Govt launches clinical care associates upskilling program for nursing grads

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 28) — The government is launching the clinical care associates upskilling program to address nursing shortage in the country.

The program is meant for nursing graduates who have taken the boards but have yet to pass the exams.

Under the program, nursing graduates will be allowed to work if they can establish their competencies in certain nursing subjects.

They will also have the opportunity to attend tutorials to boost their chances of passing the next board exams.

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. attended the ceremonial signing of the program's Memorandum of Understanding in Malacañang on Thursday.

"It is a groundbreaking endeavor and I am confident that it’s a program that will help address the life of healthcare workers in the country today," Marcos said of the program.

Marcos encouraged underboard nurses to apply for the program, asking them to take part in the development of the healthcare sector while at the same time working to fulfill their goals.

CNN Philippines' Rex Remitio contributed to this story.