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German nurse serial killer on trial over 100 deaths

Oct 30, 2018 - 9:12 PM

Niels Hoegel is accused of intentionally administering medical overdoses to victims so he could bring them back to life at the last moment

GRUESOME. Police officers stand in front of the Weser-Ems-Hallen building where the trial of former nurse Niels Hoegel, who is accused of killing more than 100 patients in his care, starts on October 2018 in Oldenburg, northern Germany. Photo by  Patrik Stollarz/AFP

RESULTS: August 2018 special professional licensure exam for nurses

Sep 19, 2018 - 5:54 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 554 out of 1,568 passed the nurse licensure examination

Applications open for nursing jobs in Germany

Jul 19, 2018 - 11:44 AM

PRESS RELEASE: The employer will pay the visa and airfare from the Philippines to Germany and will assist the employee to find a suitable accommodation

EBOLA VACCINE. Nurses working with the WHO (World Health Organization) administer the Ebola vaccine to a local doctor at the town all of Mbandaka on May 21, 2018 during the launch of the Ebola vaccination campaign. Photo by Junior Kannah/AFP

Japanese nurse may have killed 20 patients – media

Jul 11, 2018 - 5:27 PM

Ayumi Kuboki is arrested Saturday over the alleged murder of an elderly patient in 2016, but she tells police she may have killed up to 20 people, local media say

RESULTS: June 2018 Nurse licensure examination

Jun 19, 2018 - 9:24 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 4,326 out of 9,873 passed the Nurse Licensure Examination this June 2018

Can a Nurse a day keep LeBron away?

Jun 15, 2018 - 11:20 AM

The Toronto Raptors hope Nick Nurse can ease the pain of their NBA playoff flops against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers

FRESH START. As Toronto regroups from another playoffs exit at the hands of LeBron James and the Cavs, new coach Nick Nurse hopes to make things better for the Raptors. Photo from

2 Filipina nurses killed in Australia car crash – DFA

May 26, 2018 - 4:26 PM

The Filipina nurses were on their way to an El Shaddai anniversary event in Melbourne when the accident happened, says the Department of Foreign Affairs

Locator map of Wallaroo, Australia

Filipino nurse stabbed while on duty in Saudi Arabia

May 20, 2018 - 10:10 PM

29-year-old emergency room nurse Rolando Mina sustains multiple stab wounds on his arms after he is suddenly attacked by a Saudi national

ATTACK. 29-year old emergency room nurse Rolando Mina sustained multiple stab wounds, mostly on his arms, after he was suddenly attacked by a 22-year-old Saudi national while working in a hospital. Screenshot from CCTV video

More Filipino nurses seek jobs in U.S. in 2017

May 19, 2018 - 6:14 PM

In 2017, a total of 7,791 nurses have applied for the first time for the US nursing licensure exam – 23% higher than applications during the previous year

PUBLIC HEALTH. Nurses tend to a woman at the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila. File photo by AFP

Nadine Lustre still hopes to star in 'The Nurse'

Apr 04, 2018 - 5:47 PM

Nadine says she still hopes to do the movie, despite director Jun Robles Lana saying he won't be getting her anymore for the role

Nadine Lustre during the movie 'Never Not Love You'press conference at the Fishermall on March 17, Saturday. Jay Ganzon/

For struggling professionals, CPD is expensive and not realistic

Feb 08, 2018 - 7:43 PM

The seminars and trainings under the Continuing Professional Development are costly and are not accessible to busy professionals

PRC results: Nurse licensure examination November 2017

Dec 12, 2017 - 11:57 PM

Congratulations! 5,875 out of 12,869 passed the latest examination

PRC results: September 2017 ​Special Professional Licensure Exam for ​Nurses (Middle East)

Oct 24, 2017 - 5:23 PM

623 out of 1,572 passed the Nurse Licensure Examination held in Middle East last September 2017

Why our nurses are leaving

Sep 02, 2017 - 10:04 PM

Around 19 000 nurses leave the Philippines to work abroad every year

Long shifts, low pay are part of a PH nurse's reality

Aug 28, 2017 - 9:20 PM

24 year old nurse Faith Barcelon shares the struggles of being a nurse in the Philippines

German killer nurse murdered 'at least 90 patients' – police

Aug 28, 2017 - 6:47 PM

Niels Hoegel 40 was jailed in February 2015 for two murders and several attempted murders of intensive care patients

Touching lives, creating a legacy from one generation to the next

Aug 12, 2017 - 5:17 PM

50 Years: A Glorious Journey to Greater Heights is launched in commemoration of Fatima University Medical Center’s 50th founding anniversary

Results: June 2017 Nursing board exam

Jun 16, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Mary Angelie Cabañez of West Visayas State University La Paz is June 2017 Nursing Licensure Exam topnotcher

#PugadBaboy: Sanctimony

Feb 18, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Results: November 2016 Nursing board exam

Dec 14, 2016 - 10:05 PM

Eric Carolino Jacinto of Saint Louis University is November 2016 Nursing Licensure Examination topnotcher

DOH: No mass retrenchment of health workers in 2017

Nov 20, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Nurses hired under the DOH deployment program won t lose their jobs since the nature of hiring is on a contractual short term basis says Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial

Recto: Help prevent 'mass retrenchment' in DOH

Nov 12, 2016 - 11:42 AM

Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto says the health department s proposed 2017 budget will lead to a drastic downsizing of health personnel under the department s Rural Health Practice Program

Results: September 2016 Nurse Licensure Exam (Middle East)

Oct 21, 2016 - 6:30 PM

435 out of 1 255 passed the Nurse Licensure Examination in Middle East last September 2016

Job fair for returning JPEPA nurses, caregivers

Aug 02, 2016 - 6:32 PM

The Embassy of Japan will host a job fair for returning candidates of the Japan Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement JPEPA

A Japanese national flag blows in the wind as cranes are seen in the background at Tokyo Port, Japan, 20 May 2009. Franck Robichon/EPA

6 killed, 28 hurt in Taiwan nursing home fire

Jul 06, 2016 - 9:00 PM

Investigators are looking into claims that there weren t enough staff members on duty at the time of the blaze

The blackened facade of a nursing home is pictured after a fire killed six people in New Taipei City on July 6, 2016. The fire that tore through the private nursing facility on the eighth floor of a ten-storey building killed six and injured another 28 on July 6. / AFP PHOTO / CNA PHOTO / STR / - Taiwan OUT - China OUT - Hong Kong OUT - Macau OUT / -----EDITORS NOTE --- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / CNA PHOTO" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Cebu nursing grad's gift to dad: 1st place in board exam

Jun 28, 2016 - 11:52 AM

How a nursing student makes it up to his dad for celebrating Father s Day on the wrong day

GIFT. Bernard John Ezra Icamen IV aimed to top the board exam after celebrating father's day on the wrong day. Photo by Jensen Floren/Rappler

Will vetoed bill drive more PH nurses abroad?

Jun 18, 2016 - 3:07 PM

President Benigno Aquino III says the proposed increase in the pay of entry level nurses will have dire financial consequences on public and private health institutions but a nurses group dismisses this as speculative

PH NURSES. In this file photo, new Filipino nurses during an oathtaking ceremony in Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines on 20 September 2010. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

RESULTS: Nurse board exam June 2016

Jun 17, 2016 - 4:02 PM

Top performing school is West Visayas State University with 100 passing rate

Aquino rejects bill increasing entry-level nurses’ pay

Jun 16, 2016 - 1:41 PM

The additional costs that this salary increase would entail may cause unintended repercussions such as possible downsizing of hospital personnel and consequent increase in health care costs President Benigno Aquino III says in his budget message

GOING ABROAD? Many unemployed nurses seek better opportunities abroad. File photo by Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA

UK Nobel winners back EU after Brexit poll boost

Jun 11, 2016 - 5:32 PM

Nobel Prize winners including Peter Higgs and geneticist Paul Nurse say the loss of research funding would be one consequence of leaving the bloc

In this file photo, Peter W Higgs, addresses the traditional Nobel Prize banquet at the Stockholm City Hall on December 10, 2013. Photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/ AFP

[What I Ate] A huge cheeseburger that will make you 'Call The Nurse'

May 30, 2016 - 9:30 PM

The Call the Nurse burger is made of 1 3 pound beef patty Mac Cheese and honey sriracha bacon There s even one called Call the ER Would you try it?

Italian nurse accused of killing 13 patients

Mar 31, 2016 - 8:05 PM

UPDATED Fausta Bonino allegedly killed the patients in 2014 and 2015 by giving them a blood thinning drug

epa05237414 Carabinieri captain Gennaro Riccardi shows a phial containing heparin during a press conference in Livorno, Italy, 31 March 2016. A female nurse was arrested by Carabinieri police on 31 March for allegedly killing 13 patients at a hospital in the Tuscan town of Piombino, near Livorno, in 2014 and 2015. The dead patients were in hospital's intensive care unit with a range of different pathologies. She allegedly used medicines that were not part of the patients' therapies to kill them, sources said. EPA/FRANCO SILVI

Stories of kindness, perseverance inspire Filipinos

Feb 06, 2016 - 5:26 PM

Mood Meter: Inspired

KIND ACTS. Kind acts continue to inspire Filipinos on social media. Images courtesy of Marvs Rojas, Biliran Island Facebook page, and Lenard Bernardo

VIRAL: Nursing student becomes good samaritan

Feb 05, 2016 - 11:45 AM

She is now getting praise for her good deed

FIRST AID. A nursing student stops to provide first aid to a man who fell after being hit by a bus. Image courtesy of Marvs Rojas

Results: November 2015 Nurse Licensure Examination

Jan 08, 2016 - 10:39 PM

9 114 pass the Nurse Licensure Examination given in November 2015

Tools for the breastfeeding pro

Nov 17, 2015 - 7:56 PM

You’re a breastfeeding noob now but you’ll soon be a pro Here are some helpful tools

A conversation on the joys and realities of breastfeeding

Nov 12, 2015 - 12:08 PM

There are a lot of benefits to breastfeeding for both the mother and the child but what does it really take? Join us on Nov 14 at 6 pm

Results: 2015 Nurse Board Examination in Middle East

Nov 06, 2015 - 5:12 PM

PRC: 306 out of 790 passed the Nurse Licensure Examination in the Middle East on September 2015

Why nurses are superhuman

Sep 27, 2015 - 8:46 AM

Nursing was not my first dream but it has given me the chance to dream better dreams

Singapore jails Filipino nurse for 'seditious' posts

Sep 21, 2015 - 4:43 PM

State Courts Judge Siva Shanmugam sentences Bello to 3 months in jail for sedition in relation to his Facebook posts and another month for lying to police who investigated him

SENTENCED TO PRISON. Filipino Nurse Edz Ello, an OFW in Singapore was fired from his job for allegedly making these racist comments on Facebook. Screenshot from Facebook

The 'care' of Filipino caregivers

Aug 29, 2015 - 7:00 PM

Where I was the nurses medtechs physical therapists orderlies doctors young and gnarled why the janitors too are all possessed of stunning dignity and polished skills

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Aug 27, 2015 - 12:52 PM

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Filipino nurse charged with sedition in Singapore pleads guilty

Aug 26, 2015 - 6:03 PM

Ello Ed Mundsel Bello 28 pleads guilty to one count of sedition and two counts of giving false information to a public servant

RACIST COMMENT? Filipino Nurse Edz Ello, an OFW in Singapore was fired from his job for allegedly making these racist comments on Facebook. Screenshot from Facebook

Filipino nurses in high demand in US health facilities

Aug 16, 2015 - 5:09 PM

Filipino nurses according to a 2008 New York Times article are “highly prized” in New York’s area city hospitals

Japanese embassy to hold job fair for returning Filipino nurses, caregivers

Aug 10, 2015 - 7:07 PM

Press release: This will be on August 28 tentatively at the at Ascott Bonifacio Global City in Taguig

Bicol University grad tops 2 board exams

Jun 27, 2015 - 4:30 PM

Benedict Rey Serrano has reason to be skeptical when told he topped the nursing licensure exams What are the odds he would top another board exam in two years?

BICOL UNIVERSITY'S PRIDE. Benedict Rey Serrano is now taking up medicine, in the same school where he got his nursing degree cum laude. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia

Jeepney driver's daughter is 2nd placer in nursing exam

Jun 24, 2015 - 4:27 PM

I saw my cousin who is a nurse I wanted to be like that – to take care of my mother and others says Charlyn Villa cum laude from Riverside College Bacolod

Results: Nursing board examinations 2015

Jun 23, 2015 - 8:34 PM

Benedict Rey Montas Serrano from Bicol University Legazpi is May 2015 Nursing Licensure Examination topnotcher

Racist headlines? Daily Mail addresses UK Filipinos

Jun 06, 2015 - 8:28 PM

But Daily Mail s assistant editor says that the use of a shorthand word to indicate one s ethnic background is standard journalistic practice

Fire at China nursing home kills 38

May 26, 2015 - 10:33 AM

State broadcaster CCTV says around 130 people were in the care home when the blaze broke out in an area for paralysed residents