TechPinas Public Service Post (TP PSP):
Great news for all registered nurses nationwide and also for rural communities that need more health workers!
Registered nurses can now apply for the government's RN Heals Program! Online application will be available until February 4, 2011.
RN HEALS, which stands for Registered Nurses for Health Enhancement And Local Service, aims to address the surplus in inexperienced nurses, promote health of the people and bring the government closer to them. The project will deploy nurses in rural and underserved communities for a period of one year.
Nurses under this project will undergo learning and development in accordance with the roles and functions required by this project. A certificate of competency and employment will be given to those who have satisfactorily completed their engagement with the project. While on deployment, nurses will be given an allowance to cover for their meals, transportation and other incidental expenses.
Competencies gained by the nurses upon completion of the training cum deployment project shall cover both clinical and public health.
An allowance of Php 8,000 per month will be given to RN Heals qualified nurses.
Unemployed registered nurses who are physically and mentally fit and willing to serve in their hometowns and who meet the following requirements may qualify for the training cum deployment under RNheals:
With valid nurse license issued by the PRC
Resident of the identified CCT area/s
Medical certificate issued by government hospital stating that the applicant is fit to work
NARS Project drop-outs will not be considered
[Source: Nars - DOLE]
If you intend to apply for this program, I'd suggest you do it now since obviously a lot of nurses will be vying for the limited slots. The fact that RN Heals became a Yahoo Search Philippines' Top Trending Topic earlier this week means that a considerable number of people online are interested to know more about it at the very least;
Apply for RN Heals via this LINK.