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‘Students not to blame’

‘Students not to blame’

By Dr. Romulo Busuego
Last updated 06:38am (Mla time) 08/27/2006

Published on page A12 of the August 27, 2006 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer

YES, [I’M WILLING TO HIRE NURSES who passed the tainted board exams.] The students are not the ones to blame but the Professional Regulation Commission, review center owners and some deans of nursing schools who are responsible for the scandal.

It depends [whether patients will feel comfortable or confident about the skills of these nurses.] Confidence depends on the institution the students are connected with.

Learning, experience and confidence of a practicing nurse are developed at the institution where he or she is working. The guidance of a nurse depends on the overall standards of the hospital.

Even if one is a board passer, it doesn’t mean that he or she is already confident of his or her skills. It requires further exposure to clinical work.

If the institution does not have a structured training program, patients will not be confident of the skills of the nurse.

What regulatory measures should be adopted? The proliferation of nursing schools must be regulated to ensure quality education.

The upside of this is that Filipinos are hard workers. Given the chance, we want to excel.

What should be done to remove the stigma? Better regulation and quality education are ways to remove the stigma. Interview by Joselle Badilla, Inquirer Mindanao

(Dr. Romulo Busuego is Chief of Hospital, Davao Regional Hospital in Tagum City)


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