July - September 2022


President vows to improve work conditions of Filipino nurses


President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
said his administration is committed to raising the profile and improving the working conditions of nurses here and abroad.

He made this commitment in a speech during
his attendance at the 100th-anniversary celebration of the Philippine Nurses Association, Inc. at The Manila Hotel.

“As part of our goal to raise the profile and improve the working condition of nurses, we seek to address the disparity in salaries between government hospitals with those in the private sector,” he said.

“Also, we must address the uneven distribution of nurses in different areas around the country. To do that, we have to address issues related to health facilities, benefits, and security of tenure,” he added.

Marcos acknowledged that the current salaries of nurses in the Philippines need to be raised but noted that the government may not have available funds to cover this yet.

Marcos also promised to open more slots to the deployment of nurses abroad while striving to improve domestic opportunities.

Source: Philippine News Agency


NMC approves changes to English language


The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has approved two key changes to its English language requirements. At its latest council meeting, the regulator received the green light to make changes to
its English language requirements, which it said it will prepare for implementation in 2023.

The first change relates to the NMC’s English language tests. The NMC has agreed to standardize the minimum scores it accepts when individuals need to combine two English language test
scores. In addition, it proposes to extend the period that applicants can combine their test scores from six to 12 months.

The second change will see
that the body accepts “supplementary information” from employers as supporting evidence of English language proficiency for applicants who have trained in English in a “non-majority English speaking country”, or who have missed the required score on their English language test.

News Source: Nursing Times



of the global health and
social workforce are

Source: World Health Organization



Faster rate of employment for
nurses than all other occupations
from 2016 - 2026

Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine


6 million

Nurses are expected to
retire globally over the
next decade.

Source: World Economic Forum



New e-learning platform launched to help Canada’s 400,000+ nurses build their skills


NursingSKL, created by a group of Canadian physicians and nurses, helps nurses improve their clinical skills in seven clinical specialties. And, with nearly 66% of nurses suffering from burnout and nearly 1 in 3 contemplating leaving the profession, services to help with professional development could not have come at a better time.

NursingSKL is a novel e-learning platform that helps nurses build their clinical skills and earn CPD certificates through highly engaging animations, gamification, and clinical tips delivered by leading healthcare practitioners.

NursingSKL launched its e-platform in seven different specialty areas, including mental health, oncology, and women’s health. Currently, the e-platform is offered in English only. With NursingSKL, nurses will also be able to learn important clinical skills from leading practitioners, earn continuing professional development (CPD) certificates to maintain their licenses, and participate in fun games to connect to colleagues around the country.

News Source: Canadian Nurses Association


Ghana to Continue Exporting Nurses to Barbados


The vice President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has said Ghana will continue to export nurses to Barbados. He attended the AfriCaribbean Trade and Investment Forum in Barbados and made this known.

At the Forum, the Vice President emphasized: “the need for people of African and Caribbean descent to have a renewed mindset shifted from that of impossibilities to a mindset of possibilities”.

In 2019, the government of Ghana and Barbados signed an agreement to recruit nurses from Ghana.

News Source: Nurses in Ghana


India stands at 1.7 nurses per 1,000 population, WHO norm is 3 nurses per 1,000: Associations


At a recent national meeting on the first-year completion of the #NurseMidwife4Change campaign, the campaign partners, the Indian Nursing Council (INC), All India Government Nurses Federation (AIGNF), The Trained Nurses Association of India (TNAI), Society of Midwives-India (SOMI) and Jhpiego, came together to discuss the issues affecting the nurse and midwifery profession and the progress made so far.

The experts recognized the nurses' and midwives' role and contribution to India's health care system. They also discussed the need to prioritize investments to further strengthen this cadre and position nurse midwives as leaders, educators, and collaborators.

Today, India stands at 1.7 nurses per 1,000 population,
as opposed to the World Health Organization (WHO) norm of 3 nurses per 1,000. Presently, policy priorities targeted at strengthening the nursing sector in India have mainly focused on increasing the number of nurses in the health care system.

Source: The New Indian Express



of newly licensed RNs
changed job after one
year in th US.

Source: Americal Nurses Association



hike in the health job
vacancies in Canada
from 2019 Onwards.

Source: Canadian Science Publishing



of the nursing workforce is close to
retirement, opening new opportunities
for immigrants in Canada

Source: Canada immigration News



Nurses in the Workforce


The nation's 4.3 million registered nurses work in every aspect of healthcare and are crucial in delivering care, evolving healthcare systems locally and nationally, closing health disparities, and improving the nation’s health. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, nursing shortages occurred due to economic downturns, waves of retiring nurses, and increased healthcare demand. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 194,500 average annual openings for registered nurses between 2020 and 2030, with employment projected to grow by 9%.

In 2020, the median age of RNs was 52 years with more than one-fifth indicating intent to retire from nursing over the next 5 years, according to the 2020 National Council of State Boards of Nursing and National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers’ national survey of the US nursing workforce. The pandemic has accelerated this trend.

To address the changing patient demographics and their demands on the healthcare system, more nurses will be needed in practice areas such as telehealth, home health, long-term care and rehabilitation, and outpatient care centers.

Source: American Nurses Association


Skilled migrant visa change leads to rethinking for nurse bound for Australia


Some foreign nurses who've been fighting for New Zealand residency are celebrating after learning they can apply through the reopening skilled migrant category. The new pathway will allow some nurses to bypass the current two-year working requirement.

A spokesperson for Immigration Minister Michael Wood, however, cautioned that avenue would apply to only "a small number of nurses".

Tauranga nurse Navneet Kaur told RNZ she had abandoned plans to move to Australia after receiving advice this week that she would be eligible. Kaur arrived from India in 2015 and completed her nursing studies
in September last year.

She said she had already lodged an expression of interest in the skilled migrant category and expected to be invited to apply next month.

Source: RNZ

Testimonials from INSCOL Alumni

“INSCOL is playing a remarkable part in helping me reach my professional goal to work as
a healthcare provider.”

Ma. Amor Yadao Olivar
Palliative Care Multidiscipline
Niagara College, Canada
Sep'22 intake


“I highly recommend INSCOL to every student nurse who wants to pursue their higher studies
in Canada.”

Gurleen Kaur
Nursing Leadership & Management
Seneca College, Canada
May’22 intake


“I value the insights and guidance you provide throughout the process.”

Genie Rose Fermin Nunez
Nursing Leadership & Management
Seneca College, Canada
Sep'22 intake


“INSCOL is made for every nurse and it is the best organization.”

Shivani Verma
Palliative Care Multidiscipline
Niagara College, Canada
Sep'22 intake


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65 Workshops conducted for healthcare professionals in Punjab &
Kerala under the Global Nurse for You division

INSCOL trained more than 1200 nurses and allied healthcare professionals through the Global Nurse for You (GN4U) workshops during the quarter. Our GN4U division offers workshops for Indian nurses to elevate frontline nursing by imparting the Global Best Practices. Workshops were conducted on CPR AED, First Aid Management, Reflective Practice, Therapeutic Communication and the American Heart Association certified ACLS & BLS.

The participants in these workshops get an opportunity to strengthen their skills while enhancing their abilities to bring advancements in the field of healthcare.

Nurses trained in Chandigarh & Kochi during the INSCOL Foundation Program for the Sep’22 intake

We conducted the INSCOL Foundation Program to prepare nurses accepted in the Sep’22 intake at Seneca College and Niagara College for their life in Canada. Consistently delivering excellence, we trained our students in nursing fundamentals, nursing simulation, soft skills, IT skills, and cultural sensitization to mitigate the potential cultural shock and challenges in Canada.

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