(Courtesy of Youtube/GMA7)
(UPDATE: Cynthia Villar has released a statement in her Facebook account, read it here.)
1. I didn't know the new definition of RN - room nurse. I've gone through my whole life thinking that it stood for Registered Nurse.
2. Is that really what students who study Nursing want to be, whatever room nurse means? I wish someone would ask Mrs. Villar point blank what it is she was trying to convey with those two words. A cursory glance at the online reactions of nurses will tell you they do not like what they heard from the candidate. At all.
3. Correct me if I'm wrong: you can't be a Registered Nurse unless you've taken up a Bachelor's degree in Nursing, which is meant to help you in the skills and competencies required in the licensure exam to be granted a "R.N." - so what does Mrs. Villar mean when she says a BSN isn't really kailangan (needed)?
4. Many online comments are verging on fury, because they understood Mrs. Villar's comments to mean that there isn't any difference between nurses and caregivers, and the insult seems to be twofold - saying that nurses are interchangeable with caregivers, and that caregivers aren't really required to be competent.
5. Mareng Winnie's reaction is a perfect example of a picture being worth more than a thousand words.