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Saturday, March 2, 2013

On The Cynthia Villar Brouhaha

(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.

6 comments:

  1. RN ,BSN , DNS. Seattle WAMarch 3, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Ms.Villar, Please do some research before you say something that is so unacceptable/unprofessional coming from a politician , has a degree in business admin. BSN ..a four year nursing course .A nurse is one that is intellectual and caring individual who set aside her needs to assist and attends not only to those who are physically ill,disabled,but also to those who are mentally ill.(ie.Cynthia Villa).It is sad that you have no idea(ignorance)what is nursing,nurse is. There's no such thing as a room nurse(check it on line).I'm proud to be a nurse and you should not meddle on something that you don't know anything.

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  2. Zeny Usigan Famorca


    Thanks for your interest in this matter. Rightly, you should be interested because her statements are not only insulting to nurses and caregivers alike but to all Filipinos. Why?
    Nurses, along with other health workers, provide care to our people. By saying the nurse does not have to be "magaling", she is in essence saying that our people can be given mediocre quality of care.
    Caregiving is actually one of the functions that a nurse does. But that's not all. A nurse is a professional who is accountable for his/her actions. Meaning, he/she must be knowledgeable to be accountable. Thus, the need for board exams and government licensing. In our country, there's only one educational program considered acceptable for preparation for the boards - BSN.
    You're right. RN is Registered Nurse. There are Operating Room nurses, Delivery Room nurses, Emergency Room nurses. But there's no such thing as a "Room Nurse".

    Zeny I. Famorca
    - A Filipino RN since 1975

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    1. Cynthia Villar, its me again. Sorry pero di ko na mapigilan sarili ko. Maybe I'm not speaking for all the nurses in the world but I bet at least for half of them. Putang ina ka! Yabang yabang mo, di kumo nasa congreso ka kaya mo na kaming maliitin. Kung ang nurse e "room nurse" lang, ano tawag sa inyo?? Mga nagpapalaki nang bayag at naghihintay nangpigsa sa pwet habang nakaupong nangungurakot. Why don't you fucking tell me your job description you dumb bitch! I hope you live forever so you would experience how miserable life would be without someone actually caring for you. MAMATAY KA SA BEDSORE GAGO!!!

      P.S. PANGIT PANGIT MO, BAKUBAKU MUKHA MO, PWEDENG SUMILONG LIMANG TAO SA ILONG KAPAG UMUULAN

      -O.R., ICU, TRANSPLANT, E.R. NURSE, RN, BSN, CCRN, CNOR,

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    2. Ms. Famorca was my former clinical instructor. I completely agree with her. There is no such thing as a "room nurse". I am proud that I graduated in one of the best (if not the best) University in the Philippines. Even if you are a caregiver, would you rather have a "hindi gaanong magaling" na caregiver or the best one you could get?

      Cynthia Villar, I hope you live forever so you would experience how miserable life is without a nurse/caregiver at your bedside.

      I DOUBT THAT YOUR KIDS/GRANDKIDS WILL HAVE THE TIME AND EFFORT or EVEN HAVE THE PATIENCE OF A "REGISTERED NURSE" GOODLUCK!!



      -O.R., ICU, TRANSPLANT, E.R. NURSE, RN, BSN, CCRN, CNOR,

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  3. wow :) famorca is one of the best professors in my university

    i felt bad upon hearing villar's statement the first time. after taking a step back and listening to it again, what she did try to say was that "nurses" only had to bear basic skills, i guess in her perspective would be "caregiving"

    she was time pressured and all, just so happens she wasn't able to execute it well and her speech taken only in a single offensive context

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  4. Yeah, Winnie's face says it all. XD

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