NURSING LEADERS ARE RIDING ON PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY, AND THE RIGHTS OF THE PETITIONERS
In all the turmoil that has been going on these past months, the June 2006 Nursing Board Examinees have barely been given a voice. The ADPCN and PNA seem to be pitching the board examinees against each other… Making the passers appear as if they do not care for their friends who did not pass… Making the non-passers look as if they are sour graping… Now these other committee's and leagues appear in the scene...Making those who don't want the retake look selfish and without regard for the well being of the public... Making those who want a retake look heartless.
For all its worth, these nursing leaders who recently put the oathtaking on hold are having the ride of their life. After having this scandal blow up in their colleagues faces, they suddenly rally behind public health and safety, and the rights of the petitioners, after they could not ride on the values of honesty, justice and integrity. After all, it was found that these values were lacking among their colleagues.
If it was public health and safety they were concerned then they should realize that it would be much better to give the board passers their license and allow them to practice. In Government hospitals, the nurse-patient ratio could reach as much as 1:20. After all, these nurses will undergo additional screening and training in the hospitals where they wish to work, and the hospital may not employ them if they were found to be not competent. Not only that, these passers have better reasons to practice their profession well, because their motivation to serve would not only be financial but to keep their dignity that has been marred these past months, as well.
Also, if there were any violations to talk about, why don't they start with the roles of the BON and PNA... which would include not upholding the profession and making sure its members are treated justly. I mean, while they sit in their airconditioned offices, the ordinary nurse, risking life and limb for the sick, is receiving take home pay that cannot afford her to buy medicines should she herself suffer a serious illness.
These so-called leaders are having a grand ride. They have great fun magnifying the inadequacies of these recent board passers, neophytes in this profession, while scampering to cover their grave incompetencies, in spite of the fact that they have benifitted from their profession for years.
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