Nursing Exam Results released with only 35.23% turnout

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) on February 19 released the Nursing Exam Results of the NLE held last December 19-20, 2010 in various testing centers nationwide. 29,711 out of 84,287 examinees passed, which is equivalent to a 35.23% national passing rate, the lowest in two years.

View the full list of passers here.

DeclineIn the June 2009 exam, 32,617 out of 77,901 or 41.87% examinees passed; the November 2009 NLE produced 37,527 new nurses out of 94,462 takers or 39.73%; while 37,679 out of 91,008 hopefuls or 41% were able to successfully hurdle the July 2010 nursing board.

In the latest release, the decline on the number of passers against the total number of takers is noticeable. Do we see some implications on the low passing rate? Yes.

It is possible that the proposal to limit the number of retakes for examinees who failed will be revived. And probably, some nursing schools will face closure for low-performance.

We'll see what happens in the next few weeks.