It has to go in a custom footer (not html module) to work*. The source, which also has some interesting thoughts on the desirability of disabling right click, is below: *Using in a custom footer:replace all code in xslt box with this: ]]>

« Home | ‘Students not to blame’ » | Job prospects of nursing board ‘passers’ » | Exec asks court to order retake of Test 5 in nursi... » | Test cheating scandal clouds future of latest clas... » | Lesson from the nursing exam mess » | Ang Sopas at ang Ipis » | ASEAN pact to benefit nurses -- TUCP » | Pinoy BSN Needs NEW Administrators, Contributors a... » | WHAT IS THE MOST PRUDENT THING TO DO IN THE NURSIN... » | Inaction in case of nursing leakage »


Filipino nurses in test scandal

Filipino nurses in test scandal
By Oliver Teves

MANILA, Philippines - Nurses have become one of the Philippines' top exports, helping fill shortages of caregivers at hospitals around the globe. But credentials for thousands of would-be nurses are under a cloud because of alleged cheating in recent certification exams.

Rushing to protect the reputation of the country's nurses, the government has promised to punish those responsible. Several investigations are under way, but no arrests have been made.

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's spokesman, Ignacio Bunye, insists the leak of questions in at least two of five test subjects during the June 11-12 nursing board exams was an "isolated incident."

"This should not be cause for any stigma on our nurses or other professionals who remain to be among the best in the world," Bunye said last week.

That's not very soothing for recent graduates who had hoped to get nursing jobs in the United States, Europe or other parts of Asia but find themselves in a legal limbo.

The Court of Appeals has ordered a 60-day suspension for oath-taking by new nurses pending a hearing on the validity of the exams. More than 17,000 of the 42,000 people who took the exams passed.

Some people are urging the government to hold the examinations again, but no decision has been made and some who took the tests have staged protests demanding that the results be accepted.

Josefina A. Tuazon, dean of the College of Nursing at the University of the Philippines, recently returned from a trip to the U.S. where she found a "very strong apprehension about what image this will give to our country and the Filipino nurses." She expects, however, no immediate repercussions on the hiring policies of American hospitals.


PBSN Forum


- Video and Image Hosting