Shortage in Nurses, Is it still TRUE?
With the ongoing Global Economic downfall, the US has their Recession. European Countries are struggling to save their EURO. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia started to apply their “SAUDIZATION”. Canada has filtered their IMMIGRANTS and if I’m not mistaken only 1,000 person per occupation each year Globally. With these facts, we can say that it is really hard to land a Nursing job these days.
Shortage in Nurses? I don’t think so.
Philippines alone has produced or can produce 50,000 LICENSED Nurses each year.
So where are we now?
As far as I know only a few of us landed on a Nursing job, Philippines and Overseas.
What happened to the rest of the pack?
Volunteer. Volunteer. Volunteer. Call Center Agents as well. And YES, a lot of us are still JOBLESS. What can we do, right? Times are really tough nowadays.
[My Personal Insight]
Maybe we should start thinking about the future. For NEW enrollees, better choose a different course. I don’t want you to feel disappointed for spending too much on EVERYTHING about Nursing.
[Fact or Fiction?]
Php 50,000 on tuition fees each semester which makes it Php 400,000 on a four-year Nursing Course with additional 2 compulsory Summer Classes so additional 100,000. Each semester we spend a lot on books, projects and supplies (e.g. pens, markers, notebooks, kartolinas, photocopies etc.)
Each Nursing student almost spends Php 1,000,000 with countless hours of studying and a lot of physical and emotional stresses.
At some point I can say that we are a FAILED INVESTMENT.
The Government should start shutting down Nursing schools. So that we can use what we already have. The one’s we’ve trained and developed.
[The Hard Truth]
A huge number of Licensed Nurses don’t have any jobs. Which shows that the world does not need MOST of us (after all).
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