Students studying nursing still have to take the board exam after graduation to become fully pledge nurses. The Professional Regulation Commission along with the Professional Regulatory Board for Nursing conducts the Nursing Licensure Exam (NLE) twice a year.
This is in accordance with Republic Act No. 9173 or the Philippine Nursing Act of 2002. All applicants need to pass a written examination for a license to practice nursing.
When will be the Nursing Board Exam 2021?
The PRC rescheduled the May and November 2021 Nurses licensure examination to November 21 & 22, 2021.
The original schedule of the NLE is on May 30 and 31, 2021 for the first batch while the second batch of the exam is supposed to be held on November 20 & 21, 2021.
But because of the health and safety concerns of examinees as well as the examination personnel, the Commission decided to postpone the said exam and reschedule it to November. Refer to the table below.
|Batch||Original Schedule||New Schedule|
|First batch||May 30 and 31, 2021||November 21 & 22, 2021|
|Second Batch||November 20 & 21, 2021||November 21 & 22, 2021|
Also Read: PRC Board Exams Schedule for 2021.
What are the Qualifications?
In order to be admitted to the examination for nurses, an applicant must, at the time of filing his/her application, establish to the satisfaction of the Board that:
(a) He/she is a citizen of the Philippines,
(b) He/she is of good moral character, and
(c) He/she is a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from a college or university that complies with the standards of nursing education duly recognized by the proper government agency.
How to apply for NLE online?
The PRC requires you to set an appointment online through LERIS before going to any PRC office. The LERIS stands for Licensure Examination and Registration Information System. You can set an appointment and pay the application fee through this link http://online.prc.gov.ph/.
If ever you still don’t have an account in LERIS, you can read our guide or tutorial on how to make one here.
What are the requirements?
Prepare your requirements as early as possible so you can apply early as well. According to the PRC website, you need these documents:
- PSA/NSO Birth Certificate (original and photocopy).
- For married female applicants, provide a copy of PSA/NSO Marriage Contract.
- Transcript of Records with scanned photo and remarks “For board exam purposes”
- Duly Notarized copies of RLE, OR & DR cases (Minor Scrubs-3, Deliver Room Handled-3, Assisted-3, Cord Dressing-3, If under CMO 30- Certificate of Undertaking
- Notarized Certificate of undertaking (CMO#14 series of 2009)
- Payment of 900 for complete while 450 for conditioned/ removal.
If you are a repeater, you need the same requirement above except for the RLE and OR & DR Cases. The payment for the repeater is P450.
Nursing Board Exam Coverage
The Board determines the scope of the examination for the practice of nursing in the Philippines
The Philippine Nurses Licensure Examination is consists of five parts namely: Nursing Practice 1 up to 5.
- I – Community Health Nursing
- II – Care of Healthy/At Risk Mother and Child
- III – Care of Clients with Physiologic and Psychosocial Alterations (Part A)
- IV – Care of Clients with Physiologic and Psychosocial Alterations (Part B)
- V – Care of Clients with Physiologic and Psychosocial Alterations (Part C)
In order to pass the examination, an examinee must obtain a general average of at least seventy-five percent (785%) with a rating of not below sixty percent (60%) in any subject.
If ever, an examinee obtains an average rating of seventy-five percent (75%) or higher but gets a rating below sixty percent (60%) in any subject, he/she must take the examination again but only in the subject or subjects where he/she is rated below sixty percent (60%). In order to pass the succeeding examination, an examinee must obtain a rating of at least seventy-five percent (75%) in the subject or subjects repeated.
Good luck to our future Nurses!
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