The number of nurses availing the program is not determined yet but I have seen the timeline of the program and everything is in the pipeline. The program is set to run for 6-18 months depending on the module/course. This program will be offered for free as well.
The Career Progression targets two (2) groups: first, the hospital's staff nurses and the second are those young nurses that will undergo screening process. The program proposes that staff nurses will be pulled out from their areas for the mean time while in training. They will receive the training for free but will be receiving their salaries in full. The young nurses however who will be chosen to undergo the training shall receive meal & transportation allowances and I think a small amount of per diem (which is unsure yet).
The Career Progression/Nurse Residency Program team is set to draft the modules this coming 1st week of May in Tagaytay and is expected to go on full throttle this July 2012.
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