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RN HEALS (Registered Nurses for Health Enhancement

and Local Service) Lead in the implementation of the learning, development and
deployment of nurses;
PROJECT DESCRIPTION Assess the quality of healthcare in the identified communities;
Craft the Orientation and Training Module for community based
volunteer nurses in collaboration with partner agencies for the
RNheals intends to address the surplus in inexperienced BEMONC areas;
nurses, promote health of the people and bring the government Lead in the formulation of policies and implementation
closer to them. The project will deploy nurses in rural and guidelines of the project in collaboration with partner agencies;
underserved communities for a period of one year. Nurses Lead in the orientation and exit conference of the trainee
under this project will undergo learning and development in nurses;
accordance with the roles and functions required by this Lead in the monitoring and evaluation of the community based
project. A certificate of competency and employment will be volunteer nurse;
given to those who have satisfactorily completed their
engagement with the project. While on deployment, nurses will DSWD shall:
be given an allowance to cover for their meals, transportation Identify participating communities and health facilities (CCT
and other incidental expenses. areas);
Collaborate with DOH in the formulation of policies and
Competencies gained by the nurses upon completion of the implementation guidelines of the project;
training cum deployment project shall cover both clinical and Craft the orientation and Training Module for community based
public health. volunteer nurses in collaboration with partner agencies for the
CCT areas;
TARGET AREAS Overseas and monitoring the project implementation;

Community based volunteer nurses will be deployed in all DOLE shall:


regions and provinces nationwide where DSWSs
PantawidPamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) or Conditional Lead in the recruitment activities for the project;
Cash Transfer (CCT) is being implemented as well as DOH Receive applications and screen nurse applicants for training;
Basic Emergency Maternal Obstetric and Neonatal Care Participate in the monitoring and evaluation of the project;
(BEMONC) facilities are being upgraded/strengthened.
PRC-BON shall:
BENEFICIARIES
Validate license of nurse applicants;
Ten thousand registered nurses will undergo learning and Assist in the formulation of orientation and training modules
development during their deployment; and related learning and development activities;
Development code of discipline for the nurse in the project;
2.3 million household will benefit from delivery of health In collaboration with PNA, conduct periodic competency
services. assessment of the nurses;
Participate in the monitoring and evaluation of the community
GAIN based volunteer nurses;

The project will provide the registered nurses with an Philippine Nurses Association shall:
allowance of Php8, 000.00 per month;
Collaborate with partner agencies in the development of
A total of 10,000 nurses shall undergo learning and modules;
development during the deployment period to enhance their Develop journal templates and competency assessment tool
community and clinical health competencies to increase their for nurses;
employability; Conduct periodic competency assessment of the nurses;
Participate in the monitoring and evaluation of the community
The project will address the shortage of skilled and based volunteer nurses;
experienced nurses, both domestic and international through a
structured competency development program. Regional/Provincial Offices of DSWD, DOLE, DOH, PRC-BON
shall:
CCT and BEMONC areas will benefit from improved health
care services. Exercise administrative and technical supervision over the
community based volunteer nurses;
The project will also augment the nursing workforce of health Support nursing activities in the areas;
facilitiesfrom identified CCT and BEMONC areas of needed
clinical and public health nurses. Local Government Units shall:

PROJECT IMPLEMENTERS Ensure the safety and security of the community based
volunteer nurses;
The community bases nurses deployment shall be a joint Provide modes board and lodging;
project of the Department of Social Welfare and Development Exercise administrative and technical supervision over the
(DSWD), the Department of Labor and Employment community based volunteer nurses;
(DOLE), Department of Health(DOH), and the Professional
Regulation Commission Board of Nursing (PRC-BON). Program Coverage
The Philippine Nursing Association (PNA), regional/provincial
health officers of government and Local Government Units Unemployed registered nurses who are physically and
shall also be involved in the implementation of the project. mentally fit and willing to serve in their hometowns and who
meet the following requirements may qualify under RNheals:
DOH shall: With valid PRC license;
Resident of the identified CCT area/s;
Medical certificate issued by government hospitals stating that
the applicant is fit to work; and
NARS Project drop-outs will not be considered

Online Application
Online application may be filed from 17 January 2011 to 04
February 2011.