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Exploting nurses is rampant in the Philippines. After taking the licensure examination, most of the percentage are doing volunteerism to gain experience. Volunteerism means without pay, no transportstion allowance nor food, and having work load of that of a full time staff nurse.
This is a usual scenario for every hospital most especially in government hospitals nationwide. Some hospitals will hire you for volunteer works or having contractualization then after such time will lay off their workers. Some may require certain fees for training just to work in the hospital gaining this certificate of employment.
Question is, (1) does this also happen globally?; (2) what countries do have similar practices with the Philippines?; (3) what do you suggest for Filipinos engaging in this kind of exploitation?; lastly (4) do you recommend after licensure exams for nurses to work overseas immediately without any experience?
Any inputs on this MIMS.COMMUNITY?