A friend of mine who recently graduated from nursing school shared that a lot of her nursing friends are jobless. She said her friends have applied to work abroad, but jobs overseas require them to get additional hospital training to qualify for the position. Problem is even training schools/hospitals here are limited to accommodate them.
With the recent suspension of nursing courses by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) due to oversupply of nurses, the problem of joblessness in the nursing profession is seen to intensify in the coming months.
The Philippine government is encouraging students to take up alternative courses and for those who graduated from nursing school to shift to healthcare it jobs such as become pharmacy systems analysts. This will still give them the opportunity to work in a hospital setting.