The number of Pinoy nurses looking to practice nursing in the USA fell 44% from 2011 to 2010. The 9 month period between Jan and Sept 2011 was 44% less than the same period in 2010.
The loss is attributed to both fewer jobs in the US, and the increase in domestic nurses emerging from US schools.
The number of NCLEX examinees was 38 percent, or 857, lower compared to the 2,227 Filipinos who took the US nursing licensure examination for the first time during the same period in 2010.
Only 4,354 Filipino nurses took the NCLEX for the first time from January to September.
I’d be interested to know how the job market in the Philippines is for new nurses? I doubt much higher. Thus, unemployment for nurses likely took a jump.