor ka, you will not matter to the world, kasi wala ka naman contribution to research. Ang mga european american and other western civilization doctors are the ones discovering new cure and breaktrhoughs in scientific medicine. ang mga pinoy doctors are all just end consumers that prey on naive Filipinos in the microscopic world of the Philippines…

      • http://yahoo paul

        bakit ba mainit ang singit mo sa mga european at americans at masytado mong minamaliit ang mga pilipino?tisy ka siguro ano?di mo lang kasi alam ang utak pinoy.at ang akala mo mas mautak ang mga ibang lahi.mali.pero bago ka magdaldal trabaho ka muna lapulapu para magising ka.

        • rolly

          mahilig kasing kumain ng lapu2 sweet n sour kaya minsan correct ang comment minsan naman non sense he3!!!

          • http://yahoo paul

            rolly,leopoldo estrada request mo nga ako fb as friend.pls.

  • kathokzz

    just want to share something,, after I passed the board exam, nghanap ako ng work sa hospital, mahirap xe ang daming kakumpitensya, then I end up working sa health center. working hours, ok, fixed kasi na 8am-5pm lng, minsan we have to go to work on weekends pra sa ilang programs na pinopromote nmen, sweldo – underpaid kme, hindi nasusunod ang magna carta for health workers, under staff rin kaya ang daming workloads. some of our doctors pinipilit kmeng mandaya sa mga reports pra hnd cla pagalitan ng superiors. ang dami pa naming reklamo pro wla nmn kameng magawa,, kya binago nlng nmen ang pananaw nmen.. gusto ko mag-nurse, gusto ko tumulong, khit na mababa ang sweldo,at least nappractice ko ang profession ko, khit mraming trabaho, at least nahahasa ako, under staff kme kya natutunan ko mging flexible, multi tasking kme kya feeling ko mas lalo nadagdagan ang knowledge ko. samga doctors na nkasalamuha ko, ntuto akong mangatwiran,, ayaw nila tanggapin ang report ko, e d sila ang gumawa kung kaya nila,, ang importante lng nmn kya mo ijustify lahat ng gagawin mo.. at ang pinaka mahalaga,ang mtutong mki-emphatize sa mga pasyente sa community,, mga taong wlang pambili ng gamot, pagkain, wlang aral at wlang boses sa pkikiharap sa mga taong mas mtaas sa knila. simpleng salamat, nkakawala na ng pagod,, tawagin ka nilang mam, nkakataas ng tingin sa sarili, mkinig sa problema nila,nkakataas ng tiwala sa sarili.. co-nurses, isa lng masasabi ko, kung pinili nyo ang profession nyo pra yumaman, u made the wrong choice, pro kung pinili nyo ang pagiging nurse pra sa mga pasyente na tutulungan at pasasayahin nyo,mging kontento na kyo sa kung ano man ang nraranasan nyo,, ang mhalaga,, sa mata ng mga taong pinaglingkuran nyo at sa mata ng diyos, bayani kayo.. it’s a matter of perspective,, love your profession..

    • rico p

      you are a great person your service to the filipinos is a true hero. great great great!!!!!!!!

  • LAPULAPU

    Kasi ang majority ng mga doktor sa Pinas mga spoiled brat na anak mayaman. They became doctors to make money. They did not learn an ounce of humility within them. sanay yan ng may mga chimay at yaya, at ang allowance ay bigay ng executive na daddy. kaya ang mentality nila ay elitista. The whole truth is that kapag filipino doktor ka, you will not matter to the world, kasi wala ka naman contribution to research. Ang mga european american and other western civilization doctors are the ones discovering new cure and breaktrhoughs in scientific medicine. ang mga pinoy doctors are all just end consumers that prey on naive Filipinos in the microscopic world of the Philippines…

    • mikey

      we gave up alot off things just to be physicians, though it’s true that some are as you say elitista, and mind you they are, they comprise the majority of us. you dont know so dont be quick to judge. When i was i nurse, i learned to be tactful, to be kind, and to practice my best judgement.

      so please

      • Jay

        I worked in the Philippines before as a nurse and u can’t believe how the “other” physicians wanted to establish their gap from the nurses.. When I was given a chance to work with the most brilliant group of doctors in one of the biggest universities in Philadelphia I can’t believe how they value their nurses with all respect. They are the most humble and very open minded individuals.. I remember when I was in cebu I called one doctor at 6 am because his patient went so bad, the doctor was giving me shit ( excuse me for my language) for waking him up.. Is that how we supposed to treat our nurses in the Philippines? Just a few reminders to our doctors there just in case you guys forget… We, Your nurses are your ears, your nose, your eyes and your hands while you doctors are not around to stay and lookout with your patient, so if we are calling you guys in the middle of the night you better wake my dear because that means something is significant going on and we are not playing around!…. I’m just saying.

        • mikey

          We are not playing around?
          the ears and noses
          your eyes
          while you are not around

          where have i heard that before, ah yes, i heard it coming from myself once. Don’t start comparing, not unless you see both sides of the coin.

          ps. don’t say we to often, nor use “your”. why? because saying “we, your nurse” widens the gap that shouldn’t be there in the first place. And dont say “your nurses” because you don’t belong to anyone. You are a human Being according to Jocye travelbee, so is the patient, as well as the doctor, i guess you didnt learn any of that when you left for Phili

          if you’ve worked long enough here, im sure you’ll also shout at anyone at 6 in the morning

          • Jay

            Very right! I didn’t work long enough there because I never wanted to. I guess, I’m just lucky enough to get away from all those crap right away. : )
            Just an FYI: I’m being sarcastic of saying” WE, YOUR NURSES” because that’s exactly how some doctors feel that some nurses are thier “little buddies” ( what a joke! ).

            And you are too funny for telling me that if I’ve worked long enough there for sure I will also shout at 6am? That statement alone from you is a reflection of what you are, I’m sorry… What’s the reason of shouting, btw? I was thinking that you are one of the exceptional. I guess not : )

  • che

    i remember somebody told me me why i took up Nursing? it’s another term for Professional domestic helper!

    • mikey

      whoever told you that my friend is the very definition of tactless,

    • http://yahoo paul

      sobra ka namang manlait sa mga nurses ading…balang araw magkakasakit ka din at sa ospital ang bagsak mo.siguro magiiba ang pagtingin mo sa mga nurses.baka someday makapagasawa nang rn.suwerte mo lang.kaya relax ka lang ading.remember ang mga nurses ay sila ang may dalang pantusok.hahaha.

  • Jay

    Che: whoever told you that is a complete ignorant. That’s too funny!

  • Marc Janver Delantar

    Nursing in the Philippines has a new definition. “Exploitation” That should be taught in school :)

  • elmer m.

    the main point is not just being a nurse or whatever profession we are all into or we have chosen to pursue, it’s the the attitude within ourselves towards each other. every human is unique and everyone has a right to his own opinion. but the most important thing is your responsibility to your SELF as well as others. whatever path we have chosen in our lives, we have to take responsibility to accept whatever the consequences are, and if you are happy and content be thankful and share the blessings. but if you are not happy and content, life is full of opportunities, just don’t be scared to change coz everyone is not perfect and we are given opportunities to correct our mistakes. just be open minded…

    • cristina

      uu nga

  • estella smell

    To have a change of Pilipino Nurses, maybe we should put Nurses in Congress.

    • http://yahoo paul

      alisin ang PNA,wag kayo magbayad dues ninyo.walang ginawa ang mga yan sa nursing kundi umupo sa malalaki nilang puwit sa office nila at ang lalaki pa nang mga sahod.ano nagawa nila para sa mga nurses?wala.san napupunta ang milyon miliyong dues money?namagic na.useless ang PNA..palitan ninyo sila .dapat na congresso at senado at nagloloby para sa mga nursess/walang ginagawa at ang gaganda pa nang mga manicure at pedicure nila at pabonggahan nang damit at new cars.

      • rolly

        oo nga kumuha kayo ng nurse to enter in the world of politics para mawala na yang bwiset na PNA,wala namang silbi yang mga yan,tama na yung PRC card.

      • papi

        PNA ? ano ba talaga ang silbi nyang PNA na yan? magbabayad ng dues? ano naman pakinabang natin dyan sa dues na yan? raket lang yan.

  • cons

    to the author of this blog, all you see in your job are all about the negative side that every job has…signs of burn-out and compassion fatigue na yan, kaya mag artista ka na lang bago mo maisipan mag suicide because of too much disillusionment.

  • The Game

    Call me a bad nurse but, hearing “thank you” doesn’t do it for me anymore.

    Fair wages and working conditions for Philippine nurses!!!

    • kirby

      hahaha thank you wont pay my bills, thank you wont give my family food =) so thank you ghahaha

    • lawrence

      I fully agree. “Thank you” from the patients or relatives will not put food on our table. While it is heart warming to see our efforts appreciated by “thank you’s”, there should still be a balance in our economics.

      I taught nursing in one of the Universities in the Philippines and I always ask my students why they chose the course. Very seldom do I hear that nursing is their first choice. Usually it was forced on them by their parents or a relative. Usually, they have a “kamag-anak” or a “kapitbahay” that became moneyed working in the US or other countries. There will be one or two who really want to take up nursing because they really like the profession. The point is, we are being hypocrite saying “thank you” is enough. Most of the time, it is the chance to earn that we’re after is the reason why we are nurses.

      I’m working abroad now and earning good money, enough to feed my family and maybe start a mortgage for a house. I’d rather work in the Philippines if only the wages are competitive. I believe that it is still best to be in your own place serving your countrymen but you should also be compensated in financial aspects.

      • kirby

        me too, i alos work abroad now, actually ms. d ur blog is kinda true YES wu woudnt agree nman to all points na sinabi mo..khit sabihin mong anong batch pa yan still WE HAVE THE SMAE COMPLAINTS, to all nurses here na nega yung comments, cmon cut her some slacks its not her fault if she experiebnced this, i too also have the same prob before when i was in the philippines, so put yourself in her shoe…sentiments lang to, you guys dont view this the same way..=)

      • RN din ako

        do you guys recall the times that the universities your going to won’t even let you take your exams without paying for it! and now that you are all working profesionals will only take THANK YOU for your services rendered! i sure like you to be my nurse whenever i get sick… i’m just saying :)

    • I am who I am

      I respect that.

    • regie

      Sooooo true. And it doesn’t make you a bad person. It makes you human.

  • xmen

    i’m license radiologic technologist & i handle in ct scan section. i respect sa nag.post bout sa mga nurses natin dito sa ‘pinas. it really happen.minsan sinigawan pa ng mag doktors sa harap mismo ng pasyente, mga propesyunal un. kunti respito sana kasi tao din sila. tapos hirap pa dun kadalasan sa mga nurses un makaharap palagi sa iba’t ibang uri ng sakit na nakakahawa. may hazard pay ba matanggap sila? o karamihan sa kanila? siguro wala. malaki pa ginasto nila sa pg.study kasi un naman mga skol ng.take advantage naman sa kurso nila. bakit hindi ito nakita sa gobyerno? un iba ahensya o intitusyon sa gobyerno ang laki na nga ng sahod ng.padagdag pa tapos sa medical side kahit kunti man lang assistance na mga privileges o incentives matanggap halos pinagdamot pa. ma.swerte gobyerno natin na mahinahon lang ang mga taga medical side kasi kung e.strike tayo naku baka aamoyin buong hospital sa mga namamatay na pasyente. hindi natin pwedi ipagkunwari, mayaman ka man, may kaya sa buhay o katamtaman lang dapat isabi natin ung totoo talaga ngyari.kahit hindi ako nars pero simpatiya ko sa kapwa ko taga hospital. kailan kaya makita ito sa gobyerno natin na sana may iba tayo bracket sa salary kasi nasa front line tayo ng mga iba’t ibang sakit. guys sana may grupo na tatayo at direktang ko.kontak sa bawat miembro ng medical health para pipili tayo ng senador o congressman na ipaglaban ang katayuan natin sa kuminidad.un grupo natin na kaya mg.pressure sa mga pulitiko. un voters block gawin natin sa kanila. salamat.

  • ferdz

    as nurses di lang tayo pang hospital. lets face the fact n wala tayo space sa hospital dito sa pinas kaya kung san tayo mag susurvive dun tayo.. ang mahalaga nmn sa buhay nag susurvive tayo kahit ano pa sitwasyon

    • eshi

      agree XD

  • mark28

    E d mag-aesthetician k nlng as in mgfafacial k lng, d k puyat, d k ganon k pagod minsan patulog-tulog pa, bayad p ang tulog mo! kung sinuswerte pa may tip k p kumikita k p ng 12-14k++, san ka pa d b?

  • tonybourdain

    ganyan talaga guys, any hospital who are run by corporations or even private owners would take advantage to exploit nurses. it’s called corporate greed, it’s not necessarily bad since sila ang nagpapayaman sa bansa, if wala sila mas marame walang trabaho. better to stop whining nalang, cause whiners are losers. be better not bitter. in a way kasalanan din natin it’s because of greed din (seeking for greener pastures abroad thats why nursing ang kinuha)ngaun ginagawa natin social problem na kasalanan ng gov’t? wen infact kaya ka nagnurse talaga is to flee the country and not serve it? ahaha, now were being hypocrites eh? if you hate your job then quit, ganun lang. take control of your life, be your own boss. because blaming the gov’t or the companies and hospital won’t solve the problem.

  • coco angelo chanelles

    i read all the comments from top to bottom and i feel sorry for all of those who feel like they are not respected, appreciated, socially abused etc… but guys when you took Nursing you know for the fact that this profession takes alot of patience, dedication, humility, courage, strength (physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually)knowledge and skills, but still, you continue to pursue your dream of becoming a NURSE because you want to be a NURSE. but, if you think nursing is your passport leading to a greener pasture.. sorry to disappoint you, i hate to say this but you deserve the TREATMENT. if you took nursing because your parents/relatives want you to, although this is against your will this i would tell you, how would you be able to stand up for yourself against those doctors, relatives etc., if from the very beginning you dont have the balls to fight for yourself. so, stop whining.. get over it.

    • jay

      I’m sorry to say.. there’s no excuses for this doctors who act like arrogant freak to their nurses. That is very pathetic!

      • coco angelo chanelles

        i know jay, i completely and utterly agree with you that some doctors are assholes (sorry for my french) and always find ways to intimidate nurses but as what i said its up to you if you let them come your way.
        let me tell you my experience when i was working in one of the private hospitals in Manila, one anesthesiogist rang me and ask me to call him at 530am as hes got a case at 7am i said WHY????? he said just call me and HE put the phone down. if i may ask you, would you call him? because i didnt. 7am the team arrived except him. surgeon rang him and he was fuming and blaming me as he arrived @ the theater room(if looks could kill im dead by now). i just gave him a smirk. he asked me, why didnt you call me? why should i? FYI i am not your secretary nor your alarm clock and most of all you are a responsible adult if you think you are. and everybody around was shocked with my abrupt answer.
        what i am trying to imply here is, that we nurses are not trained to be their slaves. we are here to help them assist them (yeah) in delivering care to the patient in accordance to the right and current practise . if doctors ask you something that out of the context (job description) say NO. KNOW WHAT YOUR JOB DESCRIPTION ENTAILS and your rights. speak and act professionally not arrogantly.

        • Jay

          I never and don’t want to get involved any business with this doctors outside of my profession. Letting you wake him at 7am is absolutely beyond of your practice and im so proud of you for not doing so. When that doctor yelled at me for waking him up at 6 am because his patient so bad that was very pathetic of him reacting like that. It only implies how pathetic he was as a doctor. I will never let him touch me if I am a patient. If there was an ethics committee that time when I was there, how I would love to brought that up because that is completely unacceptable. U can never yell someone who called you pertaining about patientcare.. That’s retarded! Not all nurses know how to stand their grounds especially in the Philippines, probably culture contributes a lot but it’s not a ticket for this doctors to act like morons ( excuse me for my language).

        • nurse carly

          Ha ha ha, i will do the same thing.
          I am just lucky, I never had BAD experiences with doctors since 1993.

        • papi

          yes! very well_said….agree ako dyan kapatid.

  • paul

    BUTI NGA SA INYU.. KASI ANG HAHAMBOG NYU SA SCHOOL!!! AHAHAHAHA… NAG ENGINEER NALANG SANA KAYO… HAHAHAAHA

    • kirby

      look wer u are now?!! TAMABY!! atleast kame sir my ginagawang productive sa lipunana kaung mga engineer kuno wag kang masyadong mayabang kasi di nman kayo contributr sa lipuann..wag ka rin saot…di mo to site sa mga nuirses lang to dito….so dun ka sa ibang site ng mga engr….wag dito mambuysit!

      • http://yahoo paul

        di naman lahat pero dito sa pinas ako nakakita nang maraming bobong engineer.for example sa hignways o kaya briges,o kaya mga govt.project puro palpak at sirasira wala pang isang yaon o kaya buwan lang,o kaya isang malakas na ulan lan sira na.hahaha.magagaling siguro ang mga project engineer na mga iyan.hahah.mga kurakot.

    • papi

      bro, engineer ka ba? local employed engineer ka sa pinas? magkano sinasahud mo? baka gusto mo pag aralin kita ulit?

    • nonpracticingcpa

      i don’t agree with BUTI NGA SA INYO comment. such an unprofessional comment coming from an engineer (presumably).

      but i used to have a discriminatory perception about nursing students. i find them, well, hambug. like they are brushing to everyone’s faces that they can afford to such expensive course and yet a lot of them do not pass their board exams the first time or do not pass at all.

      but this notion is so not applied when they become nurses. for me they have proven their worth when they earned their licenses. and for some reason, humbled themselves as they become professionals.

      • http://yahoo paul

        a typical mayabang na engineer.walang modo ,bastos.minamana ang kabastosan sa magulang alam mo ba yan?magkakasakit ka din at kakailanganin mo din ang servicio nang mga nurses na minamaliit mo.binasted ka siguro nang nurse noon ano?

    • CASPER

      Dude dahan-dahan ka sa pagyayabang, baka yung sweldo mo tax ko lang.., :D

  • ned

    yung ibang nagni- nurse kc may ulterior motives….nag nursing sila kc malaki daw ang kita kahit ala s passion nila….kaya yun dahil s dami n natin nahihirapan tuloy tayo makakuha ng work at yung mga employers natin, they taking as for granted! Kaya kapag nag complain tyo about the right natin as their employee they dont listen to us instead they threaten us na mawalan ng trabaho….kahit naman magreklamo tayo sa labour department may nangyayari ba. Kaya for us nurses kunting tiis at dont make others let us down. dont make those negative thing that happened in our profession affect us though it is absolutely happening in the reality. Don’t loose hope but keep on beleiving that we will be successful in the future. Like other said di lang ang professional degree ang batayan para maging succesful sa buhay kaya don’t cling on that so much….dapat madiskarte k din at humble.

    • ned

      na over p sa o yung lose q….lose yan ha!!!!! ;)

  • Poison_ice

    yung number 5 [ginagawang P.A] – wala pa akong nakita na nurse na pinagbuhat ng gamit ng doctor dito sa work ko, ung # 8, walang tax ang minimum wages, mga 3-4yrs na pinapatupad yun… yun lang…

  • Lee

    @BORED RN: bobo ka pala eh. konting respeto nalang. me karapatan man yung blogger to express what his/her feelings are towards his/her job. and you, just shut your mouth if you dont have something nice to say. bobo mo!

  • Narseigo

    gusto ko umiyak habang nababasa ang mga sapan ninyo dito. lahat naman ng sinabi ninyo ay totoo. at nalulungkot talaga ako sa kalagayan nating mga Nars sa Bansang ito. subalit hindi tayo dapat mawalan ng pag-asa. manatili lang tayong tapat sa sinumpaan nating tungkulin at balang araw marerealize din ng ating lipunan ang kahalagahan nating mga nars. actually naiinggit nga ako nung Teachers day. grabe ang appreciation sa mga teachers. sana isang araw magkaroon din ng long month appreciation sa mga Nars sa buong bansa.

  • Domq

    It’s funny we have the same sentiments.. I can super relate to all the things written in this blog. Sad to say ganyan talaga ang reality…wag nalang tayo magcomplain… kasi ganun talaga.. Anyway puhunan naman ang experience sa Philippines para makapag work abroad…and contribution mo na din yung “service” mo para sa country naten….

  • tukmolski

    natawa ako dun sa number 6 minsan iniisip ko pa kung mas mataas pa sahod ng construction boy tska kargador sa mga nurse

  • nurse carly

    I can imagine how hard it is now to be a nurse in the Phils. In 1992-1993, it was not as bad (I guess). Nurses are well-respected and very in demand then. And from 1996 to 2003 I worked in Saudi Arabia as a surgical nurse and had the best clinical experience (in my opinion) and the best head nurse. Our head nurse changed us from being timid to being so confident and assertive.
    I am based now in the UK and despite of being far away from Philippines….I have no regrets. Im happy where I am.

  • rolly

    want to be a smart nurse???read medical and surgical book used by the doctors and that will make you smart.you could have all the information which is lack in nursing books,limited information and explanation.when i read it,i started to have confidence.no need to buy if you dont have money,go to library room and it will help you a lot to increase your knowledge.its just a matter of will and etermination to become a smart nurse.

  • Cameron

    LOL, I just wonder what would happen if an American trained Nurse (Pinay American) who has been in the field for a few years were to go to the Philppines to retire, and just decided to volunteer or even work there? I can just imagine all of those so-called folks who think that he/she is just another maid, or even the Doctor suddenly finding themselves at the end of a very vocal nurse who has a lot of training, and isn’t afraid to put people in their places…. But that was just an interesting thought……

  • Neychan

    my mother is a nurse, she just ended her service last july. and na experience nya lahat ng nasa list (no.6 hindi lng janitor, pati pedicab driver) pero may dahilan lng ako kung bakit sya nag tagal sa service. it’s because she loves her job and binigyan nya ito ng halaga. nagkaroon sya ng inspirasyon para ipagpatuloy ang napili nyang proffesion. siguro dahil sa reason no. 3 kung bakit nangyayari ito sa mga current nurses today, and i know na affected dn sya. but one thing is for sure, if you have decided to take that profession, mahalin mo ito at maging inspirasyon para sa iyong sarili at sa iyong pamilya.

    Kahit gusto nya na mag nurse ako like her, hindi ko ito ginustong cause of what i have observed and seen these generation. Kumuha nlng ako ng criminology, hehehe :)

  • tae

    magtrabaho nalang kayo di puro reklamo..mabuti panga kayo nurse at may trabaho na,kaysa sa hindi nakapag aral at walang trabaho pa,ehh kung maganda performance nyo eh di maganda rin ang job profile nyo,,magka increase pa kayo..palibhasa tao nga naman walang kakuntinto sa kung anong meron…kumain nalang kayu ng balot sabayan nyo ng redhorse solb na yan…

    • tae

      very sad nga naman,instead na yung mga professional natin na kababayan ay dapat sa sariling bayan natin nagseserbisyo pero sa ibang bayan pumatungo dahil naroon ang magandang luho..
      hindi nga kasi kaya ng bayan natin ibigay ang satisfaction nang mga kababayan natin kasi nasa labas ang may mas mataas na mkukuha..milagro nalang ang sa atin kung uunlad pa ang bayan natin…good luck sa inyo

  • jane

    Hmmm… diba yung ibang nurse pag mahirap yung patient hindi nila inaasikaso??… nakatanga lang at minsan masungit pa. nakakaawa kaya yung mga walang pera mamamatay na hindi pa din pinapansin katulad nung nangyari sa tauhan ng mama ko. punong puno na ng dugo kung hindi sumigaw yung kasama nya hindi sya aasikasuhin. nalaman ng mom ko yung ginawa sa kanila pinutahan ni mama sa public hospital buti nalang kilala ni mama isang mataas na opisyal sa DOH ayun natakot sila pati doctor… SANA NAMAN MGA “IBANG” NURSE.. WAG KAYONG NAMIMILI NG PAG SISILBIHAN… KAYA YUNG IBANG MAYAYAMAN GINAGAWA KAYONG PARANG UTUSAN E. kung gusto nyo ma respeto kayo pakita nyo na karesperespeto kayo…

    • coco angelo chanelles

      @jane so sad to hear that but,it could happen anywhere not only in hospitals. it can happen in government offices especially, justice office, police etc etc. i am not trying to justify her (nurse) action as it is completely wrong and an unacceptable. on the other hand, do you think the said HIGH RANKING DOH OFFICIAL will entertain your MOM if he/she doesnt know your Mom (if your Mom is just a random person)? Its our culture that SUCKS. PAGWALA KANG PERA WALA KANG PAKINABANG..

  • ulrich

    in short… ala kwenta ang bansa na toh ganun bah

    • coco angelo chanelles

      @ulrich no, its not the BANSA its the CULTURE.

      • ulrich

        i disagree… all of the above pre… ala na pag asa ang bansang ito… hangat dinawawala pagkareklamador natin dahil pinanganak tayo sa bansang ito… ganti ng bansa toh sa lahat ng nurses kasi alam nya na di din kayo mag sisilbi sa kanya. hahaha

  • drizzlefaith

    am an educator but i have a lot of friends in this field. i don’t wanna question the passion of a certain person towards their work because it matters a lot.You can bear a lot of things if you really have the passion. But this article also talks about real situations of the Filipino nurses. I know how much they paid just to have this degree and the countless sleepless nights familiarizing every single nerves that we have.They’re humans…they also have needs and they deserve to be treated fairly or even pamper them with some of their wants.

  • neo

    Ang nurse ba na kurso pang-manager ba? Puro kayo reklamo. Akala mo mga “AMO”. Mas may pakinabang pa ang farmer sa inyo. Tahimik na namumuhay sa bukid. Kapag walang ulam pasensyahan lang kay “tinolang manok” lang ang kaya n’ya. Ang nurse, sardinas lang at kung umasta mas mataas pa sa DOCTOR. Degree holder????? Duh!

    • coco angelo chanelles

      @ neo of course! DONT BE DAFT,thats why meron nurse ward manager, medical and surgical nurse director, chief nurse, mga managerial post na ang mga yan. do some research BEFORE POSTING A COMMENT. DONT BELITTLE US NURSES OR IM GONNA KICK YOUR ASS, FOOL!!!!!!

    • http://yahoo paul

      neo,ignoramus ka talaga about nursing,mag aral ka nga kahit a b c lang man lang.

    • papi

      ignorante kang talaga neo. ayaw kong bumaba sa level ng pag iisip at pang unawa mo. kawawa ka naman.

  • Ching Limpangog

    hay naku! very well said… that’s why the government can’t blame if ang mga Pinoy nurses ay lumayas dito sa atin. as an OFW nurse myself, same treatment lang naman kung nasa ibang bansa ka (specially Arab countries), but the thing is, mas malaki ang sweldo ko buwan2x, at pwede ako makipagtalo sa doctor nila, di tulad dito na oo nalang tayo ng oo kahit alam natin na mejo wala na sila sa ayos, at yun nga, ginagawa tayong PA… lol :D consuelo ko nalang yun…

    but if I were to choose, mas ok pa rin ang pasyenteng Pinoy as compared to other nationalities… pasweldo at ang mga Pinoy doctors lang naman ang problema, kailangang ayusin ang professional attitude nila… kaya Pinoy nurses here sa Pinas, remember:

    “We nurses work WITH the doctors, not FOR the doctors.” malaking difference yun… :)

  • StudentNurse

    Reply to those who are saying na sobra sobra na ang nurses sa PH, kung sobra sobra, bakit kailangang 1nurse:10 or more patients sa mga public hospitals?it is so far from the ideal set-up.pero dahil kulang sa budget, ganun ang masaklap na setting ng mga ospital sa ating bansa. you can’t blame the blogger for the facts she stated. yun ang experience niya eh, di naman pare pareho ang nararanasan ng bawat tao di ba. at yun ang POV niya eh. shineshare niya lang. you don’t have to make side comments that are degrading or make her blog untrue. Last thing, just be greatful you became nurses, maraming nagtetake ng board, tanging inaasam na pumasa para maging proud magulang nila.

    • glorevi abellera

      hnd po sobra ang nurses sa pinas.kulang lng po ng health care facilities na pwedeng pasukan at higit sa lht wlng budget ang government ntn kc naibudget na nla yun sa europian tours nla.

  • bobbyhaha

    reklamo ng reklamo! Nursing is a calling, it is not a job. Napaghahalata yung mga reklamador, gusto lang kasi pumunta ng abroad kaya nagNurse. Sisiraan mo pa bansa mo imbes na makatulong ka.

  • julie vigas

    mhirap nga nman mgtrabaho s pinas khit ano p ang natapos mo lalo n ang nursing pero hindi nman lhat ng kapalaran ay pare pareho,,kng konti lng sahod mo s pinas e di mg abroad k,,db?yn lng ang simpleng solusyon s problema nu..or natin!!

  • http://www.yahoo.com khan

    yup nursing is a calling! what the blogger says are still true, it’s up to us how to react at it.However my favorite description about “Nursing” from one of our reviewers,is “Nursing is a profession closest to Sainthood.”Just my opinion.God bless us all nurses!!!

  • Allan Garcia

    bat ba dami nyong comment e pananaw nga ng tao yan sa hirap ng dinadanas niya sa pagiging nurse.. tsaka bat ikukumpara nyo siya sa isang ale na nmamalimos?! kaya nga nag-aral yan e! at hndi sobra ang nurse dito saten tlagang konti lng kinukuha lalo na sa mga public dahil walang pondo ang gobyerno ntin pampasweldo! at dito satin pag may kamag anak or kakilala kang mataas ang katungkulan sa isang hospital un tiyak ang trabaho at sweldo mo.. pro kung wala wag kna mangarap na mkakapasok ka kagad mag abroad ka nlang!

  • rey_trimidal

    When I was working in a public, secondary hospital hospital in one of the depressed, Muslim Community sa Mindanao way back 2007 dito ko naranasan gaano kadakila ang pagiging isang nurse despite the low-pay, nurse-patient ratio and every negative thoughts about being a nurse… this is a story of a 10 year old boy who sustained a 3rd degree burn from Electrical Installation… I am the Nurse taking care of this little boy during his 1 whole week stay in our hospital. Since I am a Christian Nurse, I was house in the Hospital Dormitory and because of that I was so attached with the Little boy and parang 24/7 akong gustong mag-alaga sa kanya… of which naman yung ibang burned area is gumaling naman and he improved alot at ikinatuwa naman namin.. but due to large extent ng burn nya, we need to refer him to a specialized center kasi kailangan ng putulin and kanang kamay nya… after a 2 months, I was surprised by a letter and seems the name is so familiar to me… and it is so much heart touching letter from that Little boy saying thank you… and I am the first one to received a letter that he wrote using his other hand… and it made me realized that despite every frustrations I have in the Health Care system and on the status of the Nurses, it’s still worthy and much more fulfilling maging isang Nurse… and I would say because of this, Filipino Nurses has the unique and is of best quality compared to others…. tratohin man tayung Yaya, PA, Janitor or whatever…. walang makakapantay sa isang Nurse…

    • papi

      bilang nurse for 20 years, masasabi ko lang, wag nyo hayaan tratohin tayo na yaya, PA,janitor at iba pa. professional nurse tayo. may license. kahit san man kayo makarating na panig ng mundo, wag nyo kalimutan kung ano kayo. . .NURSE.

      • coco angelo chanelles

        @ PAPI agree with you! if youre a dignified nurse you wont let anyone treat you like a piece of trash. even janitors, PA, nannies etc. deserve respect.

  • asus

    isa itong patunay na dapat pag-isipan muna ng mabuti ng magulang at ng bata kung gusto ba niya talagang maging nurse. madami kasi akala eh kikita ka ng malaki kapag nurse ka hindi man lang naisip na kailangan may experience muna dito bago maipadala sa ibang bansa. sa dami ng RN dito sa Pinas, nakapila ka pa bago ka makapagtrabaho sa hospital, yung iba nagbabayad pa.

    sa mga nagsasabi na wag na magcomplain itong blogger, blog naman niya ito at opinyon niya iyon. kung hindi niyo nagustuhan, magsulat na lang din kayo sa blog niyo tungkol sa nararamdaman niyo patungkol dito.

  • Allan Garcia

    tama! kahit gano kagaling ng isang nurse kung wala itong pagpapahalaga sa mga pasyente e wala rin.. mataas ang tingin ksa mga nurse dahil 2 ang nurse sa pamilya namin at meron psa mga kaibigan.. at hndi rin lahat ng nurse e pinangarap mag abroad, merong mga nurse na nagtitiis mkatulong lng sa kapwa.. pro sbi nga hndi lahat merong nurse na masungit at mpagmataas, kala mo mas magaling psa doctor.. alam ko yan dahil madalas ako sa hospital at dialysis center.. lalo na ngaun sa mga nurse sila na ang nagtatrabaho sila pa ang nagbabayad makuha lang ang sinasabing experience..

  • Zent

    Oh common people it’s the harsh reality of being a nurse….it’s not only in the Philippines…..
    We are in this profession then learn to embrace it,Love it…..after all no one to blame we chose this profession….

  • ulrich

    revenge yan ng country na pagkatapos nyong gamitin iiwan nyo din… kaya mag dusa kayo mga nurse kayo… hahaha

    • http://yahoo paul

      di ako nagdudusa ngayon ulrich,in fact masaya ako ngayon at buhay milyonaryo na ako ngayon dahil sa dollar na pension ko dito sa pinas.o ano ingit ka?hahaha.ano ginagawa mo ngayon sa bansa mo ?tambay ka ano?

  • Jay

    @ Rey_trimidal. You’re care is exceptional. You Are amazing. I’m one of the filipino nurses na nag sapalaran dito sa america. I think I’m lucky enough to get a nursing supervisor position here in united states, I owe this job from the fact that ” I’m a Filipino.” we are universally known as good workers with compassion to our work and to our patients. Isa Lang masasabi ko sana naman wag tayong tratohin na parang trapo dyan sa atin, we don’t deserve those. Kung sa ibang bansA ay ni respeto tayo, sobrang kawawa naman Kung tratohin tayong parang trapo sa sariling bayan natin.

  • ara

    1-10 sooooooooo true! but come to think of it ang swerte pa din ng sumisweldong nurses unlike sa mga umabot na sa volunteer or training just to have experience, and if we really love our work lahat ng hirap at pagod it will all disappear when u see your pt. getting better and they appreciate your effort in taking care of them.

  • Smiley Cute

    hay buti na lang ako pinili kong magnegosyo keysa mag trabaho im also a Nursing Professional pero totoo lahat ng sinabi d2, kaya i choice kung saan ako magiging asensado…. Love of work with Love of your Dreams remeber that may pangarap tayo mahirap naman na habambuhay na hindi mo na makukuha yun :D today i love my business malayo sa profession ko pero masaya ako kasi buong pamilya ko nakikinabang at maganda buhay keysa ako lang masaya subalit pamilya ko naman naghihirap :D

  • Helen Corre Ek

    What is the union doing for the nurses in PI? Or I guess it is all a matter of desire to make things better for the nurses situation. Ang mahirap puro lang kayo reklamo…do something guys for your profession. No one would ever left up your professional situations if you yourself will not make a strong group and fight for your cause.

    • Jay

      Do you really think none of those nurses are doing that? Ang problema Lang kasi kahit ang pinakamataas sa gobyerno Hindi gustong making eh.

      • Jay

        Do you really think none of those nurses are doing that? Ang problem Lang kasi kahit ang pinakamataas sa gobyerno Hindi gustong makinig eh.

  • Nagi

    I really do hope na everyone would put more importance on the nurses here in the Philippines and I hope people would not look down on them anymore, most of all I really really do hope that government should do something on the wages given to Nurses in the country.

  • das

    I’m no nurse but after I saw the last item on the list – “***pero isang “THANK YOU” lang mula sa patients and relatives na natulungan mong pagalingin, ok na lahat..worth it na..***”, definitely made my day :D

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  • SECRET

    “Be contented with what you have”… haha palagi nalang ito ang pinopoint out ng karamihan dito.. tsk tsk…KAYA DI UMUUNLAD ANG PILIPINAS DAHIL USO SATIN UNG “OK NA YAN”, “PWEDE NA YAN”…DI BA PWEDENG “AIM HIGH”?? walang mangyayari satin kung lagi mong icocompare yung sarili mo sa mga taong walang wala naman talaga sa buhay..

  • nurse carly

    Dito sa Uk where I am a surgical nurse, pag ang order ng doctor is a bit dodgy, tinatanong ko ang doctor na nag prescribe ng medications. Part of my job is to keep my patients safe,so kailangan kong mag clarify sa docotr. So far, wala naman akong bad experience sa kanila, nagpapasalamat pa nga sila minsan dahil nakita mo yung flaws sa prescription nila. We work here as a team at respected kaming mga nurses dito. Siguro depende na rin yun sa approach ng Nurse at kung gaano kadami ang alam mo. There is no problem, at ,all, to ask. Ang rule kc dito is…” You won’t know unless you ask”. Kung ang nurse eh alam ang tama at mali, you have to point out kung may mali in a professional manner of course.
    8 years ago, may isang resident doctor (registrar) dito na hinila ako behind the curtain kc gusto nya na turuan ko syang mag ECG. Dahil siguro sa hiya, binulong na lang nya sa akin kung pwede ko syang turuan, for me walang problema. In return, tinuruan naman nya ako kung paano gumamit ng vacutainer “safely” and aseptically. In two occasion, may consultant na nag prescribed na over the required dose ng antibiotics. I clarified coz I know there was something wrong w/ the order, and without any hassles, the consultant jsut changed his orders and said “Thank you” to me. Yung isa naman eh nag prescribed ng antibiotics na may allergy ang psyente, so the doctor rectified it again. At dito, wala yun.. that is part of working together. Pag may “interesting” cases naman sila, the doctors even invite us to watch the procedure or surgery. I’ve seen….total hip replacement and Lap. chole.
    And by the way, it was my mother’s decision to send me to Nursing school. I used to fancy working in a bank.
    Now, Im happy and contented..kahit pagod sa trabaho, ok lang kc I never stop learning from my day to day hospital experiences.

    • SECRET

      thanks for sharing… ganyan nalang din sana dito sa pilipinas.. for sure di naman siguro underpaid ang mga nurses sa UK… sana dito din

      • nurse carly

        naku hindi underpaid…overpaid na overpaid pa nga. Hindi naman sa nagyayabang. Mga more or less P250K/month. Kaya nga kahit pagod from 14 hour shift, dinadaan na lang sa pahinga. At least, well respected kami dito ng mga doctors. May konting issues lang about racism pero for me kahit saan naman merong mga racist eh. Wag pansinin kc mas mataas sweldo namin sa mga Bitoy. Mga care assistants pa namin sila..he he he.

  • MrMonster

    ang plastic naman ng mga taong nagsasabing “be thankful kasi may work, kasi graduate na keso daw ung iba nakapag aral ung iba hindi” anu ba yan?! syempre hindi lang naman toh about sa mga ganyang bagay… tao kasi tayo so ang tendency naiisip natin kung ano ang mas maganda sa future kung ano ang better… mga adik kau… sipag lang… although im not a nurse but i can relate because my jowa is a nurse…

  • SECRET

    YUP.. YOU’RE RIGHT… bakit ka nga naman magiging thankful sa bagayna alam mong hindi sapat sa effort na ginagawa mo.

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    NURSES… ITS YOUR CHOICE TO BE HAPPY…

  • ZENT

    @ secret::::::TAMA “AIM HIGH”, be proud to ur self na may natapos kang profession, pero doesn’t mean naman na dahil R.N ka eh dun ka nalang……. Madaming mas magandang opportunities….not everyone fits in one profession…..you may not know what future holds….

  • norvmac

    Ang hiling ko lang sana makabasa tayo dito ng solusyon sa problema natin bilang mga nurses sa sarili nating bayan, magbigayan ng inspirasyon sa isa’t isa at hindi tuligsaan. May we learn to be united for the advancement of our profession for the common good of us all. God bless us all!!!

  • myrna

    somebody replied to my post , Unfortunately i dont know how to find those respond. can anyone help me? Cencya n hindi ako hitech

  • nonpracticingcpa

    my bf is a nurse too but no tax deduction kc di nagsubmit ng requirements (his bad). i was wondering why you guys have tax deduction eh below minimum naman kayo. if it is required by law na mag withheld ng tax from your salaries, they (BIR or your employer) should refund it at the end of the year or after computing your ITRs. im not a tax expert but i think that’s how it works.

  • nonpracticingcpa

    one sad things is that nurses for the past 10 years are mass-produced, driven by the demand for nurses abroad. a lot of these nurses do not really have the passion for caring sick people, but driven to work for the big bucks they hope to earn after their “work experience” here in the philippines. that’s why sometimes their service sucks, and they can’t blame the sick people complaining, because since they don’t really care, they don’t feel what’s it like to be sick and helpless.

    i personally believe it’s the nurse’s duty to feed and bathe the patient. Nurses in the Philippines are fortunate (at some point)it’s the relatives who do these duties to their sick loved ones. My nurse tita in the US once said that even the changing of the patient’s underwear is part of her work.

  • iggy

    isa akong ofw at may bff akong nurse at doktor in the same company. alam mu ba sabi nila., they dont trust the phil govt..simula ng naging ofw sila…sabi ko naman, same with me…

  • qwerty

    “wag na tayong mag reklamo, anjan na yan eh, alam nman natin na bumabaha na ng nurse but still we took up nursing. RN na tayo, konting tiis nalang kakapag abroad din. dalawa lang yan eh, we work for passion or for money. pag passion, pinas is the place for you, pero pag money or guzto mo makatulong sa family, go abroad for money.”

  • iggy

    NURSE? synonym yan ng KASAMBAHAY o KASAMHOSPITAL.kung ako magkakaroon ng anak , i rerecomenda ko sa kanya na mag nurse din para dumami kaung TANGA..ha.ha.ha…

    • Bart Nicholas

      Tanga? Baka ikaw dahil wala kang matinong comment… Ikaw na ang galling mo!!!

    • nurse carly

      Tanga? ….ikaw yun kasi pati yung magiging anak mo ay tinawag mong tanga.
      Or you may claim u r not be tanga pero wala ka namang sense at all.
      So shut up dickhead!

    • http://yahoo paul

      iggy,relax ka lang,napaghahalata tuloy na illiterate ka.

      • helen coore

        why make patul to those illiterate…that makes you one too…focus sa discussion to make it better…no foul words pare.

    • Alfred

      Huwag niyo patulan yan ang gusto niya. Na aarouse siguro yan pag may nagrereact. Nice trolling dude haha! Enjoy ba? Pathetic shit.

    • CASPER

      iggy, wag mong sabihin hangang ngayon nanay mo paren bumibili ng brief mo., hahahaha

    • nurse- paramedic

      @ iggy : wag ka na humirit iggy boy. mag pasada ka nalang ng tricycle para may pambili ka ng pagkain man lang.

    • oryxman

      bogok ka?palibhasa wala kang ambisyon sa buhay baka isa ka lang adik at walang magawa kundi makisawsaw sa blog dito at gusto mong mang ini. Pano mo paaaralin ng Nursing anak mo kong ikaw nga di nakatapos mahal ang NURSING Course kong wala kang pera nakakahiya man sabihin ang totoo unless mi utak kaso duda ako may pinagmanahan kaya cgurado ako sayo di aabot sa requirements….

    • oryxman

      bogok ka iggy?palibhasa wala kang ambisyon sa buhay baka isa ka lang adik at walang magawa kundi makisawsaw sa blog dito at gusto mong mang ini. Pano mo paaaralin ng Nursing anak mo kong ikaw nga di nakatapos mahal ang NURSING Course kong wala kang pera nakakahiya man sabihin ang totoo unless mi utak kaso duda ako may pinagmanahan kaya cgurado ako sayo di aabot sa requirements….

  • ebiqat

    Our country is sick!!!

  • http://noypiexpress.blogspot.com/ salvador payumo

    Its better than nothing. At least me sweldo ka. Worst pa nga yung sa mga nurse trainee. Ang mahal pa charge ng hospital para sa training na wala namang silbi ang training certificate. Double slavery pa ang ginagawa. Slave na nga ng hospital plus slave pa ng staff nurses. One thing for sure sa author. You have a very interesting article which a lot of nurses could relate.

    • helen coore

      i agree tworst is the trainnee situation…that is why there is no reason even thou to accept such unhuman treatment to those people who saves lives…the owners of these hospitals are the one making money on nurses behalf and human lives…

  • Allan Garcia

    pag walang trabaho, reklamo! pag may trabaho, rekalamo pa rin!

    • helen coore

      you are out of topic…it is not question of may trabaho..all this is a matter of nursing condition….agains industrializm…

  • iggy

  • helen coore

    This is my obeservation while making my reseach in Philippines 2006 about nurses working situation St Louis Hospital, Baguio City.

    One thing is worth discussing too are the nurses working conditions and situations that have surely a great factor for the well being of everyone. Nurses cannot sustain a 100 mph pace, day after day, and continue to function without a break or rest of some kind. No matter how invincible nurses are, sooner or later they all need to step out and take a breath. Overworked and overstressed heath care professional make mistakes than can be fatal and also has a negative impact on the caregiver such as “burnout”. Negative effect of burnout can be devastating. Rudeness, cynicism and insults became the rule rather than the exception, as I notice the tone of those many nurses who are answering this page. The symptoms of burnout can be individual. Some peopel can be irrationally angry, some are quite, introverted and isolated which can be symptom for depression. Some do abuse alcohol, food and drugs and even constant headaches. Burnout can split up relationship with the family, friends, colleagues, as well as devotion and dedication to your profession, which I personally beleive can be the reason why some nurses seems not to care. But the question is what about the individual responsibility to that nursing profession and mankind? To make use of the insight about improving nursing condition and working situations, nurses need to have your voices heard throught discussion and communicating visions and put them into action.

  • http://www.leechl.com Leila Leech

    Hey people, why others have to be very rude with their comments. This is only a blog and all the members deserved to say whatever opinions they have but please pick the right words. I believe all the people commenting here are Professionals, so please act as one. We Filipinos should learn how to work and nice to each other, that’s the only way we can come up to a solution into every problem. Since most of the commentors are intelligent, why don’t we think of something to help our countrymen. For example to come up with an Act that will protect all the rights of the Nurses in the Philippines and that all the Nurses will sign this and hopefully the committee will approve it. Here in Canada we have ONA, (Ontario Nurses Association), we pay the membership every month but the association can speak for us, to raise our rates, to get the right hour of work, to give us the right vacation to avail and to protect us legally, and many more, these are such.

    Is anybody will agree with me?

    • nurse- paramedic

      agree ako dyan mam leila leech. sa pinas PNA sana ang gagawa nyan para sa mga nurses kaya nag babayad din ng membership ang mga nurses. parang ONA dyan sa canada. kaso inutil lang talaga ang PNA. up to now,di ko ma gets kung ano ba talaga ang silbi ng PNA na yan at ano ang nagagawa nyan pra sa mga nurses. regards from dubai, UAE.

      • Nelia

        Tama ka dyan. May Association nga tayo wala namang ginagawa kundi ang mangolekta ng membeership taon-taon. Hindi nga nila ma-protektahan ang mga nurses natin hindi lang dito sa Pilipinas pati na rin sa ibang bansa.

  • Cleverfelixis

    I read all the responses and it seems like these issues should be brought up to higher authorities. What is the Philippine Nurses Association doing about this and the Board of Nursing? It is pathetic that these agencies are not doing anything to improve the working conditions of our nurses in the Philippines. Being a nurse is a noble profession that deserves RESPECT. I just can’t believe that the regulating Board is blind and ignoring this very sad condition. Why pay dues to this agencies that do not do anything for the welfare of the nurses.

  • hzsio

    Why I study nursing?
    Nung una sabi ko gusto ko mag-abroad. Pero ngayon gusto ko makatulong sa kapwa. Naaawa talaga ako sa mga pasyente at lalong lalo na sa mga nurses. Sa isang ward na more than 30 patients eh 3 lang nurses.
    STOP VOLUNTEERISM!
    START HIRING!

  • Saudi-Phil RN

    im an RN also and presently working in abroad, maganda ang sahod ko d2 at maraming benefits, pero still, naiinggit pa rin ako sa mga Nurses na nakakapagwork sa pinas, kasi kahit di man ganun kalaki ang sahod, marami naman silang natututunan, unlike me wala akong natututunan sa work ko, maghapaon na lang akong nakatunganga sa clinic…hehe

  • dpx

    this is a very nice blog… i am also a nurse and wanted to comment something… ang dami dami nag rereact… reading the comments, parehong may punto ang bawat isa…. subalit, para sa akin hindi lahat ng pagtitiis kayang gawin ng isang nurse… lahat ginagawa sa kapakanan ng pasyente… e pano kung tayo naman ang magkasakit dahil jan? e d quits lang? walang benefits, matagal maregular at pinakamasakit pa ang hindi nareregular(panay volunteer)…. hindi pa nga sinulat sa blog ung kawalang silbi ng PNA….

    isipin natin na balang araw magkakapamilya din tayo at wala ng magulang na nagbibigay ng pera sa iyo… pano pag ang sweldo eh sapat lang sa isang tao which is para sa iyo lang? eh pano pag nag asawa ka o di kaya nagkaanak? eh, talbos ng kamote at lawlaw nalang ang kakainin?

    this is one reality happening in the Phils… sana naman ay mayroong isang lider o partylist man lang na tutulong sa mga nurses sa pinas… kung hindi nila kayang matulungan makapasok ang nurse sa maipasok sa isang hospital… sana man lang ay gumawa sila ng hakbang na i-export ang mga walang trabaho o volunteer nurses para mabigyan naman sila ng pagkakataon makatikim ng sweldo na naaangkop sa skill level na sinakap nilang pag-aralan at bayaran ang tuition….

  • julius del rosario

    love your job and you will not work a single day

  • Maria Coronel

    Truth hurts. These facts are stated here for the problems to be addressed, NOT to degrade the profession nor to show that you can’t find contentment in being a nurse.

    Here’s my opinion regarding the enumerated sentiments of the blogger: (I am no expert, so please bear with me.)

    1. Overworked. Everyone have those “toxic days” sa duty, if you experienced this for almost 2 years at naiiyak ka pa din araw-araw, may mali na sayo. There’s time management and teamwork, right? ;) Enjoy the toxic days, this is the best way to learn as other experienced nurses say.

    2. Underpaid. Money wise, yes, but still we have to think of other means to earn, like investing in the Stock Market or magload? And besides, if you’re only working for like two years, pilitin mong isipin yung sarap ng feeling ng makatulong sa iba, aminin na nating SOBRANG SARAP nun! :) Mind over matter na lang muna sa usapang sweldo para sa mga nurse.

    3. Taken for Granted. There are millions of nurses. We all have the same cause in responding to this calling so you have to stand-out and be more competent. Isipin mo na sa pageant ka, para mas light :)

    4. Some patients treat you like maids. This is my personal opinion, we’re all here for our patients, so if they ask you to do that, do it with a smile. Always act like a professional but be compassionate. And later on, they’ll realize na “ay nakakahiya naman sa nurse, yung bantay ko na nga lang.”

    5. Some doctors treat you like their P.A. I suggest that nurses should know the Philippines Nursing Act by heart, know your rights, know what you should or should not do and act like someone who ought to be respected especially by the doctors! ;) Learn when to say NO and/or correct the doctor’s order so they’ll know who’s the boss. He he. Joke.

    6. Your license has no bearing. Same as being underpaid. Your license depends on how you carry it and on how you show other people why you have it.

    7. Over-priced seminars and/or trainings. Pag-ipunan ang kailangan, maghanap ng mas mura kung kailangan talaga. We don’t have to attend ALL the seminars/trainings they offer.

    8. Unfair taxes. I’m sorry, I don’t get this. Enlighten me please.

    9. No social life due to daily-changing schedules. This is my fear since I’m a first year BSN student. But then, it’s part of our profession so learn to love the people you’ll be with during holidays, etc and treat them like your own family.

    10. No health card. We take care of other people, so we ought to know how to take care of ourselves. Maybe that’s there reason why most of us don’t have this benefit. Sad, yes.

    I repeat: I am no expert, I just passed NLE. And I believe that I am about to experience all her experiences, so ngayon pa lang, naglalatag na ko ng mga panangga and optimism. I know things will be VERY different when I’m actually there in the field, that’s why I’m also changing the way I look at it (I read blogs like this, I choose to be inspired by the stories of my mentors and I ask advice of other nurses I know), kinukondisyon ko na utak ko ngayon pa lang.

    Nurses we should help each other as we help our patients. So please, post sensible comments instead of criticizing the blogger who doesn’t even have time to pee :P

  • Unknown

    Just to site my own opinion no offense to all but here the facts.

    1) In all of the fields being “overworked” is a part of it and it will always be. There are some tiring days that we will work double or triple changing shifts but that is the fun part (if you have a passion towards your work) if you don’t have the passion towards to your work. Get another job!

    2)You’ve studied almost what? almost 20yrs of your life and what will you just get as your total netpay? 2k, 3k lucky if you will have 5k. That’s the reason why most of the graduating students instead of practicing their profession they just all ended up as call center agents, earning 2x of what should’ve been their salary base on their profession. Yet most of them were able to go one step to another in Call Center and that’s the reason why most are staying instead of practicing their profession.

    3) Taken for granted: My take on this is always check the latest trend. Just like in 1998 to mid 2000′s the Philippine media bombarded the news that this and that country are in need of nurses, 2001 up to present most of the graduated nurses are in the Call Center, earning more, some are getting promoted and just staying in a call center – IT courses booms up and most of the people take/switch on the latest course – and it is still up to the present.

    4) Some patients treat you like maids: Sorry to say this but that’s how they look at us just like “CAREGIVERS” they just put some flowery title on it but then end of the ball games goes to “KATULONG TAYU.” Yet if we have to show them that we must NOT take it personally and we must do it professionally. Mahihiya naman yang mga yan eh! :)

    5) Some doctors treats you like a P.A.: I agree on the last post, stand out, know when to say NO! Earn the respect don’t let them get that little respect out of YOU. This applies to all!

    6) Your license has no bearing: YES it doesn’t! My take just like what I did, learn new things, some can be related to your work, maybe some are not. I am a nurse, yet I am a cisco certified, I am also certified computer tech. Try not to be stagnant look for some latest trends. Aside from nursing what else do you have passion to?

    7) Over priced seminars and trainings: I agree yet you must be keen in looking for some cheap yet good review centers. For me it doesn’t really necessary to be on a #1 review center or so it is all on your determination to learn, your aggressiveness to reach your goal. Even there’s no review center I know you can do it! – Think about the early nurses, have they gone through some review centers? I don’t think so!

    8) Unfair TAXES: hahahahaha I agree! That’s because we have an UNFAIR GOVERNMENT who’s governing us! PERIOD!

    9) No Social Life: hmmmmmm really? we still have FB and TWITTER lol. Yeah I agree because of our shifting scheds. Well try to review again your OATH, try to review your CONTRACT it is always been there that WE agree that we will be flexible towards work, so whether we’re in the shower, shitting on the toilet bowl, on the bed butt naked, on a reunion, when duty calls its time to work – Check out with the firemans, police and the like ;)

    10 ) No Health card? really that’s not good, how come I have one? It’s your right to have one. If your company/hospital is not giving you one, then ask for it, DEMAND for it, if they can’t and you don’t have time to complaint, then get yourself one and pay for it manually!

    ***This applies to all, if you don’t have passion to your work, leave and get another one, I was once a nurse, yet I am not happy with the system that we have in this Country, Yet I LOVE my work, but I have to think for myself as well I have to take care of myself and my family. So what did I do? I quit my profession (but I didn’t forget the lessons that it thought me) and I worked as a call center agent, what am I right now? I am a manager earning 5x monthly less tax. I just being practical, instead leaving my country and work abroad, I just decided to jump off and tried a different field.

    Moral of my experience: I did love my work as a nurse, yet I have to be practical and I have to think of myself, my family and our future. I am not saying you do the same but, all of your decisions are in your hands, you just have to pick the right one!

    Good Day to all ;)

    • glorevi abellera

      ay hnd lng po sa contract or oath ng nurses andun ang work hard and be flexible…tell me a liar if its not true mg ngaaply ka sa trabho during interview or even sa cv mo or application letter ikaw mismo ngsbi “u r flexible and hard working.dagdagan pa ng can work unde ressure ad over time.”tama o mali??hehehehe..

    • regie

      While I would agree to some of the posted comment above, I strongly disagree with the following:

      1. Katulong tayo- Sorry unknown, I have never, ever let myself be treated as a katulong. Even when I was working in the Philippines, my uniform is my pride. I am happy to serve within the capacity of being a nurse, and a katulong will never be able to explain the pathophysiology of COPD, Tetralogy of Fallot, Acute and Chronic Renal Failure, unless nakapag-aral siya ng Medically related course.

      2. The seminars being mentioned refer to advanced trainings such as ACLS, IV therapy training, BLS etc, which are conducted by duly accredited Training bodies E.g. Philippine Heart Center, ANSAP (where I was an IV therapy Preceptor for 3 years) and Red Cross, not the Review Centers as you have been so apt to mention.

      3. DEMAND-in some occasions this is discouraged. You yourself mentioned that we have an unfair government. Guess what will happen if we try to push our weight and demand from an employer who owns the hospital? Talsik, irereklamo mo sa DOLE? Eh naba-bribe kaya ang DOLE, kaya ang the best manahimik na lang. Easier said than done ika nga.

    • oryxman

      Tama ka po jan tsaka bakit nakakahiya ho ba ang mamasukan ng ibang trabaho eh marangal naman po kong sa palagay nyo na mas mabuting satin lang kayo do as you please tulad ng sinabi nyo po praktikal dapat dahil kong mi pamilya ka na o ibang kapatid na umaasang matutulungan nyo basta sa marangal na trabaho dapat ipagmalaki.
      About sa routine work bilang isang Nurse lahat po yan talagang dapat mangyari dahil ganun ang sestima satin kasi mahirap ang bansa natin kaya di natin peding gawin ang mga bagay na tulad ng nasa ibang bansa dahil sila ay sobrang dami ang pera at walang corrupt government officials na nagpapasasa ng pera na dapat sa mga benepesyo ng mga mamayan.When you work you obey kasi nga you need it and just be patience for a while kasi you know afterwards you will get much better place to work and earn money,wag nyo pong ikahiya kong saan man kayo ngayon nag work basta marangal at kong mahirap sa simula ganon po tlg dahil after 5 years all the things you imagine is true and not just hearsay.
      About those people kong makalait akala mo naman napaka linis eh wag po kasi marangal ang nag tratrabaho kong ano man ang praktikal na pinapasukan nila para maghanapbuhay ng marangal.
      Saludo ako sa mga Nurse sa Pilipinas at sa Buong Mundo at kong ano man ang kanilang pinasukan dahil alam kong ano pa man ang mga napag aralan nila ay di agad nalilimutan dahil sila ay RN in every way.

  • glorevi abellera

    we cannot compare ourselves w/ one another kc po my kanya2 nmn taung experiences..opo mbaba po sahod pinas at niri rate down ng mga doctors pro nasa sau nmn yan kng confident ka sa skills and ability mo.
    d nmn ntn msisi na mgreklamo ang iba kc yun ang reality sa sitwasyon nla..kng ikw ngaun alang trabho instead na mgcomment ka ng negative thiught eh humanap ka nlng ng trabho..pro pg cnabi mo na alang bakane sa nursing profession pwede nmn sa other field f kng willing ka na mgtrabho,mkatulong sa pamilya at kng gus2 mi umasenso..mnsan nkukuha ntn mgreklamo kc hirap taung iappreciate ang trabho ntn..kng alam mo lng dami jan ngdadasal sna mgresign kna pra nmn bka sakali isa sa knla malagay sa posisyon mo..kng gnusto mo tlgng mging nurse pra mkatulong sa kapwa mo hnd mo nmn ttgnan kng mgkano lng sahod mo o ganu khirap trabho mo kc d nmn yun trabho pra sau kundi vocation mo pra sa tao at pra sa Diyos..kaso kramihan ngaun kumuha ng nursing dhl gus2 mkapg abroad at kumita ng malaki kya ngre2klamo kc nmn hirap pumasok sa trabho at pg y trabho nmn iniisip ang sahod kesa pgsisilbi..kya ayan lht ng hirap at negative sa trabho yun ang nkkta..
    learn to appreciate what u have mrami nanga2rap na sna cla ang anjan sa posisyon mo..be patient and be ambitious pra d ka mgstay kng san ka ng ngaun.d mtu2pad pangarap mo kng d ka ggwa ng paraan..be contented..at kng sbhin mo nmn wla kang pg asa hey wake up hbng buhay ka pa my pg asa pa..ad always pray it will give u strength to appreciate the things u have..dati dn po akng sumasahod ng 800 pesos kada vuwan..

    • oryxman

      ha,ha,ha glorevi sa lahat ng nag comment dito ikaw tlg ang tumpak kasi ang sahod mo tulad ko pero ang pinag kaiba natin dalawa nag member pako ng religious group then work with 800 pesos grabe pero tiniis ko hanggan maka kuha ako ng 350/day super cool nasa akin yun lahat 9100 pesos na bale agad db sabi ko nga sarap naman pala at nakaka pag SM North Edsa nako,then as i work and gain more knowledge and experience siempre tumataas na sahod ko,when i get 2 years experience i try to apply overseas at pinalad hanggang ngayon po im here…kaya natawa lang me sa nag blog eto ang mas trend tlg way back then wala ngang cellphone,tablet,laptan now even my 5 years old son use and play with laptap kaya sabi ko dati when i need to research we need to go to Library now if you have internet super cool kasi everything you wanted to know is easy.
      So in short this new Nurses are so bless in everyway possible and yet they complain pero sabi ko nga they are young and still alot to learn pero never po dapat natin ikahiya ang mga bagay na kong gusto natin praktikal at mi trabaho tyo wala pong masama kong maging isang kartero,sales rep,call center agent.clerk and all works that qualifies you to work in the Government or Private as long its a decent job and could pay all your bills db?
      For all new Nurses who earn meager salary im sure at the end of few years you will never say bad again as a Nurse kasi po you will always earn more money and travel free all over the WORLD…kaya dapat po nating ipagmalaki lahat na tayo ay NURSE at flexible po tayo sa lahat ng bagay kaya basta marangal be practical to ean an honest living…..CHEERS TO ALL NURSES ALL OVER THE WORLD.

  • Nelia

    Sana mabasa ito ng mga Philippine Nurses Association (PNA). May magawa sana kayong actions para dito. Ito’y isang katotohanan at hindi gawa-gawa lamang. Mabuhay ang mga nurses na patuloy pa ring ginagawa ang kanilang mga tungkulin sa kabila ng mga nangyayari. MABUHAY ANG MGA NURSES!

    • oryxman

      Nelia wala naman magagawa ang PNA sa problema natin its the Government and Private that need to change kasi nga to elevate something the employers should do it,kaso paano nila gagawin eh sa hirap nga ng buhay db basta sakin lang sa mga bagong Nurse 2-5 years im sure mag iiba na ang takbo ng buhay nyo dahil makakakuha na kayo ng mas magandang sweldo at pag pinalad kayo mi kasama pang citizenship which is really happening right now all over the WORLD kasi nga who would decline such a good offer unless your family is RICH if not then why would you decline db?
      Para naman sa mga nag wo work satin at matyagang nag titiis kumita ng kakarampot na sahod tiis lang po para pagdating ng sapat na experience nyo makakalipat na kayo sa mas magandang hospital na mas malaki ang sahod,sa ngayon po wala kayong gagawin kundi ngumiti at mag isip balang araw aalis ka rin jan at magkakaroon ng magandang buhay and as i always say we earn more money and travel free all over the WORLD.

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  • rico p

    bakit palaging sa nurse kino compare ang sahod di kong mas malaki pa ang sahud nang janitor di magapply kayo as janitor bakit mag debate pa kayo.tulad dito sa U.S. kaming mag asawa RN. ang anak namin RN.mayron kaming mga gatherings na may mga bantay bata o bantay matanda. very proud sila sa kanilang gift na mga tablets chistmas gift ng amo. kung magsalita malaki masyado ang sahod biro mo 150 usd, per day mayron pang 350 usd per day,nakakaingit so sabi nang isang kaibigin o gusto mo maging katulong sabi nang mrs. ko ayoko .kasi kung titingin ka sa parking lot.sino ba ang may ari nong BMW.nong mercedez. nong range rover.ang sabihin ah mga nurses ang may ari.ano ang dina drive nong hindi nurse ah yong used car na old model.kahit mahirap yong trabaho ng nurse mag nurse pa rin ako yan ang reality. kung yong mga Doctor nambubulley tapon yon chart dito nya gawin sa nars na’to ipa pulot ko sa kanya siya ang nagtapon kon di baka masuntok siya sa bunganga i don’t care if i’m fired.yan ang bagay sa mga doctor na mga walang modo.you throw it pick it up

    • oryxman

      cool kabayan minsan ang mga newly RN think not the way we do kasi nga bago lang sila,when they know after 2-3 years pedi na sila mag abroad at pag naipasa na lahat ng mga requierments sa ibang bansa im sure they will know how lucky they are kasi nga super high salary tapos dami pang part time plus travel free all over the WORLD and speaking of the Doctors some are rude yes but not all of them im sure sometimes it happen but we Pinoys always think widest and understands in the right moment kaya lang po ang mga bagong RN nasasabi lang nila ang katayuan satin na talaga naman nangyayari dahil lahat ng mga NURSE mula estudyante palang sinasanay nang maging masunurin,mag pasincia,mabait at walang kinikilingan sa lahat ng oras.Im sure after 5 years from now at buhay pa ang blog na eto she or he will not say the same thing about who we are NURSES all over the WORLD earn much money and travel free….Mabuhay Po Mga Nurse Sa Buong Mundo….

  • erica

    yahhh!!!that why i hate philippines.

    • oryxman

      never hate Philippines because when you start living abroad you will always miss being home meaning Philippines dahil lahat ng memories mo di lang sa facebook makikita kundi nasa Pilipinas lahat ng mga dapat mong isipin kahit kumikita ka na ng limpak limpak na salapi you will always miss being home and wish you stay in the Philippines….For All Nurses All Over The World,Mabuhay Po Tyo at patuloy na mangarap balang araw tulad ng dating mga bayaning pilipino nag pupunta sa ibang bansa para mag aral at mamasyal hindi po nag tratrabaho dahil sa Pilipinas kaya na natin kitain ang pera,sana nga lang pO?Malay natin mangyari din yan at mabawasan na ang mga opisyales natin mag isip na mangurakot sa kaban ng bayan at ihandog sa mga mamayan ang mga dapat na ayusin mula sa daan,eskwelahan,benepisyo ng mga tao,healthcare,livelihood ng mga tao…Lets HOPE for the Best.

  • milagros mustrales

    a nurse by heart pero when i didn’t get an increase after 3 years from dls (KAHIT 0.50)-nag search ako. somewhere out there.from 83-present ocw na ko’t malapit na mah-retire. serve first our Phil. tomorrow you can decide to stay or go astray to good fields where u can get good salary commensurate to your hard work.maganda rin may baon kang other skills (well-equipped).

  • Plastik

    ung mga nag sisimula mainit pa yan.. oo gusto nila mag lingkod ng bayan bilang nurse. pero after 2 to 5 years ma iisip n rin na mangibang bayan, nsan ung sinasabing kaya nag nurse para maglingkod?? wag kayo impokrito aminin nyo na kaya kayo nag nurse dahil nauto kayo na demanding daw sa ibang bansa at sa mataas na sweldo pero ngaun ano na?? tambak n ang nurse!! ayun bagsakan callcenter. sa 4 years na pag aaral at mga license pang nalaman callcenter din bagsak. mas maniniwala ako kung makatagal kayo bilang nurse sa public after 10 o higit pang taon dito sa pinas. Ang mga nurse ngaun kaya nag aral para mag ibang bayan. ung tututol sa akin patunayan mo kung naka 10 ka na dito bilang nurse. hindi ko nilalahat, take note ang mga nurse ngaun n bagong graduate ha.

    • CASPER

      tama bro, ayoko den naman tumagal sa pinas mg work for 10yrs. kung lam mo den nmn na wlang mangyayari. pero guys kung may opportunities lang nmn sa pinas na maganda for nurses nd den nmn kame magiibang bayan eh.., accept the fact na hindi tlga kaya ng gov’t nateng taasan ang salaries for nurses., we need money kht sinu., we can still serve humanity paren naman eh… ^_^ tsaka ung tax na pinapasok namen sa pinas makakatulong den nmn un sa inyo… goodluck! nurses…

    • oryxman

      Plastik kabayan,kong cguro iisipin mo mag trabaho sa ating bayan bakit po ikaw nasaan ka ngayon ,ang nagsulat nito sinasabi nia lang ang totoong nangyayari pero bakit NURSE lang ba ang nagpupunta sa ibang bansa?di po ba lahat ng peding mag trabaho sa ibang bansa ay nangangarap din maka alis dahil sa slat na kita sa Pilipinas,kong miron naman po na napunta sa CALL CENTER marangal na trabaho yan bakit kinahihiya nyo ba po kong dati naging kargador o bagger kayo bago naka kuha ng maayos na trabaho kahit pa po JANITOR muna ang pinsasukan ng isang RGESTERED NURSE marangal kesa sa mga taong umaasa na lang sa kanilang mga magulang at kuya,ate at di naghanap ng trabaho?
      Wag nyo pong laitin ang mga NURSE kasi kong di po samin tyak na kawawa kayo pag mi sakit kayo at kong napunta kayo sa Government Hospital dahil wala kayong pang bayad sino ho ba ang akala niong magtuturo kong sino ang pedi nyong lapitan di ho ba mga NURSE kaya kong mga baguhan o matagal ng naninilbihan sa atin di po ibig sabihin wala silang plano sa buhay ang masasabi ko po masaya at kuntento sila nasa atin lang mag trabaho,ngayon sa mga bagong Nurse 2-3 years po pedi na silang mag trabaho sa ibang bansa,bakit natin ipagkait sa kanila eh mas marangal at malaki ang sahod sa ibang bansa kesa satin.Sabi nyo tambak tunay po pero kong saan man sila nag trabaho basta po marangal di dapat ikahiya…..Wag nyo pong laitin ang mga NURSE kasi di laging maayos ang katawan nyo pag magkasakit kayo samin din po kayo babagsak dahil ang doktor ang magbibigay lunas at kami ang gagawa ng utos nia….

      • ang layo mo

        ang alyo mo nman dude.. sino ba nilalait??? pagiging praktikal ang sinasabi kaya plastik eh.. Ganito matuto ka magbasa at inanalyze mo mga sinabi mo sa nag sulat ang layo eh.. kahit nurse ka hindi pde mag bigay ng reseta o gamot dahil liable sila pag may nangyaring msama sa pasyente kaya doktor din ang punta ng mga pasyente. layo mo wla nman nilait kundi sinasabi lang ang totoo na sa huli ung mga nurse sa pinas lalayas at sa abroad din ang punta para kumita may may halimbawa ka pa na wala sa tama. Be practical. Hindi lahat ng nurse nakaktagal sa pagiging nurse sa pinas, may ilan man ung totoong ang puso mag lingkod pero karamihan kumukuha lang ng experience at aalis na sa pinas. Totoong sinabi na maraming demand sa nurse d ba? ngaun maraming nurse nasan na?? nasa call center! bakit? kasi palakasan system bago ka makapasok, hindi ako ngaun lang pinanganak bukas ang mga mata ko daming nurse na lisensyado na nsa call center. maspinili nila dun malaki sweldo at madaling makapasok samantalang sa ospital ang hirap n liit pa sweldo makakuha lang ng 2 years experience, pra makaalis.

        • oryxman

          @ang layo mo!! Dude sasagutin at ipaliwanag ko lang sayo ang kakarampot na alam mo bilang trabaho ng NURSE at sino nagsabi sayo na di kami pedi magbigay ng gamot o resita inisip mo ba ang sinabi mo ang pinagbabawal ay yun lang po di pedi OVER THE COUNTER DRUGS at kailangan ng resita ng specialista o doktor.Magtanong po kayo sa mga kakilala nyo kong di ba kami peding magbigay ng OTC Drugs,di nyo po naiiintindihan ang sinasabi nyong resita ng doktor linawin nyo para di kayo makuryente tulad ni Gloria Arroyo….
          Magbasa ka ang daming nanglalait sa mga NURSE at bakit nakakapagtaka na palaging sinasabi na kasi ang NURSE CALL CENTER AGENT,bakit di ka ba nakakita ng Engineer o Accountant doon marami pong nag tratrabaho satin na iba ibang natapos na kurso anjan sa CALL CENTER dahil nga po sa mas malaki ang bigayan kaya praktikal ang iba kesa wala naman silang makuhang trabaho agad.
          Pagdating ng mga sinabi mong ngayon kalang pinanganak at nakikita mo nga kasi po walang tatanggap na hospital sa ibang bansa ng walang experience at kong miron man ang babagsakan mo kahit Registered Nurse eh Assistant Nurse unless you opt to work in Polymedic or Health Center.
          At kong tungkol sa pag alis ng nakakuha ng 2-5 years jan satin bakit db”sabi mo hindi ako ngaun lang pinanganak bukas ang mga mata ko”o alam mo pala eh dumadaan ka ba sa EDSA,LUNETA,kasi kong hindi po eh hindi naka mulat mata nyo anjan ang rebulto ng mga bayani….at kong gusto mong magpaka bayani,harinawa?wala pong magbibigay ng maayos na sweldo sa atin at tulad ng ibang kursong pedi makapag abroad doon po tlg ang punta ng mga gustong guminhawa ang buhay kaya para sakin tama lang ang ganun ang maging desisyon ng mga Medical Staff to earn money for their family and to remit dollars back home…..

  • estudyante_ako

    ay grabe lang ako nagnursing kasi ayoko na wlang mag aalaga sa mga kapamilya ko na may sakit esp. the elder one. oo tama c ate blogger kahit SN palang ramdam na namin yan disregarding ung sa salary part at ung di pa namin cover up na matters sa 10 na yan. never discouraged anyone sa pinili nilang landas i always think of giving up pero pag para d2 ka talaga cguro magtatagal ka. walang masama na mag blog at mag sabi ng nararanasan nya marami kasi sa atin makacomment lang di man lang nag iisip kung nakasagasa ba sya ng tao. nurse?? tao din po kami and it doesnt mean na pag nagawan kami ng masama ok lang samin OO may nakikita kayong ngmamaldita na pero di nyo nakikita ang mga nurse na umiiyak ng palihim sa kabila ng ginagawa nila. kung wla kang maicocomment na maganda mas mabuti pang wag mo ng i share yang opinion mo at keep it within you nalng wla ka nang naging kaaway nakapag lahad ka pa ng opinyon kahit sa sarili mo lang PO.

  • edmund

    Reality!

  • oryxman

    Ganyan tlg sa umpisa cguro kong miron kayong sariling hospital di mo iisipin yan pero dahil kailangan mong makipag sapalaran at kumuha ng experience wala kang magawa kundi gawin ang mga bagay na mahirap tanggapin ng isipan mo…after 2-3 years or more presto eto ka na nakapila sa Immigration kasi lalabas ka na ng bansa di ba meaning all the things you dreaded or hate being a NURSE in the Philippines is not the same way anymore why because you are among the few who are selected to work in the GCC or Middle East as popularly known perhaps if you are more lucky going to EUROPE,USA,AUSTRALIA,CANADA,NEW ZEALAND,and all you can imagine that get higher salary….hhmmm db yan ang unang issue at pangalawa ang work routine,pero totoo ganyan tlg ang sestima satin kailangan makilaro at maging malawak ang pang unawa kasi after 2-3 years bye PHILIPPINES and who knows which country you are bound to….NURSE sarap pakinggan db pero mas lalo kong pag sahod ang pinag uusapan kasi you know very well mas mataas ang sweldo mo kesa sa kanila at masarap din kaya ang buhay mo why kasi as a man i was sorrounded by all Pretty Woman in the WORLD at iba ibang lahi tlg as in kasama na ang amoy nila,tapos mi mga mangagamot pang super cool at peding ipantay sa mga nag gagandahan MS Universe@World,and that applies to All Women Nurse db miron din naman gwapong mga NURSE at doktor plus mga iba iabng Staff na yummy sa tingin nyo….no offense but its TRUE,sa ngayon medyo mahirap tlg ang nasa ating bayan at trabaho mo cguro lalo kong nasa Government Hospital ka sus you will hate more and think why did you take up NURSING?simple answers because you want to earn money and travel free….Do you know after all the Engineers we are the most travel Profession from our COUNTRY,doctors hhmmm when they established themselves or from the start mapera tlg sila but for those not so fortunate nope and did you know they opt to study NURSING so that they could work and travel like we do?Tyaga lang muna kabayan later you will harvest all the good things in life and earn more than you imagine and travel free all over the WORLD…KUDUS at Mabuhay Ang Lahat ng NURSE sa Buong MUNDO….

  • oryxman

    Hindi kami mga bloogers na natutuwang magbasa lang at kong tulad ng iba na walang magawa kundi manglait at batikusin ang ano mang piliin trabaho na marangal at isang RN,di po nakaka hiya ang makita kayong naging sales rep,call center,clerk,office assistant,PA at kong ano ano pa basta marangal at kumikita ng maayos wala pong dapat ikahiya.
    Ngayon sa mga baguhan ang tratrabaho sa Hospital mapa gobyerno o private siempre po kailangan magtiis muna dahil kailangan nyo ng work experience dahil kong gusto nyong maging maayos ang bokasyon nyo bilang RN dapat matutunan nyo lahat ng yan db lagi sinasabi ng mga CI natin in the past PATIENCE IS VIRTUE and humility to serve with enthusciastic smile even it means you miss everything you want….ganun po tlg….at sa mga nikikisawsaw at kulang sa kaalaman sus kayo po ang magbasa kong ano ang mga pedi namin gawin bilang mga REGISTERED NURSE para di po kayo makuryente….marami po nian sa Mandaluyong sa loob kinukuryente…yan po ang dapat sa inyo para mabuhay ang mga impulses nyong di marunong umunawa…..

  • oryxman

    Wala naman sa sweldo eto ang importante kumikita ka na masaya at nakakaraos ka,kong sa unang experience medyo hirap ganun tlg kunti tiis para kong maka tyempo ka na mas maganda grab muna.
    For students its your choice to be what you are and to survive and pass all the subjects and then Board Exam at pag mi license na makapag experience kahit medyo maliit muna sahod basta marangal at kumikita ng marangal.
    Sa nakikisawsaw naman sus wala lang magawa kahit naman nasa abroad ang ibang nag comments masakit tlg aminin na mas mataas ang sweldo ng Nurse kesa sa inyo at kong tumaas man kayo swerti nyo pero ang cgurado maswerti pa rin ang mga Nurse dahil laging nasa aircon at malinis ang trabaho.

  • USRN

    TOP 10 REASONS:

    1. YOU CANNOT IMMIGRATE TO AMERICA ANYMORE. NO DEMAND, NO HIRING, NO EMPLOYER, RECESSION, FAKE PINOY TRANSCRIPTS, OVERSUPPLY OF USA RNS.
    2. YOU ARE JOBLESS IN THE PH DUE TO OVERSUPPLY.
    3. YOU ARE EXPLOITED BY HOSPITALS WHO MAKE YOU PAY FOR WORKING.
    4. YOUR WHOLE MONTH SALARY IS ONLY ONE PATIENT FOR A DOCTOR.
    5. THERE ARE TOO MANY OF YOU FIGHTING FOR TOO FEW JOB OPENINGS. HORRIBLE COMPETITION, EVERY OTHER PROFESSIONAL IS A JOBLESS NURSE.
    6. THE CANADA DEMAND WILL DRY UP.
    7. THE AUSTRALIA DEMAND WILL VANISH.
    8. THE UK WILL DEMAND IS OVER. SO IS NZ.
    9. NURSES ONLY WANT TO IMMIGRATE AND 500,000 OF YOU HAVE THE SAME IDEA.
    10. WORKING IN THE PH IS NOT FINANCIALLY REWARDING.

    • mc

      tamang tama…,mag sea2man nalang ako…malaki pa sahod,,madali lang ako makaka pasok kasi may backer kuya ko kapitan na…im an RN… A jobless RN seriously

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  • Oryxman

    o cguro nagsawa na ang mga nag dudunungan dito nakabasa lang ng kunting kaalaman tungkol sa gamot at kong ano ang trabaho ng NURSE eh kong umasta masyado ng maraming nalalaman…hhmmm ang NURSE marami pong peding makapasok sa ano mang gusto nian naisin at legal na trabaho….At sa mga Nurse na piniling mag trabaho sa ibang bansa para sa kanilang pamilya at makatulong sa Gobyernong ng Pilipinas sa mga REMITTANCE ng bawat Pinoy sa buong MUNDO….harinawang naging maligaya ang Pasko at maging masaya at matagumpay sa darating na Bagong Taon……Mabuhay ang Pinoy sa buong MUNDO.

  • krisztyan

    haissz buhay nurse,, may dagdag pa volunteer na nga magbabayad pa ,,,

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