Archive for November, 2009

95,282 Nursing Board Exam Examinees Is The All Time High

95,000 to take nursing exam tomorrow

MANILA, Philippines – More than 95,000 nursing graduates are set to take the two-day licensure examination starting tomorrow, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) said yesterday.

Marco Sto. Tomas, member of the PRC’s Board of Nursing (BON), said the number of examinees who will take the nursing board exam (NLE) reached an all-time high of 95,282.

Sto. Tomas said Metro Manila accounted for the biggest number of examinees with 40,621, followed by Baguio, 14,102; Cebu, 8,899; Davao, 8,143; and Iloilo, 6,020.

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Posted by Rona - November 28, 2009 at 10:40 am

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Philippines Receives 1st Batch of A(H1N1) Vaccines

RP gets 1st batch of A(H1N1) vaccines

The Philippines received its first batch of A(H1N1) vaccines from the World Health Organization (WHO) Thursday morning, Malacañang said.

A Palace statement said that the WHO turned over the influenza vaccines to the Philippine government during a ceremony at Bahay Pangarap in Malacañang.

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo received the vaccines from Dr. Soe-Nyunt-U, WHO country representative to the Philippines, the statement said.

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Posted by Rona - November 26, 2009 at 10:07 pm

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Saudi Requires Foreign Nurses to take the Prometric Exam

The Saudi Council mandates all foreign nurses to pass the Prometric Exam before working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

In the Philippines, the accredited testing center is

THOMSON PROMETRIC, Ateneo Professional Schools.
Address is 130 H. Dela Costa St., Salcedo Village, Makati City.
Their telephone number is (632) 892-0383.
The official website is

The examination is scheduled Tuesday up to Friday, with a fee of USD 90.00. A prometric exam is similar to the licensure exam for nurses given in the Philippines.

Source: POEA

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Posted by Rona - November 22, 2009 at 9:33 am

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PRC-BON Resolution No. 20 Series of 2009

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) – Board of Nursing (BON)

Resolution No. 20 Series of 2009

Amendment to Board Resolution No. 17 Series of 2009 dated July 31, 2009 on Prescribing a Dress Code for Examinees in the Nurses Licensure Examination

Key Points:

1. Examinees who are not in the prescribed dress code WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TAKE THE EXAMINATION.
2. Your school uniform is the appropriate attire for the licensure examination. Read more…

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Posted by Rona - November 21, 2009 at 11:45 pm

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Nursing is one of the ‘hot jobs’ for 2010

Nursing, accounting, teaching, dog handling among ‘hot jobs’ for 2010
(The Philippine Star)

MANILA, Philippines – Nursing, accounting, teaching, and even dog-handling are just a few of the “hot” jobs that Filipinos should apply for next year.

Jayjay Viray, managing director of, said while they see nurses and accountants again being in demand next year, there are other not so popular but surprisingly high-paying jobs Filipinos should consider as possible careers.

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Posted by Rona - November 20, 2009 at 8:00 am

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NUSP and CEGP slams CHED

2 student groups slam CHED for failure to close down 177 poor quality nursing schools
By Rainier Allan Ronda (The Philippine Star)

MANILA, Philippines – The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) and the College Editors Guild of the Philippines (CEGP) slammed the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for its seeming protection of the 177 erring nursing schools it is set to close down for poor performance in nursing licensure exams for the past five years.

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Posted by Rona - November 19, 2009 at 4:36 pm

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