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Urgent need for investment in nursing

In the Philippines, the projected shortfall of nurses is expected to be 249,843 by 2030, unless greater investment is made now to retain them in the Philippine health sector.

In the Philippines, only 50-60% of nursing graduates become professional nurses who are eligible to practice as nurses in the country.

"The Philippine Government, as well as the private sector will need to address issues on uncoordinated production and inequitable distribution by promoting decent jobs and local opportunities for career development, if they are to retain adequate number of appropriately trained nurses for the needs of the health system," said Drs. Tauhidul Islam and Socorro Escalante, current acting WHO Representatives for the Philippines.

Source: World Health Organization


NHS nurse workforce in England increases by 12,000 in a year

The number of full-time equivalent nurses working in the NHS in England has increased by more than 12,000 over the past year, according to the new figures.

The government has highlighted the figures, from the NHS Workforce Statistics for March 2020, as evidence of its progress in its pledge to increase the number of nurses in the NHS by tens of thousands by the end of this parliament. The data showed a 12,131 rise in nurses between March 2019 to March 2020, from 282,422 to 294,553.

In response to the new figures, health and social care secretary Matt Hancock said: "It’s fantastic to see record numbers of the NHS staff, including 6,000 more doctors and 12,000 more nurses compared to last year."

He took the opportunity to highlight that "thanks to the hard work and dedication of our NHS staff, we are turning the tide on coronavirus" and said he remained "absolutely committed to growing the workforce".

Source: Nursing Times

In 1874,

Canada’s first nursing training
facility opened in Ontario.

Source: Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing


of nurse practitioners in
America are Asians.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


staff employed by the
NHS in the UK

Source: Nursing Times


COVID-19 experience to prove handy for nurses in Kerala

Every year, thousands of nursing students pass out from nearly 100 nursing colleges in the state and the coming years could prove helpful for them, thanks to the recognition the state is getting, said experts. The pandemic has led to a surge in the need and demand for qualified healthcare professionals, primarily doctors and nurses, across the globe.

Many countries, including the UK, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the US, have turned to India to fill critical gaps in their overstretched healthcare system and have eased immigration regulations to facilitate the entry of nurses and doctors from other nations. This has opened up a flood of opportunities for nurses keen on working abroad. "While Oman and Qatar are not entertaining recruitment of nurses, UK requires a large number of them, as the National Health Service plans to bring at least 10,000 nurses for recruitment.


PM honours nurses for their role in ‘tremendous fight’ against COVID-19 on International Nurses Day

The Hon. Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister of Australia, has acknowledged Australian Nurses’ expertise, professionalism and contribution to combating COVID-19 and more, on International Nurses Day. The Prime Minister was joined by Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN, CEO of the Australian College of Nursing; Nikki Johnston OAM MACN and Matthew Luther OAM FACN to thank the 380,000 Australian nurses who he described as being "on the frontline in this tremendous fight against the coronavirus". This was the first time an Australian Prime Minister has addressed International Nurses Day in this way.

"I want to thank all the nurses for everything you’ve done over recent months but much more than that, I want to thank our nurses for what you do every single day.

"Our nurses are in a battle every day against accidents, burns, cancers, heart disease, schizophrenia, MS, and so many other injuries and illnesses.

"You are there for the patient, you are there for all of us," said the Prime Minister.

Source: Australian College of Nursing


Digital health is helping Canadian nurses improve patient care

A new survey conducted by the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and the Canadian Nursing Informatics Association (CNIA) found that Nurses using full electronic health records report more satisfaction and improved quality of care. Twenty seven per cent of nurses are now working in fully electronic systems. These nurses are more satisfied than those working in hybrid environments (a mix of paper charts and electronic records systems).

This survey was conducted in January to March 2020, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Anecdotal information suggests that virtual care has increased across Canada in all settings as nurses explore ways to engage with patients and support quality patient care.

"We are pleased to see the increases in the proportion of nurses practicing in fully electronic systems, and delivering virtual care" said Glynda Rees, President, CNIA. "These technologies provide numerous benefits to nurses and their patients, and we need to continue to ensure that nurses have appropriate systems to support their work and the knowledge and skills to use them. CNIA is ready to work with everyone in the health system to eliminate barriers to use and enable the full contribution of nurses in the health-care system."

Source: Canadian Nurses Association


of nurses who studied in Kerala work in the
United Kingdom or the United States of America

Source: World Health Organization

In 1879,

Eliza Mahoney became the first
black registered nurse in the U.S.



surplus nurses expected in
Michigan by the year 2030

Source: U.S. HRSA


Asian American doctors and nurses are fighting racism and the coronavirus

Across the country, Asian American health-care workers have reported a rise in bigoted incidents. The racial hostility has left Asian Americans in a painful position on the front lines of the response to the coronavirus pandemic. Some COVID-19 patients refuse to be treated by them and when doctors and nurses leave the hospital, they face increasing harassment in their daily lives, too. "People are worried about transmission of a disease that they associate with foreignness and Asian faces," said Grace Kao, a Yale University sociologist. "Nothing erases what we look like."

Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang has encouraged Asian Americans to step up and "show our American-ness in ways we never have before," in response to the rise in racist abuse.

Source: The Washington Post


Africa encourages investment on health workers on International Nurses Day

A statement of the African Union Commissioner for Social Affairs Amira Elfadil Mohammed Elfadil on the occasion of the International Nurses Day, May 12.

"Nursing has been a profession with a powerful sense of public service for over 150 years. The commission calls on the African Union (AU) member states to ensure that all nurses and midwives operate in an environment where they are safe from harm, respected by medical colleagues and community members, have access to a functioning health-care service, and where their work is integrated with other health-care professionals.

The commission calls for Africa's governments to entrust nurses with leadership positions in the global health sector. In addition, we applaud all the nurses going above and beyond the call of duty to help each other with heavy workloads and save lives as the world battles coronavirus."

Source: African Union Commission

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I am Beyond grateful to INSCOL for Opening many doors of opportunities for my future

Janice Basinang
Palliative Care Multidiscipline
Niagara College, Canada
May'20 Intake

I want to thank the whole team of INSCOL for playing a crucial part in the biggest step of my carrer. I recommend INSCOL to all the nurses who want to study abroad.

Inderjeet Kaur
Healthcare Leadership and Management
Niagara College, Canada
May'20 Intake

I am very thankful to INSCOL. I had a grate time during my classes and all the staff members are supportive. I am glad to be a part of INSCOL.

Saurav Saini
Palliative Care Multidiscipline
Niagara College, Canada
May'20 Intake

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Redefining the Methods of Learning for Nurses at INSCOL

Considering the prolonged effects of COVID-19, INSCOL has devised new learning models to train nurses. Ensuring physical distancing, the virtual mode of learning is being followed. Nurse educators at INSCOL are training nurses for the “Computer Based Test”, which is an important competency criteria to be fulfilled by the nursing professionals seeking registration in the UK.


Online OET Training Programs

INSCOL is facilitating online training for nursing professionals preparing to take the “Occupational English Test”. Designated OET trainers at INSCOL are providing optimal virtual assistance to the candidates along with the self-study material and worksheets to ensure complete accessibility of the available resources. Attaining the required OET score will help these candidates take a step further to work with the National Health Service (NHS) in England.


Virtual Assistance for Students Enrolled in the May'20 intake with Seneca College in Canada

Seneca College is delivering virtual classes for some of the programs including Chronic Disease Management, Coronary Care Nursing, and Nursing Leadership and Management. INSCOL nurse educators in Chandigarh are assisting the enrolled students by conducting regular webinars to make their learning experiences more effective.


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