Friday, November 22, 2013

[Vital Signs Column] DOH released Implementing Guidelines on the Nurse Deployment Project 2014

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Nurse's Notes
By Alvin Cloyd Dakis, RN
December 01-15, 2013 Issue

We were just talking about DOH's final closure of the RNHEALS program, which run for four years. Speculations of a new program spread in the nursing community like wildfire, to some even calling it "Nurses to the Barrios Program" because the new program operates like the DTTB Program of the health department. In my previous column I debunked this circulating rumors when I find time to meet DOH's Health Human Resource Development Bureau (HHRDB) Director. 

Monday, November 04, 2013

[Vital Signs Column] DOH ends RNHEALS, replaces with an Employment Program

Nurse's Notes
By Alvin Cloyd Dakis, RN
November 01-15, 2013 Issue

The Department of Health is finally ending its RNHEALS Program (Registered Nurse for Health Enhancement and Local Service) after four years under the leadership of Secretary Enrique Ona. RNHEALS is a skills enhancement program of the Department where nurses are “deployed” to different DOH-retained hospitals and rural health units.