January 19, 2011

RN Heals | DOLE is recruiting nurses for rural health work

RN Heals
If you are a Registered Nurse and is currently working as a volunteer nurse, here's your chance to get a real work experience trough Department of Labor and Employment's (DOLE) program - Registered Nurses for Health Enhancement and Local Service (RN Heals). It aims to deploy 10,000 Registered Nurses to rural areas with a monthly allowance of P8,0000 plus P2,000 from the local government.

This program is good for one year, unlike the program prior to this which is only for six months. And unlike volunteer nurse, experience from this employment program will be given points under Canada's Points System for Federal Skilled Worker program. That of course depends on your actual job description.

As of yesterday afternoon, about 15,000 registered nurses applied online. DOLE will be accepting applicants until Feb 4, 2011. You still have the chance to apply.

Visit http://nars.dole.gov.ph/ to apply online.

Last year, House Resolution No. 195 was filed in congress by Rep. Ben Evardone (Samar) calling for investigation about the training fee for nurses. It's being talked about now in the media for the last two weeks now.

This RN Heals program will partly address the exploitation being experienced by registered nurses who normally pay a training fee just to get experience, which unfortunately is not given credit for immigrant visa application purposes. But P8,000/month allowance for a registered nurse is not justified either. Then again, that's better than paying a training fee just get experience. C'est la vie.