A Warning To Those Who Did Not Pass the Nursing Board Exam

I have been asked by a commenter named Gladys about a situation that her sister is in. Gladys’ sister is one of those who took the July 2010 nursing board exam. Below is the thread of her comments and my replies to her in one of the posts in the site. In summary, her sister’s name DID NOT APPEAR in the PRC’s official list of successful examinees of the July 2010 Nursing Board Exam but her sister insists that she passed and that her name, together with 8,000 more, were just not included on that official list of the PRC. She is currently waiting for her claim stub to be sent to her and she has already received her Certificate of Board Passing.

Another commenter named bianca yvonne asked about a similar situation because she said that her friend is claiming the same thing. Her comments and my replies are also included below.

I made this post because I want to bring attention to this issue. There is a possibility that this is not the only time this has happened.

The following is rather lengthy but explains everything well:

Gladys 2010/09/12 at 1:46 am
Ask ko lang po. ung ate ko po, wala siyang name sa prc website na nakapasa. pero tinext siya ng review center na pumasa daw siya. general ave. nya 80. pinagtatakahan ko lng, bakit ang mahal nung master list n babayaran nya, P12,000. tapos po nakareceive siya ng call from prc employee at pinadalhan siya ng form which is according sa nabasa ko, dapat pumunta mismo sa prc to affix signature sa registry book nila. isa pa, ung binayad nya sa form P3,000. eh total lahat nung nabasa ko ay P1,600. 350-inductee, 200 PNA mem. (optional) at ung P600 at P450. so P1,600 lahat. sa tingin niyo, nabiktima ba ng scam ate ko?

Gladys 2010/09/12 at 2:05 am
meron din siyang receipt at claim stub na i-kiclaim mismo sa prc license nya. pls. pakisagot po. salamat po.

Rona RN 2010/09/12 at 3:50 am | In reply to Gladys.
@Gladys – 6 things:
1. If your sister’s name did not appear in the PRC’s official list of successful examinees of the board exam, she did not pass the NLE.
2. There is no such thing called a “master list”. More importantly, a “master list” costing 12,000 pesos.
3. A PRC employee won’t call an examinee just to let him/her know that he/she passed the board exam.
4. PRC doesn’t send forms instructing examinees to go to the PRC to affix their signature in a document.
5. Your calculation of the total amount to pay at the PRC is wrong. The PRC Initial Registration Fee is PhP 600 and the Triennial Registration Fee is PhP 450. You are only going to pay PhP 1,050 and not PhP 1,600.
6. Kung nagbigay ng pera ang ate mo, nabiktima siya ng isang scam. Wala naman siya kasi dapat bayaran para lang malaman ang resulta, lalong-lalo na hindi naman kasi siya pumasa.

My questions to you:
1. What review center are you referring to?
2. Did your sister pay PhP 12,000 for that “master list”?
3. Pumunta ba sa PRC ang ate mo para ipasa ang form na pinadala sa kanya at nagbayad ng PhP 3,000?
4. Can you scan that form that was sent to her? If you can, send it to me. I will put up a BEWARE/WARNING post regarding this.

May nabasa ako dati pa na kapareha sa nangyari sa kapatid mo. Ang gagawin ng scammer, magkukunwari na taga-PRC daw siya. Tapos, sasabihin niya na pwede niya gawin na lumabas sa resulta na pumasa ka sa board exam. Magbabayad ka ng 100,000. Tapos kung gusto mo sa Top Ten naman, 200,000. Read this na lang for more details: Nursing licenses for sale?

Gladys 2010/09/12 at 4:45 am
tska po sinabi sa ate ko na bukod sa 37,679 at ung 5 examinees na pending, may 8,000 pa daw na nakapasa na hindi lang nailagay ang name sa prc website. ang sabi ko po sa kanya, para sigurado, i-verify nya mismo sa prc office kung talagang nakapasa siya. ang problema po kasi, nagrerely siya sa sulat daw mismo ng prc sa kanya. at ipapadala ung name daw niya sa school na pinag-examan niya para daw maniwala kami na pumasa nga daw.

Gladys 2010/09/12 at 4:53 am
hindi po niya sinabi kung anung name ng review center. nasa pangasinan po ate ko at ako po andito sa america. pilit po niya sinasabi na nakapasa siya. aatend nga daw po siya ng oath taking sa SMX convention sa sept 20-21. hindi po siya nagbayad kasi po malaking halaga ung hinihingi sa kanya. sabi ko nga po pumunta mismo sa prc at i-verify niya name niya para malaman niya na nabiktima siya ng scam at kinukuha ko po ung name ng prc employee na tumawag sakanya at ayaw po niyang sabihin sa akin. plan ko po tawagan ang prc office sa lunes ang problema po ayaw po ibigay ng ate ko examinee number niya baka in case na itanong sa akin eh.

Gladys 2010/09/12 at 5:22 am
ung nabasa ko po na affix ur signature sa registry book ay sa prc website po. bale po ung forms lang po ang pinadala sa kanya at un daw po ung oath taking form. may receipt at claim stub din na binigay sakanya.

Rona RN 2010/09/12 at 5:29 am | In reply to Gladys.
@Gladys –
1. I will reiterate that the only list that is official is the one released by the PRC in their website and to the newspapers with a wide circulation in the Philippines.
2. If her name is not on that list, she did not pass. End of story. Dito pa lang, tapos na dapat ang issue.
3. Hindi siya dapat mag-rely sa sulat na pinadala sa kanya dahil walang pinapadala na sulat ang PRC sa mga successful examinees na nagsasabi na kailangan nila pumunta sa PRC para magrehistro.
4. Ang review center ba na tinutukoy niya ay ang review center na kung saan siya nag-review? Kung hindi, walang kahit na anong review center ang magpupumilit na pumasa siya kung wala naman ang pangalan niya sa listahan ng PRC.
5. Kung pinipilit ng kapatid mo na pumasa siya, at ayaw niya ibigay ang pangalan ng sinasabi niya na PRC employee at ayaw din niya ibigay ang examinee number niya — iisa lang ang nakikita ko diyan. Ayaw niya malaman mo kung ano ang talagang nangyayari. Kasi di ba, kung totoo naman na pumasa siya, wala naman dapat itago para ma-verify sa PRC na pumasa siya.
6. I hate to say this but it your sister might be involved in something like falsifying public documents.

Gladys 2010/09/12 at 5:38 am
ung review center po mismo kung san siya nagreview. un daw po ang nagtext sakanya. ung pinadala po sakanya ay oath taking form lang po. wala po instructions na punta siya prc to file. possible din po na ung bayad niya ay nakalakip sa oath taking form at pinadala niya sa LBC sa PRC address na nakalagay sa sulat niya.

Rona RN 2010/09/12 at 5:45 am | In reply to Gladys.
@Gladys –
1. Hindi nagpapadala ng oath form ang PRC.
2. Hindi siya pwede maging rehsitrado kung hindi siya mismo ang pumunta sa PRC. PRC always states that “Initial registrants should come personally to the PRC office to affix his/her signature in the registry book.”
3. Kung pinadalhan na siya ng claim stub pero hindi naman siya nakapunta ng PRC, talagang niloloko na ang kapatid mo.

Nagbigay na ng bayad ang kapatid mo?

Gladys 2010/09/12 at 5:51 am
P3,000 po ung nakuha sakanya. i asked my mom kung P3,000 nga lang ba o may binayaran pa siya. hindi daw alam eh.

Rona RN 2010/09/12 at 6:03 am | In reply to Gladys.
@Gladys – these are PRC’s telephone numbers: 735-1535; 736-1488; 736-4880; 736-2251. Talk to your sister. Let her know that what she might be doing is illegal and it will be much worse for her than failing the board exam if she gets caught. Tell her na din na di siya dapat gumawa ng kung anu-ano sa sarili dahil lang sa hindi siya pumasa. Kung gusto mo, i-refer mo siya sa akin. Ako mismo tutulungan ko siya mag-review kung gusto niya mag board exam ulit. I will coach her. Basta huwag niyang ituloy kung ano man ‘yang mukhang hindi magandang nangyayari.

Gladys 2010/09/12 at 6:09 am
maraming salamat po mam rona. alam po nya un. kaya lang magulo ang icip nya ngayon. nabanggit din po nya sa akin na bakit pa daw siya pupunta ng prc to verify. hintayin na lang daw niya board ratings niya. pero napaicip po ako na possible pati baka board ratings niya ay makuha nung scammer at palitan niya ung ratings. dahil nga pag scam, paniniwalaan ka na pumasa ka kahit hindi. sabi ko po sakanya. accept at magmove on na lang siya. i-focus niya ung pag exam nya ng nclex kasi po may eligibility notice na siya kahit wala siyang local license.

Gladys 2010/09/12 at 6:15 am
@Gladys – You’re welcome. Alam mo, madali lang magpagawa ng pekeng dukomento sa Recto Ave at ang Recto Ave. ay ilang hakbang lang ang layo sa PRC. Hindi makukua ng scammer ang board rating niya sa PRC. Nagpagawa yun ng mga pekeng papers at iyon ang ipanapakita niya sa kapatid mo. Kung nabasa mo nga yung balita na pinost ko dito, ganun ang nangyayari sa kanya. Yung scammer na yun, sinasabi sa kapatid mo na sa isang halaga ng pera ay kaya niya gumawa ng mga papeles na lumalabas na pasado ang kaptid mo kahit hindi naman. Tama ka nga. Kung mag eligibility na siya to take the NCLEX exam, doon na lang siya mag-focus.

Gladys 2010/09/20 at 6:26 am
Hi Mam Rona. ung sister ko po pla, tumuloy pa rin sa manila. oath taking daw niya sa SMX today ata or bukas. Ang tanong ko po, required ba ung ticket? I’m wondering kung saan nakakuha ng ticket ung scammer pra ibigay sa ate ko. hindi ko pa natawagan ang PRC to verify name ng sister ko kasi I don’t know if someone will entertain me ba w/out her examinee number. tska, long distance call din so I make sure na hindi sayang ung call ko if in case. For sure nabasa nya ung comments natin dito pero she ignored it pa rin.

Rona RN 2010/09/20 at 10:46 am | In reply to Gladys.
@Gladys – attending a mass oath-taking ceremony is not a requirement e.g. the one in SMX. I do not know how this person dealing with your sister was able to produce a ticket for the SMX oath-taking ceremony. I really hope she would think twice before really going with this. It’s not right.

Gladys 2010/09/21 at 3:22 am
Ayaw talaga ako pakingggan Mam Rona. Kasi ung tumawag sakanya ay sinabi kay ate ko na kunin na lang nya ung license niya sa PRC daw mismo. May claim stub pa na binigay sakanya. Napaisip ako, hindi kaya ung tumawag sakanya ay baka nilagay na niya mismo dun sa claim window ng PRC? so parang magiging positive nga na possible na may empleyado ngang gumagawa ng anomaly? Wala ba kayong kakilala sa mismong PRC na pwde natin ipaverify ung name ng sister ko? pero hindi ko alam kung anong pangalan nung tumawag sakanya. Ayaw kasing sabihin ng ate ko eh.

Gladys 2010/09/21 at 7:59 am
Mam Rona, my sister texted me thru my roaming number. na sakanya na daw ung certificate of passing certified true copy daw na sakanya and then PRC will mail her certificate of passing as well on the school she graduated. and ipapadala na sakanya ung claim stub this week. I’m confused if totoo nga ba talaga na pumasa ung ate ko even w/out her name sa PRC website.

Gladys 2010/09/21 at 9:04 am
Mam Rona. Nakatawag na ako sa record section ng PRC. sabi, personal ang pag verify ng name. What I did, sinabi ko ung concern sa ate ko and that girl told me, nabiktima ang ate ko ng fixer. I will send someone (a relative) to verify her name sa window H (record section) She even asked kung anung name nung kacontact ng ate ko I told her na ayaw sabihin ng ate ko ung name.

Rona RN 2010/09/21 at 12:10 pm | In reply to Gladys.
@Gladys –

Napaisip ako, hindi kaya ung tumawag sakanya ay baka nilagay na niya mismo dun sa claim window ng PRC? so parang magiging positive nga na possible na may empleyado ngang gumagawa ng anomaly?

Yes it’s possible but we’ll never know for sure until it has been proven that someone working at the PRC is involved in this activity.

Wala ba kayong kakilala sa mismong PRC na pwde natin ipaverify ung name ng sister ko? pero hindi ko alam kung anong pangalan nung tumawag sakanya. Ayaw kasing sabihin ng ate ko eh.

I do not know anyone working at the PRC. If your sister won’t say the name who called her, it could be that she was asked not to to avoid getting caught.

na sakanya na daw ung certificate of passing certified true copy daw na sakanya and then PRC will mail her certificate of passing as well on the school she graduated.

What I know is that PRC doesn’t send a certificate of some sort to the school where a nursing board exam applicant has graduated from. If a claim stub will be sent to her, that means that she is already registered without her going to the PRC not even once.

I’m confused if totoo nga ba talaga na pumasa ung ate ko even w/out her name sa PRC website.

Please don’t be confused. I have said this to you before and I will say it again. The only list that is official is the one released by the PRC in their website and to the newspapers with a wide circulation in the Philippines. If your sister’s name is not on that list, she did not pass. End of story. She is involved in a suspicious activity.

…that girl told me, nabiktima ang ate ko ng fixer.

Enough said. Now that you’ve told somebody at the PRC of what’s going on, I hope they will do something about it. However, you have called my attention on this thing many times and I am forced to make some action. You are not the only one who is asking me about this. There are a couple more who has a similar situation. I will make a post out of this comments and we’ll see what happens from there.

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bianca yvonne 2010/09/13 at 8:08 pm
mam, ask ko lng po sana. my kakilala po kc me sabi nya pumasa sya nun july 2010 board pero wla po sya name s masterlist ng prc. ang sabi p nya, aside p dun s 37 thousand n nireleased n passers meron p dw 8 thousand n nd npublish ang prc at doon nksma ung name nya. totoo po b 2? mg-ooath dw sya sa sept 20. please paki-reply po! thank you very much!

Rona RN 2010/09/13 at 11:11 pm | In reply to bianca yvonne.
@bianca yvonne – It’s not true that she passed. Somebody in another post have commented with the same exact story. Her name is Gladys and her sister told her the same thing. We had a lengthy discussion about it. You can read it here: http://www.philippinenursingdirectory.com/2010/08/29/prc-initial-registration-instructions-for-new-rn/comment-page-3/#comment-14449

bianca yvonne 2010/09/21 at 8:28 am
gud day mam rona! naitanong ko po snyo e2 about dun sa kakilala ko d2 smin na sabi nya pumasa sya sa board exam pero wla sya name sa masterlist ng prc. sabi nyo po nd nman tlga sya pumasa. i’m just wondering lng po kc, mkapag-oath taking po sya yesterday. bakit ganun? tnx!!!

Rona RN 2010/09/21 at 12:28 pm | In reply to bianca yvonne.
@bianca yvonne – yes I still remember what you’ve told me. She might be involved in a scam or she has been victimized by a fixer. I will make a post about this. You can read from there what Gladys have commented here because her sister is in a similar situation.

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