MANILA- Two Filipina nurses successfully passed the Gesundheits-und Krankenpflegerin, Germany’s official state examination for nurses, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reported yesterday.
According to DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz, "The future of Filipino nurses in Germany looks bright with the initial success of nurses Krystel Anne Sumido and Eowyn Galvez, who were hired under the Triple Win Project through the POEA (Philippine Overseas Employment Administration)".
“This is a happy development because two Filipinos have achieved the record of being the first Filipino nurses to have passed as Qualified Nurses,” Baldoz added.
Meanwhile, of the 225 nurses under the said program, there are 70 Filipino nurses undergoing language class A1 and A2, and 114 others either waiting for language training, waiting for employers or waiting to be deployed.
“The challenge at hand is getting other qualified employers who can sustain the benchmark that has been established by the hospitals which started participating in Triple Win,” Hans Cacdac, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) chief, noted.
Cacdac, said they were looking for more employers who are similarly willing to invest in foreign nurses and pay for the costs involved in the nurses’ study of the German language, which they need in order to be deployed with the help of 2 agencies: BA’s International Placement Services (ZAV) and German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ).