A Library Paper on the Effects of Excessive Production of Nurses

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“Jobs, Please?” – Nurses
A library paper on the effects of excessive production of nurses

A Library Report Research
presented to
The University of Santo Tomas
College of Nursing

In partial fulfillment
of the requirements in
English 3

By:
RLE 4A
Relato, Janna Anjelica
Relucio, Marie Joyce Faith
Remo, Zyra Mae
Respes, Jeschelle
Retirado, Raymark

Section 2-8

October 4, 2010
Table of Contents

Thesis Statement……………….……………..……………..……………..………….…..3 Introduction.………………………..……………..…………….……………..….….…....3 Overproduction of nurses in the Philippines.……………..……………..……….…….….4 Effects of overproduction.……………..……………..…………..………………….……7 Statistics.……………..………………………..…………….……………..………..…….8 Factors to consider in alleviating overproduction of nurses.……………..…..….…….….9 Conclusion.……………..……………..………...……………..……………..….………12 Bibliography.……………..……………..……………..………..……………..….……..13

“Jobs Please?” – Nurses

Thesis Statement: The overproduction of nurses here in the Philippines, brought about by some intrinsic and extrinsic factors should be controlled in order to prevent cases of unemployment and underemployment among licensed nurses.

The Philippines, according to recent news, has currently a high unemployment and underemployment rate of Filipino nurses. One of the reasons behind this is the overproduction of nurses by Philippine Nursing Schools Overproduction nurses in the country still persists from approximately 350 schools (personal communication, Philippine Nurses Association, 2005). It was reported (Klein, 2003) that the country produces more than 9,000 nurses annually, 5,000-7,000 of whom become licensed. (Da Prat, 2005) Another cause is the decreasing demand for Filipino nurses in the United States and other countries. About four years ago, Nursing became an in demand profession abroad for Filipinos after various countries allowed immigrants to work and to have other immigration opportunities. It was then that an overwhelming number of students became enthralled by this high salary and decided to get a degree in Nursing. Eventually, entrepreneurs took advantage of this increased demand to establish nursing schools due to the growing number of students who want to earn a degree in nursing. Apparently, not all the nursing schools offer quality-nursing education. This, too, affected the chances of the students to be employed. Moreover, the passing rate of the PRC nursing board examinations has significantly declined for the last ten years, despite the increasing numbers of nursing graduates. (Hernandez, 2008) The proponents of the research have identified two categories that influence the overproduction of nurses, the intrinsic and extrinsic. The intrinsic factors include the interests of the students, and migration, whereas the peer pressure, and parental influence fall under extrinsic.

The first intrinsic factor that influences the overproduction of nurses is the student’s interest. Personal interest is a feeling or emotion of a person that causes attention to focus on an object or an event or a process. (Encarta Dictionaries 2008) In this study, it denotes on the students’ way of selecting a particular degree when they will be in college that involves their primary attention and concentration.

The college choice process has been defined as a funnel that progressively narrows the pool of students who consider attending higher education and finally resolves where they will attend (Litton, 1982; Hossler & Gallagher, 1987). Bateman and Spruill (1996) assert that the college choice process is ongoing, continuing throughout a student’s undergraduate career and beyond. Understanding why and where students initially choose to attend college is not only important in and of it, but may also be critical in understanding students’ continuing decisions about college attendance. (Bateman and Spruill, 1996)

Student’s aspirations of becoming a nurse have rooted from the following factors. First, they believe...
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