Pinoy R.N.'s chatroom was brimming with activity during the two-day exams. A handful of online chatters said that they found the exams difficult adding that some of the concepts asked were not taught in nursing school nor was it covered during review classes. Examinees particularly took notice on the questions about nursing informatics.
On the other hand, some of those who took the nursing boards said that the questions were relatively easy as several questions appear to be lifted directly from nursing books and review materials.
The mixed reactions from examinees is actually expected owing to the subjectivity of the level of difficulty of the nursing exams or any exam for that matter. Thus, the question of whether the exam was difficult or easy is irrelevant.
The more important question is, "Did the June 2008 nursing licensure examination serve its purpose of testing nursing competency?" Afterall, the primary purpose of the nursing licensure is to protect the general public by ensuring that only those who, at the very least, have the minimum level of nursing competency are allowed in the practice of the nursing profession.
Hence, Pinoy R.N. asks the same question to those who took the exam. If you are a June 2008 examinee, cast your vote now and be counted.
Our online poll is located at the sidebar of Pinoy R.N.