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Commission on Higher Education (CHED) released the lists of Top 20 Nursing Schools in the Philippines in based on the number of passing percentage on Licensure Exams given by Board of Nursing (BoN) and Professional Regulations Commission (PRC).

Top 20 Nursing Schools with 1,000 and more takers:

1. Silliman University (Dumaguete) – 96.57%
2. Saint Louis University (Baguio) – 95.42%
3. Trinity University of Asia (Quezon City) – 95.06%
4. University of Santo Tomas (Manila) – 95.06%
5. Cebu Doctors University (Cebu City) – 91.89%
6. Saint Paul University (Tuguegarao) – 89.79%
7. Central Philippine University (Iloilo City) – 86.72%
8. De La Salle University – Health Sciences campus (Dasmariñas, Cavite) – 85.26%
9. Saint Mary’s University (Nueva Vizcaya) – 84.10%
10. San Pedro College (Davao City) – 83. 10%
11. Manila Doctors College (Pasay City) – 82.56%
12. Centro Escolar University-Manila (Manila) – 81.50%
13. Angeles University Foundation (Angeles City) – 76.37%
14. Mariano Marcos University (Bacnotan, La Union) – 75.55%
15. University of San Agustin (Iloilo City) – 73.25%
16. University of Cebu (Cebu City) – 70.99%
17. Metropolitan Hospital College of Nursing (Manila) – 70.54%
18. Ateneo De Davao University (Davao City) – 70.20%
19. San Juan De Dios Education Foundation (Pasay City) – 69. 91%
20. University of St. La Salle (Bacolod City) – 67.55%

Top 20 Nursing Schools with 100-999 takers:

1. University of the Philippines – Manila (Manila) – 99.41%
2. Xavier University (Cagayan de Oro City) – 97.82%
3. West Visayas State University (Iloilo City) – 96.75%
4. St. Paul University-Iloilo (Iloilo City) – 96.16%
5. University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center- 95.80%
6. Cebu Normal University (Cebu City) – 94.64%
7. Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (Manila) – 93.14%
8. St. Paul University – Dumaguete (Dumaguete) – 92.29%
9. Mindanao State University (Marawi City) – 92.15%
10. Palawan State University (Puerto Prinsesa City) – 92.05%
11. Philippine Christian University (Manila) – 91.35%
12. Velez College (Cebu City) – 90.92%
13. Colegio de Santa Lourdes of Leyte Foundation (Tacloban City) – 88. 55%
14. Chinese General Hospital College of Nursing and Liberal Arts (Manila) – 87.60%
15. St. Paul University-Manila (Manila) – 85.31%
16. Easter College (Baguio City) – 85.26%
17. Southville International School and Colleges (Las Piñas City) – 84.77%
18. St.Paul University-Quezon City (Quezon City) – 83.87%
19. Adamson University (Manila) – 83.57%
20. Lyceum of the Philippines University (Manila) – 82.20%

CHED chairman Dr. Emanuel Angeles warned 152 Nursing Schools to improve their performance in Nursing Licensure Exams. Angeles said that CHED had legal authority to order the closure or phasing out of degree programs that failed to meet the standards in all licensure exams. Those who have closed or stopped operating their nursing program included the Antipolo School of Nursing and Midwifery, Heroes Memorial College, Kolehiyo ng Mamamayan, Cotabato Maritime Academy, Ignatian College, Clinica Arellano School of Midwifery, Quezon Memorial College, Sta. Teresita College, Baguio General Hospital, Chong Jua Hospital School of Nursing, Faith Hospital School of Midwifery, Manila College of Optometry, Ortanez University and the Philippine Union College of Caloocan.

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The November 2009 Nurse Licensure Exam was scheduled on November 29 and 30, 2009. As part of our commitment to help thousand of aspiring Filipino nurses, the Nurses' Pad provided you a last minute instructions for the upcoming Nurse Licensure Exam. Here are some things to remember in preparation for the said exam.

What to do days before Examination?

  • Visit your school and building assignment for environment and transport familiarization. Your school/building assignment will be posted at the PRC premises two to three working days before the examination.
  • Consume well-balanced foods, avoid gastric irritants and have adequate rest and sleep.
  • Prepare all materials needed for NLE (pencils, PRC docs, black ballpens, sharpeners and etc.)
What to do on the day of Examination?
  • Wake up as early as you can and have a light breakfast on the day of exam.
  • Report to the Test Center before 6:30 A.M. on the first day of examination to verify your room and seat numbers. NOTE: Late examinees will not be admitted (Res. 2004-211 Series of 2004)
  • Attend your personal needs before the start of examination. No examinee will be allowed to go out of the examination room while the examination is in progress.
What to wear on Examination Days?
  • MALE: Clinical Uniform with white shoes without nameplate, school logo or pin.
  • FEMALE: Clinical Uniform with white shoes and stockings without nameplate, school logo or pin. White Clinical Scrub Suit for pregnant woman and repeaters.
For more information please ask your nearest PRC office.

Related Article: Prescribed Uniform for NLE Examinees

What to bring on Examination Days?
  • Notice of Admission (NOA)
  • Application Stub
  • PRC official Receipt
  • Two or more pencils (No. 2)
  • Ballpens with BLACK INK only
  • One (1) piece Metered-Stamped Window Envelope
  • One (1) piece Long Brown Envelope
  • One (1) piece Long Transparent (non-colored) Plastic Envelope
  • Sharpener, Wrist watch, Light Snacks, Non- programmable Calculators (those only prescribed by PRC), Medications (anti-diarrheal, cold and pain meds) and bottled water with labels removed (OPTIONAL)
What to do Before, During and After the Exams?
  • Pray prior starting any examination.
  • Listen and pay attention to the instructions given by the Room Watchers.
  • Check the Serial Number of Examinee Identification Sheet and Answer Sheets. If any discrepancy, return the set to your Room Watchers for replacement.
  • Check if there if there are any unnecessary marks on your Examinee Identification sheets and Answer sheets. Do not fold or mutilate the Examinee and Answer sheets.
  • Before detaching an answer sheet, check if the brown envelope is yours and the set inside belongs to you
  • Always put your answer sheet on the top of armchair while taking the examination.
  • Stop answering the test questions at the end of the time allotted for the subject.
  • Arrange your test papers as follows: Notice of Admission (NOA), Answer Sheet and the Questionnaire.
  • Do not leave the room until your test papers are received by the Room Watchers and you have signed and indicate the time and set (A or B) on the Examination Record of Attendance and the lower portion of your Notice of Admission (NOA).

Good Luck and God Bless November 2009 Nurse Licensure Examinees!



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Professional Regulations Commission (Manila) announces the availability of November 2009 Nurse Licensure Examination to be given by Board of Nursing (BoN) on November 29 and 30 2009 in Manila.



November 2009 NLE Room Assignments Removals (MANILA)
For those names who are not on the list or misspelled please kindly contact PRC office for corrections. For all regional examinees please visit your nearest PRC Regional Office for your room assignments.


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The Professional Regulations Commission CAR and Region 1 Regional Office announces the availability of Room Assignments for November 2009 Nurse Licensure Exam to be held on November 29 and 30, 2009 in La Union and Baguio City Philippines.




NOTE:

1. Follow the APPLICATION NUMBER posted on the list.
2. Any corrections pertaining to your NAME and/or DATE OF BIRTH only, kindly call (074) 304-3180 and ask for Mr. Billy Pablo.

Source: PRC Baguio website

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MANILA, Philippines—A total of 95,282 nursing graduates will take the nurse licensure examinations scheduled on November 29 to 30, an “all-time high” in the history of the exams, said Marco Antonio Sto. Tomas, a member of the Professional Regulation Commission’s Board of Nursing.

Another 51 with “conditioned” status are also scheduled to take the exams for failing in some of the five subjects in past exams, said Sto. Tomas, also the concurrent information officer of the board.

The biggest number of examinees will come from Metro Manila (40,621 first-timers, 33 conditioned); Baguio (14,102 first-timers, 7 conditioned); Cebu (8,899 first-timers, 5 conditioned); Cagayan De Oro (3,045 first-timers, 2 conditioned); Davao (8,143 first-timers, 2 conditioned); Iloilo (6,020); Legaspi (3,070 first-timers, 1 conditioned); Lucena (3,444); Tacloban (1,145); Tuguegarao (2,322 first-timers, 1 conditioned); Zamboanga (1,609); Jolo (166); Pagadian (1,568); Angeles (179); and Butuan (898).

The number of nursing graduates taking the board exam has steadily increased over the years. Citing board figures from June 2003, Sto. Tomas said the number of examinees this November surpasses the 88,649 who took the exam November 2008.

A total of 7,993 examinees took the exam in June 2003; 7,632 in December 2003; almost doubled to 13,225 in June 2004; dipped slightly to 12,100 in December 2004; more than doubled to 26,000 in June 2005; dipped again to 24,287 in December 2005.

At the controversial June 2006 exam, which was marred with findings of leaked questions, the number of examinees again almost doubled to 42,006.

A total of 40,147 took the exam in December 2006; almost doubling to 78,583 in June 2007; dipped to 67,728 in December 2007; further dipped to 64,459 in November 2008; increased again in June 2009 before reaching this November’s record number of examinees.

Sto. Tomas noted that since 2003, the passing rate in these exams has hovered between 40 percent and 50 percent. He said this should force nursing schools to better their standards as the exams test only the “minimum competencies” of entry-level nurses.

“There is much to be desired at the ‘production lines if we were to consider our national ‘health human resource’ strategies and these concerns goes back to the Colleges of Nursing under the direction supervision of the Commission on Higher Education,” he said.

Sto. Tomas also pointed that despite the low passing rate, jobs inside and outside the country remain scarce for new graduates, as most employers require one to two years of actual work experience.

Employers do not need “the useless ‘volunteer’ work where our nursing graduates are even being ask to pay and yet being utilized as human resource complements in hospitals and other health facilities,” he said.

Sto Tomas thus urged the nursing sector to take active steps and put in place the necessary “health, human resource, and career development infrastructures” to better the standing of all nurses, including new nursing board passers.

“It’s time that we see the nursing sector itself enable and help make Filipino nurses’ dreams come true—buy a home, take a great vacation with their loved ones after three years of hard work, put their children through school and have them finish college, and retire in the comforts of their homes with their loved ones, sharing the thought that nurses have not only earned for themselves but cared and served a lot of their fellow Filipinos through nursing and health, and have become true blessings not only to Filipinos but the rest of the world,” he said.




Cleansweep RN

Renal Nurses Association of the Philippines (RENAP) Cebu Chapter in cooperation with Fresenius Medical Care - Philippines invites all Registered Nurses to attend the training on "Peritoneal Dialysis with Return Demo" on November 14-15, 2009 (Saturday-Sunday) 8:00 - 5:00 PM at Function Hall, Mango Park Hotel, Maxilom Ave, Cebu City, Philippines.

Ela M. Orioste BSN, RN, MAN, CRNC of Fresenius Medical Care will be the resource speaker of the said training.

  • Onsite Registration Fee is 1,500 Php (inclusive of meals, snacks, 1 year membership to RENAP)
  • Pre-Reg for RENAP Members 1,000Php (inlcusive of meals, snacks and certificate)
  • Pre-Reg for Non-RENAP Members 1,300Php (inclusive of meals, snacks, certificate and 1 year membership to RENAP)
  • Pre-Registration Schedule is only until November 9, 2009


Note: PRE- REGISTRATION IS ADVISED! 30 SLOTS ONLY


For more information please dont hesitate to contact the following persons.

Harby O. Abellanosa RN., CRN - 09198601490
Lady April L. Pana, RN. - 09293759148
Riz B. Ardina RN., CRN - 09196987863


Courtesy of: Harby O. Abellanosa RN., CRN

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