Belgium may soon hire Filipino Nurses
Talks that could lead to the enactment of a mutual recognition arrangement for Filipino nurses are now making progress according to our Labor secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.
“This could result in the deployment of our nurses in Belgium and probably even to other member-countries of the European Union,” Baldoz said in an interview.
Because of the restrictions imposed by the European Commission, most foreign nurses are having difficulty entering Belgium.
The European Directive is the relevant law on equivalency which consolidates the rules currently regulating the recognition of professional qualifications.
“Based on the directive, licensed Filipino nurses still have to undergo course adaptation to elevate their credentials to be at par with the Belgian nursing curriculum,” Baldoz said.