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EntrepreNurse is a project of DOLE in collaboration with BON-PRC, DOH, PNA, UPCN, OHNAP and other government and non-government entities, and academic institutions.

Project Description

  1. To reduce the cost of health care for the country’s indigent population by bringing primary health care services to poor rural communities
  2. To maximize employment opportunities for the country’s unemployed nurses
  3. To utilize the country’s unemployed human resources for health for the delivery of public health services and the achievement of the country’s Millennium Development Goals on maternal and child health, consistent with the Fourmula One for Health framework of the Department of Health.

Project Beneficiaries

HMO members, PhilHealth members, self-paying patients, convalescent patients, patients needing long-term treatment, elderly, occupationally disabled,  identified poor rural communities, and unemployed nurses.

Forms of Nurse Entrepreneurship

  1. Hospice, domiciliary and healthcare facility management
  2. Public health advocacy
  3. Home health care services
  4. Outsourc
    ing public health delivery for LGUs, NGAs, andother government institutions
  5. Medical transcription services
  6. Health care training management
  7. Emergency medical services
  8. Tourism health care services
  9. Wellness and fitness management for private companies
  10. Outsourcing health services for private establishments per Labor Code requirement
  11. Medical mission management for private companies and LGUs
  12. Periodic physical examination of workers for private companies


  1. “EntrepreNurse hopes to address public health needs for nursing services and at the same time create a testing alternative model for the nurses to remuneration outside their traditional mode of employment. This project will push the boundaries of nursing practice in the Philippines.”   – Dr. Josefina Tuazon, UPCN
  2.  “We foresee that the impact of this initiative will be in the public health realm, in addressing the many health concerns of poor, rural communities.” – Usec. Carmelita Pineda, DOLE Focal Person, Project NARS & Project EntrepreNurse
  3. “Nurses will not remain employees all throughout their career life, so they must bear the challenges of the economic situation. This initiative will change the face of nursing in the country.” – Mr. Marco Antonio Santo Tomas, BON-PRC
  4. “I would like to manifest to all of you that Davao Oriental is giving on all out support for this initiative.” – Gov. Corazon Malanyaon, Davao Oriental
  5. “This project is going to be able to serve not just our personal and professional needs but also the needs of our countrymen who need our services.” – Sec. Esperanza I. Cabral, DOH
  6. “Each of you will be proud to say, that this project was conceived, was developed, and was born here in Davao City.” – Sec. Marianito D. Roque, DOLE

If you’re interested to join a nurse coop or form one, CONTACT these for help:

DOLE 11 Regional Office
LDL Bldg., F. Bangoy St., Davao City
Tel No. (082) 227-4289, 226-2481
Cel. No. 09219027178
e-mail: dole11davao@yahoo.com
website: www.dole11.net

Davao City EntrepreNurse Health Care Cooperative
Marina Ledesma, Chairman
Cel. No. 09177043431
e-mail: neneledz@yahoo.com

Davao Oriental EntrepreNurse Health Care Services
Geofford Montejo, Chairman
Cel. No.: 09212703091
e-mail : ford_bodik@yahoo.com

Davao del Sur Health Care Services Cooperative
Jessamine Dela Peña, Chairman
Cel. No. 09285213498
e-mail: jessrussel2002@yahoo.com

DavNor EntrepreNurse Service Cooperative
Paul John Gabayan, Chairman
Cel. No.: 09202606917
e-mail : pauljohngabayan@yahoo.com

Comval Nurses Health Care Services Cooperative
Elizar Bulac, Chairman
Cel. No. 09283539966
e-mail: metallicates24@yahoo.com