The Department of Health (DOH) will once again hire nurses under the Nurse Deployment Project (NDP) in the calendar year 2017. Check out the updates on submission of applications, schedule of qualifying exam and list of successful examinees below.
NDP is part of health department’s thrusts under the Human Resources for Health (HRH) Deployment Program, which deploys healthcare personnel to grassroots communities around the country.
The program also includes Universal Health Implementers, Dentist Deployment Project (DDP), Rural Health Midwives Placement Program (RHMPP), Medical Technologists Deployment Project (MTDP), and Public Health Associates Deployment Project (PHADP).
Senator Ralph Recto earlier revealed that DOH will hire fewer nurses for next year deployment compared to this year. Only 9,349 nurses will be hired for next year from 15,727 this 2016, or a drop of 6,368.
This maybe due to second round of salary increases under the Salary Standardization Law IV that will be implemented next year, according to Recto. DOH had to cut personnel to provide budget space for the increase.
This year, NDP nurses receive P26,878 monthly salary.
NDP 2017 Updates by Region
Please keep on checking back on this post for updates on your respective regions. It is also advisable that you contact your DOH Regional Office for information as some don’t make it available online.
- Region 1 –
- Region 2 –
- Region 3 –
- Region 4A –
- Region 4B –
- Region 5 –
- Region 6 – Online Application from Oct 29 to Nov 3.
- Region 7 –
- Region 8 –
- Region 9 – Submission of Application from Sep 18 to Oct 24; Qualifying Exam on November 12.
- Region 10 –
- Region 11 –
- Region 12 –
- Region 13 – Deadline of Application on November 10.
- NCR –
- CAR –
- ARMM –
DOH Undersecretary Roger Tong-An also revealed earlier that the agency has a plan to regularize NDP nurses in the future. They are looking to implement it within the next 3 years.
“Regular positions will be implemented soon for Nurse Deployment Program. It is difficult to secure plantilla positions, but regularization is a step,” said Tong-An during the PNA National Convention 2016.
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