Practical nurses, also known as Licensed Vocational Nurses, are also in demand abroad.
Brion presented the idea to Senator Edgardo Angara, former chancellor of the University of the Philippines, as well as officials of the Commission on Higher Education and to the Professional Regulation Commission.
"They all agreed to its viability so we'll meet soon and discuss it," Brion added.
Brion said the results of the June 2007 nursing licensure exam will be released by middle of August.
(Thanks to breech for pointing out the Inquirer article)