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PIA Press Release
2009/10/15

41 NVizcaya NARS trainees get orientation

Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya (October 15) -- At least 41 trainees under the Nurses Assigned in Rural Service (NARS) program received a two-day orientation training at the PSWDO Function Room here in preparation for their deployment in various towns in the province.

After the orientation-training, the nurses will also be given certificates of completion and P8,000 monthly incentive from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) during their deployment in remote municipalities.

"This activity is a preparatory stage for NARS applicants before the performance of their tasks in their respective municipalities," said Letty Puguon, regional governor of the Philippine Nurses Association(PNA) in Cagayan Valley and NARS regional management training team leader.

The opening program of the two-day activity was also graced by DOLE regional director Grace Ursua, governor Luisa Cuaresma and DOLE provincial director Pacifico Moralit.

The 41 recipients of the NARS program came from the 1st and 2nd batches where they will be deployed in the 5th class towns of Kasibu, Quezon, Ambaguio and Alfonso Castaneda and Kayapa, Sta. Fe, diadi and Villaverde respectively.

The NARS recipients also received lectures on the NARS framework, rationale, concepts and strategies, Philippine Health Care Delivery System, Formula One for Health, Ethico-Moral, Legal & Documentation including Responsibilities, Influenza AH1N1, medication administration, infection control, health education and communication, community health nursing, basic life support school health and NARS trainees roles, duties and responsibilities.

Specifically, the nurses will complement the workforces of hospitals and rural health units in the villages.

The NARS program was introduced by the national government to provide employment and training among newly-graduated nurses in the country.

It was also conceived to reinforce existing health personnel in 5th class municipalities in the countryside.

While doing their deployment in rural areas, NARS program recipients will be exposed to their actual work which will earn them a certification that is needed for their local employment or employment abroad.

The two-day NARS orientation program was sponsored by the DOLE, PNA and the provincial government. (bme/PIA NVizcaya) [top]

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