The PRC finally announced the successful addition of 39,455 new Filipino nurses as board passers in the November 2008 Nursing Licensure Examination (NLE) out of 88,649 nursing board examinees or a passing percentage of 44.51%.
Oathtaking ceremony of the successful board passers in the said Filipino nursing examination in the city of Manila will be held before the Board on Monday and Tuesday, April 6 and 7, 2009, with morning (8:00 A.M.) and afternoon (1:00 P.M.) sessions at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City. Those board passers from previous exams who have not taken their Oath of Professional are invited to join as well.
All oathtakers must come in their white gala uniform, nurses cap, white duty shoes, without earrings, hair not touching the collar and without corsage.
Those who will register in the Roster of Registered Professionals are required to bring the following requirements:
1. Duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal,
2. Current Community Tax Certificate (cedula),
3. Two (2) pieces passport size picture (colored with white background and complete name tag),
4. One (1) piece 1″ x 1″ picture (colored with white background and complete name tag),
5. Two (2) sets of metered documentary stamps
6. One (1) short brown envelope with name and profession;
In addition to the above, new Pinoy nurses shall pay the Initial Registration Fee of P600 and Annual Registration Fee of P450 for 2009-2012. Registrants should personally register and sign in the Roster of Registered Professionals.
BTW – Tickets for the Oathtaking ceremonies for those in the National Capital Region (NCR) and nearby regions will be available at the Philippines Nurses Association (PNA) at 1663 F.T. Benitez Street, Malate Manila, starting March 2, 2009.
Please see the BON website: www.bonphilippines.org for information about regional oathtaking schedules in your area.
Congratulations to all new Filipino Nurses!
Just recently, I learned that one of my dear cousins have passed the June 2008 nursing board exams. I was able to speak with her today and congratulated her at their oath-taking ceremonies for passing the board held at SMX Convention Center at the SM Mall of Asia. Like many of her collegues at the oath-taking, all are happy and excited in their white uniforms.
After the oath-taking, I asked her about her plans for the future. As she pointed out, she wants to work in the US where our Aunt lives and has already committed to support her initially once she is there. However, like many others, she is not expecting to get a job soon. With the problems in the US economy still on-going coupled with the retrogression issue, there is a strong possibility that she’ll end up working more years here than she intended.
The problem is she still have to find work after this. I asked her if she believed that there is an oversupply of Pinoy nurses and how it will badly affect her. She said she is not aware of this at the moment.
That’s quite startling to know since the oversupply issue has been around even before these board passers came into the profession. I guess the saying that “what you don’t know won’t hurt you” is true here. She doesn’t seem to care as of the moment.
I don’t want to spoil the celebration of the family so I decided to be silent for the rest of the day. I even joined her oath-taking pictures after the ceremonies smiling. But in the back of my mind, I know that there is a challenge for all these new nurses once they get their feet wet in the profession.
I can only wish the best for her and the rest of those who took their oath today. Who the hell cares anyway?
You, do you care?
Another batch of nurses will take their oath-taking ceremonies next day still at SM Mall of Asia’s SMX Convention center.