Nurse Deployment Program 2018 Salary
Nurses who will be hired by Department of Health (DOH) under the Nurse Deployment Project (NDP) for 2018 will receive salary of P29,000, according to Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial.
“For nurses, [P29,000], that’s the entry level. Then they have hazard pay and other benefits,” she said. “That is why private hospitals are complaining that their nurses are transferring to DOH.”
The NDP nurses this 2017 are receiving P26,878 monthly salary.
When asked about NDP regularization, Ubial said that they are proposing to Department of Budget and Management (DBM) that they become plantilla positions.
“But it is not ‘tenured’ or has security of tenure, meaning that it’s for two-year period, to allow other health professionals to get learning experience from that employment,” she added. “What we want is that before they go to specialization or masters or explore other career options, they should serve two years first at rural areas as part of their career development and learning.”
“We don’t expect them to stay there. There will be a fresh batch of graduates so that it’s really part of our ‘culture’, just like in Cuba.”