I think, aside from the demand abroad, parents are inclined to egg their kids to take up nursing because they expect their kids to take better care of them when they grow older.
Sounds logical enough, right?
But for whatever reason kids are being sent to take up Nursing, I just hope parents will also take the time to enrol them in proper training institutions. At least I can get my cousin and sister to consider enrolling at St. Xavier's for MS nursing to complement their bachelor degrees gotten here in the Philippines. What's more, St. Xavier offers online courses with a weekend of applied campus experience. It would work perfectly for them as they're still adjusting to life in the US. This way, they'd still be able to compete with the other graduates there as they will be trained according to what the US job market demands of its caregivers.