Ruth R. Padilla

President at Philippine Nurses Association

Philippine Nurses Association
Wrong Ruth Padilla?

Last Updated 11/2/2007

General Information

Employment History

Vice President for Finance, Governor, Region II  -

Livelihood Consultant of the Office  - Nueva Vizcaya

President  - N. Vizcaya PNA Provincial Chapter


BSN degree  - St. Luke's College of Nursing , Quezon City


Member of the Board of Nursing  - Philippine Regulatory Commissions

Web References  

Senate Press Release: State of RP Nursing Profession in Jeopardy - Seminars | Training | Nursing News - Philippine Nursing Directory

In an effort to address the deteriorating state of the nursing profession, Senator Edgardo J. Angara and Dr Ruth Padilla, former President of the Philippine Nurses Association (PNA), called for the need to revive the quality of nursing education by regulating nursing review centers, as well addressing the surplus of nursing graduates in the country.

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Bulatlat - The Philippines's alternative weekly magazine

The problem is, they are not inclined to seek employment in hospitals and clinics here because of the low pay, according to Ruth Padilla, the president of the PNA.
According to Padilla, Filipino nurses are probably the most sought after in the world, owing to their better communication skills and their "caring ways. Most of these nurses go to the Middle East, although demand in Europe and the U.S. has been increasing. According to one estimate, the U.S. would need as many as one million foreign nurses up to the year 2020. But Padilla said there is actually no shortage of nurses and doctors in the Philippines. "What we have is a shortage of skilled nurses and doctors, and those who are committed enough to go to the rural areas," she said. Padilla, the president of the nurses' association, said things like this are bound to happen. Worse, she's worried that because of the huge demand for nurses, some schools might take shortcuts, resulting in mediocrity, which could affect the competitiveness of Filipino nurses. "Salaries of nurses have not been raised and because of the fiscal crisis, government hospitals can't hire more," said Padilla. There is no incentive for nurses to remain in the country, she said.

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BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya - Former national president of the Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) Ruth Raña Padilla has been named the 29th Anastacia Giron Tupas Awardee on October 26, 2010 during the 53rd Nurses Week Celebration and the 2010 National Annual Convention held at the Manila Hotel.

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