High demand for nurses, 6 million needed says World Health Organization

High demand for nurses

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the global shortage of nurses—a challenge that the medical industry has been dealing with since 2016. According to the “State of the World’s Nursing”, a report released by the World Health Organization, there was a global shortage of 5.9 million nurses in 2018, a statistic which has been highly exacerbated during the pandemic. 

Now more than ever, the world needs nurses – at least 6 million – to fill the global shortage, and consequently meet the global development goals on health, which are to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being at all ages, including the provision of universal health coverage. 

With the increased demand for nurses in various parts of the world, Filipino nurses who are aspiring to work abroad can seize this opportunity to finally fulfill their dreams of having a lucrative and successful career abroad. While applicants may think that it takes a lot of paperwork to get started on applying for a position overseas, TrueProfile.io, a platform that provides Filipino healthcare professionals around the world with tools they need to secure a lucrative career abroad, offers everything that Filipino healthcare workers need to make the move abroad. Some of the services that are hosted on the TrueProfile.io platform include international job opportunities, document verification, licensing services, English language training and exclusive informational resources. 

To get started, aspiring healthcare workers must collect all the basic requirements which include either a 1x1 or 2x2 ID picture, PSA-authenticated birth certificate, resume, college diploma, transcript of records, employer contract, marriage contract (if applicable), NBI clearance, passport (valid for at least six months), as well as license and certifications. 

Next, since many foreign employers will want to make sure all these documents are authentic and valid, applicants must have their credentials verified. This step can easily be done with the help of TrueProfile.io. By signing up to become a member, TrueProfile.io offers its members with a number of career solutions including a free digital CV that can be shared with employers, regulators and recruiters and can also be showcased on social media. 

For interested applicants, simply create an account on TrueProfile, build a myTrueProfile page, and then set contact settings to the ‘Recommended’ option in order to attract new career opportunities.

To know more, visit https://www.trueprofile.io/