Friday, November 23, 2012

The DOH Nursing Certification Program (NCP) Guidelines

The DOH Nursing Certification Program (NCP) will be launched today, November 23, 2012 in Manila. Health Secretary Enrique Ona will lead the turn-over ceremonies of the NCP Modules.

Briefer on the DOH Nurse Certification Program
The DOH Nurse Certification Program (NCP) is designed to provide the mechanism for  establishing a competency-based learning intervention and development for nurses, which adopts a level progression directed towards certification  of competencies in the various clinical areas. 

[Vital Signs Column] What is wrong with RNHEALS?

Vital Signs Column
By: Alvin Cloyd Dakis, RN
December 01-15 Issue

The nursing profession is facing with a lot of troubling issues recently - from poor regulation of nursing schools, to overproduction of nurse graduates, to nurses volunteering in the hospitals to get that much anticipated certificate, to proliferation of training centers and post-graduate courses, to increase in unemployment rate etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. Many are our problem, yet we resolve to the most effective way to solve things - blame others.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

AYNLA awarded for its public service programs by H&L Magazine

Health exemplars to be awarded

A healthy lifestyle and other health promotion activities are considered important treatment strategies to prevent non-communicable diseases like heart diseases, strokes, chronic lung diseases and cancers. He
nce, these diseases are also called lifestyle diseases.

Monday, November 19, 2012

[Vital Signs Column] Leaving Home

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Vital Signs Column
By: Alvin Cloyd Dakis, RN
November 15-30 Issue

In the recent times, taking Nursing in the Philippines would mean one taking the possibility of working abroad, migrating and leaving home. With the increasing demand for Filipino nurses to work abroad, issues on migration become exponentially increasing.