Friday, February 1, 2013

PHILIPPINE NURSING SUPPLY CONTINUES TO GROW


The Philippines continues to produce nurses, in spite of a global recession entering its fifth year.  GMA News reports that the Philippines produced about 100,000 nurses last year, about triple the Philippines 36,000/year need.

This is not unusual for a country that acknowledges that overseas employment is a key part of its government policy.  The natural result of educating a greater number of nurses is that the licensure pass rates of the nurses will decrease.    The Philippine nursing will need to make sure that the quality of the education does not suffer as the volume of nursing students increases, which is certain to happen in the next few years.  These schools traditionally have been good at adapting to these macro-economic labor trends.  There is no reason to think that they won't be in the future.  

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