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Friday, December 15, 2006

December 2006 Nursing Licensure Exam UPDATE : Result will be released MID JANUARY '07. Nursing topnotchers expected in S. Mindanao

Nursing topnotchers expected in S. Mindanao

FOR a board examinee here to rank among the topnotchers in the December 2 nursing licensure exams will not come as a surprise for Professional Regulations Commission (PRC)-Southern Mindanao chief Josephine Villegas Liamson.

"The region has some of the best Nursing schools, and just like last year, I am hopeful that a topnotcher would come from the region," she said Tuesday.

Liamson said the results of the December 2 exams will be released by mid-January next year.

She described the December 2 board exams as a challenge as they have to prove they have cleaned their ranks of scalawags after the scandal-ridden June Nursing Licensure Exams leakage scam.

"The PRC was always clean with all the exams that we give out, the problem during the previous exam was with the Board of Nursing," Liamson said. "I am confident that there was no leakage or anything anomalous in the December 2 exams."


Wednesday, December 13, 2006

The NCLEX-RN® Examination Passing Standard Revised for Public Safety

The NCSBN Board of Directors voted to raise the passing standard for the NCLEX-RN examination.

Contact: Dawn M. Kappel
Director of Marketing and Communications
312.525.3667 direct
312.279.1034 fax


CHICAGO - The National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN) voted at its Dec. 5-7, 2006 meeting to raise the passing standard for the NCLEX-RN examination (the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses). The new passing standard is -0.2100 logits on the NCLEX-RN logistic scale, 0.070 logits higher than the previous standard of -0.2800. The new passing standard will take effect on April 1, 2007, in conjunction with the 2007 NCLEX-RN Test Plan.

After consideration of all available information, the NCSBN Board of Directors determined that safe and effective entry-level RN practice requires a greater level of knowledge, skills, and abilities than was required in 2004, when NCSBN established the current standard. The passing standard was increased in response to changes in U.S. health care delivery and nursing practice that have resulted in the greater acuity of clients seen by entry-level RNs.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

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US may not accept June batch of RP nurses, says group

US may not accept June batch of RP nurses, says group
By Sheila Crisostomo
The Philippine Star 12/12/2006

A group of Filipino nurses in the US expressed apprehension over the chances of the nurses who passed the controversial June licensure examination to get jobs in American hospitals.

Rosario May Mayor, president of the Philippine Nursing Association of America (PNAA), said reports of cheating in the board examination might jeopardize the chances of the June batch for employment in the US.

"The possibility of a blanket denial during visa screening is there," Mayor said.

The visa screen certification is issued by the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) to nurses as part of the requirement of the US Homeland Security program.

CGFNS announced last Oct. 26 that the commission is studying if the June batch of nursing board passers in the Philippines will be eligible to take the CGFNS test so that they can qualify for employment in the US.

The CGFNS website showed that last Oct. 22 and 23, its Board of Trustees met and "considered whether the Filipino nurses who have passed the Professional Regulation Commission’s (PRC) June 2006 nursing licensure examination are eligible for Visa Screen Certification."

The commission wanted to know "whether the licensure process was followed in the light of the challenged results of the June 2006 test that is comparable with the requirement for nurses licensed in America."

The Philadelphia-based CGFNS is an "immigration-neutral, non-profit organization and it is the internationally-recognized authority on credentials evaluation pertaining to the education, registration and licensure of nurses and other health care professionals worldwide."

CGFNS accepts applications coming from the June batch but final decision on the Filipino nurses had been deferred.

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Leakage scandal doesn’t faze foreign nursing students

Leakage scandal doesn’t faze foreign nursing students

By Christian V. Esguerra
Last updated 04:45am (Mla time) 12/12/2006

Published on page A16 of the December 12, 2006 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer

UNFAZED by the scandal generated by the leakage in last June’s licensure exams, many Filipinos based in the United States continue to send their children here to study nursing.

They go, of course, to the top schools here like the University of the Philippines, University of Santo Tomas and the University of the East-Ramon Magsaysay (UERM), according to Rosario-May Mayor, president of the Philippine Nurses Association of America.

Mayor, 58, is currently the director for performance improvement in the Department of Veterans Affairs in the Bronx, New York City. She is in town to help advocate for the improvement of the local nursing educational system.

Very expensive

Mayor said not only was it hard to get into a nursing school in the United States, it was also very expensive.

Last year, 144,000 nursing school applicants were rejected because there weren’t enough teachers, she told reporters yesterday at a press conference.

Once admitted, a student in the US could spend $26,000 (P1.28 million) a year.

Top Philippine nursing schools provide a viable alternative, Mayor said.

At the UERM, for instance, nursing Dean Carmencita Divinagracia said tuition was low compared to US rates. The approximate rate every semester was around P28,000 for freshmen, P38,000 for sophomores, and P40,000 for juniors and seniors.

This semester, the UERM-College of Nursing had 15 foreign students enrolled, including a Korean, a Nigerian and a number of Filipino-Americans.

Divinagracia said Filipino-American students with dual citizenship could opt to take the licensure exams here or in the United States.

Mayor stressed the need to improve the quality of nursing education, especially after the leakage controversy in the June board exams.

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Monday, December 11, 2006

Japan sets tough rules for nurses

Japan sets tough rules for nurses
By Joyce Pangco Pañares

FILIPINO nurses and caregivers may only start working in Japan in 2010 as they must first finish a three-year language course and technical training and pass Tokyo’s licensure exam for medical practitioners, an official said yesterday.

Hiroshige Seko, special adviser to visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, said only 1,000 slots had been given to Filipino nurses and caregivers under the recently signed but yet to be ratified Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement.

“These 1,000 Filipinos can stay in Japan for three years to finish their language requirement and technical training and pass the exam, but within those three years they cannot work,” Seko said in an interview.

The first batch of Filipino nurses and caregivers to leave for Japan under the free-trade pact were not assured of automatic employment, said Seko, also spokesman of Abe’s delegation that left Manila yesterday morning after a two-day state visit.

“If they cannot pass the language requirement and the licensure exam, then they have to go back to the Philippines so that a new applicant can get the slot and go to Japan to study,” he said.

The RP-Japan agreement, a bilateral treaty pending in the Senate for ratification, has been widely seen as a shot in the arm for the local nursing industry after Japan opened its doors to foreign caregivers, Filipinos in particular, given its aging population.

The exams that Filipino applicants must pass are the same tests given to Japanese nurses and caregivers.

Seko’s explanation departed from earlier statements by Tokyo’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which said the language requirement would only take six months.

The language requirement might be highly restrictive, but it would make Filipino nurses and caregivers at par with their Japanese counterparts who received a starting salary of 193,924 yen or about P85,000 a month, Seko said.

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