Monday, March 7, 2011

Katy Perry - Firework (BISAYA version) - NURSING

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I found this video in Youtube and it did catch my attention. It somehow describes the present situation of the many nurses here in the Philippines. The lyrics is indeed catchy yet it depicts a sad representation of reality along with the numerous struggles of many nurses in our country.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

REGISTRATION OF DECEMBER 2010 NURSE LICENSURE EXAM (NLE) PASSERS

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Registration schedule of the Dec 2010 NLE passers (DAVAO) will start on March 2, 2011 at the PRC Regional Office R. Castillo St., Agdao.


1 AALA, DENVER ANDICO - ANDRION, MICHELLE DIANE RETADA March 2, 2011

2 ANG, ANGEL BAGUIO - BASINILLO, KIRK PATRICK YU March 3, 2011

3 BASIT, VON VILLANUEVA - CABODTE, CRISTY RIZA CATALU√ĎA March 4, 2011

4 CABONCE, HANNAH MARIE SEPADA - CHANG, RODRIGO JAY IROC March 7, 2011

5 CHARAYCHAY, ARLENE CABADONGA - DELA CRUZ, VIC VIERNES March 8, 2011

6 DELA CUESTA, MARY JONALOU M. - ESTOCONING, LEUMAR P. March 9, 2011

7 ESTOMATA, CHARLENE GRACE DELA CRUZ - GETIL, JEANNY MAE L.March 10, 2011

8 GETUTUA, CATHERINE BAQUIAL - KABEMBLAN, ABDULRAHMAN T. March 11, 2011

9 KAHAL, BABYLYN MENTANG - LORONO, JOHLA FE LENDIO March 14, 2011

10 LOSARIA, MICHAEL ADRIAN M. - MATUNOG, CAESAR AUGUSTUS B. March 15, 2011

11 MATUTE, JOAN ELORDE - ONTANILLAS, EUNICE TARRAZON March 16, 2011

12 OPSIMAR, ARIANE RUTH AVELINO - PONTE, JENNY CLAIRE B. March 17, 2011

13 PONTERAS, KATHERINE BAGUIO - SACANDAL, ALMAZORA P. March 18, 2011

14 SACEDOR, MA JESSA MAEH KEGOD - TABLIZO, STEPHANIE C . March 21, 2011

15 TABOADA, RYAN REY BAUTISTA - VERDE, MILKY MONTERO March 22, 2011

16 VERGARA, CHAERON BANDADA - ZERRUDO, JEAN LOUISE D. March 23, 2011

Notes:


Those who cannot come on the scheduled dates
may register starting March 30, 2011 onwards.
PLEASE FOLLOW THE REGISTRATION PROCEDURES.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Hospital Directory / Yellow Pages in Davao City


It may really prove exhausting to name and even locate the numerous hospitals and clinics in the city. And if you are you looking for any available local based hospitals where you can submit your resume, then this hospital directory in Davao city will certainly help you with your goal in landing a job.


Name         :     Alexian Brothers Health & Wellness Center
Address     :     McArthur Highway, Matina, Davao City
Contact Nos.     :     297-2500 / 297-2499 / Fax: 297-8499
Email         :    
URL         :     www.alexianhealthsystem.org
Features     :     Administrator: Mr. Glen Pasquito
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Name         :     Alterado General Hospital
Address     :     R. Castillo Street, Agdao, Davao City
Contact Nos.     :     222-3358
Email         :    
URL         :    
Features     :     Administrator: Atty. Senforiano Alterado
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Name         :     AP dela Cerna Hospital Psychiatry & Rehabilitation Center
Address     :     Cabantian Road, Buhangin, Davao City
Contact Nos.     :     (082) 241-0669
Email         :    
URL         :    
Features     :     Administrator: Mr. Adriano de la Cerna, Jr.
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Name         :     Babista Psychiatric Hospital & Drug Rehabilitation Center
Address     :     Lanang, Davao City
Contact Nos.     :     234-1002
Email         :    
URL         :    
Features     :     Administrator: Dr. Aneze Babista
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Name         :     Baguio Community Medical Hospital
Address     :     Calinan, Davao City
Contact Nos.     :    
Email         :    
URL         :    
Features     :     Administrator: Dr. Anthony Principe
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Name         :     Brokenshire Integrated Health Ministries
Address     :     Madapo Hills, Davao City
Contact Nos.     :     224-1214 / 221-4457 / 305-3525
Email         :     bihmi@skyinet.net
URL         :    
Features     :     Administrator: Dr. Jack Estuart
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Name         :     Buenaventura Medical Clinic
Address     :     Lasang, Davao City
Contact Nos.     :     236-0064
Email         :    
URL         :    
Features     :     Administrator: Dr. Edgardo Y. Buenaventura
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Name         :     Camp Panacan Station Hospital
Address     :     Panacan, Davao City
Contact Nos.     :    
Email         :    
URL         :    
Features     :     Government Hospital / Administrator: Maj. Eduardo Jesus M. Flores, M.D
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Name         :     Clinica Feliciano I & II
Address     :     Calinan, Davao City
Contact Nos.     :    
Email         :    
URL         :    
Features     :     Administrator: Dr. Eucarista Feliciano
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Name         :     Clinica Isaguirre
Address     :     Calinan, Davao City
Contact Nos.     :    
Email         :    
URL         :    
Features     :     Administrator: Dr. Cornelio Isaguirre
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Name         :     Community Health & Development Cooperative Hospital
Address     :     Magallanes Interior, Anda Riverside, Davao City
Contact Nos.     :     221-0808 / 224-3214
Email         :    
URL         :    
Features     :     Administrator: Mr. Mario S. de Leon
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Name         :     Davao Doctor's Hospital
Address     :     Quirino Avenue, Davao City
Contact Nos.     :     221-2101
Email         :     ddh@mozcom.com
URL         :    
Features     :     Administrator: Dr. Herminio Villano
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Name         :     Davao Maternity Lying-in Hospital
Address     :     Guerrero Street, Davao City
Contact Nos.     :     227-1648
Email         :    
URL         :    
Features     :     Administrator: Dr. Vina O. San Juan
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Name         :     Southern Philippines Medical Center (formerly known as Davao Medical Center)
Address     :     JP Laurel Avenue, Davao City
Contact Nos.     :     (082) 224-4915
Email         :    
URL         :     www.davmedcen.ph
Features     :     Government Hospital / Administrator: Dr. Gerardo Cunanan
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Name         :     Davao Sanitarium & Hospital
Address     :     Bangkal, Davao City
Contact Nos.     :     297-2597 / 296-2102
Email         :    
URL         :    
Features     :     Administrator: Dr. Perfecto Llaguno
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Name         :     De la Rosa Psychiatry & Rehabilitation Center
Address     :     Bajada, Davao City
Contact Nos.     :    
Email         :    
URL         :    
Features     :     Administrator: Dr. Nicolas de la Rosa
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Name         :     Fabie General Hospital MultiSpecialty & Diagnostic Center, Inc. & Maternity Clinic
Address     :     Legaspi Street, Davao City
Contact Nos.     :     227-3686 / 225-8485
Email         :    
URL         :    
Features     :     Administrator: Dr. Evelyn Fabie
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Name         :     Guadalope Medical Clinic & Hospital
Address     :     Toril, Davao City
Contact Nos.     :     291-1054
Email         :    
URL         :    
Features     :     Administrator: Dr. Ernesto Guadalope
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Name         :     Holy Child Clinic and Hospital
Address     :     Matina, Davao City
Contact Nos.     :    
Email         :    
URL         :    
Features     :     Administrator: Dr. Sergio Catotal
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Name         :     Holy Spirit of Mintal Clinic
Address     :     Mintal, Davao City
Contact Nos.     :     293-0236
Email         :    
URL         :    
Features     :     Administrator: Dr. Jo Anne L. Calma
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Name         :     Isaac T. Robillo Memorial Hospital
Address     :     Calinan, Davao City
Contact Nos.     :    
Email         :    
URL         :    
Features     :     Administrator: Dr. Ruben Robillo
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Name         :     Lasang Medical Clinic
Address     :     Lasang, Davao City
Contact Nos.     :    
Email         :    
URL         :    
Features     :     Administrator: Dr. Alexis Ibarreta
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Name         :     Lim's Medical Clinic
Address     :     Bunawan, Davao City
Contact Nos.     :    
Email         :    
URL         :    
Features     :     Adminstrator: Dr. John Lim
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Name         :     Malate Medical Clinic
Address     :     Toril, Davao City
Contact Nos.     :     291-0383
Email         :    
URL         :    
Features     :     Administrator: Dr. Bernardo Malate
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Name         :     Matina Medical Clinic & Pharmacy
Address     :     Matina Crossing, Davao City
Contact Nos.     :     298-0078
Email         :    
URL         :    
Features     :     Administrator:
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Name         :     Medical Clinic of St. Luke
Address     :     Calinan, Davao City
Contact Nos.     :    
Email         :    
URL         :    
Features     :     Administrator: Dr. Manuel Garcia
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Name         :     Medical Mission Group, Inc.
Address     :     Leon Garcia Street, Davao City
Contact Nos.     :     (082) 225-8048
Email         :    
URL         :    
Features     :     Administrator: Dr. Laureano Agbisit, Jr.
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Name         :     Mejorada Medical Clinic
Address     :     Tibungco, Davao City
Contact Nos.     :    
Email         :    
URL         :    
Features     :     Administrator: Dr. Mario Mejorada
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Name         :     Mindanao Medical Foundation College, Maternity and FP Clinic
Address     :     Agdao, Davao City
Contact Nos.     :     (082) 2216225
Email         :    
URL         :    
Features     :     Administrator: Atty. Senforiano Alterado
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Name         :     Nephrology Center of Davao
Address     :     JP Laurel Avenue, Davao City
Contact Nos.     :     (082) 2226801
Email         :    
URL         :    
Features     :    
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Name         :     Occena Dental Clinic
Address     :    
Contact Nos.     :    
Email         :     occena.dental@mac.com
URL         :     http://web.mac.com/occena.dental
Features     :    
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Name         :     Paquibato District Hospital
Address     :     Paquibato District, Davao City
Contact Nos.     :    
Email         :    
URL         :    
Features     :     Government Hospital / Administrator: Dr. Hernando C. Salud, Jr.
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Name         :     Ricardo Limso Medical Center
Address     :     Ilustre Street, Davao City
Contact Nos.     :     226-3688 / 226-2701
Email         :    
URL         :    
Features     :     Administrator: Mr. Ben Limso
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Name         :     Sacred Heart Clinic & Drugstore
Address     :     Calinan, Davao City
Contact Nos.     :    
Email         :    
URL         :    
Features     :     Administrator: Dr. Lorenzo B. Principe
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Name         :     San Pedro Hospital of Davao City
Address     :     Guerrero Street, Davao City
Contact Nos.     :     221-4950 / 221-4962
Email         :     sm@davao.fapenet.org
URL         :    
Features     :     Administrator: Sis. Annie Marie Salomea
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Name         :     San Roque Medical Clinic
Address     :     Bangkal, Davao City
Contact Nos.     :    
Email         :    
URL         :    
Features     :     Administrator: Dr. Belen Corazon Acosta
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Name         :     St. John Hospital
Address     :     Toril, Davao City
Contact Nos.     :     (082) 2910365
Email         :    
URL         :    
Features     :     Administrator: Dr. Ramonito Pilay
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Name         :     St. Martin de Porres Medical Clinic
Address     :     Bunawan, Davao City
Contact Nos.     :    
Email         :    
URL         :    
Features     :     Administrator: Dr. Rolando Roa
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Name         :     St. Mary's Medical Clinic & Hospital
Address     :     Toril, Davao City
Contact Nos.     :    
Email         :    
URL         :    
Features     :     Administrator: Dr. Fe Legaspi-Soco
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Name         :     Sto. Rosario Medical Clinic
Address     :     Toril, Davao City
Contact Nos.     :    
Email         :    
URL         :    
Features     :     Administrator: Dr. Ernesto Quialoit
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Name         :     Tecarro Polyclinic Hospital
Address     :     Magallanes Street, Davao City
Contact Nos.     :    
Email         :    
URL         :    
Features     :     Administrator: Dr. Edna Tecarro
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Name         :     Tibungco Community Hospital
Address     :     Tibungco, Davao City
Contact Nos.     :    
Email         :    
URL         :    
Features     :     Administrator: Dr. Oriculo Perez
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HAPPY JOB HUNTING!

Please be guided that all information from the aforementioned hospitals where taken from the official website of Davao City http://davaocity.gov.ph/index.htm

Start your nursing career

Welcome to the life of being an unemployed registered nurse here in our country. After passing the recently concluded Dec 2010 NLE, what is next for the many new nursing board passers here in the Philippines? Well certainly you are not alone in your dilemma on how to start your nursing career as many other nursing graduates and board passers alike are bewildered as to which road they need to take.


It is actually nice that you seem worried as this feeling of yours will evoke a sense of urgency on how to come up with the best possible resolution or even an alternative to the situation where you are right now. This makes you completely different to some other new nursing board passers out there who seem to be contented in being a bum.

It is not anymore a big surprise that most of the overseas opportunity have already shut their doors for nurses. Most of the countries now (even Saudi Arabia) require nurses to have at least 2 years of clinical experience before they will entertain your application. Meanwhile, most hospitals from western countries oblige their nurse applicants to pass certain exams and courses aside from the 2 years of experience and being currently employed in a hospital. It is pretty tough huh to start a career in nursing! Well you should’ve realized that before you agreed to the demands of your parents in studying nursing.


Since all of us took up nursing for the same reason, here are some of the options to ponder. For starters, you can actually start processing your NCLEX and IELTS application. The previous is required mostly by most American states while some may resort to CGFNS or even both while the latter is required mainly in most English speaking nations like New Zealand, Australia, America, Canada, United Kingdom, etc. Some passers may proceed with graduate school programs like pursuing masteral (MAN/MSN), apply in IV insertion trainings, join in BLS training, even attend to many nursing related seminars, and of course applying as a nurse volunteer (sigh) in the FEW and heavily populated hospitals.

These are but some of the options you have but as to what you should prioritize first, the choice is really up to you. If you don’t see yourself leaving the Philippines anytime soon, then it would be a good idea to have your BLS and IV trainings. You may also apply for the available 3-6 months (most hospitals now offer less than 3 months) hospital-based training to increase your leverage in the profession. It will be a good idea also to start mass producing your resume so you can pass your application to some of the hospitals that works to your liking. A usual trend among many hospitals is a window waiting period of around 2-3 months which may make you unproductive. To avoid this scenario, you may attend further training or even study for NCLEX or IELTS while waiting. Many hired staff nurses find it difficult to balance ongoing work and their review for any of those exams, thus, a tendency to apply for a leave or even a resignation with their present job may be inevitable. Hence, it will be better if you can get this all done even before you start working. Sure your foreign license along with your IELTS certificate holds validity/expiration dates however you can renew it anyway right (which comes in a certain big amount of course).

Meanwhile, you can always study hard, get a masters degree and be an instructor in school/review centers/training centers as they do pay well. Only that you have to study harder as well just like what we have done years ago as student nurses.

So what I would suggest is that you read and visit different threads in the forum and take into consideration a lot of things. Decide on what you want to do in your nursing career and seize whatever opportunities are out there that may work best for you. It is also very crucial to look into your funds as everything that you do will mostly incur expenses. This is the hard part about nursing as after all those grueling years of studying and paying expensive tuition fees, you still have to shell out more money for trainings, exams, applications, papers, etc. So prioritize and decide carefully what path you would like to take so that you will not waste your time and to avoid unnecessary expenses as well. Generally it would be great if you can land a hospital based job as clinical experience is now deemed vital in your journey to find work abroad.

Cheers!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Passing the NLE - What's Next?

After passing the recently concluded December 2010 Nursing Licensure Examination, you may have been thinking of the things you need to accomplish so as to finally cement that "Registered Nurse/ R.N." title in your name. Certainly, you are not alone as many other nursing board passers are also a bit perplexed with the process. Worry no more as here is your personal itinerary in realizing your dream of being a registered nurse.

WHAT TO DO LIST AFTER PASSING THE NLE
Things you have to accomplish after passing the NLE:

1. Verification of grades (PRC)
- bring your NOA or any valid IDs
-after verifying your grades, secure a request form for your certificate of passing and certificate of ratings (employment purposes)
-get oath taking form
-check for the schedule of prc license registration

2. Tickets for Oath Taking and PNA membership (may require you to pay a certain amount for the ticket fee)

3. Oath taking Proper

Passers must come in their white gala uniform, nurse’s cap, white duty shoes, without earrings and corsage, and with their hair not touching the collar.

4. Registration of PRC License (alphabetical order)

As per R.A. 9173 and R.A. 8981, other than those stipulated requirements upon the NLE Results Release, the major requirement of the law is that ALL NURSING BOARD PASSERS M
UST FIRST HAVE THEIR OATH AS PROFESSIONALS!

Initial Registration

Instructions

Initial registrants should come personally to the PRC Central Office or to the nearest Regional Office to file his/her application for registration and to affix his/her signature in the registry book. They will also pay the Initial Registration Fee of P600 and Annual Registration Fee of P450 for 2011-2014. All Registration Certificates and PRC ID shall be claimed by the licensee personally at the Central Office or the Regional Office where the application for the same has been filed. If there is an unavoidable need for a representative, he must present his/her identification paper with picture and a Special Power of Attorney.  

Requirements
  1. Duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal. DOWNLOAD THE FORM HERE.
  2. Current Community Tax Certificate (cedula)
  3. Two pcs. passport size pictures with name tag (for Oath Form and Certificate of Registration)
  4. One pc. 1”x1” picture in plain background with complete name tag (for Registry of Professionals)
  5. Two sets of metered documentary stamps (for Oath Form and Certificate of Registration)
  6. One (1) short brown envelope with name and profession
Should there be changes in the aforementioned steps, you may also visit and ask for more information from your respective schools to be guided with the some new process.

DECEMBER 2010 NLE Overall Rating of Nursing Schools in the Philippines

Overall performance of Nursing schools in the Philippines in the recently concluded DECEMBER 2010 Nursing Licensure Examination

NURS1210+Performance+of+Schools

Saturday, February 19, 2011

DEC 2010 NLE TOP PERFORMING SCHOOLS

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NURSING SCHOOLS WHO HAVE CONTINUED THE TRADITION OF PROVIDING EXCELLENT NURSING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS!

Top 10 nursing board examinees of DEC 2010 NLE

December 2010 Nursing Board Exam Results List of Topnotchers:

1. Weanne Myrrh Razon Estrada, Adventist University Of The Philippines: 88.40%

2. Mary Grace Bermudez Rallo, Central Luzon Doctor's Hospital Educational Institution: 86.80%

3. Maria Kristina Pamintuan Bicas, Saint Louis University: 86.60%

4. Vanessa Garma Elumbaring, Saint Mary's College-Tagum: 86.40%
Kimberly Medina Malubago Southern Luzon State University-Lucban (SLPC): 86.40%

5. Jessa Lorraine Dejan Andalan, Xavier University: 86.20%

6. Yugie Caroline Murillo Demegillo, Iloilo Doctors' College: 86.00%

7. Hanako Sasaki Aranilla, First Asia Institute Of Technology & Humanities: 85.80%
Teena Marie Junio Pascua Saint Mary's University: 85.80%
Nonah Vee Cornelio Sareno Davao Doctors College, Inc.: 85.80%
Elnathan Samson Subardiaga Universidad De Zamboanga (For.Zaec) 85.80%
Karl Marie Sta Ana Tuvilla University Of Negros Occidental-Recoletos 85.80%

8. Karl Gabriel Alferi Bonifacio, Colegio De San Agustin-Bacolod City: 85.60%
Dennis Gonzales Duran Pamantasan Ng Lungsod Ng Maynila: 85.60%
Bernadette Lumibao Guevarra Cotabato Medical Foundation College: 85.60%
Criselle Lyn Guerrero Li Father Saturnino Urios University (Urios Coll): 85.60%
Vincent Jubelag Sumergido West Visayas State University-La Paz: 85.60%

9. Jacquiline Jane Banzuela De Jesus, Arellano University-Pasig: 85.40%
Rizyl Jem Franco Japitana, Colegio De San Agustin-Bacolod City: 85.40%
Christine Jannie Paez Rivera, Pamantasan Ng Lungsod Ng Maynila: 85.40%
Nicole Anne Albaladejo Sales Diaz, Colegio De San Agustin-Bacolod City: 85.40%

10. Jaime Dela Roca Bonifacio Jr., Adventist University Of The Philippines: 85.20%
Micaela Orevillo De Guzman, Xavier University: 85.20%
Rose Angela Reyes Mahipus, Davao Medical School Foundation: 85.20%
Irene Kate Faustino Nicolas, Pamantasan Ng Lungsod Ng Marikina: 85.20%
Cesar Ryan Espera Ortiz, Aquinas University: 85.20%
Roby Ann Gutierrez Prado, Colegio De Dagupan (For.Computronix Coll): 85.20%

DECEMBER 19 and 20, 2010 NLE RESULTS

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE DECEMBER 19 and 20, 2010 NURSING LICENSURE BOARD EXAMINATION PASSERS!

NURS1210

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Crazy Valentine present

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I took a 20 minute ride going to the office and to my surprise I encountered a number of people bringing with them roses, bouquet, and many other crazy Valentine present. And I tried to think through the possible occasion and to my disbelief it was indeed Feb 14 *sigh* (my apologies). And the moment I arrived, my other team members were teasing me as I sported a new coiffure. They've been asking if I will go out with someone which apparently is not the case since my love life has been in the extinction for quite some time (yearsss I mean) *durr*. Meanwhile, a lot of people I bump into were wearing a red tee some of them were bloody and manic red. Good thing I didn't wear a black shirt or else I would really appear hostile to the occasion. It was really evident of me not being mindful about Valentine's day since I keep on asking about 'Hey what is the date again for this day?' Someone even told me 'Oh my god it is Valentine's day and you are missing the date!'And it seems that I have to endure a little longer before I could finally celebrate this day in excitement.

In the meantime, I found this news and it seems that this couple enjoyed each others kisses more than enough that the bacteria inside their mouth can undergo fermentation! Check it here. That is indeed a crazy valentine present and a literal definition of a mouthwatering experience! Good thing it was just a smooch though *wew*.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Nursing Board Exams

December 2010 Nursing Licensure Examination Results will be released midnight of FEBRUARY 15, 2011 according to some sources. However, we all realize that the Philippine Regulation Commission (along with many other Philippine government offices *durr*) usually has a bad habit of announcing the Nursing Board Exam results some time after the actual release date.

Approximately a 100,000 nursing graduates who took up the said examination will keep an eye on the results on February 15 to 20 wherein a greater possibility of announcement will fall on either Feb. 19 or 20, 2011. Let us all keep our fingers crossed as we wait in exuberance for the much anticipated nursing board examination results.

the hopeful nurses

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

December 19 & 20 Nursing Licensure Examination - THE VERDICT


It has been almost more than a month and a half already since nursing graduates across the country took the December 19 & 20 Nursing Licensure Examination to formally embark in their voyage as nursing professionals. Many have been said about the content of the examination, such as, board takers arguing and raising their own thoughts about the correct answers, review centers bragging their fair share of final coaching inputs which apparently hold the similar idea to the questions present in the actual board examination, and some even say that they have encountered similar questions already; etc--we exactly do not run of any possible explanation to those things just to pacify the tensions that we have in our mind and body.

Rumors spread a couple of days ago that the result will be released some time this week, February 7 or so in particular, but then again none of those is really true. But having said that, according to a source, some people were fortunate enough to ask a member of the BON (when they apparently held some sort of "seminar" or what snickers at a local province here in Mindanao) who said that "the results will be made public on February 20 this month" *sigh*.

God knows how many recent board takers became so religious in devoting their time visiting as many churches as they can, climbing the steepest sacred hills or so, lighting as many candles as they can to bolster their prayers, writing the longest prayer novena and even duplicating them in writing!! Take the superlative, the most, the best, the extremes, all of those things, any possible thing will be done just for us to pass this board exam.

And finally it will very soon reach the point wherein all of our prayers and aspirations will be answered, the final day of verdict, that is, to the highly anticipated event of our nursing career which is to PASS and even TOP the December 2010 Nursing Licensure Examination.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

How to make money at home!

Whether you are a recent board taker or not who's waiting for the results of the recently concluded Nursing Licensure Board Examination, you may want to make your wait a worthwhile. Instead of being part of the party crowd out there, why not make a big leap in terms of alternative sources of earning money?
Many Filipinos nowadays have been benefiting from the emergence of home based jobs. Both old and the young for as long as you are familiar with many computer programs may it be with simple transcription using Microsoft word to complex Joomla website making, then you are a good fit to work for the many available works in the ever-growing internet. Of course you won't work empty handed ayt? Salary usually range from Php4,000 to as much as 40,000 or even more!! Fair enough huh while working at the comfort of your own very home.

Now before you become so ecstatic about the good salary they offer for you, make sure you do mind the skills required for those jobs. Here are some of the skills needed to start and establish a good career at home:
•    Computer literate
•    Good english language proficiency--writing and speaking alike
•    Knowledgeable of basic transcription using Microsoft word program
Those are the basics. Now if you think you are the person who can boast more skills than what I have listed above then you should pay more attention the skills I included below:
•    Fast and accurate in data transcription--40wpm is decent enough for such a skill.
•    Good marketing and administrative skills
•    Team player
•    Ability to make 6-8 unique non plagiarized articles of 300-500 words per eight hour shift.
•    Knows how to make websites with Joomla, Drupal, Wordpress, Blogger, Mambo, etc.
•    Basic and advanced SEO skills
•    Good listening and fluent in english
•    Programming skills
•    Programmer
•    etc

Now if you are a bit doubtful if this one really works, then try to look at payment I recently got for this week from my employer via Paypal.


Quite small if you put in perspective but once you get along with your work then you should be fine working online.

My final word for jobless pips out there most especially for nurses who are seeking employment opportunities is that know where you want to head in the years to come. If you prefer working at the hospital to earn that clinical experience and expertise--very good for you. For those who falls short in being a staff nurse, there are still plenty of job opportunities to come. What is important after all is you enjoy your work, it gives you personal satisfaction and growth as well.

The exodus of Filipino nurses to call center industry

If you are a nurse who recently took the board exam, then you must be one of the many new graduates who are considered to be unemployed. After the long weekend parties, holidays, and vacation trips a month ago, you should have recently wondered 'hey what's next for me now?' Well you are not alone. In fact, many of my reviewmates in a local review center headed to many local BPO companies here in our city. BPO or business process outsourcing  involves the contracting of the operations and responsibilities of specific business functions (or processes) to a third-party service provider.

Employees who work under these companies are referred as call center agents or customer service representatives. I'm sure any graduates here in the Philippines has once in a while heard things related to call center companies, etc. That is totally a no-brainer. Undergraduates, unemployed graduates of nursing almost exclusively resort working for these companies. Armed with your English language literacy, this work will not need so much of your math skills nor theoretically inclined whatsoever which are related to your degree. If you have been very comfortable using the language then you should be fine with it.

Nurses who have been very dedicated to their field is left with no choice but to work for companies that give them a good offer.I think nurses too are very capable of working in these BPO companies as well. WHY?
Here's a short list:
  • Nurses are trained to work under pressure. They accomplish the job completely and right on time;
  • We are very accustomed facing the people and talking to the people--case study presentations, care plan defense, community programs, health teachings to our patients, thesis defense and proposal, etc. NAME IT!
  • Almost every nurse who finished the degree is equipped with good language skills.
  • We have refined interpersonal relations to different people. People friendly that is.
  • Disciplined with strong working ethics
  • Sanay sa puyatan--INDEED
What I have cited are just some of the reasons why nurses are a good fit for such job. And that is why also many call center companies welcome these manpower with open arms. (HAHA).

Kidding aside, another point to raise would be:

1.    NURSES STUDIED for a BSN degree for 4 excruciating years--why then work for BPO companies?
2.    Your parents and kind relatives exhausted around Php400,000.00 - 600,000.00 for you to finish nursing, work as a nurse, and go abroad!!! They did not spend such amount of money for you to end up as a call center agent, duh!!
3.    To work as a nurse you need to finish the degree. Vs to work as a call center agent you only need 4 semesters of any course in college. Wew!
4.    Yes you got a work. But still, you are considered to be underemployed since your work is not in line with the degree you earned. Perhaps you will still be included in the DOLE statistics. haha
5.    Meager wage of hospitals (6-10K) Vs the enticing 10-18k of BPO companies.
6.    Non contractual (for staff nurses) Vs Contractual of BPO companies.
7.    To sum it up: nakakapag hinayang ang main issue diba!

This issue is truly a reflection of our economy's poor condition. The surplus of manpower in our country has led to the emergence of temporary/contractual employment wherein workers are very vulnerable to any possible exploitation. Still, nurses who decides to work off the track for these companies are not be blamed. A decision has to be made and its for the benefit of their families and for personal growth as well.

Welcome to the nurse and beyond

Posted by yul 4:15 PM, under | 2 comments

Hello guys! At this very moment I decided to make a blog site that caters some of the needs of many nurses most especially here in the Philippines. I hope I can make this one a very interesting blog while I offer some things which may be of big help to many student nurses and those who are undergoing the review for the nursing local board exams.

While I will place links for the things you might need for the career goals you have in mind, Ill make it a habit also to update you of virtually of any things I may find interesting. Although I have made some website already in the past, this is actually my first time (*cheers*) with regards to blogging. I certainly hope that this will be a good start for me.