PRC Guidelines in Oathtaking Ceremonies
In a statement released by PRC inInquirer, PRC said that Group Oathtaking can be hosted by the 1.) respective schools of the board passers or in 2.) PRC Regional Offices in coordination with the Accredited Professional Organization (APO)provided that they get clearance from the Board of Nursing and the Professional Regulation Commission main office.
The report also added that new nurses can also have their individual oath-taking before the 3.) Board of Nursing (BON) or 4.) PRC officials in pursuant of Section 16 of the Philippine Nursing Law which says,
"Sec. 16. Oath. – All successful candidates in the examinations shall be required to take an oath of professional before the Board or any government official authorized to administer oaths prior to entering upon the nursing practice."
PRC also said that this oath-taking guidelines will not only apply to new nurses but to all board passers of other professions covered by the board/licensure examinations administered by PRC boards and PRC.