2 Filipino nurses pass Germany state exam

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has announced that two Filipino nurses have passed the German recognition exam in Frankfurt, Germany.

Krystel Anne B. Sumido and Eowyn C. Galvez have achieved the record of being the first Filipino nurses who have passed as Qualified Nurses (Gesundheits-und Krankenpflegerin) under the Triple Win Project of the Philippines and Germany, bringing the number of nurses employed under the program to 27.

The Gesundheits-und Krankenpflegerin is the German counterpart of our Nurse Licensure Examination given by Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).

“This is a happy development. The future of Filipino nurses in Germany looks bright with the initial success of Misses Sumido and Galvez, who were hired under the Triple Win Project through the POEA,” said Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.

In the report, POEA Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac said other nurses deployed to Germany through Triple Win will have their respective chances to take the recognition examination, after initially passing the German TELC test (The European Language Certificates).

“The three nurses who took the TELC test have already passed, or a 100 percent success rate,” Cacdac said.

There are now 225 nurses under the program, 70 of whom are in language class A1 and A2; 102 nurses due for language classes; four (4) nurses with B1 (or language skills) waiting for employers; and eight (8) nurses with B1 waiting to be deployed. There are 16 nurses who backed out, reducing the number of nurses in active status to 209.

Starting last December 2013, a total of 25 Filipino nurses have been hired under the government-to-government migration program to work in three hospitals in Frankfurt and Tuebingen, Germany. [via Source]

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