22,760 pass nursing board



MANILA, Philippines—A total of 22,760 out of 67,095 passed the Nurse Licensure Examination, the Professional Regulation Commission announced on Thursday.

The examinations were given by the Board of Nursing in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, La Union, Legazpi, Lucena, Nueva Ecija, Pagadian, Pampanga, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga last December, the PRC said.

The board is composed of Carmencita M. Abaquin, chairman; and Leonila A. Faire, Betty F. Merritt, Perla G. Po, Marco Antonio C. Sto.Tomas, Yolanda C. Arugay and Amelia B. Rosales, members.

Nursing Exam Results for Dec 2011 A-B
Nursing Exam Results for Dec 2011 C-D
Nursing Exam Results for Dec 2011 E-H
Nursing Exam Results for Dec 2011 I-M
Nursing Exam Results for Dec 2011 N-R
Nursing Exam Results for Dec 2011 S-Z

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jasmin-Fino/669865968 Jasmin Fino

    where can i get the results?

    • Maligalig

      Kaharap mo na ang list di ba?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EVCFFS47G2CCPFBYWGPMIQIN7Y Tweet

    welcome to the long line of unemployed

    • ThePattern

      tama, welcome to the unemployed world :(

  • Justice_Justice

    Now, where will they go work?  I have not seen any plans to that effect from the actual administration, the one saying their boss are the people!

    • John_Galt_II

      Engot! ano ang pakialam ng gobyerno sa pinili nilang kurso?
      Baka naman pagkamatay ni Rizal sisihin mo pa ang gobyerno!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1341577149 Marie Zhel

    saw one time in the news here in Belgium that they are opening the country for filipino nurses, one requirement is that you have to learn first the language which is dutch or french. i believe nurses here earns from 90k++ search more on the web for more info. good luck to all board passers…

  • noreligionhavefaith

    I wonder what  the statistics are  like of nursing graduates actually getting nursing jobs both in the Phil and overseas, very low employment rate perhaps. It’s time people wake up and get off the bandwagon, nursing isn’t for everyone nor has its promise of gold at the end of the rainbow. Government should regulate nursing schools admission and people should just think outside the box for once that there is a whole lot of career options out there other than being a nurse!

  • Datu Suki

    I feel so bad for the board passer. Now where to find a job? In the Philippines there are no openings, if there is, its so low pay. Abroad is so hard to find a job, especially in the US, now that there are so many local grads here that can’t even find a job. One bright aspect about nursing, its only the best degree coming out from the PI, that is really accepted and respected in the international arena. Not medical physician, not lawyers,engineers, etc who graduated in the PI..So at least there is a positive being an RN, If the person can leave the Philippines, at least the chances are there. Minimum wage for new grads in the US at least $60.000 a year.

    • baritonevoice

      Yes, and if you happen to be working in a State Hospital for ten years already, your W-2 wages could be $115,000; not to mention your second job.  It is because RN here in Los Angeles only work three days a week for 12 hrs. each day; so that you could still work for   another hospital for another two days, and that only amount to five days a week.  So, if you can do this, RN’s wages could run up to $165,000 a year.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/7UJBJAIBOJZLJU3LOU5FUSHEUU Leo

        yeah earn a lot and abuse/kill yourself in the process… what’s the use of money when you work urself to death…

      • baritonevoice

        You only work five days a week and enjoy what you are doing.  That is your profession.  A happy, fruitful life; that’s what you are, not to mention the praises and gratefullness that you get from your patients.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3DMF6TPVTHAVBZCUCNURS2BG6Q Jan Carlos

      They think school of nursing is good and hard in the Philippines. That`s a positive feedback & comments from a US Nurses here. Hope we can just maintain this image from american nurses.

  • INQ415

    jollibee and macdonalds require you to have an RN degree to get in

  • ristok

    Send at least 500 nurses to FInland. Here is a very big need of them. The salary too is very good, Between 2000-2500 euros monthly. But be prepared to learn finnish. Do not use any philipine crocodiles when searching the job. Here are already more than 100 pilipino nurses working.

  • ristok

    Send a s p 500 nurses to Finland. Here is a big need of them and a good salary 2000-2500 euros monthly.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VKJ2VQO3R6XTR4DFNWY6WOFLXE Pixel

    Welcome to Call Centers :) 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3DMF6TPVTHAVBZCUCNURS2BG6Q Jan Carlos

    Be positive Philippine nurses. Just wait for the good oppotunities to come. Maintain your good image. American nurses think and comment school of nursing is hard in the Philippines. This can uplift our image as a Pinoy nurses. 

  • RayP1766

    So only 34% (approx.) of those who have passed their nursing degrees are
    able to successfully pass the licensure exam.  To a professional
    educator anywhere in the world (except here it would seem) this would
    immediately point to one of two major problems (or a combination of

    Firstly, it could suggest there is something dreadfully amiss with the
    quality of nursing education here – remember, you don’t get to sit for
    the licensure exam unless you have been awarded a degree from an
    accredited nursing college.  And it is not as though a significant time
    has passed between the completion of their degrees and the taking of the
    licensure exam; indeed most take the latter only a matter of months
    after successfully completing their nursing degrees!

    Or secondly, it could suggest there is a major problem with the validity of the
    licensure exam – in other words it is not validly and/or reliably
    measuring what it’s supposed to be measuring. 

    Or thirdly, it could be a combination of the two above. 

    So the “ball is in the court” (again) of CHED and the Board of
    Nursing!!  CHED is responsible for the quality of the nursing education
    institutions, and BoN is responsible for the Licensure Exam

    • justbethankfull

      OR there is a lot of students that are not qualified to be in that program. The school make a fortune out of these students; as long as the students can pay, they let them in.

      • Toby Magwire

        this merely points to the defect in nursing education system

  • carlin_2012

    I still keep thinking of 2011 (once a year) Geologist board exam of which only 48 out of 78 passed it. This is just a drop in the ocean of 2011 (twice a year) Nursing board passers, and yet until now these Geologist passers still hardly fill up the voids of open positions in the environment, mining, education, energy, engineering, info tech and government sectors. The sign of the times.   

  • Diablo_III

    Its difficult right now to find a market for nurses but lets keep our fingers cross. Here in NY, I got a friend who graduated BSN from University of Arkansas 2009, she’s Indonesian but she still looking for a job. Its really hard and you end up as a waitress for a while. Hopefully the retrogression will end soon. 

  • carlin_2012

    I still keep thinking of the 2011Geologist,once a year board exam, of which 48 out of 78 passed. This is just a drop in the ocean of 2011 Nursing twice a year board exam. And yet geologist passers hardly fill the voids of positions in engineering, environment, mining, info tech, energy, education and energy sectors, much more in the government sector! The sign of the times.

  • justbethankfull

    Passing the board is the easy part; the hard part is getting a job.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

      just be thankful they passed. :)

      • alice_in_chains

        yes. but he’s speaking about the truth. lots of nursing grad are underemployed. nakakaawa sila at yun pinaghirapan nila para pumasa.

  • justbethankfull

    There are too many students getting in the nursing program. The school make a fortune out of these students; as long as the students can pay, they let them in. The Ched should put a limit or quota on these students; make getting in the program more selective and competitive.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J47R2PJFKFPPV25TLBRVNXIYKY Mel

    22,760 more are unemployed… just saying.

  • patrickinca

    Punta kayo dito sa opisina ko. Halos lahat ng clerks namin ay puro graduate ng Nursing. Pare pareho ang excuse, kung hindi pinilit ng mga magulang ay wala makuhang trabaho kahit sa abroad.

  • INQ415

    to be able to get a job abroad you will need EXPERIENCE.

  • getalife082

    Get a life who are BITTER… Mind your own life not others…..

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