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The Nurse Deployment Project 2014 or NDP is a Department of Health (DOH) project

that aims to improve local health systems and support the Philippines attainment of
Universal Health Care or Kalusugang Pangkalahatan. Furthermore it aims to also give
employment opportunities to the growing number of unemployed nurses in the country.
The program coincides with one of the main goals of the Aquino Health Agenda (AHA).
Budget for employing nurses have doubled as sin taxes increased the DOHs budget
thus the Nurses Deployment Project will employ nurses instead of deploying them
contrary to that of RNheals.
Because of its implementing guidelines similarity, Nurse Deployment Project 2014 is
sometimes dubbed as RNheals 2014 or Nurses to Barrios Program. In fact, the NDP
is the successor of the Registered Nurse for Health Enhancement and Local Service
(RN Heals).
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Implementing Guidelines
Main article: Implementing Guidelines for the Nurse Deployment Project 2014
DOH Secretary Enrique T. Ona has signed the DOH Department Circular 2013-0403 or
the Implementing Guidelines for the Nurse Deployment Project 2014 issued at
September 30, 2013. The certified true copy of the said memo was submitted to the
DOH Records Section last November 21, 2013.

Application procedures
Main article: Application Updates Per Region for Nurse Deployment Project 2014

Application Levels
1. First Level: Documents Review
2. Second Level: Examination

3. Third Level: Interview

Recruitment and selection period will be from November 4 to 29, 2013. The Centers for
Health Development (CHDs) shall set their timelines for accepting and selecting
applications within the prescribed period.

Applicants shall accomplish the official project application form which can be
downloaded through the DOH website or our own copy here. Applications shall be
submitted directly to CHDs or to RHUs, PHOs, and DOH Central Offices that are tasked
to forward them to CHDs.

CHDs Accepting Applications

Main article: List of Center for Health Development (CHDs) for Nurse Deployment
All Centers for Health Development (CHDs) nationwide are accepting applications.

Application will start on November 4, 2013 and will end on November 29, 2013 or
depending on the CHDs prerogative.

Application shall be open to all nurses with the following qualifications:

Official and validated license from the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).
Willing to undergo recruitment and selection process of the CHDs.

Physically and mentally fit. A medical certificate is required.

Priority shall also be given to the following:

Nurses who are graduates of the RNheals program.

Nurses residing in the localities where the recipient rural health units or health
facilities are located.

Documentary Requirements
The following documents are needed for application:

Accomplished application form for Nurse Deployment Project below.

Application letter addressed to the director of the CHD where youd want to apply.
Updated resume
Photocopy of valid PRC license
Barangay certification
Medical certificate
Additional requirement may be needed

Application Form
The application form below is needed in applying. Print it in a A4-sized paper.
Accomplish accordingly.

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Examination will be given to all applicants to avoid possible biases during the selection
process. Although the coverage and structure of the exam may vary per CHD, the
following topics are most likely to be included:

Community Health Nursing

Public Health Nursing
Maternal and Child Care Nursing

Maternity Nursing

If you want to review these questions, please visit our Nursing Board Examination
Questions page.

Once officially accepted, nurses will be informed by the receiving facilities through a
letter or any mode of communication available. The nurses are then required to sign a
contract of service in pursuit of their commitment to complete the project. The start of
contact shall be on January 2014.

Deployment Areas
Nurses under the NDP will be assigned in Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) areas of the
Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), 20 poorest provinces and
1,233 focus municipalities as identified by the National Anti-Poverty Commission

Assignment areas
The nurses shall be then assigned in the following areas:

Rural Health Units (RHUs)

Birthing Homes
Barangay Health Stations
Level I LGU hospitals

Nurses will be hired on a Contract of Services status with an equivalent item of NURSE
I. Their contract is for six (6) months that can be renewed based on very satisfactory
performance for a maximum of two (2) years.

Hired nurses shall receive Salary Grade 11 or amounting to Php 18,594.00 monthly,
equivalent to a entry-level nurse.

The nurses shall submit their Daily Time Record (DTR) every month to their respective
CHDs every month. This will serve as basis for their salary and shall be approved by the
Public Health Nurse or Municipal Health Officer in the RHUs, Chief Nurse or immediate
In case of absences and tardiness, the salary is subject to deductions based on the
existing rules and regulations.

Accomplishment Reports
Nurses are also required to submit a Monthly Accomplishment Report describing the
highlights of their activities, target achievements, learning insights, issues and concerns
and recommendations. It shall be submitted to their immediate supervisor for notation
and to be forwarded to the CHDs.

Deployment Evaluation
CHDs are also tasked to conduct a midterm and end of deployment evaluation. The
results of the evaluation shall be submitted to HHRDB as an input to the Program
Implementation Review (PIR).

Post Deployment
After the satisfactory completion of their deployment, the nurses shall be awarded with a
Certificate of Employment signed by the CHD director.

Difference with RNHeals

The four-year long run of RNheals program has been scrapped by the DOH in
exchange for the Nurse Deployment Project 2014. In RNheals, nurses are only
receiving Php 8,000 monthly stipend and PhilHealth and GSIS contributions. As for the
NDP, DOH will not only be employing the nurses (rather than only deploying them) and
will be receiving around Php 18,549 or Salary Grade 11 including all the benefits a DOH
employee receives.