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The two-day nurse licensure examination is underway in key cities around the country. 88,750 nursing graduates are set to take the first three sets of the 5-test licensure exams today. The two remaining tests are scheduled tomorrow.

Manila will be hosting close to half of the examinees with 40,310 candidates. Examinees from Baguio are the second biggest group with 13,460 exam takers. Davao City and Metro Cebu have 8,113 and 8,036 examinees, respectively.

The members of the Board of Nursing, tasked to prepare the questions for the nursing board exams, were placed on quarantine last November 19. Outside communication and contact have been cut-off with the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) closely monitoring the group as part of the examination security protocol.

Nursing Board Exam Results are due to be released late January or early February next year.
It will be posted at Pinoy R.N. once it is made available by the Professional Regulation Commission - Board of Nursing.

This is to clarify the confusion on the schedule of the November 2008 Nurse Licensure Examination. According to information gathered by Pinoy R.N. from the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), the Nursing Board Exam will be on November 29 and 30 (Saturday & Sunday).

Text messages have been spreading that the Nursing Board Exam has been moved to November 28 and 29. Other nursing sites have also posted the incorrect schedule without verifying its veracity. The supposed change in schedule is inaccurate and false. The confusion started when the PRC released the PRC Room Assignments bearing the incorrect schedule of the November 2008 Nursing Board Exam.

This inaccurate information has been rectified by the PRC. Pinoy R.N. has acquired the revised PRC Room Assignments bearing the correct schedule. It is posted below.
PRC Room Assignments for the November 2008 Nurse Licensure Examination (REVISED)

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For the convenience of nursing board examinees, posted below is the official PRC Room Assignments for the November 2008 Nurse Licensure Examination.

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The nursing board exam on November 29-30, 2008 will be the biggest nursing board exam to date in terms of the volume of examinees according to information released by the PRC-Board of Nursing (BoN).

A record 88,750 nursing board examinees will be trooping to PRC testing centers in several cities around the country. The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) have set up testing centers in Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Tacloban, Lucena, Tuguegarao, and Zamboanga.

With the unprecedented volume of nursing examinees this year, PRC-BoN member Marco Antonio Sto. Tomas said that he expects the nursing board exam results to be released in January or February next year.


Other updates such as PRC room assignments, last-minute announcements, nursing board exam tips and complete exam results for the November 2008 Nurse Licensure Examinations will be posted here at Pinoy R.N. and at our affiliate site, Ward Class, as it becomes available.

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ALLGEN Global Excellence Awardee for Most Innovative NCLEX Review Center


ALLGEN the Intelligent Review was awarded as 2008 Most Innovative Review Center by the prestigious Global Excellence Awards (GEA) held at the posh Mandarin Suites Oriental at Gateway Mall recently.

GEA an offshoot of the 15-year old ASIA-PACIFIC Awards (APEA) is an international tribute to world-class consumer products and companies, as well as Outstanding Achievers in public service, entertainment and other major professional fields regardless of nationalities worldwide. Founded in 1993 by Japanese-Chinese educator-writer Dr. Seiji Yii-Kagawa, Australian educator Dean David H. Watson, University Professor Urbano S. Reyes, Evangelist Rev. Sonia Y. Lim and Filipino civic leader-journalist Jonathan Navea.

Inspired by the innovative recognition, ALLGEN will continue this effort in the future and consistently look for ways to enhance its review program to maintain the best quality for all nursing students. Along with other honorees from other companies, receiving the award on behalf of ALLGEN was project coordinator Denice June-Vallar.

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Retrogression Prospects in an Obama Presidency


Two days ago, Americans made history in voting Barack Obama as America's first black President. Obama's 4-year term as President officially starts on January 20, 2009. He is America's 44th President.

From a filipino nurse's perspective, the question looms -- What does an Obama presidency mean to the lingering visa retrogression?

To answer this question, Pinoy R.N. looks at Obama's immigration record as a Senator of the State of Illinois, said to be one of the immigration-friendly states in the United States of America.

Considered as a political neophyte, information on Obama's immigration stand is rather scarce as opposed to his defeated rival, Sen. John McCain.

McCain is widely known as pro-immigration being one of the primary movers in last year's stalled Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) bill. McCain's conviction, however, waned as the U.S. presidential campaign went full swing even hinting in one of the debates leading up to the election that he was no longer supporting his pet bill if it were re-introduced. But the McCain angle is now moot.

As we study the retrogression prospects in an Obama presidency, we begin our scrutiny by looking at his political affiliation. Being a democrat, we can surmise that he will be more open to supporting immigration measures similar to the stalled CIR bill last year. This will be beneficial to filipino nures stuck in the midst of retrogression. With regard to Obama's legislative record, things are looking up too. Obama once introduced a bill aimed at improving the speed and accuracy of FBI background checks for intending immigrants. He also supported legislation aimed at keeping immigration application fees affordable.

These limited but strong indicators of Obama's inclinations on the issue of immigration are steps in the right direction as far as filipino registered nurses affected by retrogression are concerned.

Obama built his campaign on the promise of change and change is what filipino registered nurses need.

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NCLEX Statistics Show Philippines Still America's No. 1 Source for Foreign Educated Nurses

The following document, obtained by Pinoy R.N., shows the most recent data on the NCLEX testing volume and the corresponding passing rates for the first three quarters of 2008.


From January to September this year, 15,079 filipino nurses took the NCLEX exam cementing the country's status as America's number one source for internationally-educated nurses. India followed with 2,474 examinees. Closely trailing behind is South Korea with 1,306 examinees.

NCLEX is the licensure exam for nurses in the United States of America.

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