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Filipino nurses still welcome to work in New Zealand (NZ)

Friday, May 8, 2009


Apparently, Filipino nurses are still welcome to work in New Zealand albeit previous media reports that NZ is questioning the competence of Filipino nurses.


MANILA, Philippines—Filipino nurses are still welcome in New Zealand, executives of the New Zealand Nursing Council told the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Association of Deans of Philippine Colleges of Nursing.

The DFA, which met with the Council’s chief executive Carolyn Reed and registration manager Andrea McCance, on Thursday said the assurance was made following some media reports that New Zealand is questioning the competence of Filipino nurses.

In a statement, the DFA said the executives also expressed regret about the report, which Reed said were based on remarks made by those not connected with either the Council or the New Zealand government.[Source]

Filipinos comprise the second largest number of foreign nurses in New Zealand, with about 200 nurses registered every year.

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