October - December


Queen’s speech outlines commitment to ‘grow and support’ NHS workforce

Focus was placed on NHS funding, the new immigration visa for nurses coming from overseas and social care reform during the Queen's address at the state opening of parliament.

While Brexit was the first issue mentioned, the NHS followed closely behind with promises to secure future finances and support the service’s workforce.

Regarding the NHS funding settlement, she said: “For the first time, the National Health Service multi-year funding settlement agreed earlier this year will be enshrined in law.”

The five-year settlement will see the NHS budget grow by 3.4% a year between 2018 and 2023 and was included in the Conservative election manifesto. Her majesty continued: “Steps will be taken to grow and support the National Health Service’s workforce and a new visa will ensure qualified doctors, nurses and health professionals have fast-tracked entry to the United Kingdom.”

News Source: Nursing Times


Government nurses must get higher basic pay, SC rules

Government nurses secured a victory from the Supreme Court, which ruled that they are entitled to a higher basic pay.

In a statement, the high court said nurses working for public hospitals and health offices must be paid with the monthly rate for Salary Grade (SG) 15, four ranks higher than their current SG 11 category.

Salaries for nurses and other government workers are covered by the yearly national budget, which is deliberated by Congress and referred to Malacañang for signing into law. It also prescribes how many job positions are available for each agency and at what rate the workers will be paid.

News Source: CNN Philippines


of the global health workforce
comprises of nurses & midwives

Source: World Health Organization


international healthcare staff members
currently work in the UK

Source: Nursing Times


nurses work across
NHS Hospitals in England

Source: Nuffield Trust


SA could face ‘national health crisis’ if nursing shortage is not addressed

The ratio of nursing staff to the population in the public health care sector is currently one nurse per 401 people.

Trade union Solidarity’s Occupational Guild for Health Practitioners said that unless an urgent intervention takes place and solutions are found for the huge shortage of nursing staff, South Africa could face a national health crisis.

"One of the biggest challenges in the nursing industry in South Africa is the shortage of nursing staff. In 2010, a shortage of more than 44,700 nursing staff was recorded," said head of the Solidarity Occupational Guilds, Hennie Bierman.

"The number of qualified nursing practitioners in all nursing categories decreased by approximately 40 percent since 2013," he said.

News Source: The Citizen


Canada’s Nursing Shortage Could Get Worse Before It Gets Better

A new report from job search site Indeed says there's a growing labour shortage in nursing nationwide that's showing "no signs of easing."

Indeed says nursing employment levels have plateaued in recent years, despite projections that forecast the opposite. In 2017, Employment and Social Development Canada predicted nursing employment growth would be among the highest of all occupations in the coming decade.

That hasn’t happened, and Indeed’s data suggests the number of nurses in Canada has flatlined in recent years, despite a 77-per-cent increase in nursing job vacancies since 2015.

"We have a wide variation in salary rates among the sector and that's a problem because that might incentivize a nurse to work in a particular sector," Vicki McKenna, Ontario Nurses' Association President said.

This could be a problem that only gets worse before it gets better, as it isn’t just nurses that are hard to find these days.

Mary Barber, director of human resources at Jarlette Health Services in Midland, Ont., says more health-care professionals will be needed at facilities like hers in the coming years as baby boomers enter their twilight years.

News Source: Huffington Post


Kerala nurse Lini who died treating Nipah patient honoured with Florence Nightingale award

Kerala nurse Lini Puthuserry, who succumbed to the rare Nipah virus infection during its outbreak after caring for the first known casualty in the state, was honoured with the National Florence Nightingale Award 2019. The award, presented by President Ram Nath Kovind, was handed over to Lini’s husband Sajeesh Puthur during a ceremony held in Delhi. The award was presented posthumously only to Sister Lini this year.

Presenting the award on International Nurses Day, President Kovind said,"Nurses play a vital role in delivering quality and cost-effective healthcare, addressing multiple health challenges and responding to the health needs of individuals, families, and communities."

Sister Lini was a nurse at EMS Memorial Cooperative hospital in Kozhikode's Perambra, where she looked after Mohammed Sadik, the first person believed to have been affected by the deadly Nipah virus in 2018. Soon after he succumbed to the disease, Sister Lini who looked after him in the hospital, too fell ill and passed away.

The Florence Nightingale Award is presented as a mark of recognition for meritorious services by nurses in the country. The award was first instituted in 1973. They are named after Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, and the very icon of selfless care.

News Source: The Indian Express


young nurses to be trained on the
fulfilment of Nightingale Challenge 2020

Source: International Council of Nurses


Indian Nurses honored with National
Florence Nightingale Awards 2019

Source: Hindustan Times

22.5 %

of New Zealand nurses in 2016 gained their
registration qualifications in other countries

Source: Nursing Council of New Zealand


New framework offers decision-making support for nursing and midwifery

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) has released an advance copy of the new decision-making framework for nursing and midwifery (the DMF).

The DMF supports decision-making about nursing or midwifery practice and delegation of nursing or midwifery care. The new DMF will come into effect on 3 February 2020.

NMBA Chair, Associate Professor Lynette Cusack, said the DMF was a vital resource for consistent and safe decision-making in practice.

'The DMF is based on international evidence about best practice and has been widely consulted on with nurses and midwives across Australia,' Associate Professor Cusack said.

'It’s such an important resource, particularly for making decisions in clinical practice about delegation from registered nurses and midwives to enrolled nurses and other health workers. Using the DMF helps the professions to make safe, consistent decisions in complex practice environments.'

The NMBA has also released advance copies of decision-making framework summaries for the professions of nursing and midwifery. These one-page summaries guide nurses and midwives step-by-step through making a safe decision in practice.

News source: Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia


Leaked trade documents reveal US
‘interest’ in UK nurses

The United States is “interested” in striking a deal with the UK that would allow freedom of movement of nurses across the two nations, suggests Nursing Times analysis of secret documents. The “sensitive” government papers, detailing six meetings between UK and US trade officials running from July 2017 to this summer, were brought to public attention by the Labour Party.

The minutes from the first meeting, which was held on 24-25 July 2017, suggested the US was hoping to form a relationship with the UK after Brexit that would allow the two nations to share nurses more easily.

During the meeting, US officials noted that they already worked “very closely” with Canada and Ireland in terms of nursing and questioned whether the UK would be willing to “act in this area”.

They said their partnership with Canada was “particularly close”, with the country adopting the US nursing exam, according to the leaked papers, which have been analysed in-depth by Nursing Times.

News source: Nursing Times

Testimonials from INSCOL Alumni

I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to INSCOL for helping me to become an international student. Thank you for your patience and diligence in assisting me throughout the process. I hope you would continue to motivate us nurses, for our future endeavors. Truly, INSCOL helps international students’ dreams come true.

Rey Juneric B. Borillo
Nursing Leadership & Management
Seneca College, Canada
Jan’20 Intake

I got to know about INSCOL through a friend who was into the process then, with INSCOL. Though I had planned to go for studies in the USA, my friend explained in detail about INSCOL and their program, so I happened to check the curriculum and was really impressed and decided to give a try for CANADA instead of USA, as INSCOL’s process looked encompassing. I thank God wholeheartedly and INSCOL for such professional services and leeway given to nurses aspiring to study in Canada. I recommend INSCOL.

Kavita Limbo
Nursing Leadership & Management
Seneca College, Canada
Jan’20 intake

I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude towards INSCOL. Their team assisted me with all my inquiries since day one. Now I am enjoying life here in Canada as an international student! God bless you INSCOL!!

Sherah M. Obien
Palliative Care Multidiscipline
Niagara College, Canada
Sep’19 Intake

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Exclusive agreement signed with NHS Health Education England

Facing an acute shortage of Nurses, National Health Service (NHS), England, is now actively recruiting nurses from India. INSCOL has recently signed an exclusive agreement with Health Education England to train & to recruit nurses from Punjab & Chandigarh for numerous NHS Trusts across England.

Nurses will be trained at INSCOL’s world-class facilities, including at the high fidelity nursing simulation lab, in Chandigarh, to prepare them successfully complete the initial steps of the nursing licensure requirements of England.

Nurses who meet the eligibility criteria will be interviewed by NHS Trusts in India and those selected would be given job offers and letters of sponsorship to apply for the work permit/Visa.

Pre-departure orientation for students accepted in the Jan’20 intake of Niagara College, Canada

Gillian Aitken, International Housing & Settlement Advisor, Niagara College conducted an exclusive pre-departure orientation for students at our facilities in Chandigarh and Kochi.

New facilities in Bengaluru & Gurugram

INSCOL now has offices in Bengaluru and Gurugram. With the new locations, our vision is to strengthen the company’s presence in different regions of the country. We are looking forward to helping many more Indian nurses upskill themselves to become Global Nurses.

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Seneca College Convocation Ceremony – Oct'19

More than 400 INSCOL nurses graduated from the School of Nursing in an exclusive Convocation Ceremony at Seneca College on October 26, 2019. INSCOL alumnus, Erwin Miguel Manzano who completed two nursing programs at the college was the valedictorian for the convocation ceremony.

Erwin Miguel Manzano
Graduate of Coronary Care Nursing and Nursing Leadership & Management
Valedictorian, Seneca College

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Niagara College Convocation Ceremony – Oct'19

INSCOL nurses with Dr. Dan Patterson, President, Niagara College at the convocation ceremony on October 25, 2019.
This was Dr. Patterson's final series of convocation ceremonies as he prepares to conclude his nearly 25 year old
tenure as President of Niagara College.

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