There have been a lot of comments and more and more questions regarding the Registered Nurses for Health Enhancement and Local Service or RN heals. To have that remedied, we will be posting here some frequently asked questions regarding RN Heals.

Answers are based on the Department Order 2011-0239 of the Department of Health.

What is the RNHeals program?

RNHeals, is a project by the Department of Health to lessen the number of unemployed registered nurses in the country. RNHeals stands for Registered Nurses for Health Enhancement and Local Service.

Will there be an RNHeals 4?

Probably. Lets keep our fingers and toes crossed! Yes there will be an RN Heals 4! Read more here.

Just how much is the salary?

Successful applicants shall receive 8,000 PHP will be given each month. While midwives will receive 6,000 pesos per month. Also, the Local Government Units will give you an additional 2,000 pesos. Do the math.

What are the other benefits of RNHeals?

  • PhilHealth Insurance of 1,200 pesos per year
  • Group Accident Insurance enrollment of 500 pesos per year
  • Certificate of completion after satisfactory completion of the project

Will there be free food?

There is really something called “Free Lunch” in RNheals. According to the guidelines: “The DOH hospitals shall provide meals for the nurses during their tour of duty. This shall be equivalent to at least Php2, 000 per month.”. Awesome.

What is the Certificate of Completion for?

Nurses and midwives who completed and program and received the Certificate of Completion, shall be given priority employment in government health facilities where vacant posts exists.

What if I absent myself, or have been late during my duty?

Absences, tardiness or under time shall be deducted from the nurses’ and midwives’ monthly allowances.

Will replacement in RNHeals be allowed?

If someone hired dropped-out of the program, he/she can be replaced but will only fill up the remaining period of the project.

How to apply for the RNHeals program?

Once the application for the RNHeals program is open, you can submit your application letters and other requirements (see below) directly to DOH hospitals or through the CHD. For more detailed instructions, read RNHeals 2 How to Apply

What are the requirements for the RNHeals program?

The requirements of RNHeals are:

  1. Official and validated PRC license
  2. Application letter
  3. Current CV or Resume
  4. Transcript of records (depends on the institution)
  5. Must be physically and mentally fit
  6. Medical certificate from a government hospital is also required

Is there a written examination I have to pass first?

Yes. This is provided by the hospital you are applying for.

What are CHDs?

CHD stands for Center of Health Development. These are hospitals managed by the Department of Health. You can view the full list of CHD hospitals by following this link.

I applied for RNHeals but they said that their volunteers nurses will be given priority first. That’s unfair!

Sad to say it isn’t unfair. The DOH guidelines regarding the application process specifically said that “Nurse and midwife volunteers, trainees, or those exposed in the recipient hospitals and other health facilities shall be given priority.” 

And besides, why wouldn’t you hire the people you know and have worked for you, right? Its easier on their part.

Backer system?

Inevitable. Just go with it. Find yourself one, too.

Backer system. Someone was hired for the RNheals program even he/she didn’t passed the NLE yet!

Now we’re talking. There is really something wrong with that scenario. Please report them to the DOH using this form.

When will RNHeals 3 or RNHeals 2012 be accepting applicants?

We have heard some posts that they are now currently hiring for RNheals 3, but we are not 100% sure about those posts.

Can we apply on district hospitals?

As far as I know, only DOH hospital and CHDs are allowed for the RNHeals program. So no.

Can we apply in (insert place, location here)

Check out our list of CHD hospitals here. If its listed in there, you can apply on that hospital.

I applied on (insert hospital here), but they said they are still not accepting applicants

We can attribute this problem with the way the DOH sends their memo. It is possible that they haven’t received that memo yet, or received it but haven’t took the appropriate action for it. Try again next time.

Until when can I pass my application letter?

There is no general deadline for all hospitals. It depends on the hospital you are applying for. And until the slots have been filled.

Can we use the claim stub? I passed the board examination but haven’t received my license yet.

Some hospitals will allow that. You can use the Online Verification of Rating by the PRC as a backup.

To whom will I address the application letter?

They are addressed to the Director of the Hospital or the Chief Nurse. If you are not sure, you can call their office, the numbers are listed here.

Any sample application letter I can use as a template?

Check this out

Do you have a question that was not answered here?

Comment below.

  • donnah

    HELLO gOOD DAY! im a fresh board passers of nurses..2013. meron pa po bang RN5? for us newly passers??hope i can heard you really soon..thank you and Godbless..

  • Dana Elaine B. Alolod

    Isa po ako sa RNheals batch 3 na natapos lang po last year 2011-2012, according po sa sinabi ni Sec. Ona na mgtatangap na po sila ng mga bagong staff na kukunin sa mga RNheals..paanu po ako at yung ibang natapos na ang kontrata as one of the RNheals?maisasama pa po ba kami sa mg unang mahihire?katulad ng sinabi sa mg unang comment, na kapag may reklamo tungkol sa backer system ay mgsabi agad sa DOH di ba?Ive tried to pass mg resume there twice…pero wala nanyayari!!!sana maayos at mapriorty matangap ang mga naunang batch!

  • caitlin plando

    what if you do not finish the rnheals program, can you get a certificate of participation?

  • Ayiessa Jane Sabas RN

    magkakaron po ba ng RN heals 5?….thank u po sa magiging reply

  • rosie

    will the Doh be the one to pay for our philhealth?

  • Liam

    Can i still apply for rnheals if ive already been a dole nars before?

  • mimi

    i am a Batch 3 RN heals program, finished it for about a year, can i reapply again for batch 4 on other city or municipality?

  • Grazie

    too bad late ko na nabasa about this.. :(

  • dee

    im planning to apply for batch 4 RNheals in Abra , Bangued, but its already january? are they allowing late applicants? Thank you.

  • jhoy

    kelan po ang official n date kung kelan po start ng RNheals and ung orientation po..?salamat

  • jc

    pwd ba pagsabayin ang 2 Rn heals?

  • Katerina Sodor

    regarding rn heals 4, is there a community based training? Do you have a list of RHUs?

  • ash

    Hi! paano ba ang deployment nito?kung saan ka ba nag apply doon ka rin maaassign? I checked out the accredited DOH and CHDs puro malayo sa lugar namen so basically I have to consider p ang transpo allowance ko, if ever. Sorry I just got confused.

  • eybi

    Can I pass my application in different RNheals accredited hospitals at the same time?

  • unnie

    extended po ba ang contract ng RNheals batch II?? those who were deployed in the community?? since naabot kami ng Community Health Team (KP).. tnx

  • May Kline

    rnheals 4 po ba ay pure hospital duty po b?

  • Dhannah

    Can we apply in the provinces nearto our location even ifwe are from aother province? wxample; I am from Cebu City but I would liketo apply in the province of Camiguin, Is it possible?

  • beck

    for RNheals batch 4 po ako. tanong ko lang po, kung kailangan pa po bang magpalista sa DOH before magapply sa program na ito with your resume. Kasi po ang alam ko, just pass your resume sa mga hospitals na kasali sa program na ito, then involve ka na..o iba.. new comer lang po eh.. salamat po

  • jude

    I was informed 2 weeks ago that the online application for Region 10 is officially open. I have been checking the website but 2 weeks in a row it’s not working. Any other option for the application aside from doing it online? thanks

  • kayzelle

    community-based ba itong fourth batch????walang chance na hospital-based uli????

  • mian078927

    ilan ang age limit sa RNHeals?

  • migz

    d poh ba pwede magapply ulet pag nirelive lang ung ngresign na rn heals?naka4 months lang xw q xa rn heals d na pwede q magapply ulet kaht kumpletuhn q na maka 1 year aq..

  • ivy pfizer gabejan ♛

    this RNHEALS 4 is same as RNHEALS 2?? pure hospital or community??

  • andae

    i’ve just consulted one of the Dole offiver he said that hiring for RN heals is going, i just want to know if it is true??..:(

  • andae

    when will be the hiring for rn heals 4??? plsss..

  • thunder

    guys, do u hav an updates for the RN heals batch 4? sorry, first timer e. hehe

  • shiz

    sad to say sorry na lang sa new passers.mas priority ang old passers..

    • shanice

      syang nmn, sana tingnan muna nla lhat ng applications..bka ms my mga2ling p s new passers compared 2 d old passers..

  • Jada

    Nakapasa na ako sa exam.. ano usual questions sa interview?

    • ismellpotato

      pasingit narin..english ba pag interview? o pwde ba mg tagalog? :D

    • Deejay

      jada, what type of exam ang nasa rn heals? Is it a difficult exam?

  • gio miguell

    Sadly natapos na duty namin wala pa rin yong 2,000 na part ng LGU.

    • quitelang

      same here sa municipality nanapasok ako sa rhu walang 2k sa lgu

  • gio miguell

    One of my friends had asked about the extension and there is no black and white yet. So we are going to officially end our duty in Feb. 14, 2012. So sa Valentines wala na kaming trabaho.

  • nurztine

    where will you apply if my target area is in the RHU of masinloc, zambales?

  • goldztar

    Is Rnheals batch 1 extended? because according to this source paragraph 3 kindly see:

    Will there be free food?

    There is really something called “Free Lunch” in RNheals. According to the guidelines: “The DOH hospitals shall provide meals for the nurses during their tour of duty. This shall be equivalent to at least Php2, 000 per month.”. Awesome.

    – we don’t received any free lunch until now. Does this depend on the hospital or rhu we are assigned in?

    thank you so much.

    sincereley yours,

    Rnheals laguna.